The specialty is the filet of brotola (a light white meat fish with large flakes). The brotola at La Fonda del Pesca is moist and tender. It comes with a choice of rice, potatoes, or salad.
|La Fonda del Pesca located on the Punta del Este Peninsula|
|Interior of La Fonda de Pesca|
|Brotola and rice at Fonda del Pesca|
El Pesca was born and raised in Montevideo. When he was a young teenager, he came from Montevideo to Punta del Este on the bus to surf. He has also surfed in Brazil and Peru. When he became an adult, he moved to Punta del Este. He worked in many of the best restaurants in town for 27 years before opening La Fonda de Pesca.
The story of El Pesca and his restaurant is told on the walls with newspaper clipping, photographs, and painted murals. The most prominent image on the wall is a mural of El Pesca holding a baby. It is El Pesca’s son who is now six-years-old. The boy already likes to swim and surf. “He is like a little dolphin”, El Pesca says proudly.