CHARRUA

4
58 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American

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Charrúa is devoted to serving the staples of Uruguayan homemade food. We strive to recreate the local, natural, and farm-to-table concepts that we grew up with by using produce from local farmers, and products and services from local and family-owned businesses.
The main staples of our cuisine are churrasco (steak), chivitos (sandwiches), empanadas, sausages, pastas and salads.
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.0
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4.2
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4.4
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3.9
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60% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ValeriaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I found the food regular, the restaurant smells like fried food and is expensive considering the dishes' quality and variety

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vipJamesK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pleasure to dine at Charrua. Excellent food, friendly service, nice atmosphere.

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Christina
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food left everything to be desired. The ambiance was so nice, the Uruguayan wine was delicious, but the food utterly ruined everything that was positive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food is awesome

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience2

This place needs better service.

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vipRHEAG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Atmosphere was really cute but the food was just ok. Happy hour all night is a nice touch. I would definitely come back for drinks and apps but maybe not dinner.

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pdxt
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, had the chimichurri steak and wine. Cozy location.

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Beeline
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love the atmosphere and space of the restaurant. The owners are wonderful, food is great!

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was very relaxing, me and my fiancé loved the food! Definitely will come back

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Geggles
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were called on July 3rd informing us they were opening later than normal that was fine so we made reservations for five on July 4th. When we arrive arrived the restaurant was totally dark and obviously not open for business. The door was left open and we announced that we were there. The smell on the restaurant and the and the decor with the furnishings made us not want to eat there immediately. So I called the phone number after waiting 2 minutes inside the restaurant with no one attending me. Gentleman came out and answer the phone while we were outside so we stepped inside and he informed us that they won't be open for another 30 minutes which at that point would have been close to 6 p.m. My wife who is from Uruguay was appalled and embarrassed that a restaurant could be so poorly run and be so poorly maintained. I wasn't able to eat the food so I cant rate it and the noise level is inconsequential because I never sat down to eat. So we went to another restaurant down by Battery Park had wonderful Pizza in a clean inattentive restaurant and would never recommend this dining experience to my worst enemy. Good luck and God bless.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, AMAZING live music, wonderful service, cannot wait to return

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Had 3different servers
The first was very quick and attentive compared to the others yet service time on 1 app and our entrees too a long time.

The steak came out a bit burned but everything else from sampler was good.

On the plus note buy a sangria you get one free 👍🏾

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vipDinner
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was pretty solid, especially for the price. Service was slow and not great, food took for ever and there was a bit of a language barrier. Ambiance and decor were nothing special. In all, it's a decent neighborhood spot for casual dinner plans, but nothing to go out of your way for.

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DanielD
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect everything was great from drinks to appetizers to entrees

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was excellent. Will definitely be back. Steak excellent. Service excellent. Wine excellent. Great location. Fabulous in the spring.

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vipjdanyc
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming space

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JuanD
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Although I am not fond of the neighborhood I liked the restaurant a lot! Everything was good but what stood out were the 2 appetizers (sausage and prosciutto/burrata) as well as the Sangria and the uruguayan beer (Patricia).

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CoryG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the rib eye was the best I've had in years. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful

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KrystilC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

IT WAS NICE, ATOMSPHERE WAS NEUTRAL BUT UNLESS YOUR A LOCAL, YOU DONT REALLY GET THAT WELCOMING VIBE. I WALKED IN WANTED TO TRY SOMETHING NEW AND DIDN'T REALLY GET THAT WELCOMING VIBE. THE OWNER THOUGHT WE WERE LOST SMH BUT THE FOOD WAS GOOD.

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vipStevenG
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Fun spot. But food takes forever

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Ryan
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty food and good service. Steak and chimichurri was made well. Wine selection was poor - tried a bottle of one of the worst ones I’ve had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. The service was great. Very local atmosphere which I love being a Queens girl myself. Bottomless brunch was a huge plus! $16 for 2 hours was all we needed

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MarinaHerta
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nettes Restaurant, die Kellner sind aber etwas langsam. Unser Essen war leider teilweise kalt.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and drink was great! Would definitely come back and would like to try dinner. We had brunch and got the sampler, everything was fresh tasting and delicious!

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DeeP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was pretty slow and the food was just ok. I was expecting more from the reviews.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food great prices

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EllenG
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We were surprised (and a little worried) when we arrived and we had the place to ourselves! But the food was delicious and we enjoyed our pitcher of sangria! The skirt steak, empanadas, croquettes and morcilla were all delicious. Id recommend this place to anyone looking for a great value.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, nice wine

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Came in exactly at 5 so we were the first ones there. The waiter was polite and took our order quickly. We ordered the El canadiense sandwich, el choripan, calamari and flan for dessert. The calamari and salad came out on time but our main dishes didn’t come out until 6:05. Mind you we came in exactly at 5 and took about 5 minutes to order. Food was okay, waiter was nice and value was appropriate. Would I go out of my way to go back? Probably not.

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JimC
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Celebrated a graduation here. Very tasty empanadas and skirt steak but especially la morcilla. Have already recommended La Charrua to co-workers and friends. Definite try the sangria.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, try all the appetizers in the menu and the amazing south American wines.

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PabloD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Horrible place, over cooked meals with old oil, service was terrible.
Empty place 4 guests and took the guy 45 minutes to take the order.... never coming back nothing to remember about this place

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vipSeanY
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The appetizers were tasty; we ordered the chorizo, cheese fondue, empanadas, and croquettes. It took a long time for the appetizers and the subsequent meal to arrive. The waiter did not come by to check on us throughout our meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and amazing food. 5 stars!!

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CesarVeloz
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The services is too slow by two tables in the restaurant, the food menu is very simple, (no options); Not waste your money and time.
Un servicio muy lento, menú súper reducido, y la porción de carne es inaceptable, no se los recomiendo bajo ninguna circunstancia; existen otras opciones para disfrutar una buena comida Uruguaya por la mitad de los precios de “Charrua”.

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vipAaronZofSanFran
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good authentic Uruguayan case

Get here early before the soccer game nights cause the kitchen to run out of flank steak for CHIVITO which is why I dropped in near Alphabet City

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and a great boozy brunch deal. We asked the server if he could leave a carafe of sangria at our table (to help us drink faster) and they did, which was really convenient. It’s not very busy so you can easily walk in to get a table without a reservation. The fact that it’s less crowded makes it great for catching up with friends because it’s quieter inside, unlike some other brunch spots where you have to yell over the noise and music. Food was delicious. I will be back!

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Elli69
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice place in downtown Manhattan to celebrate Uruaguayan culture, cuisine and customs.

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CHARRUA does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. CHARRUA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 677-5838.

CHARRUA is rated 4 stars by 58 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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