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Arkakao

Avenida Presidente Quintana 188, Buenos Aires recoleta, Argentina
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Ranked #184 of 2,344 restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: ARKAKAÓ is a gourmet space with an Italian accent. This is a company that chose Argentina as its second home, with the challenge of making traditions and not very known products known.ARKAKAÓ is not just about the quality of its products, but also the image and decor of its stores; Arkakaó´s philosophy proposes a certain atmosphere...a gastronomic culture.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: ARKAKAÓ is a gourmet space with an Italian accent. This is a company that chose Argentina as its second home, with the challenge of making traditions and not very known products known.ARKAKAÓ is not just about the quality of its products, but also the image and decor of its stores; Arkakaó´s philosophy proposes a certain atmosphere...a gastronomic culture.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Traveling in Buenos Aires was really interesting. More people speak English than was the experience in Rio, but language is a major issue if one does not speak Spanish and this was the case when I arrived at Arkakao. None of the staff spoke any English and my very broken Spanish got me tea (described on the menu as English... More

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Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Fantastic food and wine at reasonable prices. The Carbonara was better than any I've had in Italy. Service was prompt and friendly. Mostly local patrons.

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Miami, Florida
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241 reviews 241 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Walking the streets in the Recoleta area of Buenos Aires is an excellent area for shopping,one rainy day we were huddled beneath an umbrella and found the doorway of Arkakao,when we looked inside we saw a bar filled with gelato,to our surprise we had entered to have a coffee and find a small restaurant offering a very limited lunch menu... More

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Trinity
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113 reviews 113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

A bit of a walk off of Ave Julio, but well worth it for a quality Gellato. Higher end on price, but quality product and professional staff.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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175 reviews 175 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

That is a big statement to make but really Arkakao has the best gelato in Buenos Aires. It's the only place where the taste is a good as eating ice cream somewhere in Italy. The quality is amazing and the flavours spectacular, specially the cioccolato ones. The place is a renovated big old house typical of Recoleta, the fancy neighborhood... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Much better icecream than Freddos, definitely coming.back here. Better cones, better flavors, prune was the best we tried, but the different types of chocolate were also great

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Davie, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

A daily serving of Gelato is a great way to enjoy a lovely trip that included several days in Buenos Aires. Arkakao was recommended as a nice café and gelateria to my husband and me by our hotel’s (Caesar Park) concierge. It was within an easy walk and we were very happy with the choices on offer. Classic Italian flavors... More

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St Louis
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161 reviews 161 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

Ran into this place by chance. The ice cream was super good. Perfect little location with an indoor patio.

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Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The best gelato that I have ever had! So many different flavors and the atmosphere of this plus is great. This is a MUST on any trip to BA.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The year and a half long search for the best ice cream in Buenos Aires always takes me back to Arkakao. I've yet to find a place that serves better. I never have a problem spending a few extra pesos for this creamy, delicious helado. Pomelo rosado is perfect for summer and the pistachio is a rare find in this... More

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