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Portugal 174, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
+598 4522 5241
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is ok, I mean for being on the sea the fried calamari where supposed to be not frozen, same for the shrimp...but ok ..we got a deal menù and in the end it wasn't bad at all. It worth for sure for the Singer and the little theatrical show you get. (the mussels where great).

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Thank Mattia G
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Very nice atmosphere. The food is very good, and the service is excellent. We enjoyed the coffee we had after lunch and the live music. Two musicians were playing Brazilian bossa nova which contributed to the charm of this restaurant.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably some of the worst food ever eaten in a 'restaurant'. A pity as the staff were great and helpful. Food was basic at best and lacked imagination and flare. Other eateries are close by which are much better.

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Thank Andrew M
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is very charming. Things looks nice and service is good (they speak Spanish, Portuguese and English and they have menu in all these languages). The food is good too, and prices are reasonable. Although, the dishes are big for only one, but aren't enough for two.

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Thank Tamara D
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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45 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When entering you had a great feeling and that's the trap! I took the schrimps with curry: they look like crap and tasted far to sour. Shame for the schrimps. My girlfriend took the fish of the day, white salmon that was swimming in thick soy sauce. Much too salt so that you couldn't taste anything else. They're trying to... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great food, abundant and reasonably priced. Excellent spot for a chilled evening. The live music sucks though, and you pay for the 'privilege'....they add a music charge to your bill.

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Thank Rbuquah
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118 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Polka dot table cloths with bright primary colors painted on the walls, fast service compared with most Latin places, good food and live music make this spot a hit.

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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is beautifully located and has a great variety of foods and drinks. Service was awesome and they have live music which was really good, with two acoustic guitars playing brazilian/uruguayan music

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Thank Juan Ignacio G
The Hague, The Netherlands
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wen you enter the city from the boat, the stress will leave you. Can not discriminate what is coming over you... Then 15 min later you about in the center and you here music playing by to perfect artists Maria Mercedes Horane and Jorge de Lizarza you want to sit there. Luckily there was a place, pay cash was the... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food here and ate here twice. Loved sitting outside in the cobbled courtyard and both times we were there, there was a man playing quiet background guitar music. We tried the veg stir fry and rice which had good flavouring. The second time we went we ordered a medley of sides and our meal was lovely!! Maybe... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portugal 174, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Colonia Department  >  Colonia del Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +598 4522 5241

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