Fodor's Expert Review Parrilla la Balanza
It's a bit hard to believe a place as low-key and affordable as this traditional Uruguayan steak house exists in chic Punta del Este, but it does—and that's precisely why locals love it. Your best bet is to stick to steak and sides to share, including the platter of mini provoleta (grilled cheese) with a bottle of wine to wash it all down. Expect to wait for a table at prime mealtimes, but the friendly and fast waitstaff will have you feasting in no time.
25 de Mayo y Santa Teresa
Punta del Este, Maldonado Uruguay
- Cheap and cheerful
- Open all year round
- Great beef