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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 72
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  • 34
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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
"Country ham" in Buenos Aires!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
scottgunter
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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44 helpful votes 44 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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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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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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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