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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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92% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The atmosphere is only surpassed by the excellent service and food. If you are in Colonia then El Buen Suspiro is a MUST!

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Chicago, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This wine bar is one of the most photographed streets in Colonia but the wine bar has a great little tucked away patio to enjoy a wine after a day or touring the city. We were in Colonia from about 10 am - 5pm, we took the early ferry from BA. I would suggest this as more tourists take the... More

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