Meat lovers will not be disappointed in Colonia del Sacramento. All of the traditional choices, ranging from parilla to the popular chivitos, are served in most restaurants, from fine establishments to carritos, or local street vendors. Seafood and pasta are also commonplace in Coloniaâ€™s menus, with a few but solid, vegetarian options, like the vegetarian parilla and vegetable skewers offered by Parilla Santa Rita, or the veggie dishes served at Ireneâ€™s. For those who prefer to prepare their own meals, there are well-stocked supermarkets on Avenida Gral. Flores.
Colonia is not known for its wild nightlife, and the little that does exist mainly takes place outside of the Historic Quarter (e.g. Menendez Bar, Lorenzo Latorre and Ruta 21). There are a few restaurants-turned-bars that are open past midnight, but nightlife activities in Colonia tend to involve a quiet drink at a restaurant with friends or family, maybe with some live music playing in the background. Also, many people opt for strolling along the waterfront, with a drink in hand enjoying the river breeze and beautiful vistas.
Claudia Pesce was born in Buenos Aires, but started traveling shortly after her first birthday. Upon returning to Argentina at...