Generally speaking the best spots to eat in the world are ones with no view – this is especially the case in tourist towns. There I tend to poke around the backstreets when looking for the best snacks.
Furthermore, I usually can’t go wrong with a restaurant attaching itself to a small super mercado.
These two notions came to light at Puerto Esperanza at the main crossroads in downtown Punta del Diablo.
Our lunch consisted of miniature battered and fried fish pieces, large rings of squid, tiny shrimp and a local speciality of seaweed fritters all served with a red pepper mayonnaise.
Ice cold beer and a crispy fried seafood platter was everything we needed our first afternoon in town.