*Prices:* Uruguayan cuisine is typical for temperate countries, high on
butter, fat, and grains, low on spice. If you are from the
Mediterranean, you will find it bland, but if you come from England or
Russia or the Midwestern US, you won't have trouble getting used to it.
* Breakfast for 4 people can cost as little as $58 pesos (US$3) in a
* 1 box(1 litro) of Tropical Fruit Juice - $35 pesos
* 2 packages(5 ounce each) of coconut biscuits - $28 pesos
There are many public *markets* where you can get a hundred varieties of
*meat*. Vegetarians can order ravioli just about anywhere.
Empanadas (hand-sized meat or cheese pies) make an excellent portable,
inexpensive, and delicious snack or lunch. You can find them easily at
many corner bakeries.
At bars the local specialty is /gramajo/, a dish made of fried potatoes,
eggs, and ham. If you ask they can make it without the ham. One dish
that should not be missed is /chivito/, a heart-attack-on-a-platter
sandwich that combines a combination of excellent Uruguayan meat,
tomato, lettuce, onion, eggs, ham, bacon, mozzarella cheese and
mayonnaise and fries. The meat is excellent, "asado" is typical from
Uruguay (try it at the "del Puerto" market, in Montevideo); the fish and
other sea food is good.
For desserts, dulce de leche, a kind of caramel, is found in all manner
of confections, from ice cream to alfajores (dulce de leche-filled