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Cafe Tortoni

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Montserrat
Pizza, Cafe, 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: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Brunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Great place to visit. There are better ones to eat

The place is full of history and it offers a unique ambience and for those who like to feel the city as it was it is not advisable to miss. If you just want to eat go some place else. Come here to have a look, have a tea or some "medialuna" and then go to one one of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
PMFelix
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Esmoriz, Portugal
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  • Romantic
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Esmoriz, Portugal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The place is full of history and it offers a unique ambience and for those who like to feel the city as it was it is not advisable to miss. If you just want to eat go some place else. Come here to have a look, have a tea or some "medialuna" and then go to one one of the... More 

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Sao Bernardo Do Campo, SP
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A must do in Buenos Aires , This cafe is absolutely beautiful , with lots of story and great food! Everytime I visit Buenos Aires , I pay a visit to this Cafe and it always amazes me.

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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent conservation of beginning of XXth century style. I still remember when going to the Tortoni with my father and my grandfather...

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stopped by to sample their famous churros and historic cafe on the famous Avenida de Mayo. We got there around 11:30 and got seated straight away, by the time we where ready to leave there was a queue of people lining the street. We ordered the churros and drinks, it's a great little place to stop and let the world... More 

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Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The fod here is insultingly bad. The scenery lures in the tourists and the staff serve diabolical old microwaved pastries at a huge cost. I had a salad here which was just a selection of tinned vegetables in a scratched old bowl. Diabolical.

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slidell, la
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This restaurant must be seen. 157 years in business. Architecture amazing! Food okay....still, a Must see!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This is a truly beautiful cafe that typically has a line waiting at the door for entry. The food itself is typical of any cafe and not especially remarkable (but do order chocolate and churros if you are with children). Many people visit simply to to take in the amazing beauty of this carefully maintained cafe. But it's an even... More 

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We came by because this is an important spot for tango, and I've heard the 'chocolate espeso' is delicious. It's true! We ordered the 'chocolate espeso', which is really thick, rich, hot chocolate, as well as some medialunas (lightly sweet croissants). Dipping the medialunas in the chocolate espeso was awesome if you have a sweet tooth like we do. There's... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Every tourist guide was saying that is one of the best things to see... Not so much, it's not something very beautiful, nothing special for me! I think it's a little expensive...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Nice cafe, felt too touristy for me but overall food was good and nice ambiance. not my first choice of a coffee place in Bs As.

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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>  > Montserrat
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 to $15
Cuisine: Pizza, Cafe, Noodle, Asian, Argentinean

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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 to $15
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Cafe, 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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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.