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Cafe Tortoni

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$$ - $$$
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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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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just a delight to pop in there for coffee or even something more substantial. From the outside the cafe is deceiving as it does not look too inviting but do not be put off. Elegance everywhere and so interesting to see the history and background of the cafe. Great waiter service, they are a delight. We also went to the... More 

Thank Grange17186338
Alexandria, Virginia
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had breakfast coffee and rolls at this landmark cafe/restaurant, and it was a very good choice. Good value, and a really great interior, with many historic photos and classic furniture. Do not miss it if in vicinity.

Thank Tangoevora
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is plain good, although place is an historical landmark that has to be visited. Take your time when your are down there, waiters seem to be anywhere but pending of customers...

Thank German I
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

In my visit to Buenos Aires I wanted to go to cafe tortoni sin it was rated as one of the most beautiful cafes in the world. Perhaps that title made me expect too much. It is a really nice cafe, each detail is very interesting. But is by far one of the most beautiful in the world. Also the... More 

Thank Karla C
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is worth stopping into for a drink. Such a cool atmosphere. I believe they do tango shows in the back of the cafe as well, but we just had some tasty coffee drinks and were on our way!

Thank mrwallace33
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42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were just a few vegetarian dishes (high priced). But all of them were not available when I was there. Also we were watching the Tango-Show in the cellar of this restaurant. The show was ok, but not the best. In San Telmo we saw good dancers on the street for free or donation based. We payed 300 Pesos per... More 

Thank myegotrip
San Jose
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409 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

People visited there because of its fame but the food is just ok. The snack and drinks are better than the main courses. It's old fashion full of history, spend time checking out pictures on the wall.

Thank Geminican
Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

when one enters Tortoni one enters Argentina's history. The decoration , the staff, the photos on the walls and the high tea + sweets.... not to lose when you are in Buenos. Best is teh Choros !!!

Thank yfliberty
Meerssen, The Netherlands
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51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had coffee with 5 persons in this retro cafe. Quality of the coffee was excellent, atmosphere fine, service excellent.

Thank Harry-Stb
Nokomis, Florida
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97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Tortoni dates back to before the young tango group became famous in the early years. It was also a haven for writers and many celebrities since then until the present.

Thank wildrio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $15
Cafe, Argentinean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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