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General Flores 19 | Barrio Histórico, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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Quito, Ecuador
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

If you are in Colonia and want a place to sit down and have a drink specially around sunset, don't look any further. The views are spectacular but it might get a little chilly because of the strong winds. Now, regarding the place itself, food was good but a bit overpriced. Beer selection wasn't to die for either.

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Thank efburneo
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Nice location indeed. Nice setting since the restaurant is located in an old tower. The positive things end here: service very average, food nothing special...really. Price on par with top restaurants. Look somewhere else for your launch.

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SE Asia
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74 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

The restaurant is in a great location on the corner of two streets overlooking the river. There was some nice music playing so we decided to have lunch. Initially, the server was prompt because we were the only ones, but eventually when the restaurant filled up, service became slow. The food (pork chops and chicken curry) were average. However, I... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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.

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Thank Banba32
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank CaitlinAB
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Houston, Texas
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Fortaleza
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Colchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene
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?