Prices:Uruguayan cuisine is typical for temperate countries, high on butter, fat, and grains, low on spice. It has an important italian influence due to the strong italian inmigration. If you are from the Mediterranean, you will find it bland, but if you come from the Northern Europe, Russia or the 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 supermarket
1 box1 litro of Tropical Fruit Juice - $35 pesos
2 packages5 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, almost all the uruguayans know how to make it 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 cookie sandwiches, or Ricardito, a famous uruguayan dessert avaiable in all supermarkets.