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El Buen Suspiro

Calle De Los Suspiros 90, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
00598 45226160
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $16
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Soups
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We offer a local cuisine based on the best artisanal products of Colonia, in the most emblematic street of the old quarter of Colonia del Sacramento, the “Barrio Sur”, a World Heritage site, in a typical house of Portuguese construction of early 1700s. Wines of local vineyards, artisanal cheeses, homemade jams, olive oil, spirits, grappas, and typical pastries are part of the menu, to take or to taste at the store. Whether in a small and intimate room or at the courtyard, you can taste different appetizers based on a selection of artisanal local cheeses served with sweet and sour sauces, combined with salami, sausages, ham, vegetable tarts, and chicken brochette. In winter, homemade soups of onion or pumpkin; in summer, salads.
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I ducked (literally!) into this place for a snack and some wine during my wanderings in Colonia's old town. It's quaint and quite a lovely old building. The staff was very friendly, especially the man who brought my food, who took the time to explain each cheese and spread, and how they should be combined. The wine and food were... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My friend and I were travelling around South America for 6 weeks, having done some voluntary work in Peru. We decided a quick trip to Uruguay would be fun and got the ferry to Colonia! We had read in both the Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor this place was fab and it was just that if not more!! We had... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Just as I arrived in Colonia del Sacramento, I went strollw around until I found this nice place. The food and the service are marvellous, I suggest you to ask for something "para picar". But I warn you: watch your head.

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Porto Alegre, RS
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Fabulous , great wines , great cheeses and a wonderful atmosphere !!!! We'll come back for sure , everything was perfect :o)

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

my friend and I stumbled upon this place by accident, but so glad we did! we only had mate (tea) and desserts, so i can't speak to how good/bad the meals are. Our coconut cake and ice-cream were great. if you're in the area definitely worth it to come here for a coffee of glass of wine if you're not... More

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UK
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111 reviews 111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Fabulous little restaurant in Colonia. If you like cheese, Spanish hams and red wine this place is a must. We ordered the $580 platter between two and could not finish despite it being beautiful. Local red wine started from $160 a bottle and was good. Reservations are required as only 6 indoor tables. Great service and atmosphere - would highly... More

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Porto Alegre, RS
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Very nice place, we ate a picada with a great malbec wine and a pumpkin soup, the food was great with a unique envoirement

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Camarillo, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Came for dinner at El Buen Suspiro to have the wine and cheese platter. Excellent selection of wines from Uruguay at reasonable prices. Also ordered the cheese platter with the vegetable tart. Very tasty. Be sure to make reservations earlier in the day if you want seating in the evening because the restaurant is not very large.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Situated in a dark little street in old Colonia, without any signs to indicate it, this romantic small winecellar is THE place to have a peacefull and tastefull dinner for a good price, outside of all the touristy expensive places. Staff is very attentive, there are a variety of pecada and wine menues (different cheeses, meats, quiches, olives, combined with... More

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Rhinecliff, New York, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a real "hole in the wall" place - and if you aren't looking for it, you would NEVER find it - and that would be your loss! It is a GEM! On the Road of Sighs, with no real visible sign until you are "right on it", and with a door that I even had to bend to... More

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