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

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  • Spanish first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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156 reviews 156 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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190 reviews 190 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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 via mobile

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We found this just walking around near sunset, the sunset was mind blowing good. Beer was cold, good service, lots of happy people. Did not have any food so can't comment, its next to a walkway on the waterfront. Nice atmosphere. Think lots of locals enjoy this place Enjoy !

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

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