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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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195 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tortoni is my favorite place to enjoy tango shows in Buenos Aires. You can have a drink or dinner while enjoying the show. It's not so expensive like other shows in the city and the place is very authentic and cozy. You will need to do reservations. You have the subway just in front of the cafe!

Thank Viajeroconbuengusto
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very historic cafe with reasonable food although not as good as what we've had elsewhere in Argentina so far. Waiters dismissive and slow to serve. Tango show a good price and small intimate setting.

Thank Pizzafan123
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice place with a great staff. The churros are great but sometimes you have to wait a few minutes to get a table.

Thank Gle70
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a classic in Buenos Aires! It was worth the wait (waiting line outside the coffee house for half an hour)... Great latte, ordered the best lemon pie I've ever tried! Very crowdy, not recommended for kids!

Thank Alejandra T
Columbia, South Carolina
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had heard that this restaurant was the oldest in Buenos Aires. There was a HUGE line outside. My friends and I decided that if the line did not move for 10 minutes, we would leave. The wait ended up being 25 minutes. Once inside, we were never made to feel rushed. The décor is vintage, with beautiful stained glass... More 

Thank 999ursulaa
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

nice place to visit nice decor and great coffee\ the historic nature is nice to see will recommend as a stop on a busy tour

Thank Nimu G
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The ambiance is perfect, sort of like a flashback in time. The hot chocolate and churros is to die for. I also had a slice of lime merengue pie which was quite large and also very tasty. There was however a queue to get in, this was on the negative side as it was very cold outside. However, it was... More 

Thank moneymich17
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Time: middle of the 19 century Place: Buenos Aires My recommendation for you is to go and feel how the atmosphere and the staff takes you back in time, surrounding you in the golden age of BA. Now their coffee isn't the best, but they make a hell of a hot chocolate, and churros, in Tortoni, the churro is a... More 

Thank Fede S
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a cafe along the lines of Caffe Greco , Rome or Caffe Florian, Venice - historically significant & a must visit when you're in town. It appears to be family owned & run, and it's a wonderful place to sit, enjoy a drink & snack, and watch the people come & go. The waiters are delightful & most... More 

Thank WNZL0037
Montevideo, Uruguay
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369 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you inquire at argentinian people about OneBAR.... they answer you TORTONI!!! Is iconic bar at buenos aires.one radial program was from Here. Good coffee goodmeals. Butyou come here because is HISTORY Is near many importants places too

Thank MAU1967

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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
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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