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

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  • 100
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  • 72
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  • 63
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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
Average, not great

Was there for new year's dinner. Food was good, but not amazing. Menu was greatly overpriced that night. Cheese platter had 8 or 10 pieces for a high price. And appetizer came after the main courses. In any case, location was nice to watch the fireworks from and experience wasn't generally negative.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
epilif83
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Brasilia, DF
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Sao Paulo, SP
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99 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to drink a beer and see the river, OK, the El Torréon could be the right place. But if you intend to have a meal, think twice. The place is nice, with tables in the sidewalk, but it is a tourist trap. The parrilla is terrible, the worst meal we had in Uruguay. My advice is to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Arrived at 2:30 for lunch. Waited for 30 minutes to be served. Then had to flag down servers several more times as it took another 40 minutes to receive our drinks. Server forgot to tell us our choice of drink was unavailable. They were not serving more than half of their menu...too early for parilla apparently. Just terrible terrible service.... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Was there for new year's dinner. Food was good, but not amazing. Menu was greatly overpriced that night. Cheese platter had 8 or 10 pieces for a high price. And appetizer came after the main courses. In any case, location was nice to watch the fireworks from and experience wasn't generally negative.

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Thank epilif83
Los Angeles, California
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151 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Food is mediocre, had two lunches. Froms 1 to 10, 4 or 5 is fine. Only the view of the Rio De La Plata is worth the visit

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Who has ever heard of being charged for cutlery? And also a salad that was included -but as we were offered a choice the one we chose was extra ( unbeknown to us) We were drawn to the restaurant for its position where we were able to watch the sunset. The music was playing nicely in the background until a... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

River is the best at this place. Food reasonable. Its coordinates help a lot, looking the river the best thing to do there.

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Kauai, Hawaii
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97 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The building and the location are the draw- if only the food, prices and service matched. The west facing views over the river are incredible, esp. at sunset. However, when I was there the food was average (shrimps), the prices were very high, and the wait staff was indifferent at best. Much better choices for eating elsewhere in the town,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Sit upstairs for a good view! It has great views of ocean. The food was very nice food and my wine (cabernet Sauvignon- Uruguay ) tasted great. Nice atmosphere. We all enjoyed !!

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Salvador, Brazil
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312 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Colonia is a wonderful place for an outing if staying in BsAs, one can wander about the colonial city the whole afternoon. The restaurant is very well-located and has privileged view to the sunset! Service is lousy, one waits too long and must hop to be attended! Food is just OK, really nothing to write home about but not bad... More 

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Panama
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: South American, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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