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“Good food at a decent price”
Review of El Fogon

El Fogon
Ranked #51 of 1,183 Restaurants in Montevideo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$35
Cuisines: Barbecue, Mediterranean, Grill
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Centro
Description: In full center of Montevideo, since 1962 El Fogón offers the best options of complete barbecue, with select meat for export, sea food, fish and pasta.
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a simple meal after several days involving lots of food. The filets were well prepared, juicy, and seasoned just right. The french fries were good and the house wine accompanied the meal well. The service could have been better. Water was not offered with the meal and we had to follow up several times for other items. Overall good food, for a decent price.

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ElFogon1962, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Fogon, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

CDC19, thank you very much for sharing your experience with us, we hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

A very nice restaurant with great service and food. There is an extensive menu with all sorts of meat dishes which is obviously the speciality however there are also pasta and seafood choices as well. We had a large rib steak that was sufficient for two, nicely prepared and great tasting. The house wine was good and the beer was cold. I found the staff here outstanding, knowing we were tourists by the photo taking, they offered to take photos of us and made sure we got all the space to snap away including taking us to a downstairs room where there was a wine collection to use as a backdrop.

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ElFogon1962, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Fogon, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Gene S, thank you for your comments about our restaurant, we hope to see you on your next visit to Montevideo.

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We went there twice in two days. The first time, we stopped there while walking around the city. We had such an amazing experience! The meat (Picaña and Master beef) were probably the best pieces of meat we have had in the entire South America! The second day we walked another part of the city, but we went back to the same restaurant again, to proof how delicious it was! The house wine also is very good. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who visits Montevideo and if your waiter is Walter...you will love the whole food/hospitality experience!

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ElFogon1962, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Fogon, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Sorbetto , thank you for choosing us, we hope to see you soon someday.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Visited while in Montevideo for a day.we had meat and was good quality.house wine good too. The waiter was nice polite and very helpfull.would high reccomend

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ElFogon1962, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Fogon, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Kreb D, thank you for your comments about us, we hope you come back in your next visit

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

A recommendation by our hosts and it didn't disappoint. A mid price range typically meat based restaurant. Service was excellent. Both times we visited it was busy and obviously popular with the locals. Probably disappointed them with our choices of salad on our first visit but there is only so many steaks you can eat. The salad was excellent.

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ElFogon1962, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Fogon, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Beachbum099, thank you for your comments about our dishes, we hope you come back in your next visit.

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