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Esencia Uruguay

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Sarandi 359 | Peatonal Sarandí 359, Montevideo 11006, Uruguay
+598 2915 4472
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Best selection of Uruguayan wines in town. The owner/manager really knows her wines. Always gives us good recommendations. Been here 3 or 4 times. Never been disappointed. There are other items available such as chocolates and licores but the wines are the main attraction. A wide range of styles and prices. Well worth a visit.

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Estrella_de_EU, Gerente at Esencia Uruguay, responded to this review
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Estimado cliente, Nos da mucho gusto recibirlo y asesorarlo. Muchas gracias por su opinión y concepto de nosotros. Hasta pronto.... More 

Montevideo, Uruguay
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Four stars for now, but this place could easily hit five stars once I do a tasting there. The owner, Estrella, is delightful and very knowledgeable about local wines. I found two bottles of one of my favorite tannats and plan on setting up a wine tasting there in the near future for me and my co-workers...I'll definitely be back!

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Estrella_de_EU, Propietario at Esencia Uruguay, responded to this review
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Hola Kirk, Es un verdadero gusto para nosotros que nos visite. Muchas gracias por esta opinión. Esperamos volver a verlo... More 

McLean, Virginia
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189 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

We wanted to purchase a couple of bottles of wines for our local guests and this store is one of the few on Sarandi open on Saturday till 4:00. Very pleasant experience

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Estrella_de_EU, Gerente at Esencia Uruguay, responded to this review
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Es muy bueno saber que su experiencia en Esencia Uruguay fue buena. Muchas gracias por su opinión. Esperamos verlo pronto.... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Very nice staff and knowledgeble about their wines. Great for some simpler wine tastings and samples. It's actually not a restaurant but more of a simplier tapas/wine tasting bar.

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Estrella_de_EU, Gerente at Esencia Uruguay, responded to this review
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Estimado cliente, Muchas gracias por su valiosa opinión. Deseamos que vuelva pronto. Saludos More 

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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

Esencia has a great concept - its a wine cellar with significant offering, a wine tasting and education tour of Uruguay's wine regions, and finally its a tapas/ snack bar to compliment the wine. The staff are very pleasant and helpful. The shop is beautifully laid out, and a couple of regular local shoppers were more than keen to offer... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

We bought all of our wine here over a three-month stay, and her recommendations were all great. She was very patient and knowledgeable, and her Spanish was clear and easy to understand. We went for wine tasting to celebrate a birthday and had a lovely time.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

The aservice is great and you can choose excellent wines according to your taste, guided by the owner, Estrella

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

It is a great place to know about wines of Uruguay. Tasting was administered by well experienced wine expert that explained extensively and in English. The place is cauzy and quiet and have a large selection of Uruguayan wines. Moreover, they have many books on Uruguayan wines mainly in Spanish but couple of titles in English. I bought one of... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013

I went with a couple of customers for wine tasting. what we liked: the attention, in English is acceptable and Estrella is correct. The atmosphere is excellent, quiet and relaxed, very appropiate for wine tasting. Prices for tasting and/or products is very good. Wine tasting is excellent. To improve: more comfortable sitting and more sitting area space, a place where... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Meals
Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sarandi 359 | Peatonal Sarandí 359, Montevideo 11006, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo
  • Phone Number: +598 2915 4472
Description
URUGUAYAN WINE STORE - WINE BAR Wine tasting - Olive oil tasting Tipycal products: Sweets, Chocolates, Cheese, Olive oil. Tax Free - Travel Packing - Sommelier Service

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?