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“Absolutely horrible!”

Viejo Barrio Restaurant and Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Hartsdale, New York
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Absolutely horrible!”
Reviewed 2 December 2012

Our waiter was not the best. My husband pointed at the menu and asked for the chicken and then the waiter what type of pasta he would like with it; he chose the Gnocchi. I decided to go with the fish with a Roquefort sauce. When the food came, all my husband got was the Gnocchi and when we asked about the chicken the waiter said he hadn't heard that part.

My fish was not cooked through, there is no way it spent enough time in the oven. I sent it back, but when it returned it still wasn't cooked through so I refused to eat it. There was no offer to take the fish off the bill nor did they.

The couple that had sat next to us wanted to pay with Visa, but were told that it wasn't accepted (that is true in some restaurants and stores), so they paid with Argentine Pesos. We weren't about to leave a tip or more than the bill was worth so my husband went inside to get change for our pesos and was told that they didn't have change...but they just took pesos from the couple next to us and how were they supposed to make change for the bill. So he asked if they'd take Visa and they said yes!?!?

When we went back to the B&B, we told our host since his place, Colonia Suite, is amazing and it reflected badly on him. He called the owner of Viejo Barrio who was non-commital about refunding us the price of the fish dinner. So far, we haven't seen a credit.

This place has the perfect location, but be warned.

  • Visited November 2012
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Ottawa
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best Service in Town”
Reviewed 4 November 2012

We had lunch at Viejo Barrio. The food was good, the atmosphere was great - right in front of the church - and the service was the best we had in Uruguay.

Visited November 2012
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San Francisco, California
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182 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Good lunch spot”
Reviewed 1 October 2012 via mobile

We needed a quick meal before our ferry and wanted something in the city center. We all had pasta which was good. I would go again in the future.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Don't expect much...”
Reviewed 23 September 2012

I had a ravioli the was not good at all... poor pasta and too much water in the dish. Couldn't wait to leave the place.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank sunglim
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Pasadena, California
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice but you can do better”
Reviewed 11 April 2012

Everyone was at The Drugstore next door, which should have been our first clue. Perhaps it was an off night, but all seemed quite average, so head to Marlo or La Casa de Jorge Paez Vilaro instead, if you want a great meal. Or maybe The Drugstore, which we didn't try, but was busy each time we walked by.

  • Visited April 2012
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