Montevideo Food and Wine Tours
The capital of Uruguay and fantastic gastronomy
Montevideo, the capital and largest city of Uruguay, is a vibrant, diverse, historically rich city that houses almost half of Uruguay’s residents with endless activities for foodies to enjoy. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to relax at some of the tranquil beaches that the city has to offer. Montevideo’s historically rich culture, diverse population, mild yearly weather, and delicious cuisine create an atmosphere perfect for any foodie.
Stroll along Plaza Independencia where you can discover various attractions, landmarks, and monuments including Artigas Mausoleum, which commemorates the national hero - José Artigas. Go to Teatro Solis to witness one of the many cultural events that the theatre has to offer throughout the year. Relax at Pocitos Beach while enjoying delectable food and drink from the region. Wander into the past by going to Ciudad Vieja and shop at antique shops and stop at the numerous cafes that the old city has to offer. Have a unique dining experience at Mercado del Puerto. On Sundays, visit one of the largest outdoor fairs – Feria de Tristan Narvaja, where you can taste fresh fruits and shop all around
Of course, foodie getaways would not be complete without indulging in the local food and drink of the region. Montevideo’s cuisine is similar to that of the Uruguay’s cuisine as a whole with beef being a staple of the diet. Fresh seafood is also readily available since Montevideo is a coastal city. Diversity of the cuisine in the region has also grown insurmountably within the last couple of years.
Get a taste of one of the most popular dishes in Uruguay – Asado (or barbeque). Before indulging in all of the meat that an asado will give you, try Choripán: grilled chorizo inside baguette-styled bread. Try one of the delicacies of Montevideo when you taste torta frita, which is a pan-fried cake that can be paired with coffee or other drinks.
This destination is also a great spot to pair your delectable foods with fine wines. Visit vineyards to learn about the process of wine making and to taste typical wines of the region. It will be impossible not to here about Tannat - the red wine grape that is most prominent in the area that creates some of the most flavorful wine.