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Cafe Tortoni

Avenida de Mayo 825/9, Buenos Aires 1084, Argentina (El Centro)
4342-4328
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Ranked #83 of 2,262 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We went to the Tango show at cafe Tortoni. The show was ok with a nice singing waiter but the performance was rigid and the costumes tatty and ill fitting. Worst of all the staff were rude especially our waiter. We nicknamed him 'captain one star' because we would give him personally one star on trip advisor and only because... More

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Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Have a coffee or croissant - or a meal. We had a snack, and everyting was promissing. Very professional staff - I would certainly recommend this place!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The cafe is beautiful, wood, marble, painted glass, old photographs, old fashioned bar. It gives a feel of old Buenos Aires. Even though its quite touristy, it cannot be missed. Service is very good, prices a bit high but not too bad. Ive had a submarino - recommend!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Granted, the 100+ year old exterior and interior engender an appropriate reverence, but in the final analysis, a restaurant is all about the food, and ours was less than appetizing. Cruising on a reputation will only go so far...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is the coffe where political people met in the old day, as also well known writers. The best drink is a hot chocolate with a kind of cake called 'churros'

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a very good place , whith the cheapest show of Tango in BA. But to drink or eat something is very, very expensive.....

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you are interested in Buenos Aires' history, tango, jazz, and coffee, or either take a typical "chocolate con churros" let`s try the Tortoni. Although we have a great choice of old cafes in BA, in different points of the city, all of them worthwhile, this one is a must if your are nearby, or you want to enjoy the... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

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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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

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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