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Cafe Tortoni

Avenida de Mayo 825/9, Buenos Aires 1084, Argentina (El Centro)
4342-4328
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Ranked #104 of 2,344 restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $15
Cuisines: Argentinean, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: El Centro
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: El Centro
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I'm having the decency to give this place two stars just for the fact that it's a very nice place. The service, on the other hand, not that great... Service in Argentina isn't known to be the best, but never have we been treated so badly. We decided to go have a coffee one afternoon in the so-called "legendary" cafe... More

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Londrina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Traditional Cafe from Buenos Aires. Beautiful place, kind of 30s 40s cafe. But the food and beverages are terrible and pricey. I don't recomend.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I was told this is a major huge impressive and super special coffee house in Buenos Aires. After visiting some good coffee places here (e.g. Café Malvon), my expectations were really high. Unfortunately, it was not the case. The main course of the place (chocolate caliente y churros) are just some hot cocoa milk and some too deep fried churros.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Wonderful place to stop and have a coffee lovely to know all those important writers and poets and artist came here,it steeping back in time and it amazing so you can't not visit Cafe Tortoni when in Buenos Aires. Go at least once. It's great inside with such a classical feel . We weren't able to pull off seeing a... More

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Campinas, SP
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Its a nice cafe with a lot of history being the oldest cafeteria in BUE. The problem is already known by all, the pricy and not so good food and the staff. They seem to be in a baaad mood all the time and barely greet you when you walk by the door. We watched a great performance in a... More

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

I have been there twice to try the famous churros they have there. But none of those times (2010 and 2014) they had it. At the second time, I ordered a medialuna with ham and cheese and it came with a hair inside.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

An unfortunate experience- not only a pricey cover fee but mandatory service fee as well. I wouldn't mind if the service wasn't absolutely abysmal. The server essentially chucked the menu at my partner and the food was essentially some of the worst, if not worst food we've had in Buenos Aires. We didn't even actually want to eat here, but... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Of course it is touristy - it's the first cafe I've ever had to queue to get into - but it is most definitely not a trap. The media lunas, freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee were great (I can't comment on the food but note that other reviewers have suggested that it's not really worth eating a full meal... More

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53 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Step back in time and enjoy the food, beverage and tango. A great cafe which is a must do when in Buenos Aires. Reasonably priced and good service and a good value tango show.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I think you have to come here as a tourist but don't expect anything great besides the decor. Croissants were very dry. No vege options accept salad which isn't great on a cold day. It was packed out but we only waited 15mins for a table so that wasn't bad. Service was fast and efficient.

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