Food Porn Friday: Bulebar, Montevideo

Food Porn Friday: Bulebar, Montevideo

lentil hamburger with sweet and regular potato chips

lentil hamburger with sweet and regular potato chips

Walking through downtown Montevideo, Uruguay's capital city, in mid afternoon on a Sunday was like walking through a ghost town. Our couchsurfing hosts explained to us that despite being the country's capital, and a city of 1.3 million people, it still has the mentality of a small beach town. That's all very nice, except when you're hungry and far from home on a Sunday afternoon.

Fortunately, Bulebar came to our rescue. As a North American style diner, with records on the walls, bright blue leather benches and a 1960s tracklist playing gently on the sound system, it's not the kind of place we would normally seek out and try, but it was open.

We had this lentil burger with cheese that was surprisingly good; not dry and crumbly like many other veggie/lentil burgers we've tried, but moist, chunky and filling. The mix of sweet potato and regular potato fries was a nice touch (at no extra cost), and the fruit smoothies that we washed it down with were generous and delicious.