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WASA Ethnik Food

Zabala 1341 | Ciudad Viejo, Montevideo, Uruguay (Ciudad Vieja)
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Ranked #4 of 452 restaurants in Montevideo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Neighborhood: Ciudad Vieja
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Neighborhood: Ciudad Vieja
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bronx, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Cuidad Vieja is a must see in the day time. But most importantly the top dining places there close early so Stopping here for lunch is a must. Wasa is a small place, but truely a gem in all of Montevideo. It closes around 3pm so stop early for arguably best lunch in Montevideo ( Estrecho is other ) As... More

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Sudbury, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We recently visited Montevideo and ate at WASA Ethnik Food twice (we would have gone again but the place was packed!). It's only open for lunch, and only on weekdays. There's a small table for two by the entrance, plus a bar that seats up to about 10 people. If you want to sit at the table, it's best to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We came here twice. Managed by a lovely lady and man that spoke French. It was some of the most delicious food we had over two months in South America. The juices were a nice surprise and everything was cooked well. Would strongly recommend you eat here.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

I'm just going to reiterate what everyone else has said about this great place: every bite of food was delicious. I ordered the meal of the day and it turned out to be a starter of coleslaw with apple, but some of the yummiest coleslaw around. The main meal was a lasagna of curried tofu, also delicious and creative, the... More

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

In the past year, we’ve eaten at this restaurant at least 20 times. If not every week, at least every other week. It is our favorite lunch option and restaurant in Montevideo. We always order the menu of the day which consists of an appetizer and entrée and order a fresh, homemade smoothie, along with the café gourmand for dessert.... More

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chicago
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

My husband and I arrived around 2:30 and found seating on bar stools. We very much enjoyed watching the chef and his lovely wife work effortlessly to provide a meal with so many flavors. I wish I was a foodie and could identify all the spices and sauces, but I'm not, so just enjoyed a most wonderful meal. 2:30 is... More

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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

One of the best lunches in Ciudad Vieja. The menu of day is reasonably priced (250 pesos) and always artfully prepared. Also, they are probably the only restaurant in Montevideo that serves bagels. They do not take cards and only have a small bar and one table for two, so you may have to get there early or wait for... More

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Perhaps the best price/quality ratio restaurant, not just of Montevideo, but of our whole country. Owned by a hardworking French couple, and with no employees (which helps, I suspect, to keep costs down). The menu du jour (two course meal) is extremely generous (sometimes even verging on the excessive). It never is the same, always entails an ingredient combination that... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

We love this place. The chef is an artist. We eat here at every possible opportunity. And we go way out of the way to make the opportunity.

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Byron Bay
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477 reviews 477 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
384 helpful votes 384 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

I reviewed Wasa last year, calling it gourmet lunch on the cheap. While the food is still good, at $250 its no longer so cheap, and the service provided by the French owner was decidedly unfriendly. Combined with the uncomfortable stools, this is not my idea of a pleasant lunch experience.

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