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“Disappointing”
Review of Meson de la Plaza

Meson de la Plaza
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

Meson is in a nice spot in Old Colonia and offers live music, which was quite nice. The food and drink were quite undistinguished. The chicken specialty of the house had no seasoning that I could detect.

Our wine was bottled perhaps a few weeks prior. It took us a long time to get served and even longer to get a bill.

This place seems like it should be good, but out experience was that of being something of a tourist trap..

  • Visited November 2013
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Bainbridge Island WA
Level 6 Contributor
225 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Nice cozy dinner spot”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Pasta was excellent, wine list extensive and a 4 star Parrilla. Adequate service and good location near the center of the historic district.

Visited October 2013
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Australia
Level 6 Contributor
712 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 651 helpful votes
“Charming atmosphere, good food.....”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Had a group lunch here on a cruise tour from Montevideo – all a bit rushed being on a limited time so perhaps the normal menu has more choices than we had.The surroundings, furniture, décor and situation make this restaurant a typical Uruguayan experience in a charming atmosphere.

Not being a big meat eater, there were still choices that appealed along with the dessert and wine. Everything was included so the house wine was probably not the best in the cellar.Three courses with bread etc was enough to satisfy our hunger pangs although more along mass catering lines rather than local fare.

There were several groups spread throughout the different dining rooms - we sat in the front parlour area near Plaza Armas. Wait staff were busy and impersonal, nothing new there when dealing with large groups. It was nice to enjoy a meal here though, in a stunning UNESCO town full of history.

Enjoy your experience!

  • Visited February 2013
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Portland, United States
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent Lunch”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Pastas were fantastic. My wife had a vegetarian pasta that she described as wonderful and more importantly unusual in its mix of vegetables. I had the goulash which was a gnocchi with a spicy (for Uruguay) meat sauce which was very good. Service excellent. Situated in an old building which many of the original features intact

Visited September 2013
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Chicago
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“WOW! You'll love it!”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

MAKE A RESERVATION!! We did not but arrived @ 8pm and snagged one of the only two available tables.

The interior is really neat and makes for a wonderfully romantic evening.

The wine list is extensive.

I cannot say enough about the food - it was WONDERFUL!

ENJOY.

Visited June 2013
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