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WASA Ethnik Food

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Ciudad Vieja
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Zabala 1341 | Ciudad Viejo, Montevideo 11006, Uruguay
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is by far my favourite eatery in Montevideo. No frills when it comes to decor but the chef is a real artist and his wife makes the best fresh smoothies in town. You cannot find better price-quality value.

Thank VeroEliz
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2015

Arrived in Montevideo today and wanted to see the old section Cuidad Vieja. Read about Wasa in several reviews and decided to try. WOW ! The whole experience was outstanding. Owners are French husband and wife team who came to the city 5 years ago. This place is the "bomb." Eclectic menu of daily specials including fish, tortillas, etc. Prepared... More 

1 Thank bds1490
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44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2015

This small restaurant in the hear of the old city in Montevideo was absolutely wonderful. The food is healthy and inventive. The owners work very hard to serve you something special. You sit at a bar and watch them prepare your food. It was comfortable and convenient for lunch. I don't think that they serve dinner at all. It is... More 

1 Thank cmpizz
Los Angeles, CA
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37 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2015

We found this spot on trip advisor. We only had one day to explore Montevideo, and since we were coming to the old city anyway, I wanted to eat at a unique highly rated spot In the area. In all honesty we found this part of town to be less than charming and a bit touristy but Wasa made it... More 

1 Thank EvanSK85
Montevideo, Uruguay
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2014

Best of the Best in Uruguay. Seriously. This is my second review of this restaurant. In the fifteen months since I posted my first review, it only has gotten better. I suspect Walter (the French chef and owner) is the kind of guy who would get Michelin stars in France. How and why he got here and why he has... More 

4 Thank uruguayan_11
Wroclaw, Poland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Found this place thanks to tripadvisor. What an experience! We chose the vegan meal of the day and it was made in front of us. It was probably the best vegan meal I've had in my life! Just amazing! And the owners, I think French originally, were just the nicest! I'll definitely recommend this place to everyone who's going to... More 

1 Thank vojakg
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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322 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

Cooked vegetables of 4 different colors, presented next to a slice of polenta, with ground radish flourish and an interesting sauce for the appetizer. Followed by just firm enough, flavorful meatballs in a bit sweet sauce, next to cooked leeks, and rice with toasted coconut over the top for the entrée. All for 250 pesos (about USD $10). Served along... More 

1 Thank Mike S
Bronx, New York
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

Cuidad Vieja is a must see in the day time. But most importantly the top dining places there close early so Stopping here for lunch is a must. Wasa is a small place, but truely a gem in all of Montevideo. It closes around 3pm so stop early for arguably best lunch in Montevideo ( Estrecho is other ) As... More 

1 Thank Umberto R
Sudbury, Canada
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

We recently visited Montevideo and ate at WASA Ethnik Food twice (we would have gone again but the place was packed!). It's only open for lunch, and only on weekdays. There's a small table for two by the entrance, plus a bar that seats up to about 10 people. If you want to sit at the table, it's best to... More 

2 Thank 566Carole
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014

We came here twice. Managed by a lovely lady and man that spoke French. It was some of the most delicious food we had over two months in South America. The juices were a nice surprise and everything was cooked well. Would strongly recommend you eat here.

1 Thank Tom H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zabala 1341 | Ciudad Viejo, Montevideo 11006, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo>  > Ciudad Vieja
  • Neighborhood: Ciudad Vieja
  • Phone Number: 091220908

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