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Cafe Tortoni

Avenida de Mayo 825/9, Buenos Aires 1084, Argentina (El Centro)
4342-4328
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Ranked #113 of 2,387 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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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

It was worth waiting in the line! To avoid long lineup, try to come in the morning, much less crowded. Nice atmosphere, great coffee, great churros!

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London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I had read that this was one of the oldest Cafes in Buenos Aires and so put it top on my list of places to visit and it did not disappoint. I can't describe how wonderful the decor was with stained glass ceiling and historical memorabilia all around (see pics) was just so beautiful. The ambiance was perfect and I... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Nowhere in Buenos Aires will you feel more immersed in the end of XIX / beginning of XX century atmosphere. Beautiful place with very good coffee and good food. Worth the (sometimes) long wait.

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Boise, Idaho
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I had to wait to get a table on a Sunday afternoon for about 15 minutes. But given the décor, ambiance, service and delicious food, it was well worth it. This is also a historical hot spot, and a must see for the tourist. It has tango dancers and musicians on some nights as well. The prices are a little... More

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Planet Earth
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

You can't walk into this cafe without feeling the history. Beautiful stained glass ceilings with history all over the walls. Make sure to get a table to soak it all in. The make a great Argentinian hot chocolate called a "Submarino" as the chocolate they give you is shaped like a submarine.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Tortoni is must-see location in every Buenos Aires tour. For me, it was little more. I visited Tortony many times. Location is good. The best alfajores in Buenos Aires, very nice churros, hot chocolate and coffee. And the atmosphere is charming, time stays and tango lives there.

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Washington, DC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Go for the history, but not for the food. Just okay. And expensive. Watch your backs when you leave. You're known to be a tourist if you eat there.

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dublin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Cafe Tortoni is for me the best Place in Buenos Aires. You are stepping back in time with helpful waiters and a theatrical ambiance....but real. The prices are reasonable. You should not miss this time window.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you go to Buenos Aires, Café Tortoni is not to be missed! A very antique cafe where to go for a tea/coffee, lunch or a dinner with Tango show

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It's a very nice and traditional place from Buenos Aires (related to tango). No one should miss the "submarino" and "medialunas de manteca"!! so good

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