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Buenos Aires 652 | left wing of Teatro Solis, Montevideo 11008, Uruguay
+598 2915 0330
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hellerup, Denmark
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117 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a quite fancy restaurant and I wasnt sure if I fell outside its target guest group wearing jeans and t-shirt. It only opens at 8pm but at 8:30 it was half full. The menu is quite wide in selections, and the food came quite fast. Only negative remark is that I asked for my tuna steak to be... More 

Thank JLC-1972
New York City, New York
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is by far the best restaurant in Montevideo. Period. Great menu. Great ambience and great food preparation. The lunch menu is a steal. Dinner is much pricier.

Thank William N
Weston, Florida
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96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a nice restaurant. Lunch is cheaper but dinner time is too costly. It is located next to the Teatro Solis, so,if you go to the theatre it is convenient. Difficult to,find a parking place. Normally people go,with Uber or limo or taxis.

Thank alejk2016
Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I was there for a private business meeting, food was very good, so was the wine and the service. However, the best part for me was to have a cocktail outside, the location, just beside the theather is amazing.

Thank Ivo A
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

This is a very elegant restaurant and I'm not sure we were up the the maitre'ds standard as he seated us in the empty restaurant just after they opened. It has white tablecloths and the ornate furnishings you'd expect in a theater. We had a great time with the sommelier, who helped us pick out a very good Tannat. The... More 

Thank old_lady_who
San Francisco, California
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

My husband and I visit Montevideo often and are tired of all the usual restaurants with monotonous menus. As a lark we decided to lunch at Rara Avis. We did not have a reservation but were graciously accommodated. I was underdressed -- I do recommend a nice skirt or slacks and real shoes or sandals. The service is formal, as... More 

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Peyia, Cyprus
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571 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

The place was very quiet when we arrived but it took very long for the menus to arrive. The bread was very tasteless and the presentation of the butter very poor. The carpaccio (meat was very good) but the dressing too sour. The Risotto was very average. This place is not worth the money. When we left the receptionist did... More 

Thank sigzag
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511 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

The restaurant looks like a funeral parlor . It feels heavy and stiff . Tables are covered with ugly shiny synthetic table cloths. Napkins ditto! Bread arrives in ugly wooden dish. Bread lacks salt, looks unappealing. Mozzarella carpaccio although had interesting flavours, it was swimming in oil and it was way too salty., Beef carpaccio was fine. Presentation was good.... More 

Thank Lovetotraveldubai
Montevideo, Uruguay
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88 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

I dined here for business, with a guest from the UK we wanted to impress, and I think it did the job. The food and service was excellent, and the setting is spectacular - a luxurious red dining room that is part of the building which houses the Solis theatre. This is an expensive place, but recommended if you want... More 

Thank grahamstanley
Austin, Texas
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425 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Attached to the theater, the dinning room is beautiful. The food was very good. Service was a little lacking, but not too bad. It was lunch time and they were very busy, but for the cost, I expect better service. I would return for the food and the setting and just allow more time.

Thank dt95

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $80
French, International, Mediterranean, Italian, European, Soups, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Buenos Aires 652 | left wing of Teatro Solis, Montevideo 11008, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo
  • Phone Number: +598 2915 0330

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