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Arkakao

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Avenida Presidente Quintana 188, Buenos Aires recoleta, Argentina
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 11
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch of the day

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

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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252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
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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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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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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105 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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82 helpful votes 82 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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32 helpful votes 32 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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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

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.