We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fun place!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Drugstore

El Drugstore
Portugal 174, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
598 45 225 241
Improve this listing
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: European, Japanese, Spanish, Vegan
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Savannah, Georgia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Fun place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Located in the old town in the plaza. Has a big menu and a very international selection. The food is great, comes out quickly and is healthy as well. they have outdoor seating when it's nice out or indoor seating with sme funky decor.
Best of all they serve Mate with Alfajores. Make sure they are open, because they close at unspecified times.

Visited May 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

597 reviews from our community

65% Recommend
    180
    211
    107
    51
    48
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good food, great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012 via mobile

We had lunch at El Drugstore. The lomo con hongos (meat with mushrooms) was amazing! Order some extra rice to enjoy the rich sauce. Service was a little slow, but the open kitchen keeps you entertained while you wait for the waiter.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Eclectic easy lunch!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012 via mobile

Stopped here for a simple lunch. Unusual and quirky place with pleasant atmosphere. Unremarkable food but some local choices were unavailable and we wanted to eat light. Fun to sit outside in the little square opposite an old church. Staff were lovely. Overall worth a stop.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Manila, Philippines
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Best meal of our South America trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

El drugstore gave us the best meal we had in our South American trip. The fish that I ordered was sooooo good. The atmosphere was amazing. The restaurant has really great decor. It was so colorful and vibrant. They have an open kitchen so you can watch your food being prepared. We sat inside because it was so cold on that day and didn't want to freeze outside. But as I said, the ambiance whether or not you are inside or outside is pretty good.

Location was right in the Old City.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tel-Aviv
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Casual and colorful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

El Drugstore is located in the old city, in front of the church; when the weathher allows it, tables are placed on the sidewalk and the street too ... no traffic there! The menu is as the restaurant, colorful and with a big assortment of different dishes. They will cook at your sight, without any impact on the quality of the place, air ... nothing. they have combo dishes which will include an entree, a main dish, dessert or coffee. The food is always fresh and healthy. The fish (filet) is good, the bowl of noquis, all the oriental food they cook in the wok is good ... everything is good and they will charge you very decently. I strongly recomend the place because of the site, the food and at nights, you can get a live show, that goes along with the line of the restaurant ... quality ...

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed El Drugstore also viewed

Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department
Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department
 
Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department
Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department
 

Been to El Drugstore? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage El Drugstore, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.