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Parrillada El Porton

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General Flores 333, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
+598 4522 5318
00:00 - 15:30
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Tue 00:00 - 15:30
Tue - Sat 20:00 - 00:00
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Brazil and all around
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very crowded restaurant and one would assume the food would be tasty. However, the gnocchi was not seasoned, the sauce was poured over pasta water (which made it runny and tasteless), the grilled fish was a bit raw in the middle and the french fries seemed a bit overcooked (and unsalted). Not even the steak was that... More 

Thank Nassara_Thome
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85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We are the local chicito and a fish dish. With a beer came out to be 35 dollars for two. Things are expensive in this part of the South America.

Thank Leewho
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130 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Great service and good food! It was just across the hotel so we went and we had a great dinner, it has tables outside and the weather was great for this. Very good food if you are a meat lover.

Thank Paula G
Buenos Aires
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136 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

El Porton is just outside of the old, historic part of Colonia and the prices are more reasonable here. It is a short five minute walk to the ferry terminal and about the same distance to the old town. The parilla meats are excellent plus they offer a selection of pastas, salads, and vegetable dishes. The service is quick, friendly... More 

Thank TravellerRoy
Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We arrived just before dinner opening time (20.00) and people were already waiting at the outside tables. The wait staff were pleasant, helpful, and gave us an English menu. Three of us ate spaghetti boldognese, fish with tomato and lettuce salad, and chicken with mushroom sauce and rice. We were very happy. The waiter asked if we were happy with... More 

Thank Lynette K
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I was last minute looking for a restaurant to have dinner. As Argentinian I'm used to good bbq, so I wrongly assumed that this was a safe decision. I understood, following the reviews that it was not going to be an awesome experience but a regular. But this was not the experience. We order a traditional parrillada for 2. First... More 

Thank torcator
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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Very well located near a park and the historic city, they serve good food with a great service. The place is nice and packed of locals and regulars, always a good sign. The portions are a real challenge (as usual in Uruguay), but the taste makes it a good challenge!

Thank Alfonso F
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

My wife and I had tenderloin steaks. They were delicious and tender with all the qualities of South American top quality beef. My wife had a good wine but the choice of beer was limited to industrial bland types such as Patricia and Pilsen which was a pity as there is a micro-brewery in the town. At the end of... More 

Thank Wanderingandwonderin
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by our hotel and we were happy we went there. We had the fillet mignon one with mushroom and a side salad the other with pepper and potatoes, a large- one l beer and all came to 40$. And the portions were large and tasty. But i think i like the service even more than the... More 

Thank Orly68
Madrid, Spain
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I am a barbecue lover, I went to this place to have a parrilla one day while I was in Colonia del Sacramento since it's in the top 10 restaurants in trip advisor. I ordered one chorizo (sausage) and an entrecote. The food was delicious but in my opinion a bit expensive. Service was ok, waiting times ok, good experience... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Barbecue, Argentinian, South American
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
00:00 - 15:30
00:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: General Flores 333, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Colonia Department  >  Colonia del Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +598 4522 5318
The Barbecue Restaurant to visit in Colonia del Sacramento. Here you can enjoy tha traditional Uruguayan barbecue in food-warming trays for two. Also premium-quality cuts of beef, pork, chicken, fish, pasta and the classic Uruguayan 'chivitos'. A warm, familiar place with more than 30 year-old experience, run by its owners the Martinez-Sandoval family.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?