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El Buen Suspiro

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Pizza, European, Wine Bar, Soups, Romanian
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Calle De Los Suspiros 90, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
00598 45226160
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11:15 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:15 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations
Description: We offer a local cuisine based on the best artisanal products of Colonia...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Smallest restaurant in Colonia, so cute! serves cheese boards and drinks

This is such a quaint little restaurant - super famous because of it's size and layout. It is like you are sitting in the old basement of a house. The cheese board was nice, my husband enjoyed the wine but their coffee leaves much to be desired. Tricky place to take kids because it is so small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Montevideo, Uruguay
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is such a quaint little restaurant - super famous because of it's size and layout. It is like you are sitting in the old basement of a house. The cheese board was nice, my husband enjoyed the wine but their coffee leaves much to be desired. Tricky place to take kids because it is so small and a bit... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is really the place to visit at night. Several cheese platters to choose from and even more wine varieties while seated by the open fire in this low-frontdoor cellar-type establishment. Super cosy, good for at least a few hours of contemplating life over a nice "tannat" (when in Rome...) by candle light and fireplace.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Perfect wine/cheese bar, with an incredible atmosphere. The selection of local Uruguayan wines is wide. Sitting outside, below the stars and enjoying some cheese and a red wine, was lovely.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Secret place ;) with really good wines and "frios". After hanging around all day long in Colonia it's a great place to relax and enjoy Uruguayan Tannat. Worth to try some local cheeses.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I really enjoyed visiting this wine cellar and restaurant in Colonia. The food was amazing, the service was outstanding. It was a unique experience in a very unique place!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a small and romantic restaurant. The menu is not very extensive but the food, wine, music and the place were awesome.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

What a wonderful wine and cheese bar! Located just after you enter the walled gate on a quaint old Portuguese street. The inside is a low-ceiling wine bar with two small rooms consisting of a total of about six tables. The outside patio area has several tables. It was so relaxing to sit outside with some wine and cheese enjoying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This restaurants ranking as the number one spot in Colonia is totally justified. On a chilly autumn afternoon we sat inside next to the fire place and ordered wine and a meat and cheese platter that was of exceptional quality. All produce is from the region. The staff are very helpful and knowledgable, especially regarding the local wines and will... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a simple place, but the finger food is very good. if you look a place of short visit is recomended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The hype of this place is for good reason! Went with my friend and we shared the lasagna and one of the cheese/salami combos. All of the cheeses were phenomenal and the jellies they served with it were so great. I've been in South America for 2 months and have been missing good cheese and I finally got some! The... More 

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Additional Information about El Buen Suspiro

Address: Calle De Los Suspiros 90, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Phone Number: 00598 45226160
Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Colonia Department  >  Colonia del Sacramento
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:15 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:15 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:15 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:15 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:15 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:15 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:15 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 7 - 16
Cuisine: Pizza, European, Wine Bar, Soups, Romanian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle De Los Suspiros 90, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Colonia Department  >  Colonia del Sacramento
  • Phone Number: 00598 45226160

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 16
  • Cuisine: Pizza, European, Wine Bar, Soups, Romanian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:15 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:15 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:15 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:15 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:15 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:15 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:15 am - 12:00 am

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