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El viejo y querido

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Francisco Rios 2748, Montevideo, Uruguay
2 711 56 08
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Porto Alegre, RS
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

We've been there for my birthday dinner. The restaurant is almost hidden. Small, cozy, with familiar environment. We felt like home with the Brazilian music playing. They serve varied types of cuisine. Excellent food, really tasty. Price is from mid-range to fine dining but really worths for special evenings.

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

This restaurant seems to be a well-kept secret. We have been twice now and have always been blown away by the food. The last time I came, I tried the lasagne and it was definitely the best lasagne I have tried in my life. And yet, the restaurant isn't particularly known for Italian food. The service was great, very friendly... More 

Thank grahamstanley
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Got caught in a rainstorm so popped in for some wine, stayed for the food! Ended up learning some Spanish from the very friendly waiter and the bonus of a free glass of half and half when we mentioned it was a friends birthday. Would recommend the old man of the sea platter.

Thank Lizzy G
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

Here you feel like you eating home made food, with lots of typical south American flavours. They have a very good environment that makes you feel like eating at a friend's house. Dined there some times, never repeated dishes and never regreted the dish I've ordered.

Thank Frederico M
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496 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Well furnished restaurant, with a nice ambiance. Had pappardelle with mushrooms that really were not good: overcooked pappardelle with a lot of mushrooms of different sorts, and lots of cream, but almost no taste. Dessert was ok. Having asked a glass of red wine I got a fairly good Uruguyan malbec. Service was informal and friendly.

Thank YouBeeTs
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Food was really delicious. We ordered baby beef, seafood risotto and pork with apple and pumpkin. Everything perfect. The attendant Gabriela was very kind. I would return for sure.

Thank Carla Y
Montevideo, Uruguay
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Wonderfull atmosphere and staff. Small and quaint. The food has a homemade quality to it but with a "sofisticated" side. Delicious! Correct the address please FRANCISCO ROS 2748

Thank sandra7702015
Richmond, Virginia
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159 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

It's a small restaurant inside and with seating outside. The service and food were excellent! I had a fish dish and salad that were very fresh and tasty. I would return when visiting Montevideo. Nice wine selection.

Thank Nelson M
Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Place is very pleasant, nothing special in food. They have a reduced menu with salads, 1 type of pizza and some local wine.

Thank Marina V
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Great food, ambiance and staff. I definitely recommend for couples in love. The place is small, only about six tables on the sidewalk plus one inside, therefore reservation is advised

Thank Eugen C

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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 of 5 stars
Latin, International, Mediterranean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Francisco Rios 2748, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo
  • Phone Number: 2 711 56 08

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?