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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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Estrecho is a small restaurant in the Old City, where you sit on the bar and watch your food being prepared in front of you. Whatever you choose from the menu, you certainly get something tasty served by friendly people. One of the best restaurants in Montevideo.

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Thank Murat A
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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469 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Its not obviously good from the outside but sitting at their bar looking at the food being freshly cooked . A limited menu but superb quality .

Thank hilltopOxon
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We tried Estrecho for lunch on the day we arrived in MVD from the US, in the off season. We had a very nice meal and felt very welcomed and comfortable. We wish they were open for dinner!

Thank Mary Ann L
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

The best bife lomo I ever eat! Fantastic taste =) Creme Brulee is also amazing!) Definitely must visit!

Thank Александр Н
Medellin, Colombia
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109 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

I very much enjoyed this place, in fact it was the one place we repeated in Montevideo during our one-week stay. It's only open for lunch and it's a great option for a quick but not rushed lunch. Tender beef on the filet mignon, tasty sandwiches, a daily change of fish in a basic dish but with the filets always... More 

Thank RoundMoundOfRebound
Joinville, SC
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

I have a lunch with my wife and we really enjoy the place, food and the service. The experience to be in a place like bar but restaurant was fantastic.

Montevideo, Uruguay
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Ideal for lunch during working days. No tables, just counter lunch. Fast, good. Friendly atmosphere, everybody business-like.

Thank SHdeV
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

I loved sitting at the bar watching all the different meals being prepared. We had fish of the day and a chicken dish. Both were tasty and beautifully presented, as was dessert also. I would have liked the food to be seasoned a bit more but they use less salt to be healthier. The service was attentive and friendly. I... More 

Thank clairelip99
Rio de Janeiro
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The Estrecho restaurant is indeed narrow and is reminiscent of an old style drug store or diner lunch counter in the US. There are some differences: the counter is made of beautiful wood and the food is sophisticated continental gourmet style. Inexpensive local wines are offered. The service is friendly and attentive. It may seem strange to have food presented... More 

Thank ajnaro
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Special occasions, 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?