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“WOW. Loved it. An oasis in the desert”
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El Beso
Cuisines: European, Contemporary
Neighborhood: Ciudad Vieja
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Neighborhood: Ciudad Vieja
Reviewed October 8, 2011

Not sure where to start. This is a renovated building on the outskirts of the Ciudade Vieja, an area that many Montevideans avoid because it is dangerous at times, this spot is not though and is very near the teatro Colon. What I love about it is its courage in being different. First it is all painted in white, something fairly unusual in this city where most interiors are sombre. And it has plenty if light. It is part restaurant, part boutique, part art gallery, and part clothes shop. I went for the food base don Trip Advisor reviews. Ended up having a long talk with owner Rossana and her friend Maria Laura, both delightful and charming. The whole atmosphere radiates positive energy and LOVE. Tasty, healthy, fresh food. You cannot go wrong.

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Reviewed May 9, 2011

My husband and I came to the restaurant on the recommendation of our B&B hosts. We were thrilled with the recommendation! Everything was perfect. Everyone was very friendly to us, especially our server who was just delightful in every way. El Beso has a wide range of fresh and delicious choices on their menu, from soups and salads to savory tortes to wonderful desserts. During lunch they have at least three daily specials. On our first visit I had the fish special that came with a fabulous side of sauted spinach with carmalized onions and some other goodies (which would be great as a main entree). My husband had an onion and cheese torte with a big, fresh salad. El Beso also has a menu of the day where you can add soup and/or dessert for an extra price (or not). After lunch they have a lighter menu of sandwiches, salads and tortes (plus beverages, and desserts). We both had their unique ice tea with ginger, sugar and mint, and we thought it was excellent. They are open from 10 until 6, closed on Sunday.

The atmosphere is lovely. There is an outisde courtyard, an separate room with books. The main room has a counter (where you can watch all the action in the kitchen) and the rest of the space has lots of light and is attached to a fabulous gift shop with charming and unusual items. Upstairs there is a cool art gallery and a women's clothes boutique with beautiful hand-made clothes and accessories.

We found this to be a wonderful place to eat and relax in between sightseeing in a beautiful city.

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Reviewed June 9, 2010

Great place to bring a book and enjoy the inner courtyard. Great find!

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Reviewed October 3, 2015
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Reviewed August 2, 2014
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