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. Plan your Mercado del Puerto visit and explore what else you can see and do in Montevideo using our Montevideo vacation trip planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Nice place to go to eat day. Very typical and good fall food. I always advise the Palenque which is now in reform. But it all.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Gastronomic tour, great for couples, family and friends. Typical Uruguayan food (meat) and some shops selling souvenirs.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Is a tourist point to writing, but it's worth it. Everything is directed to outsiders. Eating is good. A bit more expensive, but worth it.
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  • June 5, 2017
    Nice indoor market build with steel that was imported before war. Is now foodmarket, lots to see and smell. Take some time to look around
  • November 15, 2016
    The market itself is not big at all, it has some craft shops and souvenirs. No doubt the big attraction here are the restaurants, or its giant grills and full of roasts, assado as it is called, there are also stuffed peppers, sausages and cheeses pretty much tasty! It is located in old town, next to the pier of the port, where it was old center of the Uruguay's capital. Access is easy, you can go from Independence Square, worth the visit, but be careful: make time for a meal as it is impossible to resist the smell of the roasted meats! Options are not lacking and prices are varied, but in general the values ​​are even slightly below average for other restaurants of the same genre in the city. In addition to the traditional Uruguayan beers, there are several wine and some sparkling wines. The tip, even with all eating, is to let a side place for an ice cream. The ice cream stand has several flavors, one better than the other, choose one and take a walk, explore the region and the market environs!
  • July 13, 2017
    Amazin food and a special place to shoppind small gifts
  • January 17, 2017
    This massive conglomeration of parrillas, wine stores, crafts vendors, is a must visit in the Old City! I can't recall if Saturday or Sunday is main day, but do find out and make a trip. Bring your appetitite.....the food is beyond belief and not that expensive. Highly recommended!
  • November 18, 2016
    One of the most unique places I've ever eaten in the world. Wish I lived closer so I could visit more often. Plenty of great restaurants with tremendous atmosphere.

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