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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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

"Classy" is most definitely the generally preferred adjective to qualify Cafe Tortoni. And for the best reasons. That is what the atmosphere first transmit. Although, the greatest feature is actually all the history of Buenos in its 150 years in all the art work, pictures and furniture. The food is good and service is great. A must go when in... More 

Thank Gabriel F
Thrapston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped here for some coffees on a Sunday when I was having a look around. Clearly it is living off its history but as long as you want that it is great.

Thank mykonrunner
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

the one thing they're famous for chocolate and churrios!!! and the day you go they don"t have any churrios!! no wonder he gave me my change!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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18 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cafe is so popular that we had to wait in line outside,which apparently is normal. Ambiance was very pleasant. They didnt have churros with chocolate that day,which was the reason we originaly came based on our tour guides advice,but still i m glad we visited. Ice cream and coffee was good.

Thank Borko I
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Cafe Tortoni for it's history and it is indeed remarkably nice! But the way it is organized is a bit too much... First they have a queue to force people to wait in front of the door despite the fact that the Cafe is not full. Food is OK but nothing special, and it is slightly overpriced.

Thank ivok125
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's one of those must do things in Buenos Aires. One must go to Cafe Tortoni at least once in a lifetime. It was very good. Not sure if it was because I went there on a week day early in the morning, but it was very quiet. Just a few other people there. Regardless, we had a good breakfast... More 

Thank Mariana M
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food terrible. Don't do more than go in and look around. The decor is great but the food is for tourists with no taste.

Thank Stephen K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch at Café Tortoni and were quite impressed. The café was built in 1858 which makes it older than Canada. The food was good as well as the service but it is the atmosphere that grabbed our attention. There are 2 rooms at the back of the café where tango dancers perform nightly shows and one can have... More 

Thank MariefromOttawa
Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Go but without a tour, stay a while drink some coffee and a couple beers this is a piece of history in the city.

Thank dagoshe
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Cafe Tortoni is a landmark in Buenos Aires. It is in a beautiful tree lined street. The inside of the cafe reminds one of being in Paris. We had a decent time but did not find it special for all the hype. We stood in a long line to get in and I am not sure I would do it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene
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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