Mercado del Puerto, Montevideo

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Feast your senses on a heavenly array of fresh foods at Mercado del Puerto. The open-air market, located in the heart of Montevideo's docklands, offers everything from local specialty meats to delicious fruits and vegetables. Enjoy a meal made using fresh ingredients at one of the market's many food stalls and small restaurants. The competition between eateries keeps quality high and prices low, so you're sure to find a delicious dish without burning a hole in your wallet. To visit Mercado del Puerto on your holiday in Montevideo, and find out what else Montevideo has to offer, use our Montevideo holiday builder website .
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  • In a picturesque region of the city, the market offers several restaurants with typical food. There are also shops with crafts, clothes and candy and local foods.
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  • This site is very interesting, a very popular place, however we find people of all kinds, from tourists to locals there. The place is similar to any major trade market of Brazil, with a countenance dark and dirty! We had lunch in one of the restaurants and we like a lot. Worth having this experience.
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  • A must place to visit in Montevideo. With many corners and details to look at and a varied gastronomic offer, which is worth trying. This place bustles with aromas that invite to taste everything, tourists and passers-by.
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  • Bustling market with the smell of grilled meats. We had a lovely lunch of chorizo (not the Spanish version, but bursting with grill flavour) lack pudding, alas, grilled onion and peppers. Very full of people.
  • Esperava mais daqui. A comida é muito cara, e você pensa que por esse valor cada prato seria uma fartura... Porém não é assim, são pratos pequenos e caros, com pouca carne, e sem tempero. Não vale muito a pena.
  • Great experience in sampling the local foods. BBQ meats were simply delicious and so tender. Many restaurants to choose from in a busy atmosphere. A must try.
  • There is no place in the world quite like Mercado Del Puerto. Meat and more meat. Wall to wall restaurants specializing in MEAT! A real experience that does not disappoint. Highly recommended!
  • Great place to eat & meet friends. Prepare with an empty stomach. Foods are so good.

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