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Portugal 174, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
+598 4522 5241
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Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the few places in the old city that has a female singer playing alternatively tangos and Frank Sinatra very agreeably while you munch away typical Uruguayan dishes at very reasonable prices.

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1 Thank John K
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is awesome...i order chnocci and mussels and it was soo good...a stunning colourful place to relax...the service was good, Although the waitresses dont speak English they do understand a bit.

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1 Thank Lientjie D
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love it . The food is delicious. Nice music. Very good wine. Located at a great spot near the church. We had the mexican chicken and the Chivito.

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Thank Daniela A
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant did have a lot of choice but the waiter didn't try hard and the food was mixed. Also we were charged for the music which started after we arrived and I thought that was not justified.

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Thank Ann B
High Bickington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely massive menu and open all day, the decor here is gloriously quirky and it feels like a very hip place. Live music sometimes so good ambience. Cooking all done on view and chef very helpful talking to me in English as I am coeliac. However they didn't really offer me any choice in what I had and my stir... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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283 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Two of us shared 2 appetizers and a bowl of soup for dinner. The chicken soup hit the spot after a blustery windy walk. Then the garlic shrimp arrived and it was cooked perfectly. The fried calamari was quite doughy so we pealed the dough off. There was still a large quantity of it and it was cooked perfectly. We... More 

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Thank Marlynne P
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant because we had read several good reviews about it. It is located in the historic centre and has a nice and colourful atmosphere. The staff are very nice and the food is good, but there is nothing special about it. But the big surprise was the couple who play the guitar and sing beautifully.

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Two days in a row we had lunch at this place. Meat and fish were excellent. Wifi working. Great entertainment, life music.

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Thank Aziza R
London, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We were famished after finding early breakfast options in Colonia to be at a minimum when our ferry from Buenos Aires arrived at 9:15am, so jumped on El Drugstore as soon as it opened for lunch. El Drugstore is all around a good place to stop if you're in Colonia del Sacramento. It is incredibly visually appealing with beautiful colors... More 

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Klaksvik, Faroe Islands
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129 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visit this place each time we are in Colonia. It is bohemian, eclectic and simply mind-blowing. It is the only restaurant we recall where the waiter discouraged us from ordering a certain soup by warning us it was not fresh. Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Spanish, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portugal 174, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Colonia Department  >  Colonia del Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +598 4522 5241

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?