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Buenos Aires 652 | left wing of Teatro Solis, Montevideo 95270000, Uruguay
(598) 291 50330
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Ranked #12 of 491 Restaurants in Montevideo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

When you enter this place, there's that wow feeling, the see through wine cave, the amazing paintings. If it was just for the atmosphere, I would give this six stars, but unfortunately, a restaurant at the end of the day is first about the food. We ordered the San Daniele and cheese platter as starter, the prawn risotto and trilogia... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lovely renovated upper room of the Opera House, the service was great and the food great. Just a smidge under 5 star awesome, but certainly worth a visit, and at $30 US for the entire meal, a good value.

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Uruguay
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

When I entered this place through the upstairs and saw the locale I thought I had died and gone to restaurant heaven. Some gifted architect took a marvelous old building space and made it into a magic restaurant space (it feels a bit like Asia de Cuba in San Francisco, but grander.) Unfortunately, the day we went the upstairs was... More 

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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Beautiful setting in the beautifully restored opera house. The grand piano in a balcony above the bar is a nice touch. There were nine of us for dinner. The service and food was excellent and by American fine dining standards quite reasonable. We had champagne, appetizers, cocktails, wine, entrees and dessert and if my math is right it came out... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

beautiful setting, lovely dinner with really good food, live piano music... and the wine area full of hundreds of bottles is worth a look.... was there for dinner and it has quite a formal set up, so if you plan to go for dinner and you are looking for great food and an excuse to dress up.. this is your... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is my second review on Rara Avis. I came back specially to tell people about the lunch menu on the Chivas saloon, which I consider the best deal in town! For 550 pesos uruguayos (about USD20), you get an invitation glass of sparkling wine or whiskey, chose one entree, main course, postres and glass of wine from the menu... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A great place and ambient, ubicated in a historical place. Food is ok, just to taste not to get satisfy. Good ambient

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had lunch at the cellar with a very nice decoration. Food was good, well served, good size of portions. They gave us a welcome drink. Maybe service a little slow as we have to go back to work. Can be recommended with no doubts!

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

plaza de independencia is km 0 for all of Uruguay. so you can imagine that it is a pleasure to go from the chaos of the center of the city to this almost church like experience by crossing the street and walking into the opera house. The menu is pure Uruguay, with the parilla offerings, (local BBQ) and an impressive... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Their food was suggested by a local as one of the best options in Montevideo and we were not disappointed. Food is great and so was the menu of wines. Moreover, the live music by a singer who played the piano made it a nice experience. She was able to sing some classics from Brazilian Bossa Nova which made us... More 

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Additional Information about Rara Avis

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