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Las Violetas

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Bar, Cafe, Argentinean, South American
As featured in Best Food in Buenos Aires
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 106
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  • 46
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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
A Refined Find

Las Violetas is a great place. Despite having to walk for miles to find it, I was glad that I did. It was worth the effort. Old world charm and sophistication, but in no way is it stuffy or elitist: this is not a museum, it is obviously much frequented and loved by locals. I arrived at 16.10, ten... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're in the area, check it out, but don't go out of your way to make a special trip. The alfajores were not the best I had in Argentina and the room wasn't as pretty as I had hoped. Seemed like a tourist trap, but the waiters were very friendly.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Las Violetas is a great place. Despite having to walk for miles to find it, I was glad that I did. It was worth the effort. Old world charm and sophistication, but in no way is it stuffy or elitist: this is not a museum, it is obviously much frequented and loved by locals. I arrived at 16.10, ten minutes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Imagine dining in an atmosphere of marbled columns, stained glass windows and light fixtures, soaring ceilings, and tiled floors all soaked in Argentine history and elegance. Las Violetas offers that and so much more! It's a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. Lunch for two set us back USD $50. But it was worth every penny to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is an old, but recently renovated, beautiful European style tea house in the heart of Buenos Aires. It's 131 years old! This place is part of a group of restaurants called "bares notables" -- notable bars -- a group of more than 70 tea houses, bars, coffee shops and bakeries that the government recognized for being a part of... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Las Violetas is a wonderful spot with a great atmosphere harkening back to the early 1900s. They are especially best at offering a wonderful merienda service that can be shared between 3-6 people. We had tea to go along with our pastry and sandwich merienda and were still not able to finish all the fantastic foods that

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I went here twice in June since it was near where I was staying. I went for lunch and found it to be overpriced and poor quality. I gave it another chance for breakfast and loved it. It was amazing! The Brazilian breakfast was wonderful.

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Thank Rebecca K
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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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, Cafe, Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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