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Arkakao

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Avenida Presidente Quintana 188, Buenos Aires recoleta, Argentina
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Seating
Good for: Families with children
Description: ARKAKAÓ is a gourmet space with an Italian accent. This is a company that...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Phenomenal ice-cream!

A must after a visit to Recoleta. Dark chocolate and passion fruit ice-cream among the best we have ever had, counting Italy. Cool interiors with art-exhibition.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
Angie S
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American in Bogota
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330 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of six had a quick gelato here. I thought the quality of the gelato was good but not great - nothing like Amorino, for example. I ordered dark chocolate which was pretty good but the passion fruit didn't taste like real passion fruit to me. Ambience is also just ok, looks nicer from the outside than it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

A must after a visit to Recoleta. Dark chocolate and passion fruit ice-cream among the best we have ever had, counting Italy. Cool interiors with art-exhibition.

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Thank Angie S
Clyde, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We had a chance to taste one wonderful gelato and espresso. Delicious chocolate and fresh fruit flavors.

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Rome, Italy
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Arkakao is a tipical Italian bar in The heart of recoleta. The space inside is very cool And confortable. They have a real italian espresso (lavazza) and a delicious gelato. If you are around recoleta you should go to arkakao

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Thank albalonga8
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Went there for lunch and had the menu of the day for 170 peso. Great meal started with a drink, bruschetta, fresh fish and then one of their delicious gelatos (mascarpone and berries). They also give you a selection of breads and a roasted eggplant/vege dip to start which is a lovely tough. For the price is really good quality... More 

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Thank Steph S
Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had returned to our hotel in Recoleta after having dinner. We asked the night manager, who did not speak English very well, if there was someplace to get gelato in the area. After motioning,

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Italian style ice cream. Very creamy. Flavours vary from the usual Argentinean classics. Also has a sitting area.

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Buenos Aires
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

the best artisanal ice-creams made for Gods. Buenos Aires is famous for its wonderful gelati. Pick and choose, 2 scoops in one cone of some of the creamiest and intense flavored gelato ever: Prune, Zabaglione, Cioccolato Cannella (chocolate & cinnamon) and Gianduja (hazelnut cream) are our preferred choices. Welcome to Argentina summertime bliss!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Had heard about his place and accidentally stumbled upon it as we dumped the free walking tour we were doing ! Fabulous flavours, Chocolate with orange a huge favourite. Cheap at around $5 and extremely good quality, terrific find. Lives up to the hype.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

we had lunch here on a Tuesday afternoon around 3. The cafe wasn't too busy. I ordered the cous cous while my partner ordered the mushroom penne. The food was fresh and well prepared. The bread was warm, which was a nice touch. Prices are reasonable. We couldn't resist the gelato and had two generous scoops each. The dulce de... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Presidente Quintana 188, Buenos Aires recoleta, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Retiro
  • Neighborhood: Retiro

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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Staying in Retiro

Neighborhood Profile
Retiro
Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the port, mean this neighborhood is never truly at rest. One minute you are walking down a street dotted with ornate mansions and luxurious shop windows and the next you find yourself surrounded by a sea of people racing to catch their train or bus. It is this juxtaposition of never-ending comings and goings and quiet, elegant luxury that defines Retiro, as well as Buenos Aires, a city where sharp contrasts are all around.
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