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Rara Avis

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Buenos Aires 652 | left wing of Teatro Solis, Montevideo 11008, Uruguay
+598 2915 0330
20:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 20:00 - 23:30
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My banker takes me here, my accountant takes me here, my stock broker takes me here. My dates take me here... There has to be a reason, its because its really good.

Thank Rory K
Montevideo, Uruguay
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

In my opinion, Rara Avis is by far the best restaurant in Montevideo. It is not cheap, of course, but it is not more expensive than other inferior options. The decoration of Salon Rouge is extremely refined, and the service is also of the highest quality. The atmosphere is completed by a live pianist. The menu is not extremely vast... More 

Thank Alejandro D
Montevideo, Uruguay
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Elegant room with really good cuisine and service. Everything is high-quality and their wine menu is spectacular. On the weekends they have live music starting 9 30 pm. Would totally recommend the duck breast and the lamb.

1 Thank AdelineJim
Montevideo, Uruguay
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Very good place to eat and spend your dinner. Sometimes also you may have a nice music entretaiment with a piano show. All you may find at the menu, is excelent and the staff well coordinated. It is one of the best restaurants in town, but quite expensive. All the restaurant is very nice decorated and well situated at one... More 

Thank Pedro B
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I went for lunch and it was a pleasure. The Staff was well coordinated and there were multiple delicious options on the menu. I had the executive menu which includes a glass of champagne and a glass of wine, three courses, good portions. Definitely excellent.

Thank Cramos14
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful place, but I don't feel the staff were attentious in the way we deserved. They offer a very expensive water (I did not even have time to ask for another and he already opened it). They charge for "cubiertos" which I know is done in some places in Argentina, but during all my staying in Uruguay... More 

Thank Marina P
Hellerup, Denmark
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115 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This is a quite fancy restaurant and I wasnt sure if I fell outside its target guest group wearing jeans and t-shirt. It only opens at 8pm but at 8:30 it was half full. The menu is quite wide in selections, and the food came quite fast. Only negative remark is that I asked for my tuna steak to be... More 

Thank JLC-1972
New York City, New York
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This restaurant is by far the best restaurant in Montevideo. Period. Great menu. Great ambience and great food preparation. The lunch menu is a steal. Dinner is much pricier.

Thank William N
Weston, Florida
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96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

It is a nice restaurant. Lunch is cheaper but dinner time is too costly. It is located next to the Teatro Solis, so,if you go to the theatre it is convenient. Difficult to,find a parking place. Normally people go,with Uber or limo or taxis.

Thank alejk2016
Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

I was there for a private business meeting, food was very good, so was the wine and the service. However, the best part for me was to have a cocktail outside, the location, just beside the theather is amazing.

Thank Ivo A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
French, International, Mediterranean, Italian, European, Soups, South American, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:30
20:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Buenos Aires 652 | left wing of Teatro Solis, Montevideo 11008, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo
  • Phone Number: +598 2915 0330

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?