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US$ 6 - US$ 27
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Seafood, Fast food, Mediterranean, Barbecue
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Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 9 March 2020 via mobile

Amazing place , great food and outstanding service. Went for lunch with group of friends. Had Paella with seafood. OMG. That was soooooo good. Federico provided outstanding service. Smiling and friendly. Would love to come back. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 1 March 2020

Location overlooking sunset in the west towards Buenos Aires is perfect. Food very good as is the service. Reasonably priced.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 7 February 2020

Please whatever you do DON’T eat here! Our meal was inedible even the stray dog refused the meat. It is expensive and really dreadful. The view is stunning but that is the only thing going for it. Our waitress was nice but spoilt it at...the end asking for a tip when a service charge had already been made. 🙁More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 7 February 2020

The view is great but it ends there. We ordered a special which consisted of a large volume of mainly tough, inedible meat piled up on a skillet. Even a stray dog turned its nose up when offered some, probably he had been elsewhere. Our...own fault for not reading the reviews first. Service was ok but then they have the audacity to ask for a tip on top of an expensive awful meal!! Stick to the drinks they're in a bottle and difficult to mess up.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 5 February 2020

This place is horrible. doesnt deserve 1 star. The food is disgusting and very overpriced. They charged £9 for a small basic pizza that had been frozen and probably cost 80p from Iceland. In fact it wasn't that good! They also charged £6 for a...small beer.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 29 January 2020

I wish we would have checked previous reviews before stopping here. The view was great and the service was just OK. We ordered the parrillada for 2. Our side salad was excellent. Overall, the meat was not that good. We like the flavour, but the...beef was tough for the most part. The chicken was also undercooked (visibly raw near the bone). Fortunately, the IVA was correctly deducted from our bill.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 25 January 2020 via mobile

Definitely do not go there! It’s a tourist trap, they charge even for setting the table up! The food is barely more than trash, the waiters are so unfriendly.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 22 January 2020

Stopped for lunch and had the "promotion" beef plate. Horribly tough and pricey for a plate of tough beef and a bowl of french fries. The view is nice, service was okay. End of story.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 9 January 2020

We had a nice long restful lunch here during our day trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires. Beer was cold and the seafood Paella. They also made a nice Mojito to help us through the hot day. Service was slow but we were in no...rush and enjoyed the view of the river and the people watching. The tables and chairs are not very comfortable but you are sitting at an outdoor lunch spot.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 7 January 2020

I wanted to go to a nearby cerveceria for a light lunch but my wife prevailed and we went to El Torreon with its pleasant view across the River Plate estuary. This was a big mistake. The restaurant was not busy and we would have...like empanadas, but these were not on the menu. We should have just left at this stage. Our order was taken reasonably swiftly and our drinks (1 Coca Cola, 1 beer) were served quickly. We ordered one mixed salad, a ham and cheese tostado and a portion of papas fritas to share between us. Now I don’t think that you can get much simpler that. But then we waited and waited and waited for, in total, at least 45 minutes. We asked three times as to the whereabouts of our food was and were told it was always just about to come. It didn't. Whilst we were waiting, a guitarist arrived and set up his stall just behind me. He then attempted Tarrega’s ‘Recuerdos de la Alhambra’ with very little success. It was execrable and scarcely recognisable. It is admittedly a very difficult piece but that is no excuse. Some diners even clapped when he finished, though I think that this was simply because the aural torture had ceased. He then played some simpler pieces and distributed CDs around the tables in the hope of selling them. I don’t think that anybody bought one, not surprisingly. After the ‘entertainment’ had concluded, our food eventually arrived. It was alright but expensive. It cost GBP24 or about USD30 which I though was outrageous. The waitress then had the nerve to ask whether, even after the appalling service, I wanted to leave a tip. I simply said ‘No propina’ and we left. Avoid at all costs.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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