The Mercado del Puerto (the old Port Market) is one of the favourite places where montevideans meet. This old market is one of the many important historical buildings in Montevideo. Nowadays it houses several food places, mainly beef restaurants where you can enjoy the best of the Uruguayan products as well as other local dishes.
Placed right in front of the main Port of Montevideo entrance, in the surroundings you have many touristical attractions such as museums, handycraft shops, art galleries and ateliers of famous local artists.
From Hotel América to the Port Market you can stroll along Sarandí Str. and get there after a 20 minute walk.