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Viejo Barrio Restaurant and Bar

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Vasconcellos 169, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
598 52 25 399
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, family run. Good pastas! A lovely place to sit for lunch especially. Waiters always warm and welcoming.

Thank Rbuquah
London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just got home after travelling for 2 weeks (USA-Argentina-Uruguay). I wanted to thank you for the fantastic meal we had on March 25th 2017. Our party consisted of 1 Uruguayan 🇺🇾 1 British 🇬🇧 and 1 French 🇫🇷. The food we received was fresh and tasty. Felt like home cooked and we all really enjoyed it! I would highly recommend... More 

Thank Fabienamberieu
Corona del Mar, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The service was good, but the food was pretty marginal. We had steak and chicken. They were both fine, but not like some of the fantastic meat we ate on this trip.

Thank emcniff2017
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908 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Really lovely setting . Wish we could there now food was lovely as was the service.Really charming with old style decour.

Thank easterntreker
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We sat outside and had homemade spaghetti and gnocchi, very nice. The house white wine was good too. The best part is the atmosphere, sitting outside next to the basilica and near other restaurants with live music.

Thank Jeremy E
Oldsmar, Florida
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593 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Based not on our concierge recommendation, but on TripAdvisor, we made our way to this intimate quiet restaurant. We ordered a L. of not-so-great Tinto vino, but what the hey, it was as inexpensive as the Cervesas. Jim ordered spinach -filled ravioli w/ tomato sauce, my own pasta dish (began with letter 'S'), was fat (4-cheese) dumplings, one of these... More 

Thank Wanderlassie
New York City, New York
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Well priced but the food isn't anything spectacular. The service is really great though; all staff are super friendly and helpful. I had gnocchi which was a bit under seasoned and my partner had the vegetable soup which he liked but he thought it was a bit lacking on the vegetables. For dessert we had the tres helados because we... More 

Thank TravelBug514
Clonmel, Ireland
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I was invited to lunch here recently. The home-made pasta was recommended and it didn't disappoint. it was for me the best pasta dish I have tasted - Italy included.

Thank JoMaRoSoIsWi
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I had a "sorrentinos con mariscos" for lunch and it was totally worth it. Fresh pasta, goos service, and the price was also reasonable for Colonia.

Thank Mikko N
New City, New York
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217 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

I had heard about the place being very good in price and pastas so that was a good enough combo for me to try it out. Was very glad I did. I ordered a great creamy pasta with chicken but what was strange was it was a chicken leg that came on the plate, not a breast or boneless meat.... More 

Thank oatografia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vasconcellos 169, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Colonia Department  >  Colonia del Sacramento
  • Phone Number: 598 52 25 399

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?