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Las Violetas

Avenida Rivadavia 3899 | Esquina Medrano, Buenos Aires C1204AAD, Argentina
54 11 4958 7387
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Ranked #99 of 2,351 restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Argentinean
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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sedona az
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Salta, Argentina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This place opened in 1880, so you can imagine the walls can talk out loud and share every little secret from back then! We went to have an Easter breakfast and the place was packed with locals and tourists. Had a large coffee, milkshake for hubby and son and a dozen croissants to share. Paid $250 (pesos) for a superb... More

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South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Tea time is not just for British aristocrats in Victorian movies! I had the pleasure of having afternoon tea twice last year at las Violetas. The amazing architecture and beautiful stained windows were a feast for the eyes while the sandwich tray with cakes and pastries was a feast for my tummy. I never imagined there existed a place so... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

I had tea time at Las Violetas. Reasonable price for a whole can of tea (+/- 4 cups with 3 cookies and a glass of water) for 40 pesos. The staff was really friendly and the decor marvelous.

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Rio Gallegos, Argentina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Another tradicional place in Buenos Aires. The decoration from the start of XX Century was refurbished, so you feel like in old times. The food is very good and if you go to "tea time", you can be sure you will get a lot of excelent things: sandwichws, cakes, cookies, all kind of pastry.

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Toronto
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The restaurant has been there since late 1800's. Immaculately maintained with beautiful stained glasses, Very spacious. Fantastic pastry. Unbelievable selection. Recommend it for breakfast.

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Monterey, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

The coffee and pastries may be great but don't bother going for lunch. We went here, expecting a nice lunch but the food is not good. My husband ordered a salad and it was covered in melted cheese (like nacho cheese). The service was also very slow (even though it was not very busy). On the plus side, it is... More

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Albany, NY
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101 reviews 101 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The perfect stop for a late afternoon break. Espresso appeared with two shortbread cookies dusted with cocoa accompanied by a glass of sparkling water (water with gas.) Take out pastry counter, coffee shop, and restaurant upstairs. Clearly a local favorite with families and friends stopping in to relax for afternoon tea and coffee. http://www.lasvioletas.com/v1/eng/html/home/index.php

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california
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We went here late at night . Closing time was 0100, we were told, and it was 0045 but they let us in. There were still quite a few occupied tables. The restaurant has an old world ambience much like you'd see in Italy or Spain: simple but elegant. Since it was already late I only wanted to eat something... More

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Be there and have a complete breakfast (desayuno) served for you and your friends and family. Easy to find, near of a subway station, there is no reason to not go there. As many buildings at Buenos Aires it was part of the city history well restored and kept in shape for visitors. Also, you can ask for an afternoon... More

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