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Meson de la Plaza

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Vasconcellos 153, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
+598 5985224807
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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
An enjoyable lunch

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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314 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Johns Creek, Georgia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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142 reviews 142 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Strictly for tourists so I suspect that one would never find a local in this restaurant. It sits right in the center plaza of the old city, people and buses constantly passing by. No air conditioning, bathrooms of questionable cleanliness and noise level high. Indifferent service, at least when we had the misfortune to arrive at the same time as... More 

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San Diego
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113 reviews 113 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to me, and I was attracted by the ambiance. It was a chilly night, so I did not take advantage of the lovely patio area. Had bife de chorizo, which was OK, but lots of sauce and the meat itself was so-so. They had a guitarist/singer who was quite good. I would not recommend this restaurant... More 

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place is right in the center of town. It has good ambiance, people and food. Great place to start and end a day in Colonia.

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Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The food was very good, good menu selections and plentiful. Not to European standards, but very tasty. Staff very good, although despite advising of my partners allergy to cheese, first course that he ordered had cheese in it. However staff helpful and spoke good English, large wine selection, but only Uruguay wines. Reasonably priced and conveniently located close to old... More 

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Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My family and I had been at this restaurant about 3 years ago. It was at the end of summer and we got a table outside in the beautiful patio. My husband and I returned to Colonia for 2 days recently and I wanted to try the same restaurant. It was this September, on a Monday at 11:40 am and... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This place has a nice atmosphere, white table cloths, rather formal dining room. The menu is interesting, good wine list. The food however, it was just okay. Not horrible, not the best thing I've ever had. I got the pork, it sounded wonderful, it was cooked well, but the flavor was off, it was oddly sweet and had a pungent... More 

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I recently visited Colonia on a few occasions - there is a great variation in what is offered, priced and what is delivered. This restaurant gives you everything you might ever need - seriously good food, brilliant service, English if you need it, wonderful old historical building, nice table cloths etc. Proper restaurant at a ridiculous low price vs the... More 

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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

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