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la giraldita

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lamas esquina munoz, Montevideo, Uruguay
+598 2709 9997
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12:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:30
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

From the moment you step on, you feel transported into a different world. The food was so-so and cocktails were strangely mixed, but were really strong. I would come back again if only to sit outside in the summer or enjoy the atmosphere of older times.

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Thank Irahew
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

I had dinner here during my last visit to Montevideo. My dad and his partner dine there once a month and introduced me to it. The atmosphere is great, it's like dinning in a museum, but quite funky and very well set up. We shared few dishes, everything was delicious, specially the grilled veggies and the apple tart. Would definitely... More 

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Thank Luciana G
Montevideo, Uruguay
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98 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

This was a regular place for us and apart from the fabulous decor, the menu was a refreshing change in Montevideo, a gourmet's delight. We went today, however and found that the chef has gone (the owners have opened another restaurant in Punta Carretas - although there's nothing here to tell anyone this, surprisingly) and here they have opened up... More 

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Thank grahamstanley
Montevideo, Uruguay
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

I have been with my family in this very particular place in Montevideo. What I best liked is the carefully designed 1920's typical bar environment, with hundreds of wine and whisky bottles, ancient wood counter and furniture, many old objects and, of course, the picture of Carlos Gardel on the wall. Furthermore, the food was very good, in spite of... More 

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Thank RICARDO V
Punta del Este, Uruguay
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

We loved it! I went twice, two days consecutently, diner wih friends and next day: family lunch We loved it! Great decoration Great location (Pocitos) Great ambiance Very good service Amazing food Maybe a little too expensive for the type of restaurant (is not a fancy place, just a "cantina") But we loved to anyway And will come back!

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Thank Emmanuelle A
Asuncion, Paraguay
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015

The sandwich are okay ! Chivitos and all the typical Uruguayan food. If you sitting inside the atmosphere it's lovely.

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Thank veronicaperdomo
Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

If you have ever been to Musso & Frank's in LA or P.J. Clark's in Manhattan this is what La Giraldita is -- a peek into the past. In this case it's Montevideos past. It's an old grocery store and it's crammed with memorabilia similar to '21 Club' in NY. old, all over the place but authentic. The service is... More 

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Thank Alan P
Montevideo, Uruguay
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

The quality and service has slipped. I've been here in the past and enjoyed the food and service. This was not a good experience all round. Usually one can sit outside and eat, but there were no tables or chairs this time. When we inquired we were told their license was not longer valid. The street is quiet and on... More 

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Thank FredWatson
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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77 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

place décor is great!!! Old bar ambiance, full of memories and small tokens from a different time, more traditional, more relaxed, showcasing examples of art and merchandising from the past. Lovely! I also recommend the cocktails!! and the "picadas" are great too! The rest of the food is good too, but I found the most value on the drinks and... More 

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Thank danielmc4
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

I lived 2 doors down from this place and can honestly say I must have eaten there twice a week for many months. Their varying lunchtime menus are a welcome addition to the otherwise mundane food in the area. Friendly, Homely service. Great prices and every evening a wonderful candle-lit atmosphere makes this one of the most relaxing places to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:30
Saturday
12:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: lamas esquina munoz, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo
  • Phone Number: +598 2709 9997
Description
era un antiguo bar que conserva antiguedades de la epoca pero que tiene un menu ejecutivo muy bueno elaborado por chefs jovenes y talentosos

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