By Majo Lois

[Arazá]

[Arazá]

Away from the typical route of resorts and beachside restaurants that fill up during Uruguay’s summer months, you’ll find a few unique dining options, focused more on food than simply creating a lush environment. Located in Canelones, Arazá Bistro adheres to the philosophies of the Slow Food movement, which respects the earth and its seasons, opposes homogenization of food, and defends native products. The restaurant’s two chefs, Catherine Rivero and Dayana Martinez, cook not only with seasonal products, but also go to lengths to include native fruits, locally-raised meats, and drinks from the region.