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“We found Arkakao by accident and glad we did,it was excellent…….”
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Arkakao
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Retiro
Description: ARKAKAÓ is a gourmet space with an Italian accent. This is a company that chose Argentina as its second home, with the challenge of making traditions and not very known products known.ARKAKAÓ is not just about the quality of its products, but also the image and decor of its stores; Arkakaó´s philosophy proposes a certain atmosphere...a gastronomic culture.
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Walking the streets in the Recoleta area of Buenos Aires is an excellent area for shopping,one rainy day we were huddled beneath an umbrella and found the doorway of Arkakao,when we looked inside we saw a bar filled with gelato,to our surprise we had entered to have a coffee and find a small restaurant offering a very limited lunch menu and seating for maybe twenty people.We were offered a small table by the front window facing the street and we chose from their business lunch menu which was different to the a la carte offerings,we had a salad starter and a nicely prepared Chicken style casserole with mashed potato,a bottle of wine,dessert and coffee and received change from the equivalent of US dollars 45, a lovely lunch in spotlessly clean surroundings,nice people everywhere and an enjoyable lunch to say the least.The service was carried out by just one waiter,friendly,helpful and quick with our order,you cannot ask for more,I will be happy to recommend this little gem and happy to return anytime.

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

A bit of a walk off of Ave Julio, but well worth it for a quality Gellato. Higher end on price, but quality product and professional staff.

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Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

That is a big statement to make but really Arkakao has the best gelato in Buenos Aires. It's the only place where the taste is a good as eating ice cream somewhere in Italy. The quality is amazing and the flavours spectacular, specially the cioccolato ones.
The place is a renovated big old house typical of Recoleta, the fancy neighborhood in Buenos Aires near downtown. You can have good coffee or have lunch and dinner but the gelato is the thing to try. Would definitely come back again and recommend it to anyone.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Much better icecream than Freddos, definitely coming.back here. Better cones, better flavors, prune was the best we tried, but the different types of chocolate were also great

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Reviewed March 3, 2013

A daily serving of Gelato is a great way to enjoy a lovely trip that included several days in Buenos Aires. Arkakao was recommended as a nice café and gelateria to my husband and me by our hotel’s (Caesar Park) concierge. It was within an easy walk and we were very happy with the choices on offer. Classic Italian flavors like stracciatella, hazelnut, pistachio, several chocolate choices, etc. Each flavor was labeled in Italian.
The temperature was perfect and the creamy taste was just great. The price is a bit high, but for this quality the price was within reason.
On our first of 4 visits the manager gave us a coupon for 20% off if we wanted to try their café. He gave us a lovely tour and we would have stayed, but had made other plans for dinner during our days in BA. It was too bad though because the cafe looked so intimate and lovely and the menu was terrific. We’ll make dining here a priority on our next visit. And gelato at Arkakaó is absolutely on our daily visit list, when visiting Recoleta, Buenos Aires. If you're in the area, don't miss this gem!

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