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Cafe Tortoni

Avenida de Mayo 825/9, Buenos Aires 1084, Argentina (El Centro)
4342-4328
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Ranked #110 of 2,352 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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français aux USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

the setting is gorgeous...a real café in the old tradition. Frankly I do not remember the food just the site! There is also a tango show for the ones who are interested.

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flushing,newyork
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Enter café tortoni and you will be transformed to the past. I stopped briefly for a tea and pastry which was good enough and seriously how bad could you mess that up ! Don't forget to take a picture of Carlos Gardel and company

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Steinbach, Canada
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236 reviews 236 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I'm rating this as a cafe. We did not attend the evening tango show. Quite frankly, the food kind of sucked. Maybe I ordered wrong, but the "sausages" were long gross weiners and the Russian potato salad had soggy red peppers. The hot chocolate was not bad, but the churros were tasty but a bit stale, too firm. The atmosphere... More

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Paris
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I'm having the decency to give this place two stars just for the fact that it's a very nice place. The service, on the other hand, not that great... Service in Argentina isn't known to be the best, but never have we been treated so badly. We decided to go have a coffee one afternoon in the so-called "legendary" cafe... More

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Londrina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Traditional Cafe from Buenos Aires. Beautiful place, kind of 30s 40s cafe. But the food and beverages are terrible and pricey. I don't recomend.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I was told this is a major huge impressive and super special coffee house in Buenos Aires. After visiting some good coffee places here (e.g. Café Malvon), my expectations were really high. Unfortunately, it was not the case. The main course of the place (chocolate caliente y churros) are just some hot cocoa milk and some too deep fried churros.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Wonderful place to stop and have a coffee lovely to know all those important writers and poets and artist came here,it steeping back in time and it amazing so you can't not visit Cafe Tortoni when in Buenos Aires. Go at least once. It's great inside with such a classical feel . We weren't able to pull off seeing a... More

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Campinas, SP
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Its a nice cafe with a lot of history being the oldest cafeteria in BUE. The problem is already known by all, the pricy and not so good food and the staff. They seem to be in a baaad mood all the time and barely greet you when you walk by the door. We watched a great performance in a... More

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Belo Horizonte, MG
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I have been there twice to try the famous churros they have there. But none of those times (2010 and 2014) they had it. At the second time, I ordered a medialuna with ham and cheese and it came with a hair inside.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

An unfortunate experience- not only a pricey cover fee but mandatory service fee as well. I wouldn't mind if the service wasn't absolutely abysmal. The server essentially chucked the menu at my partner and the food was essentially some of the worst, if not worst food we've had in Buenos Aires. We didn't even actually want to eat here, but... More

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