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El Buen Suspiro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, South American
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Calle De Los Suspiros 90, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
+598 4522 6160
11:15 - 00:00
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Doha, Qatar
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119 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Alex W
West Sussex
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Come here for a taste of local wines, cheese and meat. Great for lunch if you are on a day trip from Buenos Aires, as food is simple and can be prepared quicky.

Thank afurjuney
Montevideo, Uruguay
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing place to have dinner and drink a good bottle of wine. The place is unique, its building dates from the 1720's. Definitely a must at Colonia!!

Thank Andrea N
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

After reading so many outstanding reviews of this place I practically ran from my hotel to book a reservation. The man working the front desk when I arrived was warm and friendly, we joked with each other, we talked a bit, he made me very excited to visit later in the night. When we returned in the evening, the friendly... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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447 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Popped our heads through the (very small) door on passing and immediately decided to reserve a table for the evening - so glad we did! The place is tiny but very atmospheric, located in one of the original streets in Colonia. They have a great list of Uruguayan wines, and this really is the best place in town to sample... More 

Thank roos1ter
Culburra Beach, Australia
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

While not cheap this popular family establishment produced an fantastic selection of local wines, cheeses and other produce. The staff in the family run restaurant were friendly and efficient. A great night out.

Thank juanofthejungle
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

A local recommended it and it was THE PLACE during my stay in Colonia. It's a very small wine bar hidden in Colonia. The atmosphere, great local snacks, sausages and cheese were great. Don't leave El Buen Suspiro without trying a local Tannat. And you can also have dinner. Tip: As the place is really small you should ask for... More 

Thank Eugenia A
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

After a few days of sightseeing, gorging on amazing steak and some late nights on local beers and cocktails - we decided to take the ferry over to Colonia. My Flight Attendant girlfriend has been to Montevideo a number of times for work and recommended the place - not to mention the great bottles of Tannat wine she was bringing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Wine Bar, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?