Restaurants in José Ignacio


La Huella

Calle de Los Cisnes.  Tel +598 4486 2279

Voted the 20th best restaurant in Latin America (2014). This well known  restaurant is situated right on the beach and has the appearance of a cosy upmarket beach shack. It specialises in sushi and wood-grilled platters and has a great bar with excellent cocktails and wine selection. It is possible to walk to La Huella along Playa Brava from Viejo Fox (about a 3km stroll along the beach).


La Caracola

+598 9422 3015

Run by the same people as La Huella, La Caracola is a unique experience. You are taken by a small speedboat to a retreat on a sandbar where you have your own private teepee hut for shade and are served endless drinks and delicious food.

La Susana

Route 10 Km 182, 500. Mobile – 095192555

La Susanna is the new restaurant from the owners of Playa Vik and Estancia Vik. Nestled in the sand dunes on the beautiful Playa Mansa is the creatively designed La Susanna. Excellent seafood menu.

The main square in José Ignacio

Freddo’s Ice cream

Really delicious ice creams with a great range of flavours. Situated right next to Tutta Pizza Restaurant. Take away tubs available to buy.

Almacen El Palmar

+598 4486 2102 Calle Las Garzon

Vibrant quirky restaurant with a roof top terrace serving interesting French food with a Morrocan twist. Very welcoming. Good Café with really atmospheric garden next to Almacen El Palmar. Good for light lunch

Arenas de José Ignacio

Approx 1km from the house are two great restaurants.


+598 4486 2273

Just off Route 10 by km 185. Approximately 200 meters on the right.

One of the most atmospheric restaurants in the area. Very romantic place tucked away in the pine woods in the Arenas de José Ignacio. Eat by open fire pits with stunning lighting in the trees, an excellent bar and amazing slow cooked lamb. Great place.



+598 4862526

Just off Route 10 by km 185 by Marismo.

Commonly known as the “tree house”. This is an asian influenced restaurant which serves fresh sashimi and sushi alongside traditional Uruguayan dishes. Beautiful setting in dense pine forest with an open-air teak dining room with hanging lanterns and flickering candles, very romantic.

Jardin de Sarava

Route 10 Turn off at 185 km

+598 4486 2826

Situated along the same track as Marismo this restaurant is a cool elegant space with a menu which combines Mediterranean and Latin American cuisine.

Restaurants in La Juanita

La Olada

. Route 10 km 181. +598 4486 2745

Very popular restaurant tucked away in La Juanita. Great food served in an atmospheric, relaxed garden. A long time favourite in José Ignacio and an excellent unusual menu.

La Juana        

+598 4486 2639

Excellent restaurant in La Juanita. Really good food and good value in a very relaxed, cosy environment. Try the octopus or the lamb







Restaurants next to Viejo Fox

Posada La Viuda

+598 9968 1138

Right next to the house. Try calling in advance and if not too busy with residents of Posada will do simple lunches and dinners.


+598 4486 2750

A very short stroll from the house is Casasuaya and its lovely restaurant Sal y Pimienta. Beautiful setting by the pool and good food.



Garzon Restaurant

By Francis Mallmann and Finca La Anita



A short journey from José Ignacio is the small arty town of Garzón with the famous Garzón Restaurant, run by Francis Mallman.  Francis Mallmann is one of Argentina’s most famous chefs, originally trained in French cuisine, he now cooks with Argentine ingredients and wood fires, the way he had seen gauchos and Indians cook when he was growing up in Patagonia.  He located his restaurant in the remote town of Garzón because he fell in love with the relaxed, remote and beautiful landscape of Garzón. Very special but expensive.



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