Currency in Montevideo

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#1
Rochester, NY
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Will be on a cruise next month and stopping in Montevideo. Just wondering what currencies do the shops and restaurants near the cruise port accept? I have both U.S. $ and ARS $. Can you easily change U.S.$ into UYU $ ?
#2
Staten Island NY
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Joined Feb 2007
US more useful than Argentine. We did not have any problems, a street kiosk even rang up US, change was local of course.
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#3
Palm City, Fl
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Joined Dec 2002
Originally posted by sabrefan
Can you easily change U.S.$ into UYU $ ?
We found it easy with the assistance of a convenient ATM. There is a really nice shopping area across the street from the pier.
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Fairbanks, AK
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In 2015 we found that a number of the shops and restaurants accepted Argentinian and US currency. Signs listing the exchange rate were prominently posted. Major US credit cards were also widely accepted.
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A lot of places do accept US. The restaurants in the market, have the exchanges listed. Excellent food there.
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