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Las Violetas

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Argentinean, Coffee Shop, Bar
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Beautiful architecture

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
AleEspinola
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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paris
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98 reviews 98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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80 restaurant reviews
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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251 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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Bristol, UK
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71 reviews 71 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My friend and I walked past this place a few times and saw glamorous older ladies enjoying the High Tea and the place was always buzzing, so we really wanted to try it. As our hotel's breakfast was small and somewhat overpriced, we decided to go here for breakfast. I had the Americano breakfast which consisted of: a cheese and... More 

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sedona az
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Absolutely lovely setting. I had a very good steak. For a change, I got it cooked the way I wanted it. Rare, hard to get in Buenos Aires. They like steak well done. And the service was nice. And that is saying something. Most of the restaurant service in Buenos Aires is indifferent to truly horrible.And the candy counter is... More 

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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: Argentinean, Coffee Shop, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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