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El viejo y querido

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Francisco Rios 2748, Montevideo, Uruguay
2 711 56 08
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 69
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  • 80
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Small, charming and excellent food

It's a small restaurant inside and with seating outside. The service and food were excellent! I had a fish dish and salad that were very fresh and tasty. I would return when visiting Montevideo. Nice wine selection.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Nelson M
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Richmond, Virginia
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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63 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant seems to be a well-kept secret. We have been twice now and have always been blown away by the food. The last time I came, I tried the lasagne and it was definitely the best lasagne I have tried in my life. And yet, the restaurant isn't particularly known for Italian food. The service was great, very friendly... More 

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Thank grahamstanley
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got caught in a rainstorm so popped in for some wine, stayed for the food! Ended up learning some Spanish from the very friendly waiter and the bonus of a free glass of half and half when we mentioned it was a friends birthday. Would recommend the old man of the sea platter.

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Thank Lizzy G
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here you feel like you eating home made food, with lots of typical south American flavours. They have a very good environment that makes you feel like eating at a friend's house. Dined there some times, never repeated dishes and never regreted the dish I've ordered.

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Thank Frederico M
Trieste
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464 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well furnished restaurant, with a nice ambiance. Had pappardelle with mushrooms that really were not good: overcooked pappardelle with a lot of mushrooms of different sorts, and lots of cream, but almost no taste. Dessert was ok. Having asked a glass of red wine I got a fairly good Uruguyan malbec. Service was informal and friendly.

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Thank YouBeeTs
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Food was really delicious. We ordered baby beef, seafood risotto and pork with apple and pumpkin. Everything perfect. The attendant Gabriela was very kind. I would return for sure.

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Thank Carla Y
Montevideo, Uruguay
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Wonderfull atmosphere and staff. Small and quaint. The food has a homemade quality to it but with a "sofisticated" side. Delicious! Correct the address please FRANCISCO ROS 2748

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Thank sandra7702015
Richmond, Virginia
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149 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

It's a small restaurant inside and with seating outside. The service and food were excellent! I had a fish dish and salad that were very fresh and tasty. I would return when visiting Montevideo. Nice wine selection.

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Thank Nelson M
Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Place is very pleasant, nothing special in food. They have a reduced menu with salads, 1 type of pizza and some local wine.

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Thank Marina V
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Great food, ambiance and staff. I definitely recommend for couples in love. The place is small, only about six tables on the sidewalk plus one inside, therefore reservation is advised

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Thank Eugen C
Columbus, Indiana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Good meals, low price. Nice style and decor. A fun experience for a quick lunch if you take the executive menu.

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Thank Joe S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Francisco Rios 2748, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo
  • Phone Number: 2 711 56 08

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?