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“A rip off warning!”
Review of Che Montevideo - CLOSED

Che Montevideo
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Punta Carretas
Reviewed January 24, 2013

After a looong walk along the beautiful rambla, we felt it was time for dinner and have walked into this restaurant, the name we did not even notice at entrance. The setting was attractive, waterfront, nice terrace almost over water and we fell for it. But, that is were the nice ends. The restaurant manager (I suppose it is her role) was quite agressive when we said we did not want any bread and butter for starters, pointing out to us it is a must (as it is we experienced in most of the restaurants in Montevideo and it is highly overpriced!). So, we said ok, lets not call the police over a bowl of bread and butter!
The service was good, though, by the very nice waiter, but the food was not up to scratch and specially not up to the price list given. Be warned - he waterfront is included in the price. So, we said, ok, let's enjoy the meal a bit more expensive then elsewhere, but maybe the taste is worth it. The taste of food was lets say ok, but not amazing, there was a taste of the beach in my salad that I did not appreciate, it was seasoned with the sand, namely. The biggest surprise came with the bill - all the prices in the meni are tax excluded! We were not previously warned of this, which would be fair, considering that price list is higher than elsewhere, excluding tax. This has not happened to us at any other Montevideo restaurant and we have visited quite a few during 6 day visit. That did it. We paid the bill and wanted to leave, when the manager walked up to us with quite an attitude asking us why we did not pay the service charges. As much as we felt sorry for the guy who was the least to blame for the situation, we kept it our right to at least put a stop there to being completely ripped off and walked out of the restaurant leaving the manager a bit gobsmacked, deservingly.
On leaving, we made sure we remembered the name of restaurant - "Che" on Rambla Mahatma Gandhi.

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Thank Anna C
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Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

We chose to go to this restaurant for my birthday dinner and it was the perfect setting. We sat outside with a nice outdoor view, the service was good, our waiter very attentive, he recommended the special salmon dish, which I chose, but I found it disappointing. It was quite tasteless and dry, even though it was supposed to be seared in honey. The apple pancake and strawberry daiquiri was delicious.

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Thank renapapa
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We had to sit inside as the terrace was meltiong hot on Dec 23rd 2012, but the place was nice and the views unique of Pocitos seaside coastline. We had the seafood appetizers (tabla de mar) which were a bit oily, I'd rescue the algae empanadillas. The fish and meats were very good.

Thank Marina L
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

We have been there twice now but for a very light meal in the evening. Actually snack food like calamari and a mushroom risotto dish with Patricia lager beer. A table by the water with a view down the Rambla is a nice way to end the day. Service is a bit slow but what the heck, we are on vacation.

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Thank Tony L
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Che Montevideo is located on the Rambla, and will give you great views of the water, but the service is very slow.

The drinks aren't the best you'll have (Caiperinhas prepared with lemons instead of limes), the wines are passable. I was a bit disappointed by the food. This is a meat eating country, so you expect your restaurants to prepare it perfectly. Not so much here.

I'd say it's a great place for lunch or aperitivo on a sunny day if you've been walking on the Rambla, but I wouldn't recommend it for dinner.

Thank Philippe G
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