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Buenos Aires 652 | left wing of Teatro Solis, Montevideo 11008, Uruguay
+598 2915 0330
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good place to eat and spend your dinner. Sometimes also you may have a nice music entretaiment with a piano show. All you may find at the menu, is excelent and the staff well coordinated. It is one of the best restaurants in town, but quite expensive. All the restaurant is very nice decorated and well situated at one... More 

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Miami
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went for lunch and it was a pleasure. The Staff was well coordinated and there were multiple delicious options on the menu. I had the executive menu which includes a glass of champagne and a glass of wine, three courses, good portions. Definitely excellent.

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Thank Cramos14
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place, but I don't feel the staff were attentious in the way we deserved. They offer a very expensive water (I did not even have time to ask for another and he already opened it). They charge for "cubiertos" which I know is done in some places in Argentina, but during all my staying in Uruguay... More 

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Hellerup, Denmark
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116 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 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 

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New York City, New York
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

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.

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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 July 29, 2016

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.

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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.

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Thank Ivo A
Seattle
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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 

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San Francisco, California
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101 reviews
58 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
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $80
Cuisine
French, International, Mediterranean, Italian, European, Soups, South American
Meals
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
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?