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WASA Ethnik Food

Zabala 1341 | Ciudad Viejo, Montevideo, Uruguay (Ciudad Vieja)
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Ranked #9 of 491 Restaurants in Montevideo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Neighborhood: Ciudad Vieja
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Montevideo, Uruguay
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Best of the Best in Uruguay. Seriously. This is my second review of this restaurant. In the fifteen months since I posted my first review, it only has gotten better. I suspect Walter (the French chef and owner) is the kind of guy who would get Michelin stars in France. How and why he got here and why he has... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Found this place thanks to tripadvisor. What an experience! We chose the vegan meal of the day and it was made in front of us. It was probably the best vegan meal I've had in my life! Just amazing! And the owners, I think French originally, were just the nicest! I'll definitely recommend this place to everyone who's going to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Cooked vegetables of 4 different colors, presented next to a slice of polenta, with ground radish flourish and an interesting sauce for the appetizer. Followed by just firm enough, flavorful meatballs in a bit sweet sauce, next to cooked leeks, and rice with toasted coconut over the top for the entrée. All for 250 pesos (about USD $10). Served along... More 

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Bronx, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Additional Information about WASA Ethnik Food

Address: Zabala 1341 | Ciudad Viejo, Montevideo, Uruguay
Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo>  > Ciudad Vieja
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

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