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Las Violetas

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Bar, Coffee Shop, Argentinean
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Avenida Rivadavia 3899- Barrio Almagro | Esquina Medrano, Buenos Aires C1204AAD, Argentina
54 11 4958 7387
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Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Historical Coffee

One traditional cafe in Buenos Aires that you just can't miss. You can have lunch there too, but it has been born as a place to have a cafe with friends and chat over that coffee. You cannot go to Buenos Aires and not have a "cafecito" in the afternoon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

One traditional cafe in Buenos Aires that you just can't miss. You can have lunch there too, but it has been born as a place to have a cafe with friends and chat over that coffee. You cannot go to Buenos Aires and not have a "cafecito" in the afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

had the Victorian tea service here, was amazing [you MUST try their 'sandwich de miga'], like Ritz Carlton high tea but much cheaper & quainter. came back for lunch a week later and had the Patagonian Agnolottis, also delicious, but slightly on the salty side. my mother has blood pressure issues, so we asked for light on the sodium &... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I had a late lunch at this place on my first day in the city. Beautiful restaurant. Prices are not a steal, they add the 21 peso "cubierto" charge which I never figured out other than from a little googling it's kind of a table charge. Regardless, the place is very beautiful for a lunch. The meal I chose was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

if you, like me, are a fan of tea houses, this place is a must; a piece of this wonderful city tradition. I specially recommend the pastries and the "miga" sandwiches. All waiters are really professional and the atmosphere is quite unique; marble columns, mirrors and lovely windows with "vitraux" details

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A must if you like to have a tea with wonderful pastries, cakes, etc. Not in the most touristy area, but definitely worth the visit! A piece of Buenos Aires tradition.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is an old historic coffee shop that has been redone. Fabulous interior with marble columns. We just did coffee and a pastry, but well worth the visit for that alone. Wait staff was terrific - being older gentleman - they knew how to do their job. Pastry selection great and great coffee. Do not recommend the cafe frio -... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It's the 'ambiente'. Professional waiters, marble columns, mirrors, the confectionary case, high ceilings, the arches, the people watching....that's worth five stars. The food is fine. If you are a tourist you will find the 'sandwiches de miga' wonderful as are the pastries and the 'media lunas'. The bar will make you a cocktail approximating your favorite, and the regular fare... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had read about the high tea at Las Violetas and decided to try it. We arrived there around 2pm and asked for the Maria Calas afternoon tea. Thankfully, we asked for just one platter to share between two of us, as when it arrived, it was a large plate, full of a mix of sweet and savoury items. The... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is a place where you feel that you traveled in time, back to the end of the nineteenth century, beginning of the twentieth century, when the grand splendor of the city was happening. Therefore you will find a beautiful big salon with colorful vitraux and dark wooden furniture inside a real Porteño barrio. So it might take you away... More 

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Berkhamsted, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We learnt that Las Violetas is quite famous, well known by most locals. We went there on a Sunday evening around 7pm, looking for an early dinner, as we had missed lunch. No problem to our host, even though the restaurant was packed by local families having huge "cream teas", more than they could eat in a week. We ended... More 

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Additional Information about Las Violetas

Address: Avenida Rivadavia 3899- Barrio Almagro | Esquina Medrano, Buenos Aires C1204AAD, Argentina
Phone Number: 54 11 4958 7387
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires
Average Prices: USD $10 to $15
Cuisine: Bar, Coffee Shop, Argentinean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Rivadavia 3899- Barrio Almagro | Esquina Medrano, Buenos Aires C1204AAD, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires
  • Phone Number: 54 11 4958 7387

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $10 to $15
  • Cuisine: Bar, Coffee Shop, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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