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“Charming restaurant tucked away in a side street”
Review of El Buen Suspiro

El Buen Suspiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$16
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Soups
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu consists of a range of platters of cheeses, cured meats and little pies, but together with an excellent bottle of local Malbec it was the perfect lunch for us on a day trip from Buenos Aires. The restaurant is in a very old building, all stone and polished brown wood, dimly lit through the small windows. We sat outside in a tiny courtyard against an ancient stone wall sprouting with bright green ferns. Service was friendly and efficient. The outside loo was clean and modern. It was only a leisurely 15 minute walk back to the ferry terminal, so there was time to linger over the excellent Uruguayan Malbec.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fine wine, great experience, amazing background. The place has it all. If you’re a fan of good wine and cheese, this is the place. Get yourself a seat in the little backyard they have, it’s really cozy and they play a bit of nice music for you to enjoy. Ask the owner to tell you some of the stories of the place, it’s worth it

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We got to Colonia on a very rainy day and got tired of walking around in the rain so we showed up here very early for local standards to have some lunch. The host was super friendly and welcoming, speaks good English and knows his products well. We had a little wine tasting menu and one of their tapas platers. It was really good and plenty of food. The host elaborated on the local wines and which wineries they came from. We had some nice cheeses and some chorizo.. just awesome food! Loads of people also popped in to buy their cheese. This place really made our (rainy) day!

Thank Britt d
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We visited this restaurant while on a day trip from Buenes Airies and I had chosen this before we went. It wasn't open all day, as I expected and we had to wait for it to open at 7pm, which did mean we were the first in and eating on our own. I only drink sparkling wine and the don't offer it by the glass, which was a little disappointing. However, my husband said his red wine was the best he had all holiday and the tapas was excellent. We had a sharing plate of assorted meats and cheese with bread and it was excellent and much more than we could eat. Really enjoyed it and would recommend a visit, beautiful little quirky place with excellent courtyard setting.

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

This restaurant is a little gem. It is rustic and cozy.
We were here for lunch and we ordered the Pequeno Suspiro set as well as a plate of chorizo. The restaurant used local produce and products. The food was delicious. Our server was friendly and helpful. He recommended a good wine to go with the food. Prices were reasonable.

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Thank MidcoVincent
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