American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are the most commonly used. ATMs may reject European or US credit cards.
220 volts AC, 50Hz. Continental flat three-pin or round two-pin plugs.
10% when no service charge is added
Food - National Specialities
Bife de chorrizo (rump steak).
Cazuela (stew), usually served with mondongo (tripe).
Morcilla dulce (sweet black sausage made from blood, orange peel and walnuts) and morcilla salada (salty sausage).
Theatre, ballet and symphonic concerts are staged in Montevideo from March to January. Tango is nearly as popular as in Argentina. There are discos in the Carrasco area. There are several dinner-dance places in Montevideo. Large Montevideo hotels have good bars. When there is music for dancing, the price of drinks increases quite considerably. There are also several casinos.
Special purchases include suede jackets, amethyst jewellery and paintings. The Tristan Narvaja Market is famous for its antiques and there are many antique shops in the Old Town.