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Avenida de Mayo 825/9, Buenos Aires 1084, Argentina (El Centro)
4342-4328
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Ranked #109 of 2,516 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $15
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Argentinean, Café
Neighborhood: El Centro
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

For those that don't like to read: Definitely visit, and during the mid afternoon/early evening when the lines are short to non existent. They only have one chef that makes churros, so if he's on vacation, there may be no churros. Check ahead if they are your principle reason for visiting. Let me start off by saying that Cafe Tortoni... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

An old cafe, and was recommended to me by a couple I met in Ushuaia, who live in Buenos Aires for 6 months of the year. I cannot comment on the food, as I only had coffee here, but it was a really good coffee. The decor inside is stunning and it is a part of history. The waiters only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I visited cafe tortoni because it was recommended to my by a friend because apparently they have the best churros in Buenos Aires. However I was made to wait outside for a good 20 minutes or more before I was let in and when I was finally let in I noticed that half of the tables were empty but they... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

İt is a very old viennese&parisian cafe. Worth to see for tourists. Wooden panelled walls of the cafe set out nostalgic ambiance. We have only drunk hot chocolate with churros because of the recommendation. İt was so sweet. Three churros for each coffee were side cookies. Tango show in a backside of the cafe was 220 euros per person. İt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

what most tourists do when they visit Buenos Aires. The atmosphere at the cafe is of bygone era. We had lunch there,(consisting of sandwiches) but we went there to experience what Buenos Aires life style used to be.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Go, relax, and enjoy. A long lunch, coffee, or dinner. A classic place that each city must have. Tango shows too!

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Dubai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Nice decor and and interesting history, but this is no longer a grand cafe for the people, but an old cafe for tourists. The offerings we sampled were good and it makes for a nice stop when you walk the Avenida de Mayo. It is anticlimactic but far nicer to have a coffee here than in a cardboard cup!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This place went completely off track! First of all, you cannot get in straight away any longer, as you would in any other cafe in BA. You have to wait in line outside (even if, once in, you realize that many tables are free!!!!). Is the owner aware that the queue outside just kills half of the charme of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The city's oldest cafe is a bit of a 'must do' for tourists and as such we joined the queue outside on the Avenida de Mayo. Once inside after waiting around 20 minutes, we realised that the queue was a manufactured thing really, to give the impression of a much desired venue, as there were plenty of tables free. That... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Absolutely worth a visit! Lots of history, great decorations, good service! We had churros with dulche de leche, coffes, and hot chocolate, very nice indeed! It's not the cheapest of the places, but to be fair I was expecting to pay even more seeing it's a place for tourists.

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

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