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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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Brussels, Belgium
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322 reviews 322 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Friendly restaurant in the historic center of colonia. The products used are local and homemade (cheese, quiche, sausage). for those who like this kind of food "picanda" it's perfect. The wine list is comprehensive: the first reason for choosing the place. The service is friendly. you can eat al fresco in a small courtyard

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great selection of food and wine. Sharing one of the large plates between two made it excellent value for money and affordable in comparison to others in town.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This quaint little restaurant is on one of the most beautiful little cobblestone streets in colonia and has a gorgeous little garden patio. We did the wine tasting with cheeses, salamis, and vegetable tarts and it was all so delicious. Such a great experience with very friendly, knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The venue is truly unique. Only 10 tables, 6 in the small patio. The food is good and they serve delicious wine to go with it.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We had a delightful lunch here in the oh so romantic covered garden & because it's still not "the season", we had the place to ourselves. The key offerings for mains are cheese, salamis & veg tarts in a slightly bewildering range of combinations. Presentation was fabulous - great care is taken to present the food elegantly on beautiful hand... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We went to this restaurant for lunch based on all the positive reviews. We were very disappointed. We ordered a platter of cheese, meat & tarts. The cheeses all seemed to taste the same and the cheese & meat were the sort of average quality that you'd expect from a cheap supermarket. It seemed very expensive compared to the meals... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

had a great cheese & meat platter here with first some local (Colonia local) wines by the glass & then a bottle from their extensive Uruguayan wine list & cellar. atmospheric setting amongst the wines in this tiny old town house. friendly, helpful service. book for an evening table prices an absoloute bargain - 2002 pinot viejo 700 local (£17...)

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Don't know why we were the only ones there the night we came. Maybe because we're Americans and eat earlier (8:30? ). I saw the reviews on TA and sounded so good, made it a point to go. It was our first night in Uruguay and our introduction to Uruguayan wine, which was fantastic. We told the waiter we wanted... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you're in Colonia for just a couple of days, like I was recently, you simply have to hit this spot. Order "picadas" from the extensive and simple menu and ask the waiters, all locals from Colonia, for the perfect wine matching. Great service and an atmosphere that sends you back in time. Eating inside is fine, just watch for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

At El Suspiro you will be surprised by the excellence of the servicie and the quality of the food, because from the outside, you could´t even tell that it´s a restaurant. From family owned farms, they offer cheese, pastries, saussages and the best wines from the county. Cozy and romantic. Reservations needed, because it´s not very large.

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Address: Calle De Los Suspiros 90, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Phone Number: 00598 45226160
Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Colonia Department  >  Colonia del Sacramento
Average Prices: USD 7 - 16
Cuisine: Wine Bar, Soups

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