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Cafe Tortoni

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Avenida de Mayo 825 9, Buenos Aires C1084AAD, Argentina
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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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I suggest this is on your list of 'BA Must dos'. This iconic place is charming. Just to sit down and soak up the atmosphere with a robust coffee. There is a tasteful gift store in the front corner.

Thank Leigh S
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have mixed reviews about this place. I know it is a MUST stop if you visit Buenos Aires..... However I have to share.... Culturally, it was amazing!!! You meet a bunch of people there and you can see a lot of locals, it has an amazing feel to it and an international flare, since the waiters and waitresses all... More 

Thank Annnnna
New York
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Overrated! This place is full of tourist and the food was average. For a great meal head over to the Polermo area. The only semi-interesting thing about this place is the architecture.

Thank browneyes284
Cordoba, Argentina
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply lovely! Full of argentinean history! Like a museum! You may feel its magic while you sit there for some coffee, bfast, brunch, a meal or a snack! At night at approximately 9 pm a tango show takes place! You buy a ticket and live the experience in the little stage at the end of the bar!! Its marvellous! Don't... More 

Thank Yazmin D
San Diego, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Be prepared to wait in line outside for a while on the weekend. By the time we got inside and sat at a table, we were happy and impressed with the place. I recommend going for a coffee and croissant and then head on out. We did not do a tango show. Very touristy, but it was entertaining nonetheless.

Thank Vanessa V
Houston, Texas
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved the architecture of the place and the timelessness. The food was average, but the ambiance is what makes this a place to go when you visit Buenos Aires. If it's your first time in BA, then I would recommend you go at least once even if it's for churros and coffee or hot chocolate.

Thank rmoreno0810
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I like many tourists read up on this café and put it on my list of places to visit. The café itself is absolutely beautiful and worth the visit but that's really it. The food and service are not good. You read a lot about churros but to be honest they were probably the worst I've had. We went to... More 

Thank AsIWonder
San Jose, Costa Rica
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I can not go to Buenos Aires and not go to have breakfast at Cafe Tortoni, beautiful place and food is amazing. Do not pass on the desearts!!!

Thank varlaura2014
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Tortoni, it is a MUST when you sight seen Buenos Aires. One of the traditional "Cafes". The settings, the decoration are amazing. Wonderfull bakery, coffee and Hot chocolate ! Worth the price and worth the try.

Thank Laura R
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

... I go to the Cafe Tortoni. Prices for tourists in an atmosphere made for tourists. I would take my poor coffee for tourists and I enjoy the attention that the staff will dispense tourists. Of course like everyone else I also detest tourists.

Thank daniel h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $15
Cafe, Argentinean, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
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
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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