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Estrecho

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Ciudad Vieja
French, Contemporary
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Sarandi 460, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
+598 2915 6107
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 134
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing.

The best lunch I have had in South America. Lovely menu, superb food, very helpful staff. Simpel and Wonderful. A must if you are in Montevideo and looking for some first class food!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Kalle F
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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200 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The best lunch I have had in South America. Lovely menu, superb food, very helpful staff. Simpel and Wonderful. A must if you are in Montevideo and looking for some first class food!

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very flavorful and original for the region. I had the lomo sandwich which had good bread, well seasoned meat and very appropriate horseradish aoli. Thai fish soup was tasty, had a good amount of fish that was not over cooked, spiced a bit lite to please the local palate. Fish of the day was good and came with pan fried... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Owner and staff showed a great love in food by handling every piece of ingredient as the main character on your plate.

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London
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

From the minute we walked in the door Estrecho was wonderful. The service was warm and friendly, nothing was too much. My boyfriend, who has a nut allergy, had some nuts in his salad which was immediately whipped away and new nut less one appeared (salad, not boyfriend) If the quality of the butter served with home made bread is... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The bar sceanrio is great for a quick lunch with a firend or tow, the food is superb and the service goes hand in hand

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Tucson, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Narrow (Estrecha), yes, but also simple and unpretentious, with friendly, patient, young and enthusiastic staff who are serious but not snobby about food, and most speak English. They clearly love working here. It's a great lunch experience. In a city known for its beef, this was the most tender lomo sandwich ever. Salmon baguette was a great mix of flavors,... More 

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Strasbourg, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Pros: - Great food, original & tasty! - Nice service, friendly & professional - Bathrooms ok - Great athmosphere Cons: none! Great place, I recommend!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Worth every penny we spent. Best meal we have had in Montevideo! Filet mignon was perfect! The fish was flavorful. Service was great! The chefs clearly put the time into your food, why do I say this, because you watch them prepare everything in front of you. We will keep going back.

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New York City
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Small place---truly "estrecho"=narrow--- where you sit at the bar facing a long kitchen. It was crowded with locals, but the service was great. If I had watched closely, I would have known how they made my meal! Food was great (fish, beef); and price very reasonable. They don't take credit cards though! Our cousins who live in Montevideo recommended this... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Everything about this place is wonderful. The food, of course. But also good for entertainment value...the attention to detail of staff dedicated to their craft. And mushy peas ... in Montevideo!!! Who'd have thought it?!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sarandi 460, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo>  > Ciudad Vieja
  • Neighborhood: Ciudad Vieja
  • Phone Number: +598 2915 6107

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary

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