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Buenos Aires 652 | left wing of Teatro Solis, Montevideo 11300, 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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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 31 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 

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San Francisco, California
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97 reviews
55 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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566 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 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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509 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 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 154 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
Geneva, Switzerland
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498 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The place is elegant and pleasant in the middle of town. The food from the rather short menu was excellent, we had a creamy squid ink risotto and perfectly cooked duck filet as well as a very decent maracuja mousse for dessert. Bread was average, as were the wines by the glass. Service is however not on par with the... More 

Thank JMGeneva
Asuncion, Paraguay
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The restaurant is elegant and it is in a historic location. The food was good, but it was a little pricey.

Thank Juan F
Paris, France
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

As I have mentioned in the Teatro Solis review, book it first, try to combine with a performance at the theatre and you will have a perfect evening!

Thank MrTonda

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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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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 11300, 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?