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Cafe Tortoni

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Montserrat
Pizza, Coffee Shop, Noodle, Asian, Argentinean
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Avenida de Mayo 825/9, Buenos Aires 1084, Argentina
4342-4328
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Today
8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 185
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  • 114
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Picturesque, great wine, nice to relax in

Cool atmosphere, a little expensive for the meals. Still great wine and good steak compared to what's offered in other countries, although I bet an Argentine would never eat a steak there. There's a tango show below, but we didn't go.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Christy D
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Campinas, SP
Good for:
  • Romantic
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

If I have been there twice its because that place deserves a 5 stars rating. Cafe tortorni it's a must visit place when you are in Buenos Aires. The iced coffee with dulce de leche was delicious. Very happy!!!

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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Tipical place for tourists and locals. Food average and fair service. Very interesting setting with statues of famous tango composers. Worth the Tango Show in an intimate small place just for few people. Would return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

cakes are awesome, both in taste and in shape :) the atmosphere makes you feel like in old times. staff is really polite. I also enjoyed a pizza, small but delicious.

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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I found the Cafe during the day and had coffee. Suddenly I felt like I had stepped back in time! The elegant interior, historical significance and lovely artifacts transported me. Another evening, my friends and I went for dinner and the tango show - wonderful experiences!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Very Italian style, the chocolate cake and ice cream were perfect, but the coffee is far from Italian ... The place is really something and they have a shop with interesting souvenirs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This beautiful cafe has been around for a looooong time! Its antique ceilings, windows decor its worth visiting. You can enjoy cappuccino with sweets or a nice Sprits.... Either way you wont be disappointed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A true and authentic european flavour. Old fashion with style and Class. A feel of Paris or Rome. A Café or Brasserie where you can feel the history. Not overpriced.excellent coffee.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I wouldn't recommend stopping for any food. Both my wife and I werent too happy with our orders. The atmosphere inside is really nice, but I believe that you can walk in and check out all the decor even if you aren't a customer. Its a tourist trap.

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Campinas, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Cool atmosphere, a little expensive for the meals. Still great wine and good steak compared to what's offered in other countries, although I bet an Argentine would never eat a steak there. There's a tango show below, but we didn't go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We enjoyed churros with chocolate during the day, and returned in the evening for the tango show. The show was just right for the cost. If you're looking for a reasonable alternative to the ridiculously expensive tango shows, Cafe Tortoni is the place for you! The restaurant itself is beautiful and full of history!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida de Mayo 825/9, Buenos Aires 1084, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Montserrat
  • Neighborhood: Montserrat
  • Phone Number: 4342-4328

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 15
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Coffee Shop, Noodle, Asian, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Montserrat

Neighborhood Profile
Montserrat
As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires, Montserrat is defined by the historical events that took place there and the landmarks that have stood the test of time. The Plaza de Mayo is at the center of this connection to history: countless public demonstrations have passed through this square, going back to the May Revolution of 1810. Walking the streets of Montserrat allows us to imagine what Buenos Aires may have looked like in the past: the Cabildo takes us back to the late 16th century, while the Palacio Barolo and the traditional cafés carry us to the early 20th. Nowadays, the neighborhood is inundated every day by office workers, buses, and taxis; still, the cobblestones, narrow sidewalks, and subway stations from the 1910s remind us that we are surrounded by history everywhere we look.