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Rara Avis

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Buenos Aires 652 | left wing of Teatro Solis, Montevideo 95270000, Uruguay
(598) 291 50330
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 474
    Excellent
  • 204
    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 16
    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
Ideal for a romantic dinner

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Emmanuelle A
,
Punta del Este, Uruguay
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Oslo, Norway
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Our hotel recommended the restaurant saying it was the best in this part of town. The restaurant was in the solis theatre. It was full, but our hotel had booked a table for us in advance. The service could have been faster, the restaurant was as mentioned full, but everyone was polite and smiling. The food however made up for... More 

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Paris, France
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123 reviews 123 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This looks like a great restaurant - very nice venue. I had great hopes as our conference group entered, 30 or so of us were escorted to two preset tables. To sum it up, the meal was a disaster that took a long time. I assume they like large groups for the money they bring, and the logistics can be... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The service, the food and the atmosphere of Rara Avis, located next to the main theatre of Uruguay, invites you to return as often as you can.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

this restaurant is by the opera house in montevideo old part of the city. Dishes are carefully crafted, At one timit was considerd th best in town. A piano plays softly while the sommnelier poursth wine, that you may chhose from their cokkection down stis. A must

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State of Minas Gerais
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Exquisite cuisine, usually frequented by businessmen, has great options at lunch at an affordable price. Try the 'combo' menu, compiling an entrée, main course, dessert and one glass of wine, sparkling wine or sparkling water. At night, also good options and live piano music in some days.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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159 reviews 159 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

one of the best restaurants in the city. Recommended by many locals. The price point is a bit high for the city. Expect to pay about $40 per person at least but it is worth it. A very elegant reatuarant and great place for a couple or friends.

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West Chester, PA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

First class food, wine list and service in a very plush setting. A piano player provides live music from his perch above the bar.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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231 reviews 231 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The resto is in the Heart of the Old Montevideo across from the Plaza and next to the Opera. And Old Building renovated to house the restaurante. Upstairs and downstairs... If you go in peak hours you will suffer the noice and delays from the kitchen. But who rushes food will not appreciate food. This place is to appreciate the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Buenos Aires 652 | left wing of Teatro Solis, Montevideo 95270000, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo
  • Phone Number: (598) 291 50330

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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