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Bar Facal

Avenida 18 de Julio 1249 | Esquina Yi, Montevideo 11100, Uruguay
+598 2908 7741
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lemon pie” (2 reviews)
“ice cream” (4 reviews)
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Latin, Bar, Cafe, Diner, South American
$$ - $$$
Avenida 18 de Julio 1249 | Esquina Yi, Montevideo 11100, Uruguay
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1 - 10 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I go to Montevideo twice a year. Bar Facal is still a favorite when I want to grab something to eat but not go to a formal restaurant. During this trip, I ate here twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. My new favorite,...More

Thank Expat-in-Cabarete
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had Milanesa (beef schnitzel) and chivita (beef with melted cheese) for dinner. They were good, but the egg and potato and Russian salads which accompanied them were bland.

Thank Guido C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Serving is an art, some would debate; some people are born to attend others well and service at Facal is the most generous I have had in Montevidéu! Let alone the food, with great salads and fresh juices, definitely a place to come back to...More

Thank vitorbabrazil
Reviewed 7 September 2017

An old Montevideo standby, the Bar/Café Facal comes through with the basics. All the usual menu items are here...steak/pizza/pasta...the typical Southern South America line-up. Old-timey waiters bring it on semi-efficiently while the convivial crowd enjoys their evening...Fernet and Coke?...yes, please! A little Malbec with your...More

Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I would not come back here again. My boyfriend and I went in here to eat lunch as the man at the door promised we could get glutenfree pasta. In the restaurant, our waiter kept telling us they had no such thing and seemed really...More

Thank hannasavannah
Federico C, Gerente at Bar Facal, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017
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Estimado: Te recordamos perfectamente, eran una pareja que se sentó en el fondo. La demora se explica, primero que nada...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Popular place,straight forward excellente for value food.Good meat,yummy!Waiters are experienced amd eager to please.Will certainly go again .

Thank MERiembau
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

You can't stay at Montevideo y not go to cafe Facal. The food it's poor and not very taste but the bar its very typical. And there are tamgo music and a couple that dance the tango dance very seriuosly.

Thank payrita
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Facal is now a "typical" restaurant in Montevideo downtown, with a variety of dishes and desserts. The night we went there were only 2 waiters for lots of people, but the service was OK considering it. Our waiter was helpful in spite of all crowds....More

Thank Renata O
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This place is overrated. We stopped there because we were told its "the place" to go for desserts. Server was in a hurry. We were not impressed.

Thank Luz V
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a chivito and beer. They were fine. Definitely try the Patricia brand beer. The waiter was very patient with my Spanish and we got exactly what we wanted. The key was the lemon pie. I could have eaten the whole pie.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Latin, Bar, Cafe, Diner, South American
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 1:30 AM
8:00 AM - 1:30 AM
8:00 AM - 1:30 AM
8:00 AM - 1:30 AM
8:00 AM - 1:30 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 18 de Julio 1249 | Esquina Yi, Montevideo 11100, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo
  • Phone Number: +598 2908 7741
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La esquina en donde funciona FACAL ha estado relacionada con la gastronomía desde 1882, fue fábrica de chocolates y dulce de membrillo. Se encuentra ubicado en una zona privilegiada dentro del Centro de Montevideo, siendo el lugar de encuentro para negocios, compras y turistas. En nuestra esquina se encuentra la FUENTE DE LOS CANDADOS, el punto más fotografiado del Centro de Montevideo. Contamos con un menú ejecutivo que dispone de platos no incluidos en la carta y que varían en cuanto a ingredientes y nacionalidades originales. Facal es de los pocos restaurantes que ofrecen una amplia variedad de churros, waffles y helados caseros. Además de los clásicos platos, como CHIVITOS, PIZZAS, MILANESAS, entre otros. Ofrecemos un SHOW de TANGO gratuito de lunes a sábados al mediodía en el frente al local (13:30 aproximadamente). A su vez te puedes sacar una foto con CARLOS GARDEL que se ubica en el deck, al lado de donde se baila Tango.
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