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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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York, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Set in a lovely square with friendly service and good tasting food we had a lovely lunch of freshly prepared produce.

Thank Craig c
Birmingham, Alabama
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide in colonial recommended this restaurants for pasta. It did not disappoint. Best pasta I have had outside of Italy. Reasonable prices. Ate lunch and dinner there. My husband lived the rabbit at lunch. Yummy desserts. Highly recommend!!!

Thank wizziebutt
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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503 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We arrived here with just 40mins to spare before leaving for Buenos Aires and the waiter immediately installed us, took our order and was really pleasant and helpful. Lunch prepared in kitchen which looked immaculate ( visible from near toilets). Better value here than other restaurants we have visited on previous occasions.

Thank Michael C
Cary, North Carolina
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We sat outside and were immediately served. The restaurant makes all its pasta on location, We tried the tallarines, potato gnocchi, spinach raviolis each with a different sauce-4 cheese, creamy spinach, bolognese and pesto. We also ordered a peppered beef dish that was perfectly prepared.

Thank Amy M
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107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

There appears to be a lot of similarity to many of the restaurants in the old town. This one has reasonable prices and very pleasant staff. The food was good but nothing special. Limited wine list but ok.

Thank ToTrebor
Casino, Australia
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

The pasta here was so good, made fresh with a delicious sauce. The service was a little slow, but the staff were very friendly and relaxed. Would recommend.

Thank Samone E
Volendam, The Netherlands
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170 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

We went there to try their chivito. In the card it was written that it was a portion for two (not at all) and unfortunately it was not really good, a lot of acidic pickled vegetables which destroyed all the taste. What's more our plates were dirty and we got charged for a performence which we didn't even see as... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2015

I stopped here for lunch today and neatly left twice the service was so slow, and indeed the next door table did leave. Honestly I wish I had, the food was just okay, and I later discovered far more interesting spots.

Thank Beth G
County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

The staff are genuinely nice, the food simple and good. Pasta casera is the best thing. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank jackdaniel89
Stockholm, Sweden
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2014

We felt very welcome at Viejo Barrio and got good recommendations on food and drinks. The restaurant is beautifully located in the old town and provides a very nice atmosphere.

Thank Michael O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine
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?