Parador La Huella

This wooden house on Brava Beach, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the little town of José Ignacio, is recognized among the best restaurants in Uruguay. “La Huella” translates as “the footprint,” and it definitely leaves an impression, from the salt-fresh ocean smell to the silky sand under your feet and the scent of wood fire-grilled fish on the table. The dream of three bohemian souls - Martín Pittaluga, Guzmán Artagaveytia and Gustavo Barbero - their restaurant became a summer must-visit as soon as it opened in 2002. The menu is executed with love and dedication by head chef Alejandro Morales, his wife and pâtissiere, Florencia Courrèges, and chef Santiago Garat. Their simple food, served with a chic touch, shines in the pejerrey fritters. Deep-fried Atlantic silverside (pejerrey) is cleaned and opened in half, salted, battered with flour and deep-fried in vegetable oil. It is served in paper bags, crispy and ready to eat at the beach. Accompanied by great old classics played by former DJ and cook Pittaluga, La Huella is casual, relaxed and will have you up and dancing after a couple of the best caipirinhas, ceviche and deep-fried silverside in the country.

Calle de Los Cisnes, José Ignacio
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Opening times
Thu: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm, 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm.
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