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Esencia Uruguay

Sarandi 359 | Peatonal Sarandí 359, Montevideo 11006, Uruguay
+598 2915 4472
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good45%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
12 May 2017
“a pleasure to shop there”
8 Mar 2016
“Highly recommended. Wide selection of Uruguayan wines. Knowledgable staff.”
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Sarandi 359 | Peatonal Sarandí 359, Montevideo 11006, Uruguay
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

you don't have time, you don't know much about Uruguayan wines, but you definitely want to buy something nice at your taste..? You found the solutions: Estrella, the lovely owner of this shop will help you out. She knows so much about wines, bodegas, the...More

EMBF, Propietario at Esencia Uruguay, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017
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Muchas gracias estimado cliente y vecino por expresar está hermosa opinión sobre Esencia Uruguay. Nos sentimos muy gratificados. Saludos Estrella

Reviewed 8 March 2016

Best selection of Uruguayan wines in town. The owner/manager really knows her wines. Always gives us good recommendations. Been here 3 or 4 times. Never been disappointed. There are other items available such as chocolates and licores but the wines are the main attraction. A...More

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Estrella_de_EU, Gerente at Esencia Uruguay, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2016
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Estimado cliente, Nos da mucho gusto recibirlo y asesorarlo. Muchas gracias por su opinión y concepto de nosotros. Hasta pronto....More

Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Four stars for now, but this place could easily hit five stars once I do a tasting there. The owner, Estrella, is delightful and very knowledgeable about local wines. I found two bottles of one of my favorite tannats and plan on setting up a...More

Thank Kirk K
Estrella_de_EU, Propietario at Esencia Uruguay, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2016
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Hola Kirk, Es un verdadero gusto para nosotros que nos visite. Muchas gracias por esta opinión. Esperamos volver a verlo...More

Reviewed 21 February 2016

We wanted to purchase a couple of bottles of wines for our local guests and this store is one of the few on Sarandi open on Saturday till 4:00. Very pleasant experienceMore

Thank Marc O
Estrella_de_EU, Gerente at Esencia Uruguay, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2016
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Es muy bueno saber que su experiencia en Esencia Uruguay fue buena. Muchas gracias por su opinión. Esperamos verlo pronto....More

Reviewed 22 September 2015

Very nice staff and knowledgeble about their wines. Great for some simpler wine tastings and samples. It's actually not a restaurant but more of a simplier tapas/wine tasting bar.

Thank Kare L
Estrella_de_EU, Gerente at Esencia Uruguay, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2015
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Estimado cliente, Muchas gracias por su valiosa opinión. Deseamos que vuelva pronto. Saludos

Reviewed 3 July 2014

Esencia has a great concept - its a wine cellar with significant offering, a wine tasting and education tour of Uruguay's wine regions, and finally its a tapas/ snack bar to compliment the wine. The staff are very pleasant and helpful. The shop is beautifully...More

Thank Scwct B
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We bought all of our wine here over a three-month stay, and her recommendations were all great. She was very patient and knowledgeable, and her Spanish was clear and easy to understand. We went for wine tasting to celebrate a birthday and had a lovely...More

Thank EugenieFoodie
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The aservice is great and you can choose excellent wines according to your taste, guided by the owner, Estrella

Thank ramarito
Reviewed 21 November 2013

It is a great place to know about wines of Uruguay. Tasting was administered by well experienced wine expert that explained extensively and in English. The place is cauzy and quiet and have a large selection of Uruguayan wines. Moreover, they have many books on...More

Thank 0Michel
Reviewed 19 January 2013

I went with a couple of customers for wine tasting. what we liked: the attention, in English is acceptable and Estrella is correct. The atmosphere is excellent, quiet and relaxed, very appropiate for wine tasting. Prices for tasting and/or products is very good. Wine tasting...More

Thank Lucia C
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sarandi 359 | Peatonal Sarandí 359, Montevideo 11006, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo
  • Phone Number: +598 2915 4472
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URUGUAYAN WINE STORE - WINE BAR Wine tasting - Olive oil tasting Tipycal products: Sweets, Chocolates, Cheese, Olive oil. Tax Free - Travel Packing - Sommelier Service
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