[JOSE IGNACIO, URUGUAY] — I was reading in the New York Times about this sweet little under the radar beach town, in Uruguay of all places, and the picture at the top of the article had a photo of one of the most magical restaurants I’ve ever seen. A restaurant out in the beach bush, sand floors, no roof, open to the stars. Lit only with with candles and fire. All the food, cooked with fire. It was called Marismo.
The more I read about this town and about this restaurant, I knew I had to go. So I booked a trip immediately.
A restaurant out in the beach bush, sand floors, no roof, open to the stars. Lit only with with candles and fire. All the food, cooked with fire.
Marismo is one of the coolest restaurants I have ever been to in the world. In the middle of nowhere, tucked under beachy pine trees, no sign, you have to know where to go. You drive along a road you that you think you’re on the wrong one, look for the blue fish, turn left and pull over when you see parked cars.
Just ask around for reservations. Don’t go too early or you’ll be eating alone. Like the rest of Jose Ignacio, everyone looks like they are somebody. Large 10-12 tables abound because everyone goes out in large groups, always. Here’s an article in Conde Nast Traveler. Truly a magical place, hard to capture in a picture with my lousy photos skills.
You will remember it for the rest of your life. For the life of me, I can’t find a website for it, you just have know. But it is on the Tablet Hotels list, too.
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