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“Best place after 4 days in colonia”
Review of El Drugstore

El Drugstore
Price range: US$20 - US$25
Cuisines: European, Japanese, Spanish
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 14 October 2013

The decor here is only part of the fun. There are old cars parked in front with tables inside for dining. Lots of street side tables and more inside the colorfully decorated dining room. The kitchen is open and in the front so you can watch the cooks hard at work.
The menu and food quality are what really puts this place in the #1 spot in CDS. Self-described "foodies" (if you are, please stop, blechhh!) would love this place. The menu does a Lot of creative things by blending Uruguayan foods with those of other cultures, but still do a great job with the standards. The beer is served in champagne buckets; welcome on a warm afternoon.
Despite the ubiquitousness of the Mate drinkers in Uruguay, it is really hard to find a place that will serve it. The drugstore is the only place we could find where you could actually buy a serving of Yerba Mate. The server was patient in explaining how it works and made the experience fun.

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Reviewed 7 October 2013

This is a fun restaurant with brightly colored tables and chairs. You can even eat in an old car outside. I went on a Friday night. It got pretty busy. So you might want to go early or reserve a table. They had live music that was really good.

I had the Gnocchis con Vegetales. It was really excellent.

1  Thank als03c
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

I love the cool decor. It was a great place to while the afternoon away with a decent lunch and live music.

The service was friendly and pleasant despite my total lack of spanish and the waitress' poor English.

Tip: Don't try the house wine by the glass. It was probably the worse wine one can buy on this planet.

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Thank PerthFrequent_Flyer
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

Beautiful tender steak, cooked beautifully and enough for two. Live singer during meal. Great ambience and great service.

Thank 311robertd
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Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

We had dinner here based on the review from the Argentina lonely planet book.

It was quite empty and we were one of two couples dining.
The service was friendly and food was tasty.
It's quite a quirky place.
Free wifi.
Down side: we were charged Uruguayan $70 pesos for cutlery and an optional $50 for the live music (which went to the artist) and on top of that we were requested 10% service top.

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