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Rara Avis

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French, International, Mediterranean
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Buenos Aires 652 | left wing of Teatro Solis, Montevideo 11300, Uruguay
+598 2915 0330
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8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 583
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  • 279
    Very good
  • 88
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  • 30
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  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cool, calm, classy dining in Montevideo

My husband and I visit Montevideo often and are tired of all the usual restaurants with monotonous menus. As a lark we decided to lunch at Rara Avis. We did not have a reservation but were graciously accommodated. I was underdressed -- I do recommend a nice skirt or slacks and real shoes or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
carmelouruguay
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visit Montevideo often and are tired of all the usual restaurants with monotonous menus. As a lark we decided to lunch at Rara Avis. We did not have a reservation but were graciously accommodated. I was underdressed -- I do recommend a nice skirt or slacks and real shoes or sandals. The service is formal, as... More 

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Peyia, Cyprus
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489 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was very quiet when we arrived but it took very long for the menus to arrive. The bread was very tasteless and the presentation of the butter very poor. The carpaccio (meat was very good) but the dressing too sour. The Risotto was very average. This place is not worth the money. When we left the receptionist did... More 

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cyprus
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431 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant looks like a funeral parlor . It feels heavy and stiff . Tables are covered with ugly shiny synthetic table cloths. Napkins ditto! Bread arrives in ugly wooden dish. Bread lacks salt, looks unappealing. Mozzarella carpaccio although had interesting flavours, it was swimming in oil and it was way too salty., Beef carpaccio was fine. Presentation was good.... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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63 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I dined here for business, with a guest from the UK we wanted to impress, and I think it did the job. The food and service was excellent, and the setting is spectacular - a luxurious red dining room that is part of the building which houses the Solis theatre. This is an expensive place, but recommended if you want... More 

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Austin, Texas
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391 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Attached to the theater, the dinning room is beautiful. The food was very good. Service was a little lacking, but not too bad. It was lunch time and they were very busy, but for the cost, I expect better service. I would return for the food and the setting and just allow more time.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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389 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The place is elegant and pleasant in the middle of town. The food from the rather short menu was excellent, we had a creamy squid ink risotto and perfectly cooked duck filet as well as a very decent maracuja mousse for dessert. Bread was average, as were the wines by the glass. Service is however not on par with the... More 

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The restaurant is elegant and it is in a historic location. The food was good, but it was a little pricey.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

As I have mentioned in the Teatro Solis review, book it first, try to combine with a performance at the theatre and you will have a perfect evening!

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Located at downtown, has a refined and beatiful decoration. Good dishes, and a good wine list. I consider one of the mandatory choices to a gastronomic tour at Montevideo!

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Porto Alegre, RS
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175 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

It is located at Solis Theatre in downtown area. Very well decorated, sometimes offers show. The food is very tasting and the staff very kind.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Buenos Aires 652 | left wing of Teatro Solis, Montevideo 11300, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo
  • Phone Number: +598 2915 0330

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, International, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?