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Cafe Tortoni

Avenida de Mayo 825/9, Buenos Aires 1084, Argentina (El Centro)
4342-4328
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Ranked #94 of 2,253 restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $2 - $15
Cuisines: Argentinean, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: El Centro
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: El Centro
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It is a place to visit because of its art deco ambiance and tango history. not for good food. Mostly tourists visit the place , Porteños don`t.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Cafe Tortoni is housed in a beautiful 1850s building with a stained glass panel in the ceiling and lots of wood panelling and paintings. Coffee is perhaps a little more expensive than in other cafés nearby but it's worth it for the experience and ambiance. We were served by a very polite bow-tied waiter. We just had coffee and cake... More

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Manila, Philippines
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151 reviews 151 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

best hot chocolate with churros very good price 5$ usd thats akready a good meal if your on a budget!!! its at the middle avenida de mayo great place for old architectural stroll and pictures

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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

If you're on a budget, in the area near the Obelisk, and are looking for an historic cafe to "take a break", then Cafe Tortoni is an excellent choice. You may have to wait for a table, but it's worth it. The menu is fairly substantial if you really need something to eat. I went with a friend and just... More

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Worth it to see. I just had a cafe and churro and they weren't nearly as pricey as I thought that would be. Didn't have a full meal but loved the ambiance and ornateness!

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Rhode Island
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Stopped here for a beer and snack. It was a wonderful experience. Waiters were dressed formally, but smiled at our attempts to speak Spanish! Dark wood, stained glass, great decor! It's worth the wait!

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Austin, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I went for early evening drinks. I was lucky to be seated right away and pretty close from a door where a live tango musical was happening. The building is gorgeous inside, something you find in Paris, Vienna, or the old continent. Staff is well-trained for the hundreds of tourists they serve. I saw lines most days so I took... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We stopped at Cafe Tortoni on the recommendation of an experienced Porteña (native or resident of Buenos Aires), and because it simply looked so incredibly charming. It is unfortunately a bit of a tourist trap, although the coffee and cookies (the only things we ordered) were quite good. The great thing about this place is the ambience, the history, and... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We checked this place out because of its reputation and history. There was a wait, which is unusual for the area as there are lots of restaurants and cafes. After we were seated we had some time to review the menu. In general you'll have lots of time to review menus in Argentina as they want you to relax and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

As a coffee coneseur I would recommend cafe Tortini for coffee visit. I was positively surprised. Pros: -Wonderful, historical cafe/bar design -friendly and efficient waiters, -Delicious coffee -Reasonable price (24 peso for cortado was comparable to any other cafes in the city) Cons - Waiting time for free table ( waited 15 min outside)

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