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Parrillada El Porton

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General Flores 333, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
+598 4522 5318
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 20:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I had tenderloin steaks. They were delicious and tender with all the qualities of South American top quality beef. My wife had a good wine but the choice of beer was limited to industrial bland types such as Patricia and Pilsen which was a pity as there is a micro-brewery in the town. At the end of... More 

Thank Wanderingandwonderin
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was recommended by our hotel and we were happy we went there. We had the fillet mignon one with mushroom and a side salad the other with pepper and potatoes, a large- one l beer and all came to 40$. And the portions were large and tasty. But i think i like the service even more than the... More 

Thank Orly68
Madrid, Spain
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I am a barbecue lover, I went to this place to have a parrilla one day while I was in Colonia del Sacramento since it's in the top 10 restaurants in trip advisor. I ordered one chorizo (sausage) and an entrecote. The food was delicious but in my opinion a bit expensive. Service was ok, waiting times ok, good experience... More 

Thank Luis G
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Price, atmosphere, friendly service, everything was great. We can recommend this place. Lamb and tenderloin were very tasty.

Thank Aziza R
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I've gone to El Portón for years. The owners are from one family, and have managed this restaurant for at least two decades or more. They've managed to improve on an already good menu and parrilla. The servings are always generous, and are served hot by wait staff that are friendly and attentive. I take guests to Colonia from time... More 

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State of Sao Paulo
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

El Porton was recommended by hotel staff as good barbecue place. We were in a party of four and all of us asked grilled sirloin. Just my sirloin came tasty and soft.. all other 3 dishes, the sirloin came overcooked and hard. We called the waiter and he was rude... He asked if mine sirloin was good, and reply to... More 

Thank rqcarvalho
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173 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

This restaurant serves a great meat, prepared in the traditional way in Uruguay. It is simple but the service is good. The menu offers a long list of meat options. Short list of wine and bear, but it does not matter. The city is not so big and therefore it seems it is the best parrilla of the village. There... More 

Thank DinhoEagle
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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264 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

I am a food snob who loves well cooked gourmet food. We decided that while in Uruguay we should try BBQ. We chose a top rated place (by Trip Advisor) and ordered the BBQ sampler. MISTAKE! Half of our meal was left uneaten - too tough to eat. Our meal came with French fries and when I asked for ketchup... More 

Thank Barbara A
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Here you get large and well made portions, with meat from their own livestock. We were here in the off season and the place was absolutely crowded and with a waiting line at lunch time. But it's worth the wait. It's a little hard to find as they don't advertise their name a lot. Actually it's just carved in wood... More 

Thank FrederikSchack
Villa Ballester, Argentina
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118 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

This is a great place if your up for a good steak. I had the bife de lomo (tenderloin) and it was grilled to perfection. The wait staff is friendly and very attentive. I would recommend this place to anybody.

Thank Robert B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Barbecue, Argentinian, South American
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: General Flores 333, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Colonia Department  >  Colonia del Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +598 4522 5318
The Barbecue Restaurant to visit in Colonia del Sacramento. Here you can enjoy tha traditional Uruguayan barbecue in food-warming trays for two. Also premium-quality cuts of beef, pork, chicken, fish, pasta and the classic Uruguayan 'chivitos'. A warm, familiar place with more than 30 year-old experience, run by its owners the Martinez-Sandoval family.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?