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Avenida Presidente Quintana 188, Buenos Aires recoleta, Argentina
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Ranked #253 of 2,669 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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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 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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Melbourne, Australia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
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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145 reviews 145 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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181 reviews 181 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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160 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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183 reviews 183 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 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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Address: Avenida Presidente Quintana 188, Buenos Aires recoleta, Argentina
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires
Cuisine: Italian

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