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San Rafael Bar

San Jose 1193, Montevideo 11112, Uruguay
+598 2900 5214
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (2 reviews)
“chivito” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Latin, Bar
$$ - $$$
San Jose 1193, Montevideo 11112, Uruguay
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Friendly service and nice atmosphere but fairly average food. We both ordered pollo Milanesa napolitana with chips. The chicken itself was nice but the cheese was terrible, there were grey peas on top and overall a bit stodgy. Wine is cheap and good wine by...More

Thank AdM85
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I love this locals cafe. I have been coming here since 2006, the same as with the nearby Hotel Lafayette on Soriano. This cafe is absolutely charming, and always has excellent food. The service is reliably excellent and the waiters are always very cordial and...More

Thank see_all_world
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We were famished after a long slow walk with many interesting stops from the Montevideo Cruise Port when we spotted San Rafael's. We love old established neighbor eateries...San Rafael did NOT disappoint in any way. The waiters and staff were very friendly and helpful (in...More

1  Thank Robert A
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We were walking around and trying to find a place to have a late lunch and we had an amazing experience. It was our first and best meal in Montevideo. The sweets in the refrigerator are also delicious! It worth every peso :)

Thank anac_brito93
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner. Service was super friendly! Food? We all had chivitos which are similar to steak sandwiches. Sandwiches were excellent. Highly, highly recommend!!

Reviewed 27 December 2016

The service was spot on. Prompt, helpful and friendly. The food, not so much. Maybe it was what we ordered (are omelets supposed to be brown?). Seriously, that is the way they are cooked here, and I shouldn’t have expected any different. Our other dish,...More

Thank Kegan36604
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We were passing by and tough to give it a try. And it really is the best chivito ever! Nice environment, nice staff, cold beer and the tastiest chivito. Do not miss San Rafael Bar

Thank Lauren D
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Nice small restaurant with a variety of food to choose from. Had a fillet steak with chips, sadly the steak was burned and the waiter did not speak a word of english. So i had to eat it. Good quality of meat, spoiled by the...More

Thank Tiaan R
Reviewed 24 January 2016

People who have been spoiled by Italian espresso will agree with me that Uruguay does not have good coffee. (Their café común--normal coffee--is terrific but usually unavailable in restaurants and bars.) San Rafael is the exception. Once I discovered it, even when I didn't eat...More

Thank richardkpalmer2016
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Great and simple food, the cost is accesible and they make a great Chivito! Good place to go if you're looking for a quick bite to eat and good waiters, would definitely go again!

Thank ThiagoLepre
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Jose 1193, Montevideo 11112, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo
  • Phone Number: +598 2900 5214
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