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Cafe Tortoni

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Argentinean, Café
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Avenida de Mayo 825/9, Buenos Aires 1084, Argentina
4342-4328
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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, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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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
Most recent review
A DELIGHTFUL REMINDER

Cafe Tortoni is a delightful reminder of how Buenos Aires was is the past -The Paris of the South. The poor economic performance of the last years has taken its toll on the city, but in Tortoni things have stood still.Beautiful interior decor with fantastic series of photos. On top of all that you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Andrzej116
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Waterloo, Belgium
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Waterloo, Belgium
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Cafe Tortoni is a delightful reminder of how Buenos Aires was is the past -The Paris of the South. The poor economic performance of the last years has taken its toll on the city, but in Tortoni things have stood still.Beautiful interior decor with fantastic series of photos. On top of all that you get excellent food & coffee -we... More 

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

A historic and classic cafe, with good quality food and service. We tried a submarino which is hot milk with a chocolate served on the side (in the shape of a submarine) which you dip into the milk to create a hot chocolate - delicious! Enjoyable visit.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Cafe Tortino is so beautiful and the coffee was wonderful. I went on a Saturday around 2 pm and only had to wait about 5 minutes to get in which was great. Normally there is a long line in their summertime.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Went because it's so iconic if you are in the area by all means pass by. Amazing building great toasty sandwiches great on a Sunday before the market at San Telmo

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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Cafe Tortoni is not only another place to stop for a cup of coffee in BA. It is an opportunity to step into Argentinean history while you enjoy a good dish. Don't shy away if you see a line outside... there's only a 15 to 20 minute max waiting time to get in. Don't miss Cafe Tortoni while you visit... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was our first stop once we arrived in the city. Beautiful decor very rich looking,dark wood amazing chandeliers all over. Very good service. We just had coffee. Well worth the visit probably one of the best cafes in town. The food looked amazing as well. Can go for lunch. diner, snack or drinks. Its all good.

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Victoria
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Surprisingly we had no problem getting a table here for lunch. The meal was nice but the ambiance is amazing - you feel like you are transformed back in time. Take the time out to have lunch or a bite here and soak up the atmosphere. Prices were not pricey at all and was a pleasant surprise.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A great place to visit in BA. The decoration sends you back in 1900's, all the old newspapers and pictures make you feel how was that coffee when it first opened for the members of high society. The prices are fine, not cheap but not expensive. It costs what it worth.

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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

After reading about the legendary Cafe Tortoni we managed to get a table after 11pm. The surly doorman was reluctant to let us in. The cafe was half empty. After waiting for 30 minutes to have our order taken, we looked around the cafe, used the toilets and left. The staff were unfriendly and seemed uninterested in the customers. A... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have visited Cafe Tortoni several times. It never fails to disappoint. Be it a relaxing coffee or a full meal, the reception is the same - first class! The waiters are true professionals. Do not let the line-up on the sidewalk deter you .. .. .. it's worth the short wait and you meet some interesting people as well.

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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>  > El Centro
  • Neighborhood: El Centro
  • Phone Number: 4342-4328

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 15
  • Cuisine: Argentinean, Café
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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