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Parrillada El Porton

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General Flores 333, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
+598 4522 5318
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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State of Sao Paulo
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32 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

El Porton was recommended by hotel staff as good barbecue place. We were in a party of four and all of us asked grilled sirloin. Just my sirloin came tasty and soft.. all other 3 dishes, the sirloin came overcooked and hard. We called the waiter and he was rude... He asked if mine sirloin was good, and reply to... More 

Thank rqcarvalho
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant serves a great meat, prepared in the traditional way in Uruguay. It is simple but the service is good. The menu offers a long list of meat options. Short list of wine and bear, but it does not matter. The city is not so big and therefore it seems it is the best parrilla of the village. There... More 

Thank DinhoEagle
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

I am a food snob who loves well cooked gourmet food. We decided that while in Uruguay we should try BBQ. We chose a top rated place (by Trip Advisor) and ordered the BBQ sampler. MISTAKE! Half of our meal was left uneaten - too tough to eat. Our meal came with French fries and when I asked for ketchup... More 

Thank Barbara A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Here you get large and well made portions, with meat from their own livestock. We were here in the off season and the place was absolutely crowded and with a waiting line at lunch time. But it's worth the wait. It's a little hard to find as they don't advertise their name a lot. Actually it's just carved in wood... More 

Thank FrederikSchack
Villa Ballester, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

This is a great place if your up for a good steak. I had the bife de lomo (tenderloin) and it was grilled to perfection. The wait staff is friendly and very attentive. I would recommend this place to anybody.

Thank Robert B
Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I went there with a friend, staff was super friendly (there was a queue for about 15 minutes - we did not have reservations) and the food was really great, We ordered the lamb and another half portion of meat and it was really well served, the taste was wonderful and we only paid around 900 pesos incl service, one... More 

Thank Ivo A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Went here on a recommendation and seems like a place the locals go. Great parrillada BBQ. We had the sweetbreads here - wow I wish we could get this quality at home! Friendly service, lovely local feel, warm atmosphere.

Thank Evelyn S
Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This restaurant has the best meat in Colonia. It belongs to the same family and the food is good. I would recommend it.

Thank Alejandro Z
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334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We had lunch there. Not far from old town centre. It was really busy when we were there and seemed like lots of locals. The steak was really tasty. Price was very good. Service was decent. All in all a good place to have lunch.

Thank Ray G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We read that they had the best grilled meat in town, so we tried it. My steak was tender and cooked just right. Other folks were not as impressed as I was. The ala carte potato dishes were fine, but no seasoning whatsoever. Service was good even though it was crowded.

Thank luke47

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $50
Barbecue, Argentinean, South American
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: General Flores 333, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Colonia Department  >  Colonia del Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +598 4522 5318
The Barbecue Restaurant to visit in Colonia del Sacramento. Here you can enjoy tha traditional Uruguayan barbecue in food-warming trays for two. Also premium-quality cuts of beef, pork, chicken, fish, pasta and the classic Uruguayan 'chivitos'. A warm, familiar place with more than 30 year-old experience, run by its owners the Martinez-Sandoval family.

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