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General Flores 19 (y el rio) | Barrio Histórico, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 46
    Poor
  • 44
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Buena vista

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
Tukano
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Turku, Finland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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249 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Turku, Finland
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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194 reviews 194 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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195 reviews 195 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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178 reviews 178 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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
2 helpful votes 2 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 restaurant reviews
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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Monroe, Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The location is nice and the cold beers were great. The service was good, but the food was just fine. We ordered a parrilla and also a steak - the parrilla was below average and the steak was just ok which is unusual in Uruguay. Overall it was average, so certainly would look for other options.

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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: Families with children, Large groups

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