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Avenida de Mayo 825/9, Buenos Aires 1084, Argentina (El Centro)
4342-4328
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Ranked #121 of 2,639 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $15
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Argentinean, Café
Neighborhood: El Centro
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We were lucky when we arrived at noon on a Tuesday because there was no line. The inside is beautiful, and very historic. This is the first coffee house to open in BA. It began in 1858. We ordered coffee con leche and cheesecake. Both were excellent. It was fun to soak up the atmosphere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

If you want to see the oldest cafe in Buenos Aires, then go. The inside is quite lovelym beautiful architecture and well maintained. The only way they were letting people in was to request a table and wait in line until one was open. We waited only a few minutes and just went in for a coffee. Not sure if... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Walked past here on a walking tour, came to buy tickets & then came for the show & there were lines outside on all 3 occasions. Nice decor upstairs, it felt atmospheric walking down to the dungeon downstairs for the show but the room failed to impress. We arrived an hour before the show to eat & drink. The service... More 

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32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

It's common for guests to queue for at least 20 minutes to get a seat. The vibe and deco are both unique and you could feel like you are part of the history. However the drinks and food are mediocre. We had coffee, submarino ( hot choc) and sweet bread. The drinks were average but the bread was hard (... More 

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North Wales
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We queued for nearly an hour to get into this cafe and wish we hadn't bothered. Service was slow and everything was overpriced. Yes it is lovely inside but we wished we had just paid someone to go in and take photos (a lot of people were doing this). There are lots of other cafes like this in BA so... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Must visit when you go to Buenos Aires and try dulce de leche. Nearly 200 years old and excellent architecture and well maintained. They even sell Cafe tortoni souvenirs.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

A very old and historic café that serves meals and afternoon teas and in the evening there's a tango show. We arrived mid afternoon and were held by a maître de at the front door, as if the place was full! People came out but we and now others were held at the door. A few more came out and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great atmosphere and history. We hjust had a coffee, but there was a big like to see a tango show. Is Avenida de Mayo is beautiful and this caffee too.

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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This restaurant always have long waiting lines. Food was average, service not that good. Too many people and not enough employees.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Wanted to visit a splendid Grand Cafe in Buenos Aires and Tortoni was reputed to be one of the best. It was a fantastic, grand room with lots of character, buzz and charm. The waiters all dressed in old-school, black and white like in a Parisian brasserie and the elderly gentleman owner was still behind the bar which really added... More 

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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>  > El Centro
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 - 15
Cuisine: Argentinean, Café

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