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El Buen Suspiro

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$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, South American
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Calle De Los Suspiros 90, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
00598 45226160
11:15 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:15 am - 12:00 am
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After reading so many outstanding reviews of this place I practically ran from my hotel to book a reservation. The man working the front desk when I arrived was warm and friendly, we joked with each other, we talked a bit, he made me very excited to visit later in the night. When we returned in the evening, the friendly... More 

Thank Jon T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped our heads through the (very small) door on passing and immediately decided to reserve a table for the evening - so glad we did! The place is tiny but very atmospheric, located in one of the original streets in Colonia. They have a great list of Uruguayan wines, and this really is the best place in town to sample... More 

Thank roos1ter
Culburra Beach, Australia
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

While not cheap this popular family establishment produced an fantastic selection of local wines, cheeses and other produce. The staff in the family run restaurant were friendly and efficient. A great night out.

Thank juanofthejungle
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

A local recommended it and it was THE PLACE during my stay in Colonia. It's a very small wine bar hidden in Colonia. The atmosphere, great local snacks, sausages and cheese were great. Don't leave El Buen Suspiro without trying a local Tannat. And you can also have dinner. Tip: As the place is really small you should ask for... More 

Thank Eugenia A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

After a few days of sightseeing, gorging on amazing steak and some late nights on local beers and cocktails - we decided to take the ferry over to Colonia. My Flight Attendant girlfriend has been to Montevideo a number of times for work and recommended the place - not to mention the great bottles of Tannat wine she was bringing... More 

Thank Robotronic5
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

A very beautiful place. Located in a house more than 200 years old.. Great collection of wines and picadas. Must visit!

Thank Abhishek B
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Nice atmosphere, good wine, excellent snacks (sausages and cheese) to start the night. We were two couples and had a great time there. Book it in advance.

Thank Nadja W
Belo Horizonte, MG
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

The atmosphere is great, the staff is just so nice and friendly, and the picadas and the wine were awesome. The price was also really fair. Finding this restaurant was one of the highlights of my trip.

Thank Clara789
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

It´s such a nice place to eat. It's very peculiar and cozy. Service was great, the staff tried to attend all our needs. We had cake and a bottle of Moscato, wich were all good.

Thank Gisele G
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

We love our wines so it was great to find the cutest little wine bar in the historic part of Colonia that serves local wines by the glass. The building is perfect with its low door frame and low ceilings and stone walls. Feels like you're walking into a cellar. We were there after lunch and the kitchen was already... More 

Thank Evelyn S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $16
Wine Bar, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:15 am - 12:00 am
11:15 am - 12:00 am
11:15 am - 12:00 am
11:15 am - 12:00 am
11:15 am - 12:00 am
11:15 am - 12:00 am
11:15 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle De Los Suspiros 90, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Colonia Department  >  Colonia del Sacramento
  • Phone Number: 00598 45226160
We offer a local cuisine based on the best artisanal products of Colonia, in the most emblematic street of the old quarter of Colonia del Sacramento, the “Barrio Sur”, a World Heritage site, in a typical house of Portuguese construction of early 1700s. Wines of local vineyards, artisanal cheeses, homemade jams, olive oil, spirits, grappas, and typical pastries are part of the menu, to take or to taste at the store. Whether in a small and intimate room or at the courtyard, you can taste different appetizers based on a selection of artisanal local cheeses served with sweet and sour sauces, combined with salami, sausages, ham, vegetable tarts, and chicken brochette. In winter, homemade soups of onion or pumpkin; in summer, salads.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?