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Ciudad Vieja
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Sarandi 460, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
+598 2915 6107
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is small and you might have to wait, but it sure is worth it. Presentation is gorgeous and the flavors are out of this world.

Thank ScarlettDubois
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With a discrete entrance and modern atmosphere, the place made intrigued by first impression. But once the plates have arrived We were completly certain we've made a great choice. We shared two soups for starters (thai and onio soups). Then the great uruguaian chivito was tasty. Service was lovely. I do strongly recommend it. Regrets for not coming back. Oh,... More 

1 Thank Guilherme A
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing, great food served to businessmen on their lunch break and couples having a quick lunch. The food is fresh and prepared before you. The swordfish I ate was better than the same meal I had in BA for 5 times the price. Highly recommended. Don't let the exterior put you off, go in, you will not... More 

Thank bennshep
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Only open for lunch, this place is fantastic. Great food and attention to presentation details. Every plate ordered was excellent! The staff has a few who speak expert English. I gladly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Eugene S
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118 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Estrecho is a charming cafe with a cool vibe. Open for lunches, it has long bar for diners to sit at that runs the length of the space, and an open kitchen. The chefs and other staff are mostly women, and their work is really great to watch while you eat. I had a lovely, light yet tasty, fish dish... More 

Thank CanberraDiner
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Where else can you have great food and watch the chefs up close and personal? This is the place. Everyday there is a special menu lunch in addition to the regular menu. To say the food is excellent is an understatement. I have been here 3 times and each time I leave with a smile on my face and a... More 

Thank Marsha L
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch, all the dishes made the most of the seasonal availability and the ambience was professional. I would have given five stars however the lady who took our order never smiled once. It wasn't just us, she smiled for nobody. Otherwise it was a great experience

Thank BrentinDubai
new york city
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244 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Estrecho was by far our favorite restaurant in Uruguay, but to be honest ranks among our favorite restaurants after spending 3 months in South America. The service is excellent, the restaurant is well-designed, but the star of the show is the food. The menu changes based on the best ingredients available, but you're sure to enjoy whatever you get.

1 Thank rosiesiman
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

OK so no one trusts rave reviews anyway but this place is as good or better than they say. Artful, that's the word, balanced delicate subtle dishes, beautifully presented. Sure. Ten/15 bucks for a 2 course meal with wine. Yep. People are charming speak great English have a great sense of pride - rightly so. For me the fish soup... More 

Thank farisyakob
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Thoughtful cooking with excellent ingredients that provide intricate taste sensations. Well done. The direct access to the chefs at work, only a meter or two away, makes it clear that they are taking care to cook and present with careful attention to detail. Service is terrific, there is no wait between completion of the dish and it being served since... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sarandi 460, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo>  > Ciudad Vieja
  • Neighborhood: Ciudad Vieja
  • Phone Number: +598 2915 6107

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