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The setting--once you get there--is wonderful and worth the drive. The location is understated with a town of 200. The staff are outstanding professionals, and the food is terrific. We sat inside and out, and the ambiance was first-class in both, although flies outside were...a bit of a bother. We passed on the desserts, at US$20 each they were not necessary to complete a fine lunch.More
Date of visit: February 2020
223melisal, Dpto. Marketing at Restaurante Bodega Garzon, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2020
We went with a group of 14 people for a wine tasting and lunch. It was a Sunday so on the tour we just viewed the equipment and cellars, there was no activity but the spaces were impressive. it is the largest winery we have...visited in any country and has a beautiful location.
We were given a generous tasting of three wines and a good tour. We then had free time to visit the grounds and the store where the different wines and olive oils were sold.
We purchased a drink at the bar, I asked for white wine and was shown the menu with three white wines by the glass which were offered for $200 pesos each. The bar tender gave me a good explanation of the history of the one I picked in excellent English and I enjoyed my wine on the terrace overlooking the vineyards and olive groves.
We then went for lunch. They seated us at a table but had miscalcutated the number and we had to move to an alternate table. Our orders were taken - we had booked the set menu with four courses for $2600 pp (Approx. $70.00 USD pp)
We were given a selection of tasty breads and the three types of olive oils that are sold there as well as a small glass of a mixed aperitif and some olives. It was all very good and we were looking forward to the meal.
The waiters were attentive and everyone's starter was delivered at the same time, the two choices were well presented and well flavoured. I had the eggplant, my companion the fish.
While we were eating our starter, the waiter came round with a bottle of red and a bottle of white wine and asked if we would like wine. We asked for white and he poured a small amount into our glasses and moved on. We had not been shown a wine list so we were not sure if this was a sample or was included like the aperitif but there was less than half of what I had been served at the bar in each glass.
The next course, i had the tomato dish - it was OK, half a tomato sitting in lightly flavoured tomato juice. It had been covered with breadcrumbs and slightly grilled. My companion had the sausage which was well received by those who chose it.
The main course was of average quality. I had the pasta. The mussels were very small and had little flavour. One had not opened and should have not been served. The tomato sauce was unimpressive. My companion had the lamb and was disappointed. It looked overcooked and was held together with a lot of fat and membranes. Several of our group did not eat all the lamb, including my companion.
The desserts were well received.
At the end of the meal, we were presented with a bill for two glasses of wine, we were quite surprised that the small amount given was considered a glass especially as we had not even been allowed to pick what we wanted.
Some else in the group was equally annoyed at being charged a hefty sum for such a meagre amount of wine.
it was an unfortunate end to an otherwise pleasant day. I felt the lunch was overpriced compared to other places in Uruguay and would have expected a winery to be less niggardly with the wine considering how much we paid for the meal.More
Resume: We had lunch on january 15th. Expensive. It doesn’t deliver the experience it sells.
Cons - the sommeliers were more like a waiter, just put the wine on the glass and gave some basic information. We ordered the 5 glasses to match with the...menu and they were late to pair the food to the wine and simply forgot one of them!! We received the desert before the 4th... it seems the food and the wine are sold by diferent people. The food was OK.
Pros- Place is very beautiful and the view is amazing.
Other info: Booking: website just receive your request. They send an email to ask for the credit card numbers to garantee your place. Strange but worked; 1:30h ride (car) from Punta Del Leste (Waze gets you there);More
Bodega Garzón has a superb setting, great wines (and even greater olive oils!), beautiful views, delicious food and attentive & competent staff. The only reason why I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is that in all this opulence and high prices it...ends up feeling like a bit of a tourist trap. At times it is a bit over the top. However, if you hve the extra time, don't miss it: you'll enjoy it.More
Date of visit: January 2019
Matias G, Turismo at Restaurante Bodega Garzon, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2019
We did the premium experience tour, which was absolutely wonderful and full of surprises. Natalia did an excellent job explaining everything in the vineyard and in the caves. After that we had a lovely lunch. The chef and sommelier were awesome. It was truly an...amazing experience. Also the building itself, their sustainability... everything is jaw dropping. Cannot recommend it enough.More
Date of visit: July 2019
Matias G, Turismo at Restaurante Bodega Garzon, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019
Wine obviously good here, the setting and the building are worth a visit alone. The food however was hit and miss, I had a wonderful melon based starter and great desert but the middle two courses were not up to the standard of everything else....There were plenty of non meat and vegetarian options here which is a big plus.More
Thank you Nicolas for taking care of this invitation I had for my birthday. Being a neighbour I can say that you guys rock!! Service was perfect, time being served, dedication, the food, the guided tour to the kitchen, Chef Motta, the views....everything, One thousand...and one claps for you guys and the creation of this dream for all us to have. Would recommend for many different occasions, or simply to go and chill!!More
Chef Martin is a very talented young Chef. His sympathy and love for the job and expertise are evident. One of my best meal in the last year. Kind of pricy but... quality. The service team is very efficient and friendly . Must go, a...lot better than in the vinicola Garzon restaurant.More