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Avenida Presidente Quintana 188, Buenos Aires recoleta, Argentina
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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  • 68
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Buenos Aires
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Buenos Aires
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

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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108 reviews 108 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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kansas
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147 reviews 147 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

we went here for the gelato but now realize from the other reviews that we were missing out on the medialunas, café and some meals. we will plan to revisit soon to try to the other menu items.

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Miami, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This renovated Recoleta mansion doubles as a cafeteria and ice cream shop. Medialunas ( croissants ) are excellent, coffee is very good. The ice cream is typical italian gelatto, not a lot of flavours if you compare it with tradicional chains like Freddo, but nice selection. Never been for lunch, but the menu seems interesting. There is a small terrace... More 

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Buenos Aires
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209 reviews 209 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

The place is nice The restaurant and cafeteria is good, but not special. Whatbis really excellent is the icecream The place is wanderful, nice ald house well decorated

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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309 reviews 309 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 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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148 reviews 148 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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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