We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
General Flores 19 | Barrio Histórico, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

416 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 72: English reviews
Fortaleza
Level Contributor
140 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Helpful?
Thank SheilaBord
Colchester
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Helpful?
Thank Cameron P
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank eva c
Villa Ballester, Argentina
Level Contributor
72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank Robert B
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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 

Helpful?
Thank jdato
Sydney, Canada
Level Contributor
313 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 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.

Helpful?
Thank Aafia
virginia
Level Contributor
676 reviews
406 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We were in the mood for pasta so we tried the mixed seafood ravioli pasta. It was okay, without much flavor, but a good amount of seafood. I should ordered my friend's salmon ravioli! It was delicious with flavor galore. Our server was nice and helpful. Nice view.

Helpful?
Thank luke47
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

By sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you! The food is little above average and the service is extremely slow but, that was ok as we were enjoying watching the sun set and drinking Uruguayan beer. We were told that a better sunset view was upstairs in the tower so we... More 

Helpful?
Thank Susanb1012
Bruton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Initially called in there to have a drink, which was very agreeable given the location. Decided to stay for lunch without doing any prior investigation which was unwise. Ordered Rabas (fried calamari rings) and an Ensalada Caprese. The actual squid was so thin as to be hardly visible, almost all the bulk consisting of batter; the salad extremely small compared... More 

Helpful?
Thank Winkie P
Columbia, Missouri
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

Such a tranquil spot for lunch. Service is pleasant and the food is good but nothing special. It's the location that sets this place over the edge. As with most places in Colonia you can pay with US Dollars, Brazilian Reals, Argentine pesos or local currency.

Helpful?
Thank josiezim

Travelers who viewed El Torreon also viewed

Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department
Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department
 
Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department
Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department
 
Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department
Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department
 

Been to El Torreon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Torreon staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?