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Cafe Tortoni

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Montserrat
Pizza, Cafe, Noodle, Asian, Argentinean, South American
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, 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
The place worths a visit

The building is beautiful. Coffee is not so good. They prepare great "chocolate con churros". A little expensive. Tango shows on Friday night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Andrea S
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  • Romantic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I'm never returning there. first, they left us waiting in line for close to 30 min. saying that the cafe part was full. Many others in line asked to but the more expensive tango show and got in immediately. A few minutes after they sold all the seats to the show they started letting us (the ones that were still... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

beautiful café - a landmark - just do it once - coffee not the greatest but the hot chocolate is divine - it is expensive and you will probably need to queue but if you are in the area - just do it once

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New York City, New York, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful old cafe in Buenos Aires, problem is the food and coffee is worse than awful. Have a bottled beer instead and enjoy the architecture.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The building is beautiful. Coffee is not so good. They prepare great "chocolate con churros". A little expensive. Tango shows on Friday night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Everyone who goes to Buenos Aires must go see this authentic cafe. Big chance you have to wait in front of the door, busy as always. Inside you can spend hours watching and enjoying the authenticity of the entourage, the paintings, the ceiling, tutti! Staff is friendly but always in a rush. Not a cheap place, but certainly worth going.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We visited Cafe Tortoni for an afternoon 'submarine' (a piece of chocolate you dip in cocoa) and later that evening a tango show. The cafe has been a fixture in Buenos Aires for many years. It is well maintained and has a pleasant atmosphere. Think your favorite old style non Starbucks at home. Fun and pleasant. The tango show was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Nice place for a coffee or chocolate. The churros were awesome. Not a lot of room to store a stroller. Great ambiance...amazing old columns, glass amd photos. Be prepared to wait outside for a table and prices aren't cheap but its a nice treat!!

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Miami, Florida
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Nice place, even if you got wait outside for 30 min, it is worth it. The place has more than 150 years, lots of history involved

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Was at Cafe Tortoni for a small tea break at night, had a lemon meringue pie which was extremely sweet but thats expected of it. It looked really beautiful though. Had a side of cafe leite which was average. There were lots of people coming in and out for the tango show which was in the cafe. I liked the... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Old and traditional café in the heart of Buenos Aires. The staff is friendly. Many tango singers used to go there that's why it is full of history and there are plenty of pictures on the walls which show the old Buenos Aires and the most important tango celebrities,

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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, South American

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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, South American

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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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.
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