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“expensive, bad service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of El Torreon

El Torreon
General Flores 19 (y el rio) | Barrio Histórico, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Bogota, Colombia
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3 restaurant reviews
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“expensive, bad service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

this place is a tourist ripoff , the service is super slow and the prices too high, we ate a couple of simple dishes and payed over 40 us, the view could be nice but busses seem to park in front blocking the whole sight of the sea. As nearly all of the restaurants in Colonia it has no air conditioner and at this time of the year we were melting from the heat! all my husband and I wanted was a cooler place to sit for a while a cool off but aftervwonder through the whole historic area could not find anythimg remotely ventilated. however if you are going to have to suffer such heat at least dont pay this much for a lousy meal! the service and attention to the tourist is none.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Monroe, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Nice location and nice cold beer, but food was just ok.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The location is nice and the cold beers were great. The service was good, but the food was just fine. We ordered a parrilla and also a steak - the parrilla was below average and the steak was just ok which is unusual in Uruguay. Overall it was average, so certainly would look for other options.

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Canada
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Fantastic Sunsets, nice location and views, cold beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We found this just walking around near sunset, the sunset was mind blowing good.
Beer was cold, good service, lots of happy people.
Did not have any food so can't comment, its next to a walkway on the waterfront.
Nice atmosphere. Think lots of locals enjoy this place
Enjoy !

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Drink here, but have your food elsewhere!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This is a very inviting place, you can see the red sun umbrellas at the edge of the peninsula from far away as you walk along Paseo de San Gabriel.
Unfortunately, the experience does not live up to the promise of the location.
Food is below standard (for me the worst in South America), but the location makes it worth to sit in for a drink. I suggest you go for something that they cannot get wrong (e.g Patricia beer) as their caipirinha was of similar quality to their food. Service is good, but this does not compensate for the awful tastes.
Stick with drinks only if you are tempted to visit this place and have your food somewhere else in this lovely city!

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Bainbridge Island WA
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159 reviews 159 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 83 cities Reviews in 83 cities
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
“Great location and service. Food just ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

The service was very friendly and far more attentive than anywhere else we went. The location is very attractive near the water with a lot of tables. Both steaks we ordered, while cooked correctly were of a lower meat quality than other places (excessively chewy and fatty)

Visited October 2013
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