Montevideo - Post Report Question and Answers
What do people who suffer from environmental or food allergies need to know?
Being a vegetarian will require some effort because there is so much beef eating in the Uruguayan diet. - Jul 2020
Uruguayans aren't very careful about food allergies; they'll promise you a dish has no dairy but serve it with sprinkled cheese on top. I'd be wary of going out to eat and trusting a restaurant to give you honest answers about what's in the food. They're not dishonest, just careless. Seasonal allergies are real, but no worse than in other places we've lived. - Aug 2018
Most restaurants will cook food to order if requested and are cognizant of people who have food allergies. - Jun 2017
This is a rainy place, it rains all year, and it's windy. People with allergies have trouble here. - Oct 2016
I am told that people with allergies tend to see their allergies worsen here. If you have food allergies, just be sure you know and trust any restaurant you go to as waitstaff aren't always clear as to what they are serving. My friend once asked for a vegetarian option in a restaurant and was told the pasta was vegetarian, but it turned out to be ravioli filled with meat. - Aug 2016