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

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    Very good
  • 84
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  • 55
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  • 54
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just for the sunset!

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Salvador, Brazil
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  • Families with children
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 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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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 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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153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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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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