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Avenida de Mayo 825/9, Buenos Aires 1084, Argentina (El Centro)
4342-4328
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Ranked #108 of 2,428 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $15
Cuisines: Argentinean, Café
Neighborhood: El Centro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert

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Seattle, WA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

The food isn't very good, though the building itself is quite lovely. Go in with low expectations on food and it is an Ok place to visit.

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Mount Lawley, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We an enjoyable meal was has here. Nothing too much trouble from the well seasoned waiters probably able to speak four languages. The cake and coffee are something to die and the tango show downstairs is a winner indeed.

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

Beautiful setting, decoration, furnishing. Service was not bad, too many tourists. Tostados y café very good. No gluten free food. Medialunas, a bit old.

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Sydney, Australia
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29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

It may be a tourist spot but it has real character and charm that does take you back to the hey day of moneyed Argentina. We also saw a great tango show here and much les than the touted ones - you just need to book a place earlier in the day (or even the day before) in order to... More

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

There are many reasons to to go to Cafe Tortoni, but not for the food. We decided to go there because their tango show was so much more reasonably priced than the big spectacular tourist shows. We ordered pizza, and it was horrible. Their wine was over-priced. But the show was impressive. Though we do not speak the language, we... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We were not sure where to go and see our first tango show in BA. We decided to go for a classic and we were very satisfied. We had a nice table close to the scene, we liked the dancers and especially the older man singing on the stage dressed in a white suite. We found him funny and adorable.... More

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We went there in the morning to take a closer look at this famous place in central buenos aires. W had to queue for about 15 minutes, until we could finally get a table inside. Coffee was good as well as pastries, nothing special though, but I guess people go there to experience decor and ambience of this place, rest... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Very crowded, as I expected it would be, but our tour group of 39 were seated immediately, and served very quickly. Our meal of Charcuterie (dried meats), cheeses and a salad was very tasty, albeit preselected for the group. I enjoyed our lunch, but can't really speak to the "food" served here. It was a very cool old cafe, I'm... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

historical intelecuals place to visit for meeting a friend and chat. don't expect a full restaurant, is a "cafe". menu is limited but cafe "cabrales" is the best. Good inexpensive tango show at night.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

complete tourist trap in the afternoons - may be nice with a show (if you don't eat or drink...) it's not being overpriced that bothers me but the indifferent couldnt give a damn sevice & catering. coffees poor, cheesecake bad, sandwich - hunk of bread with some ham...... Go by all means with low expectations it may meet them!

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Additional Information about Cafe Tortoni

Address: Avenida de Mayo 825/9, Buenos Aires 1084, Argentina
Phone Number: 4342-4328
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > El Centro
Average Prices: USD 2 - 15
Cuisine: Argentinean, Café

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