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“Really Bad!”

Confiteria La Pasiva
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch
Reviewed September 17, 2011

We also went to La Pasiva on the first week of September/2011 during a Colonia Express day trip to Colonia Del Sacramento,as part of the package .The service was just horrible ,we waited forever for our meals(from a small list of choices) and they arrived more than 10 minutes apart.The worst pasta and sandwiches ever! We never got the desserts ordered 30 minutes earlier. We saw people going directly to the register to pay because the waitresses didn't bother to come to their tables.We complained to the manager who just shook his shoulders. What a disappointment!

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Thank TravelChick61
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Reviewed August 27, 2011

We took a Colonia Express day trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires and this restaurant was included in the package. It's an unglamorous cafeteria about 5 blocks away from the old town on the main road.

The service was lack-lustre, we had to wait 5 minutes for menus then another 10 minutes for someone to take our order and then our meals arrived about 10 minutes apart. This is all bearable, it's not the kind of place you expect great service, but unfortunately the food was also particularly bad. Both our choices (ravioli and lasagne) were bland and tasteless, except for the same overly-salty tomato sauce. The beef in the lasagne (which was described as chicken and vegetable on the menu) was dry and tough.

Overall we left wishing we hadn't bothered. I'm very surprised to see any positive reviews for this place on TripAdvisor as we didn't find anything redeeming in the whole experience.

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Thank michaelaston
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

This place was great for a cheap, filling meal. It was always packed with locals tucking into chivitos and pizzas. It was by no means a great atmosphere, but it was decent for a quick bite to eat. We tried the chivitos and were pleasantly surprised with how good they were. Don't be expecting a gourmet meal in luxurious surroundings, but it does the job for a filling meal. Check out the weekday menu of the day specials, as these were especially good value at 200 pesos for a drink, main meal, and dessert.

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Thank Liane_Sean
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Reviewed January 6, 2011

The only reason I would not go back to this is that there are better options around town. It sure lacks atmosphere and service can be slow (as in most restaurants I have been in Uruguay actually), but dishes are honest and meats are simply well done. I would recommend to those hungry for a big piece of meat - which is heart to get these days of "elegant" dishes...

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Thank Bebadosamba
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Reviewed November 11, 2009

You must go here to get the most authentic Uruguayan cafe experience. Service and atmosphere are not good, but the food is canonical. Also a good place to have Uruguay's classic 'chivito' sandwich. If you know Spanish you might think that 'chivito' refers to a goat sandwich but no, its basically the same as a 'Lomito' sandwich in Argentina: griddle-cooked steak, ham, cheese, lettuce, tomato, maybe egg and bell pepper, mayo). Uruguayans might object to this comparison, however, so I'll give them that the Uruguayan version of the sandwich is probably even more overstuffed than the Argentinean.
Bottom line: places that serve you 'chivitos' in the barrio historico will be overcharging you, get your 'chivito' at La Pasiva.

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Thank labahia
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