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Cafe Tortoni

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El Centro
Café, Argentinean
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Avenida de Mayo 825/9, Buenos Aires 1084, Argentina
4342-4328
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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

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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
Charming

This is a quaint, historical restaurant with a charming atmosphere. We were there for breakfast which included yummy pastries and delicious coffee. We were happy to spend a short time here and enjoy the colorful artwork and lovely architecture throughout the property. This is a very busy place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Anna S
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Cary, United States
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Cary, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

This is a quaint, historical restaurant with a charming atmosphere. We were there for breakfast which included yummy pastries and delicious coffee. We were happy to spend a short time here and enjoy the colorful artwork and lovely architecture throughout the property. This is a very busy place, so be prepared to wait a few minutes for a table, but... More 

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Bradenton-Sarasota Florida
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10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We walked the entire stretch of Florida Avenue in Buenos Aires and finally found our way to Cafe Tortoni. Had to wait outside in queue till we were permitted to come in. Probably better when cruise ships are not in port. Good for a few minutes and a coffee or soda....not much else.

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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

During my first morning here in Buenos Aires, we went to this beautiful cafe, one of the oldest in the city. Typical English decor, lovely wooden panelling, many old framed photographs on the walls, a tranquil and sophisticated ambience and good coffee served at your table. A bit of a time warp in a way because it offers a feeling... More 

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Anaheim Hills, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Be sure to step into Cafe Tortoni to have their special drink and enjoy the anbiance of this historic cafe. We are so happy that we did...what a lovely place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were a group of four and waited for about 15 minutes in line outside as the restaurant was full and there was going to be a tango show in the back which you could pay to see. We opted out and instead just had dinner in the Eladia Blazquez Room. The wonderful decor takes you back in time and... More 

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Danville, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If you are in the area, this is a good spot to drop in for a coffee and a slice of cake, but you probably won't see many local artists and writers. If you can overlook the tourists taking selfies, it does have plenty of atmosphere with a classic decor and art lining the walls. Service was good, prices reasonable... More 

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Key West, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This beautiful and historic cafe is a must for every visitor. So much old kitsch, and old timey decor. Food was secondary to this experience- go, even for a coffee. Although we did have a nice meal there too.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great service, the bartenders are really nice, good value for money, lovely atmosphere, the toilets could be better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We didn't get here till 5pm and had to que to get in but worth having a look we only had coffee so can't comment on the food but what I could see looked great, the building inside is wonderful and at the back are 3 spaces one a museum of sorts to famous righters another a little theatre, and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

The city's oldest cafe, Tortoni offers tons of atmosphere and a welcome and convenient chair to rest your feet. Loved our Tortas and coffee. Friendly waitstaff.

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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>  > El Centro
  • Neighborhood: El Centro
  • Phone Number: 4342-4328

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 15
  • Cuisine: Café, Argentinean
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?