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Francis Mallmann - El Garzon

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Costa Jose Ignacio 20401, Garzon 20401, Uruguay
+598 4410 2811
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Napa, CA
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2016

The first thing you should know before visiting any of Francis Mallmann's restaurants is to relax, provide a little bit of direction and allow the staff to do their thing. The food is very inventive, the staff is kind and cares about their guests. This is a place where you can say..."This is what I want"...from the hotel to the... More 

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caracas, Venezuela
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2016

The food is certainly very good even went is very expense, but i will never return as the wine list cost 6 times more than any where in the world beside the fact that i tried to talk to any manager to explain my disapointed and i was offer by people coming from i don't know where to go out... More 

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oslo
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2016

We had to wait for more than one hour for our pre-reserved table. That was ok with us as we were treated with drinks by the bar while we were waiting. But when at last, we were seated at our table, the service was totally absent. We had to ask for everything, and 2 1/2 hour after our arrival our... More 

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Center Point, Texas
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154 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2016

We had wanted to try the famous Francis Mallmans restaurant in the quaint village of Garzon since our visit to Estancia Vik some years back. With a bit of planning and the help of our friend Agustin, we were able to get a table during the current peak season. The focus of food preparation is grilling over wood. I had... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

While the restaurant celebrates ultimate farm to table prepared dishes, it lacks the service that should accompany expensive price tag. Bottom line, would skip this place and experience other restaurants with equally good food, warmer staff and fraction of the price (Lucifer, for example, which unfortunately is closed this season!) Our service was abominable. First when we inquired about the... More 

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3 Thank annemoh
Jose Ignacio, Uruguay
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

This place was one of my favorites up to this summer. It was worth the sky rocket cost due to it's uniqueness and Francis. This time I took all my family and a friend during high season and service was horrible, unprofessional and very rude. We are a very easy crowd to please and we are naturally very polite people...with... More 

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2015

Congratulations to Francis Mallmman for a big improvement versus our visit to Garzon last year. The food has more variety and a much lighter touch than the 'big meat' approach taken before. A large part of the improvement has no doubt come from the addition of Gioconda Scott (Trasierra near Seville, Spain) who now runs the kitchen and has added... More 

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Paris, France
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2015

the ambiance is incredible and worth to go for. the food isnt always what you expect to get from this reknown chef and for this price

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Washington, DC
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

I get it, you are paying for dining at a small restaurant fronted by a famous chef, but the service is bad and the prices exhorbitant. An hour passed between finishing our appetizer and our main course. The check took more than 30 min to appear. We had to serve our own drinks as the staff was not around. The... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2014

The place proposes conventional food which you can find in many local restaurants. The dishes are presented with no creativity but sold at a very high prices, this probably justified by the notoriety of the owner. Here we are talking about 3 to 4 times more than a decent restaurant for something basic like a Milanese served with papas and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Argentinean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Costa Jose Ignacio 20401, Garzon 20401, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Garzon
  • Phone Number: +598 4410 2811

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?