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UruguayNow's mix of travel and tourist information on Uruguay, hotel reviews for Montevideo and Punta del Este (coming soon for Colonia), restaurant reviews and tips on excursions, sightseeing and lifestyle in Uruguay has been featured in El Pais, La Republica, MercoPress and on Uruguay's Channel 5 TV and other news media in the country. Internationally, we have had kind mentions in the New York Times and the Daily Telegraph.
Six of the best
Not yet made it to Uruguay? When you're done with UruguayNow, our choice of the top 6 internet resources for the country is just a mouse click away. In no particular order, they are:
Southern Cone Travel: http://southernconeguidebooks.blogspot.com/
Ola Uruguay: www.olauruguay.com
Retired in Uruguay: http://wallyinuruguay.blogspot.com/
Money Transfer Services for Relocation: http://sendmoneyaustralia.com
Uruguay Natural: www.uruguaynatural.com
Global Property Guide: http://www.globalpropertyguide.com/Latin-America/Uruguay
For reviews of these sites, please click here.
Other recommended links
Although not as varied as the offer in Buenos Aires, Montevideo’s dining scene has diversified and improved greatly in recent years (see our feature, here). Best deals are at lunchtime (usually 1 pm onwards). Almost all restaurants offer a set lunch, often including a glass of wine and cover charge. Uruguayans dine late, almost never before 9 pm and often not before 10 pm, and still later in the summer months.
Service is generally not included. It is usual to leave 10%, although some Uruguayans leave as little as 5% in simpler eating places. Note that if you pay for food and drink in a restaurant using a credit or debit card issued outside Uruguay, you will be refunded 9% of the bill. This will be visible on your statement as a credit.
Uruguay has excellent sparkling mineral water. Salus is a recommended brand. It is unheard of to order tap water in a restaurant.
Click here for our reviews of a selection of recommended restaurants in the capital, including our choices for Best Restaurant and Most Innovative Dining Experience in Montevideo. If you understand Spanish, www.saliracomer.com is a great source for reader-generated comments on a huge number of restaurants in the city.
Finally, if you are visiting Montevideo on a budget, we have some money-saving tips here. Enjoy!