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San Rafael Bar

) #166 of 833 Restaurants in Montevideo $$ - $$$ Latin, , Spanish
San Jose 1193, Montevideo, Uruguay
+598 2900 5214
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average22%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chivito” (4 reviews)
“cakes” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Latin, Bar, Spanish, South American
$$ - $$$
San Jose 1193, Montevideo, Uruguay
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1 - 10 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 27 March 2017

We were famished after a long slow walk with many interesting stops from the Montevideo Cruise Port when we spotted San Rafael's. We love old established neighbor eateries...San Rafael did NOT disappoint in any way. The waiters and staff were very friendly and helpful (in...More

1  Thank Robert A
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We were walking around and trying to find a place to have a late lunch and we had an amazing experience. It was our first and best meal in Montevideo. The sweets in the refrigerator are also delicious! It worth every peso :)

Thank anac_brito93
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner. Service was super friendly! Food? We all had chivitos which are similar to steak sandwiches. Sandwiches were excellent. Highly, highly recommend!!

Reviewed 26 December 2016

The service was spot on. Prompt, helpful and friendly. The food, not so much. Maybe it was what we ordered (are omelets supposed to be brown?). Seriously, that is the way they are cooked here, and I shouldn’t have expected any different. Our other dish,...More

Thank Kegan36604
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We were passing by and tough to give it a try. And it really is the best chivito ever! Nice environment, nice staff, cold beer and the tastiest chivito. Do not miss San Rafael Bar

Thank Lauren D
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Nice small restaurant with a variety of food to choose from. Had a fillet steak with chips, sadly the steak was burned and the waiter did not speak a word of english. So i had to eat it. Good quality of meat, spoiled by the...More

Thank Tiaan R
Reviewed 24 January 2016

People who have been spoiled by Italian espresso will agree with me that Uruguay does not have good coffee. (Their café común--normal coffee--is terrific but usually unavailable in restaurants and bars.) San Rafael is the exception. Once I discovered it, even when I didn't eat...More

Thank richardkpalmer2016
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Great and simple food, the cost is accesible and they make a great Chivito! Good place to go if you're looking for a quick bite to eat and good waiters, would definitely go again!

Thank ThiagoLepre
Reviewed 26 April 2015

I went here on my first night in Montevideo because it was one of the only restaurants that was open on a Sunday night. I had the pepper entrecôte and it was delicious (the sauce was amazing) and I had the flan with dulce de...More

Thank Courtney E
Reviewed 2 March 2015

i went 3 times during my trip, and had a great experience every time. I had a frittata (listed as "tortilla" on the menu), paella, and chicken stroganoff. All were delicious. They brought me a fresh cut chimichurri sauce for the frittata, and it was...More

Thank Jason B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Jose 1193, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo
  • Phone Number: +598 2900 5214
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