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Viejo Barrio Restaurant and Bar

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Vasconcellos 169, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
598 52 25 399
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Corona del Mar, California
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was good, but the food was pretty marginal. We had steak and chicken. They were both fine, but not like some of the fantastic meat we ate on this trip.

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Halifax
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really lovely setting . Wish we could there now food was lovely as was the service.Really charming with old style decour.

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Thank easterntreker
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

We sat outside and had homemade spaghetti and gnocchi, very nice. The house white wine was good too. The best part is the atmosphere, sitting outside next to the basilica and near other restaurants with live music.

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Oldsmar, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Based not on our concierge recommendation, but on TripAdvisor, we made our way to this intimate quiet restaurant. We ordered a L. of not-so-great Tinto vino, but what the hey, it was as inexpensive as the Cervesas. Jim ordered spinach -filled ravioli w/ tomato sauce, my own pasta dish (began with letter 'S'), was fat (4-cheese) dumplings, one of these... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Well priced but the food isn't anything spectacular. The service is really great though; all staff are super friendly and helpful. I had gnocchi which was a bit under seasoned and my partner had the vegetable soup which he liked but he thought it was a bit lacking on the vegetables. For dessert we had the tres helados because we... More 

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Clonmel, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

I was invited to lunch here recently. The home-made pasta was recommended and it didn't disappoint. it was for me the best pasta dish I have tasted - Italy included.

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Thank JoMaRoSoIsWi
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

I had a "sorrentinos con mariscos" for lunch and it was totally worth it. Fresh pasta, goos service, and the price was also reasonable for Colonia.

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New City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

I had heard about the place being very good in price and pastas so that was a good enough combo for me to try it out. Was very glad I did. I ordered a great creamy pasta with chicken but what was strange was it was a chicken leg that came on the plate, not a breast or boneless meat.... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

Set in a lovely square with friendly service and good tasting food we had a lovely lunch of freshly prepared produce.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide in colonial recommended this restaurants for pasta. It did not disappoint. Best pasta I have had outside of Italy. Reasonable prices. Ate lunch and dinner there. My husband lived the rabbit at lunch. Yummy desserts. Highly recommend!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vasconcellos 169, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Colonia Department  >  Colonia del Sacramento
  • Phone Number: 598 52 25 399

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