La Linda

Rustic wood-fire kitchen enlivens Manantiales dining scene

Hours 8am-2am, daily
Phone (598) 4277 5224

18 de Julio y Montevideo Punta del Este Manantiales Uruguay


Tucked away from the main strip of Manantiales, Punta's version of Malibu, La Linda brings the flavors of the Rio de Plata region to an architectural foodie hideaway that's become the hottest restaurant in Punta. The space transforms a traditional Uruguay stone house into a spectacular dining room lined in forged iron windows and doors leading to a private garden with mature shade trees and open hearth. Known for its sexy Bikini Beach scene, Manantiales grows up with this new restaurant that immediately transforms this bohemian surf town into a culinary destination likely to eventually rival Jose Ignacio in terms of panache - with a downtown area that's far more lively come nightfall.

The Food

A wood fire oven yields an all-day bakery of homemade breads, pastries and cakes that define a breakfast and lunch menu of grilled specialties, pizzas and sandwiches. The Staff includes former-cooks from Francis Mallmann’s Garzon who lend a foodie feel to the space that becomes more dressed-up by night with its incredible menu of local seafood, farm-sourced meats and homegrown produce cooked to smoky wood-fired perfection.

Last Word

Former-Mallmann protege builds culinary destination in lively Manantiales that makes the foodie trek to Garzon almost seem unnecessary.

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