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Vasconcellos 153, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
+598 5985224807
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cool spot in a cool town

Friendly service, they replaced a steak that was over done. The decor is lovely, has 3 nice areas. Menu is not expansive with cuts of meat available, but both the Spanish style and regular grilled tenderloin were delicious, even though all were slightly over cooked to what was requested

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ruby I
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service, they replaced a steak that was over done. The decor is lovely, has 3 nice areas. Menu is not expansive with cuts of meat available, but both the Spanish style and regular grilled tenderloin were delicious, even though all were slightly over cooked to what was requested

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Thank Ruby I
Sao Paulo, SP
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198 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was recommended, but disappointing. We both had the salmon. Both came luke warm and my wife's was very thin, it seemed the end of the end. Staff was rude when we complained. A pity, as the place has a very nice decoration and a good atmosphere. Try to find another place for your meal. There are plenty other... More 

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Thank Frans K
Vitoria, ES
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176 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful, beautiful restaurant. Menu is full of delicious options for a fair price. You can choose your table from three ambiences: to the right a more Spanish style room, Portuguese to the left, and a open space in the back.

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Thank FabioNP
North Vancouver, Canada
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123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This restaurant looks more expensive than it is. It is located in an old house with two big rooms which have a quaint decoration comprised of antiques. It offers live music with a good singer/guitar player (we ended up buying one of his CDs). The service and food are good and the portions are just the right size, so you... More 

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Thank Capisce
Radlett, Herts, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

We had an enjoyable lunch in the conservatory. Both the steak and fish dishes were generous and delicious. Service was a bit relaxed though they were busy. We're on holiday so didn't mind it being slow. Lots of local tourists.

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1 Thank Divyang M
Montevideo, Uruguay
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Good food,reasonable prices,very good live music everyday,well located in the heart of the old city.

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1 Thank Miguel L
Dayton
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We visited Colonia on a beautiful fall day in May and returned to Meson de la Plaza, a restaurant we had visited five years earlier. If you're looking for a nice, even somewhat "classy" place for lunch, this is the restaurant to choose. The menu is diverse, with an excellent wine list (be sure to try the excellent Uruguayan wines).... More 

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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80 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This restaurant our guide took us to for lunch. We had a preset menu. The food was adequate but plentiful. Nice location right on the main plaza. As someone else stated, there was a lone singer for entertainment. The restaurant is beautifully decorated with antiques and painitngs. There is a nice outside seating area where the locals were eating. Service... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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165 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The group arrived for lunch in a separate room set up for us. It was nice to have the room to ourselves for this adventure. A nice setting in the old town. The service was quick and good. The meal was OK, we had some type of beef with rice. Although tasty the meat was tough and grizzly. There are... More 

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Four of us had an enjoyable and tasty lunch here today. A local singer enhanced the ambiance of our outdoor fining experience on the patio. I would recommend the tenderloin espanol (pieces not one big filet for full disclosure) and the homemade flan with dulce de leche.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vasconcellos 153, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Colonia Department  >  Colonia del Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +598 5985224807

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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