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General Flores 19 (y el rio) | Barrio Histórico, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 74
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  • 53
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  • 47
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice location

Very nicely located near the shore. Friendly and fast service, average prices. Upon paying we found out that the bill contained items we did not order, let's say it was an honest mistake. All in all, warmly recommended.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Panama
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85 reviews 85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very nicely located near the shore. Friendly and fast service, average prices. Upon paying we found out that the bill contained items we did not order, let's say it was an honest mistake. All in all, warmly recommended.

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Turku, Finland
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31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We ate local food chivitos and it was for two person. The food was okay and we recommend it for all who are here to taste it once. We had a table outside from where we saw a beatiful sunset and the silhouette of Buenos Aires.

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Los Angeles, California
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215 reviews 215 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Only okay food, but a great view of the sunset. Keep it simple—people seemed happiest with the chivitos (the Uruguayan steak, egg, ham, cheese dish served over fries).

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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225 reviews 225 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Wonderful views are here although you don't get a view of the docks. Still I preferred the ocean view and the people walking by. The food is a little plain but is typical for the area. The drinks are great, had the local wine but Pilsner is the local beer. I ate the steak with ham and egg on top.... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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126 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Choose a table in the terrace, and you may get the best view of Colonia del Sacramento. Do not miss it when the sun sets. El Torreon is a nice cafe, the food is alright, but the restrooms look almost like a tragedy and need tidying up. The Torreon general atmosphere is fine.

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San Diego, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We were here early, around 10AM. Hopped on the early ferry from Buenos Aires and decided to stop here for breakfast/lunch. I was surprised at how expensive their menu was, 290 pesos for a desayuno americano, 140 pesos for a beer. We ended up ordering a spanish tortilla and a beer. After looking over the menu and price list we... More 

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Miami, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Food : awfully bad, expensive, poor. Service: OK at best. This is the worst place I've been in my life . They charge top money for the worst food you can imagine.

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Gold Coast
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

my father and I ordered a fish dish which was a fillet and they served them with the scales. Upsidedown may I say (could not see scales) so took a bite and spend 5min spitting everything out. Not nice. The fish was bland, served with a bland salad. the menu had no real descriptions. It would say with rice, and... More 

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Paris, France
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

After looking in the menu I ordered a beer. According to the menu I would receive 33cc for 80 pesos. Instead I received a wine glass with beer, not a big wineglass, but a normal one that cannot contain more than about 11cc. When I complained, the waiter told me that they were out of beerglasses (although there were only... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

this place is a tourist ripoff , the service is super slow and the prices too high, we ate a couple of simple dishes and payed over 40 us, the view could be nice but busses seem to park in front blocking the whole sight of the sea. As nearly all of the restaurants in Colonia it has no air... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: General Flores 19 (y el rio) | Barrio Histórico, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Colonia Department  >  Colonia del Sacramento

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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