Ask anyone in Montevideo for a vegan restaurant recommendation and this is where they’ll send you. La Papa serves inventive vegan dishes inspired by classical Italian cooking. Weekday specials might be gnocchi with roasted beetroot or crêpes stuffed with hummus and marinated vegetables. The ambience at this colorful street-side café is laid-back and jovial, with trademark Uruguayan friendliness. La Papa’s central location, just a stone’s throw from the pretty Parque Rodó, means a post-lunch wander along the Rambla will be on the menu too.