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El Torreon

General Flores 19 | Barrio Histórico, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good23%
  • Average29%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible20%
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“fish dish” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, South American
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General Flores 19 | Barrio Histórico, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Very nice place. The food was average, scarce and too expensive. If the view is all you care about, you will not be disappointed, otherwise you can safely skip it.

Thank Roberto S
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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Choose the restaurant due to its location which was lovely, reduced car noise and view out to the river. However food average especially the salad and very expensive for what you got. Would suggest looking around for another place as plenty of restaurants in the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

It's a pretty little town with nice restaurants - you will find similar ones on almost every coast where catholic colonialists ruled. Therefore, it's a good contrast to big Buenos Aires. But Colonial has one huge disadvantage: The prices are weired - as if you...More

Thank ergopublic
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Guess the title says it all! We decided to eat at El Torreon due to its location and the view it provides over the water, but even with that attraction, this place disappointed. The worst was the service. Strongly recommend against this place.

Thank wijram
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Went with four people, all family. We ordered four different dishes and all of them were almost disgusting. The meat was supposed to be rare and came as hard as a rock. The rice had absolutely no taste at all. The bread was older than...More

Thank João P
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

If you are in Colonia and want a place to sit down and have a drink specially around sunset, don't look any further. The views are spectacular but it might get a little chilly because of the strong winds. Now, regarding the place itself, food...More

Thank efburneo
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Nice location indeed. Nice setting since the restaurant is located in an old tower. The positive things end here: service very average, food nothing special...really. Price on par with top restaurants. Look somewhere else for your launch.

Thank agiacotto
Reviewed 7 October 2016

The restaurant is in a great location on the corner of two streets overlooking the river. There was some nice music playing so we decided to have lunch. Initially, the server was prompt because we were the only ones, but eventually when the restaurant filled...More

Thank lifeduka
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This restaurant was great for the both the view and novelty factor. Food was fair although over priced. There was an 18% additional charge for using a credit card which made the meal one of the most expensive ones we had on our trip.

Thank Banba32
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Nothing amazing. Just a plate of ham and cheese (shop bought), a soup, a hot chocolate and a cup of tea. What was amazing was paying US$35 for it!!!!!! Had a nice view but really isn't worth it. What a waste of money.

Thank CaitlinAB
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: General Flores 19 | Barrio Histórico, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Colonia Department  >  Colonia del Sacramento
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