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El Buen Suspiro

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Wine Bar, Soups
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Calle De Los Suspiros 90, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
00598 45226160
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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  • 634
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  • 241
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
atmospheric lunch spot

hidden spot -in the Calle de Buen Suspiro. Excellent good value lunch consisting of little tapas, in a covered cool courtyard.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
ruth12313
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

hidden spot -in the Calle de Buen Suspiro. Excellent good value lunch consisting of little tapas, in a covered cool courtyard.

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Quin, Ireland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We visited Colonia del Sacramento for a couple of days at the end of a trip around Uruguay. We read the reviews of El Buen Suspiro and were recommended also by our Hotel. The setting is fantastic in a renovated building, almost invisible from the street in the heart of the old quarter of the town. After the underwhelming food... More 

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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place for wine and cheese. Try to sit in the front room near the fireplace. Excellent wines, great local cheeses. For a full meal, I would prefer looking somewhere else. The street is historic, worth seeing.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is my second time in this restaurant and is as good as the first one. Great cheeses and an extensive selection of local wines that are hard to fine. The service is good by people that know their wines.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

El Buen Suspiro is some of the nicest places I've ever ate. Their ambience is the best, and the local wines and cheeses are spectacularly well selected. Also, the price is very fair.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Buen Suspiro, located on the most famous street in Colonia, is nevertheless a bit hidden away on a corner. As it was highly recommended both by my B&B and online, it was my first stop when I arrived in Colonia hungry after the ferry ride from Buenos Aires. I was not disappointed -- I had a fantastic assortment of picadas,... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We've been to this restaurant because of the several great things we heard about it. Since we've been in South America for a while we were craving for some good cheese. As we are vegetarian we took a medium cheese plate and asked them to exchange the sausage with another sort of cheese. The plate came with some excellent vegetable... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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75 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

A lovely little place with small rooms and very few tables. The service is great and the decor very sweet and quaint. The food is very limited and seems mostly to involve cheese and ham platters. A few more food selections would help this place enormously.

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We came here to check out the #1 TA stop in Colonia and we were not disappointed. They have a nice wine selection and great cheeses. This place is fun!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You need to bend down to get through the door and once you get in it is as charming as the city outside. i was there in the winter and the fire was on,making it very cosy. The food is great - you can choose from a few platters that have great cheese, hams, breads and olives from Colonia. the... More 

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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: Wine Bar, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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.

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