From Nature to Table ...
José Ignacio is a foodie destination like no other in Uruguay, most of renowned chefs and restaurants serve regional and international flavoured cuisine. Simple or Sophisticated ! Here for sure you will enjoy Best of Sea Earth and Fire. When it comes to gastronomy and fine dinning, José Ignacio's restaurants have very much to offer, right from Nature to Table. Only best of meat, fresh fish, seafood, and seasonal organic vegetables are on their daily menu and suggestions. Recently, artisan fishermen and renowned chefs have all signed a charter to protect the ocean, and to promote a sustainable fishery and consumption.
Good Food ... Good Mood
Parador La Huella. Have a seat and marvel at the natural beauty of the Atlantic Ocean. You are at La Huella, where famous and beautiful gather to eat, drink and enjoy José Ignacio's summer vibe. Few places in South America are able to balance authentic flavours, bohemian chic atmosphere and exclusivity. Parador La Huella achieves all, with simplicity and sophistication. Parador La Huella is ranked among the Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants©. Chef Vanessa González and her brigade prepare simple and sophisticated dishes, using the freshest products from local purveyors only. Among Classics of Classics to try: Corvina a la parilla, Ceviche de Corvina, Pulpo con papas confitadas, sushis, and The signature dessert Volcano de dulce de leche. Booking a table is highly recommended !!!
Parador La Huella: Los Cisnes - Playa Brava - 20402 José Ignacio - Maldonado - Uruguay
Contact & Booking: +598 4486 2279
La Susana Restaurant & Beachfront Club. Located on the shores of Playa Mansa, La Susana attracts a large crowd of fashionistas and some guests staying at Vik's Retreats. Enjoy Chef Marcelo Betancourt’s flavours through his creative and delicious organic food. La Susana has masterfully brought together the best in fresh and seasonal local ingredients, with a delicious paring of wines. Meals are generally served under the shade of the bamboo pergolas with feet in the sand, all with the sound of the Atlantic Ocean. As the afternoon fades into sunset, people gather here to enjoy drinks and magical sunsets.
La Susana: Ruta 10. Km 182 - Playa Mansa - 20402 José Ignacio - Maldonado - Uruguay
Contact & Booking: +598 4486 2823
La Excusa. Officially my favourite " office " and coffee-bar. Guess why ! La Excusa is the place where José Ignacio's heart beats all year round. At first sight it’s very hard to know where to look, as every corner of this Coffee-Bar & Concept Store is eye-catching. Lovely and very friendly staff serves delicious coffee specialties, breakfast, seasonal cuisine for lunch, while live music, delicious pizzas, craft beers and cocktails are generally at night's menu. Come to enjoy one of their live concert, a coffee, a fresh beer, a cocktail ... Whatever your Excusa might be ! To be absolutely on your travel Map.
La Excusa: Las Garzas - 20402 José Ignacio - Maldonado - Uruguay
Contact & Booking: +598 4486 2703
Cruz del Sur Cocina. At Cruz del Sur we strongly believe in the wisdom of nature and its harmony, this is why all our crops are certified organic. Our intention is to reconnect consumers with their primary source of food and to teach future generations to look after and value Mother Earth. We seek for the balance between taste, colour and texture in everything we plant and cook. Cruz del Sur Cocina is our restaurant and grocery where you may try our seasonal flavoured cuisine, or shop some organic veggies, fruits, olive oil ... Cruz del Sur ! From farm to table.
Cruz del Sur Cocina: Las Garzas - 20402 José Ignacio - Maldonado -Uruguay
Contact & Booking: +598 9335 7571
Monstrador Santa Teresita. Run by Chef Fernando Trocca and Martín Pittaluga " Parador La Huella ", Monstrador Santa Teresita is a casual restaurant where locals and visitors come along for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, or special dinners host by famous chefs. Santa Teresita offers delicious dishes and homemade lemonades, seasonal salads, fish and seafood, variety of meats that are perfect for lunch or for picnics at the beach. The choice of salads and side dishes are prepared with seasonal and organic products only. At Santa Teresita the menu is quiet simple ! The choice is : large or small plate ! Then each plate comes with 4 of your choice of salads or side dishes + meat or fish of the day. If you are kind of finishing a meal with some delicious desserts ! You will be at heaven !
Monstrador Santa Teresita: Las Garzas - 20402 José Ignacio - Maldonado - Uruguay
Contact & Booking: +598 4486 2861
Solera Bar de Vinos y Tapas. Qué hora es ? Wine O'clock ! Una Copa ? Wine not ! Solera Bar de Vinos y Tapas is a place that you may easily name " Home ". Soledad and Fernando run this wonderful Wine & Tapas Bar since December 2017. All wines and products are carefully selected by Soledad, who has long worked as a professional sommelier in the wine industry. She can tell you countless stories about each wine, winery, and terroir of her homeland " Uruguay ". Solera Wine Bar enables you to discover a large selection of wines, mainly from Uruguay and South America, all paired with delicious homemade tapas and desserts, ingredients are exclusively sourced locally or from sustainable sources. Solera ! Aquí sólo corre la Buena Onda ...
