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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 78
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  • 26
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  • 17
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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
Dinner at Rara

Nice and very fancy place. Just besides Solis Theater. Tremendous wine list, with the best Uruguayan wines. Food is very good, some plates are very well served, sub as steaks and pasta. Price is the not nice component. Be prepared to spent easily 150 dollars per couple.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
MarioBordignon
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Baltimore
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went in for a lunch (and were woefully underdressed for where we were going). It seems our level of service was based off of that, as the waitstaff was not attentive at all (and it was not the least bit busy). The food was definitely tasty and fresh, but it seems it was priced for the ambiance, which to me... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We went with my family for lunch, were 5 people. The oredr took 60 minutes to arrive eventhough there wee only 4 tables. It tends to be very sophisticated but extremely out priced. Most of us had pasta and it was average to low, nothing special in the sauce but good fresh pasta. Do not plan to come back

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Gallarate, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I live in Italy, was born in Montevideo and have eaten in a lot of high end restaurants all over the world. Rara Avis pretends to be one of those but, unfortunately, it is just an intention. The atmosphere is very good but the service is far from being perfect. Too young and inexperienced personnel from reception to waiters, lower... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Nice and very fancy place. Just besides Solis Theater. Tremendous wine list, with the best Uruguayan wines. Food is very good, some plates are very well served, sub as steaks and pasta. Price is the not nice component. Be prepared to spent easily 150 dollars per couple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It is a fancy restaurant, excellent food, nice venue, politically correct, but there other options more unique in Montevideo

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Here you can find high level cuisine and service for a price that is not that high. They offer packs for lunch, for instance, where Scotch and Champagne are served with apetizers, as well as mineral water or soda drinks, excellent and assorted fixed dishes and desserts for a standar price lesser to USD 20.00 a person. For dinner, you... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

A friend invited me to have lunch, saying it was "the best restaurant in Montevideo" We went downstairs for a executive menu. Extremely good, with a very nice selection of dishes and wine. A great, great pleasure, the best beef meat I ever had ! Next evening I went back for dinner on my own. The Salon Rouge is as... More 

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Sydney
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

After eating too much beef during a tour of LATAM I was looking forward to more refined cuisine. Rara Avis was recommended by the hotel and had good reviews. The ambience is very nice and it clearly is a classy establsihment. Started with Salmon and Sole Tartar and unfortunately this was inedible. Well presented but so extremely salty that I... More 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

It was my third time here. I always liked this restaurant.The ambiance, the food,the way the waiters were kind. Not this time.We(my family and I) went to celebrate the birthday of one of my sisters.The girl that served us were using a very heavy cologne or perfume not sure and was not very kind.What a disappointment.The food turn out to... More 

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JuanPablo H, Encargado de Marketing at Rara Avis, responded to this review

Dear Emilio , thank you for your review of your experience at our restaurant, are always welcome and help us continue improving day by day. See you again to surprise them with a better experience. More 

Punta del Este, Uruguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Amazing decoration, fantastic service and great food Original location at a side of Teatro Solis Maybe just a little expensive But Uruguay is an expensive destination I would come back for a special occasion

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JuanPablo H, Encargado de Marketing at Rara Avis, responded to this review

Dear Emanuelle, thank you for your opinion, is very important for us to know the opinion of our customers to continue pointing to excellence. See you again. Greetings ! More 

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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 to 80
  • Cuisine: French, International, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?