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El Buen Suspiro

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$$ - $$$
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Calle De Los Suspiros 90, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
+598 4522 6160
11:15 - 00:00
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Limerick, Ireland
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Renovated building in the old town down a lovely cobbled street.Easy to miss so if you wish to go here put it on your maps.We had the veggie cheese board as the smaller one looked a bit too small for lunch when we saw other couples get it.We were wrong.We struggled to finish it and were stuffed. The tarts and... More 

Thank lollypoplady
Cook Islands
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a lovely couple of hours. Knowledgeable staff that could explain options well. Beautiful small plates and lovely wines to match. There are only 6 tables so you will need to book at meal times but outside of that, just wander in. Just make sure you go to the right place - just off the road from the gate and... More 

Thank CIHeather
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best restaurant ive been in uruguay...no wonder they are ranked no.1...if you love wine and cheese especially during nite time is just the best experience you will ever have.

Thank Roseller B
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is a restaurant from the colonial period and maintained in its original form. From the moment you sit there, it takes you to history. Famous for its variety of cheese with incredible quality, it also has a elaborated menu for wines. The waiter actually gives you a very "tailored-for-you" feeling as he goes into the details about each cheese... More 

Thank Souvik S
san antonio
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We enjoyed this little wine bar immensely. It was quite cozy and the wine selection and tapa selection were great. Service was outstanding and I would recommend El Buen Suspiro to anyone looking for an exceptional wine bar.

Thank torrence12
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We had a walking tour arranged by our tour operator and it finished with a tapas lunch at this restaurant. Had it not been included, we would not have come across this delightful restaurant. The entrance is a small door in a wall in a cobbled street. You walk into what would appear to be a shop selling wine and... More 

Thank Brian872
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Quaint little place where you can enjoy good wine, coffee and tapas. It includes a tiny shop where you can buy local products.

Thank lgsarro
Doha, Qatar
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137 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This place is truly a gem. I found it by chance as I was walking down the Calle de Los Suspiros, looking for photo opportunities. Not only is the shop/restaurant, a good place for buying delicious products from Colonia (dulce de luche and cheese in my case), but the owners of the place - Elbio and Joaquin - are lovely... More 

Thank Sarah A
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Spent 2 hours herewith my girlfriend. Great little hidden location. Awesome ambience and staff. Food and wine was perfect. Something very different to all the other places in Colonia. Highly recommended.

Thank Chris F
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Great hidden place for romantic tapas! We loved it and would recommend it to any couple visiting Colonia. Try a glass of Tannat wine with it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 7 - USD 16
Wine Bar, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:15 - 00:00
11:15 - 00:00
11:15 - 00:00
11:15 - 00:00
11:15 - 00:00
11:15 - 00:00
11:15 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle De Los Suspiros 90, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Colonia Department  >  Colonia del Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +598 4522 6160
We offer a local cuisine based on the best artisanal products of Colonia, in the most emblematic street of the old quarter of Colonia del Sacramento, the “Barrio Sur”, a World Heritage site, in a typical house of Portuguese construction of early 1700s. Wines of local vineyards, artisanal cheeses, homemade jams, olive oil, spirits, grappas, and typical pastries are part of the menu, to take or to taste at the store. Whether in a small and intimate room or at the courtyard, you can taste different appetizers based on a selection of artisanal local cheeses served with sweet and sour sauces, combined with salami, sausages, ham, vegetable tarts, and chicken brochette. In winter, homemade soups of onion or pumpkin; in summer, salads.

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