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“Fine food and atmosphere”
Review of Dueto

Dueto
Ranked #21 of 952 Restaurants in Montevideo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Ciudad Vieja
La Paz, Bolivia
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540 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
“Fine food and atmosphere”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Dueto is one of the finest restaurants in Montevideo, located in the heart of the old city. The building is an old structure originally built as a police station (the underground cells are the toilets now) and later was used for dwelling, artisans’ shops and a tannery before becoming a restaurant, owned by Marcela Besada. Decoration is simple but cozy, the brick walls and ceilings are not plastered and show its age, which makes the atmosphere even more pleasant. As for the food, the choice is varied and the presentations always very delicate. I tried the carpaccio a la bresaola, a fish filet with olive oil and fine herbs, and as dessert I enjoyed the crepes with bananas and dulce de leche ice cream flamed with rum. Very nice. For privacy in group lunchs, the upper floor is great.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best meal in South America!”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

My wife and I spent two weeks exploring Buenos Aires and Montevideo, and this was by far the best meal of our entire trip. We found most Uruguayan and Argentinian food to be bland and uninspiring, but Dueto was the complete opposite. When we visited, the restaurant had only been open a few months and there were no TripAdvisor reviews. We just stumbled across it a couple steps away from Hotel Palacio.

My wife had filet mignon and I went for the fish. Nice accompaniments and the wine pairings were outstanding as well. The restaurant was uncrowded on a Thursday night and service was excellent. Highly recommended for any visitor to Montevideo.

  • Visited November 2012
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London, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Quaint and classy”
Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

Loved the surrounds at this restaurant, the service was spot on, the steak was slightly overcooked for my preference but still a nice meal.

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Sundsvall, Västernorrlands Län, Sweden
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Our dinner at Dueto”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Very beatiful restaurant with a great filé mignole. Friendly and helpfull staff in a nice neighborhood. Would absolutely go here again.

Visited February 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“The best in Montevideo”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Dueto is the best restaurant in Montevideo. Located in the Ciudad Vieja (Old City) if offers high quality food. I ordered a salmon with spices and herbs sauce and some kind of couscous. Delicious.
The place is beautiful in an old building. Very cosy.
We had dinner there, but I think they also offer lunch with a changing menu.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Eduardo A
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