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General Flores 19 | Barrio Histórico, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was great for the both the view and novelty factor. Food was fair although over priced. There was an 18% additional charge for using a credit card which made the meal one of the most expensive ones we had on our trip.

Thank Banba32
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Nothing amazing. Just a plate of ham and cheese (shop bought), a soup, a hot chocolate and a cup of tea. What was amazing was paying US$35 for it!!!!!! Had a nice view but really isn't worth it. What a waste of money.

Thank CaitlinAB
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

I ordered ribs and a salad. The meat was absolutely terrible; ridiculously chewy and poor quality. I took one bite and could not swallow it. I fed my entire dish to a stray dog who decided to sit by my table (he was one happy dog!). The salad was terrible as well. A couple of green leaves (and some of... More 

Thank Andreaylam
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

We had a great lunch at Torreon during a very windy day--loved my very large Patricia beer and a great pizza. Godoy fries as wellaagreat views from the old castle part of the restaurant

Thank Sara L
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145 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Great location and ambiance, but the service was really poor. We only had coffee and deserts but it took forever the get the attention of the waiters. There were 4 of them talking to each other and didn't care about helping us.

Thank SheilaBord
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

After traveling around the world for 7 months, this is the first time we have actually been stolen from! We ordered an Asado platter for two, which turned out to be 4 pieces of fatty beef and chips. Not the BBQ'd meat we were expecting. But the real shock came when the bill arrived! For the chips, which we had... More 

Thank Cameron P
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Nice location with good view, however the food was terrible! We ordered a shrimp dish....it was a bowl of very small shrimp (the kind you get from the grocery store in a frozen bag) with a horrible tasting sauce....as a matter a fact the worst tasting sauce I've ever had. The service was poor. No English menu available. Stay away... More 

Thank eva c
Villa Ballester, Argentina
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115 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

The view from here is absolutely amazing and the food is great. I had the bife de chorizo which is a strip steak and it was grilled to perfection. My girlfriend had a pasta dish and her parents had a fish dish and they were all satisfied with their dish. The service was great and the staff attentive. I would... More 

Thank Robert B
Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

If you are wandering around Barrio Historico and want a nice place to chill with great views and a steady stream of Bob Marley playing in the background, this is your place! Don't expect "grab and go" service - clearly, the wait staff has taken the Marley-esque attitude literally. It is very slow and deliberate - which is perfect if... More 

Thank jdato
Sydney, Canada
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313 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This restaurant/bar is a great spot to relax while having a beer and watching the sun set on the Rio de la Plata.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: General Flores 19 | Barrio Histórico, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Colonia Department  >  Colonia del Sacramento

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