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Reviewed March 6, 2021

I arrived at Juana Cocina Bar right as they opened at 8pm. Definitely make reservations. The ambiance at night was spectacular with real lit candles on each table, nice hanging bulb lights outside and just the right level of outdoor lighting to make the stars...visible as one enjoyed their appetizer (camarones). Highly recommend Juana Concina Bar. Off the beaten path tucked away in La Juanita area about 3 km from José Ignacio.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful place. Amazingly decorated. Excellent service. The lamb filet is the best choice. Mustn’t miss while in Jose Ignacio

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 9, 2019 via mobile

Some of the best meals we have had in Uruguay have been in Jose Ignacio / La Juanita. Our meal here was definitely one of them. Superb rack of lamb. Very nice staff. I would imagine one would need to reserve a table in high...season.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed July 2, 2019

Juana has a special sensitivity to hosting, to chill and to make you feel comfortable. Food is very good and what really excels is the reception/bar and service. These guys know how to make you feel at home.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

This was our favourite restaurant for dinner as it is small and cosy with charming helpful staff (they have a menu in English) and delicious food. We went several times and were never disappointed in our meals. Would definitely recommend a visit (they also provide...a mosquito spray if needed).More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

We went to dinner here at approximately 9:00 PM. The shrimp dish with the mango was terrific. The mains were the rib eye and the rack of Lamb. The meal was top shelf. The service was great. I would recommend this restaurant. The location is...at the end of a dirt/gravel road near La Olada. Similar to La Olada but liked this restaurant better. Thumbs up for a nice dining experienceMore

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

We had so many amazing meals in José Ignacio but this was by far our favorite. We visited twice and every dish was cooked to perfection and beautifully prepared. Also enjoyed the great cocktails and wine. All at a very reasonable price. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

Here’s my list of places I’ve eaten in since arriving... all pretty good I’d say.... Montevideo - Manzanar Montevideo - Cafe misterio Montevideo- La Otra - best in Montie Montevideo - El Palenque Jose Ignacio - la Huella - Good Jose Ignacio - La Susana...Jose Ignacio - Marrissimo - Brill. Jose Ignacio - Santa Teresita Jose Ignacio - Estencia Vik Garzon - R Garzon by Frances Mallmann But hey.... Jose Ignacio’s Juana. Is No 1❤️ We had a great night. Some sparkling dishes. The Rib Eye, the Shrimp with peach, the tiramisu, the meat balls, the octopus, must I go on. Oh yes the Service. Exemplary. A must must must visit.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed November 19, 2018

We went last night (sunday) in the hope of enjoying dinner out of season without the craziness that summer usually brings along in these areas. We left absolutely disappointed. Starters were ok (grilled octopus for 780 uy and asparagus with fried egg around 300uy) but...after that we had a waiting time of more than 20 minutes for the mains to arrive! I complained and only then they told the kitchen to prepare the dishes. I received my fish dish with 1/3 of the fish raw inside because they had rushed it so it was not properly done. I spent the night in pain in bed with an stomachache. The only person that said something about it was the waitress (she took the responsibility of the delay of our main dishes and kindly apologised) since I told my experience when she asked at the end if everything had being ok. Not a single word from the managers, not an offered cup of tea or coffee, no gesture at all for all the faults they had made with us. As for me;Im not going back to that place and I will discourage people to visit it since the food is not worth the mistreat (very simple dishes,super brief menu with "La Huella" style of cuisine) I don't think anybody goes out just to get back home sick. Horrible experience.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Lu L, Propietario at Juana Cocina Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2018
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Hola, Lamentamos muchísimo tu mala experiencia. Si tenes tiempo y ganas nos gustaría que nos mandes un mail contándonoslo bien...More

Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved La Juana. The food was exquisite and the atmosphere so cozy and authentic. A fabulous choice in José Ignacio especially in November when not a lot of other restaurants were open. Was so cozy on a chilly night with fire burning. Had an...amazing margarita, asparagus that was divine, a yummy pizza, delicious goat cheese + zucchini and entrecôte. Would love to return one day.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
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