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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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Families with children

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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
Most recent review
A wonderful piece of Buenos Aires history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
alanop
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Los Angeles, California
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If you want to take a good coffee or tea go there. A little far from the center but a nicest place than the tortoni. take one of the formula and ask for a dog bag, one of the few place you can do that. Not cheap but great and famous!

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paris
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79 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Went to Las Violetas because it is one of the nicest traditional tea room in Buenos Aires. I took pasta and have been badly intoxicated. Old cheese. Too bad. Go only to watch it. Don't go to eat. What does Sanitary Controls do?

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Hawaii
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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We were staying in a hotel nearby and were delighted to find this restaurant, the only highlight of the neighborhood. We ate there every morning enjoying teh Americano breakfast that included an omelette w fillings of your choice - for me spinach and cheese, - , fruit salad, toast, croissants, coffee or tea,and fresh OJ. We loved the old world... More 

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london
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Having spent 5 days in BA, our stay wouldn't be the same if we haven't been to las violetas. Echoing early 20th century european charm, excellent food and fantastic waiters; spend a breakfast time or afternoon tea here.

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Panama
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22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had the Brasilian breakfast here with another set. For the quality of food, we thought that it was a bit pricey. It has a fun, grand environment. As we visited on a Sunday morning, it seemed that there were local families enjoying their brunch there as well, leisurely reading newspapers or catching up. It's quaint for photo taking -... More 

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Pleasantville, New York
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A must if you go to Buenos Aires. Las Violetas is brilliant with belle epoque elegance - stained glass decor full of light & beauty. This place is not to be missed. It is the city's best and most beautiful cafe. Put it at the top of your list.

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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 - 15
  • Cuisine: Bar, Coffee Shop, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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