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Arkakao

Avenida Presidente Quintana 188, Buenos Aires recoleta, Argentina
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Ranked #198 of 2,387 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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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
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Buenos Aires
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159 reviews 159 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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272 reviews 272 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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182 reviews 182 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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