Solera Bar de Vinos y Tapas: Ruta 10 / Cno Saíz Martinez - 20402 José Ignacio - Maldonado - Uruguay
Contact & Booking: +598 4486 2167
Popei. La casa de un Pescador. Run by Diego Machado and wife Luciana, Popei Restaurant belongs to one of the pioneer families of José Ignacio. In 1991 the family opened this restaurant, who was then mostly visited by local fishermen and their families. The restaurant seeks to vindicate the identity of the place. Fresh fish, seafood, seaweed prepared in omelette, gnocchi, paella … and the accompaniments that combine with these flavors are served at their tables, as part of a simple and varied gastronomic proposal, in a village where the harmony of simple life is combined with the natural beauty of the place.
Popei: Los Tordos / Las Garzas - 20402 José Ignacio - Maldonado - Uruguay
Contact & Booking: +598 4486 2024
Il Faro Ristorante. The taste and the flavours of Napoli in your plate. But in José Ignacio. A few steps from the sea, front of El Faro " Lighthouse ", Il Faro Ristorante offers best of fresh pasta, pizza and fish specialties " Napolitano Style " of course ! Chef Alessandro is the key entertainer and figure of Il Faro Ristorante. His tasty cuisine, wood fired oven, and legendary good mood are among the reasons why people come here for. The restaurant has a total capacity for 250 people to eat or have an Italian Style Aperitivo, while facing the sea.
Il Faro Ristorante: Los Teros - 20402 José Ignacio - Maldonado - Uruguay
Contact & Booking: +598 4486 2444
Best of Sea Earth and Fire ...
When comes the night, fire pits, candles and the stars create a unique light, and add some magic to the romantic atmosphere. While staying or visiting José Ignacio, make your way to these 3 restaurants " Marismo - La Olada - Juana " just minutes at the outskirts of José Ignacio. A Magic Trio where to enjoy Best of Sea Earth and Fire. A Must Visit for the magical vibes, their flavoured cuisine, warm welcome, staff attention, romantic atmosphere, and amazing location ...
Marismo. Give Federico pieces of wood and he will build you a home, give him some clay and bricks and he will build you a " Horno de Barro ", give Federico freshly harvested carrots and he will transform them into a dish you never expected to try. Federico Desseno is a multi-skilled Chef who defines himself as a seeker whose cuisine is defined by the quality of the product. For him, much of the work means finding the best raw materials, then comes the ability to honor them in the kitchen and to turn them into unforgettable dishes. From that point of view, a bunch of freshly harvested veggies from neighbor’s agro-ecological farm may be a finding that sets the course of the day’s menu. Another detail that makes Marismo a so unique place ! The wooden sculptures that inhabit the garden, and the atmosphere that the fire pits, the candles, and the stars create while dinning outside feet in the sand ...
Marismo: Ruta 10. km 185 - Calle La Farola - 20402 Arenas José Ignacio - Maldonado - Uruguay
Contact & Booking: +598 4486 2273
La Olada. What's on the menu today ! Organic veggies from the garden, lamb from the campo, fresh fish right from the Atlantic Ocean " caught this morning by the chef himself ". La Olada's cuisine is flavoured, colorful, and made with Love, with best in fresh and seasonal local ingredients only. When you enter La Olada, then you realize that it is a place like no other in the surroundings. When comes the night, fire pits and the candles create a unique light, and add some magic to the romantic atmosphere. While staying or visiting José Ignacio. Make your way to this place. It's worth a visit for its flavoured cuisine, warm welcome, staff attention, and affordable prices.
La Olada: Hector Soria / Las Focas - 20000 La Juanita - Maldonado - Uruguay
Contact & Booking: +598 4486 2745
Juana. La Juana is located in a woody parcel at the end of a gravel road of La Juanita. La Juana restaurant has a special sensitivity to hosting and to make you feel comfortable. Best of meat, fish, seafood, and seasonal organic vegetables are on their daily menu and suggestions. When comes the night, fire pits, candles and the stars create a unique light, and add some magic to the romantic atmosphere. A Must Visit for the magical vibe, flavoured cuisine, warm welcome, staff attention, romantic atmosphere, and amazing location. For sure, one of our favourite !!!
Juana: Hector Soria / Atalaya - 20000 La Juanita - Maldonado - Uruguay.
Contact & Booking: +598 4486 2639