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Cafe Tortoni

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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Montserrat
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Avenida de Mayo 825 9, Buenos Aires C1084AAD, Argentina
4342-4328
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is great! A lot of history and a must see while in Argentina. Its a little pricey but it was a great place to take a break and have some coffee while sight seeing. I did notice people just asking the man at the door if they could just come in for a look, which he did allow.... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very tradicional old cafe. Definitely worth the visit. Take a break, enjoy the coffee and the ambiance.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Café Tortoni is one of the landmarks in Buenos Aires, and it lives up to the expectations. Despite having a large clientele - during some periods there is even a queue at the door - the service is very correct and the food well prepared. The tango show, which is performed in a spacious room in the basement, is a... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our tour guide dropped us into here for a coffee and cake and respite whilst mooching around Buenos Aires. We had a good look around the rooms and the history of the place was fantastic. A lovely little tango theatre at the back was great to see. Great coffee and fantastic cakes in fact all the food looked good. Ok... More 

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horsham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fairly poor food and the tango show wasn't the best we'd seen but it is an iconic eatery in BA and went for breakfast. We chose a toasted ham and cheese sandwich (not cooked and cheap ingredients), orange juice (good) and lemon meringue pie (the sugar was crystallised and unedited). The surroundings are attractive and the poor breakfast allowed us... More 

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Longwood, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must see in beautiful Buenos Aires. If you want to go back in time and enjoy coffee or a drink and delicious food, this is the place where the elegance will carry you away to a Dream Land. It is one of the most unforgettable memories for my wife and myself. We were impressed with the architecture and life... More 

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One day after visiting San Telmo we decided to visit Cafe Tortoni. It's one of the oldest, historically acclaimed restaurant/cafe in Buenos Aires. We had a desert and coffee, both excellent and visited various Tango rooms and exhibits the back of the main hall. Very interesting and you sense the spirit and history this place represents.

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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting cafe, well maintained and one should walk around to appreciate the atmosphere. There are also Tango shows in the evening but we did not watch that.

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Moosburg, Austria
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Cafe Tortoni is undoubtedly an "institution" in BA and well worth a visit - but beyond the atmosphere, the coffee and food a unexceptional. It is still worth a brief visit to soak up the environment and offers some repute for the footsore in the middle is a city centre tour.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful old Parisian style Grand Cafe with history. Speciality is the Hot chocolate which is good but unremarkable and the Churros which should not be missed. Worth a "pit stop" visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $15
Cuisine
Cafe, Argentinean, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida de Mayo 825 9, Buenos Aires C1084AAD, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Montserrat
  • Neighborhood: Montserrat
  • Phone Number: 4342-4328

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Staying in Montserrat

Neighborhood Profile
Montserrat
As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires, Montserrat is defined by the historical events that took place there and the landmarks that have stood the test of time. The Plaza de Mayo is at the center of this connection to history: countless public demonstrations have passed through this square, going back to the May Revolution of 1810. Walking the streets of Montserrat allows us to imagine what Buenos Aires may have looked like in the past: the Cabildo takes us back to the late 16th century, while the Palacio Barolo and the traditional cafés carry us to the early 20th. Nowadays, the neighborhood is inundated every day by office workers, buses, and taxis; still, the cobblestones, narrow sidewalks, and subway stations from the 1910s remind us that we are surrounded by history everywhere we look.
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