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Estrecho

Sarandi 460, Montevideo, Uruguay (Ciudad Vieja)
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Ranked #9 of 459 Restaurants in Montevideo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, French, Fusion
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Ciudad Vieja
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Ciudad Vieja
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Steak salads in the US just don't measure up. The Uruguayans believe their beef is better than the Argentinians, and after tasting the four 5cm cubed cooked perfectly steak, that mixed well with the large amount of greens and dressing, I must agree. And the delicately fried quinoa salad my wife got with her excellent fish of the day, corvina,... More

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Santiago, Chile
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152 reviews 152 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I visited for lunch on a weekday afternoon at 12pm and had no problem getting a seat; however, by 12:45pm, the place was almost full. There are no tables, only seats at a long bar, which overlooks the kitchen, so you can watch as your meal is being prepared. I ordered the filet mignon which came with mashed potatoes (UYU... More

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Houston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This a tiny spot right on the main pedestrian thoroughfare in old town Montevideo. You have to pay attention or may just pass it up. The food is fantastic and the staff is very friendly and attentive. The owner himself will make the rounds and come speak to you about what they are serving and to ensure you are satisfied.... More

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Paris
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I always goes there, it is still my place to go when I around . The food is fantastic and the service super! Prices are super ok with the quality you have , high recommended / try the "dish of the day" they offer.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We lived in Montevideo for three months, and Estrecho is the BEST restaurant by far. The food is creative, delicious, and beautifully presented. The staff are wonderful -- warm, professional, efficient. It's open only for lunch (I think from noon to 4:00) and if you arrive during the lunch crunch you might have to wait -- it's so worth waiting!... More

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London
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Fantastic lunch spot, dedicated and professional team work in front of you creating delicious mains and desserts. We were lucky enough to be seated next to the dessert chef and in our opinion we got a masterclass in desserts as well as lunch! Thoroughly impressed as well as full and very happy!! Alex the co-owner is extremely attentive and took... More

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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This has to be one of everyone's favourite restos in MVD. In a city that is short on restaurant culture...you can only eat so many chivitos and parrilladas...here is an unpretentious lunch counter in the Old City that just oozes finesse. The owner hails from France via Miami which explains a lot. We sat at the counter watching her create... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

My first choice for lunch in Montevideo. Reliably delicious, beautifully presented food in an unpretentious setting with genuinely friendly owners and staff. It's probably the best price-value food you will find in Uruguay.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Once you understand that this restaurant only opens for weekday lunch(12:00-16:00),you should save your appetite because the food is truly outstanding! My wife ordered the fish of the day and I opted for the chicken salad. Both were made with the freshest of ingredients right in front of your eyes since seating is at a long lunch counter. We also... More

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Biddeford Pool, Maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We used Tripadvisor to find this highly rated restaurant and we were not disappointed. It is a simple counter in a small space on the main street of Montevideo's Old Town area--so unobtrusive we walked past it three times before finding it. But keep looking and do.not let the outward appearance put you off. We started with tomato guspacho, which... More

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