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Cafe Tortoni

Avenida de Mayo, 825, Buenos Aires 1084, Argentina
+54 11 4342-4328
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This famous cafe, the oldest in Argentina, features reasonably priced tango shows in its velvet-covered back room.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Avenida de Mayo, 825, Buenos Aires 1084, Argentina
+54 11 4342-4328
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Going to Buenos Aires without taking your coffee at Café Tortoni is like a writer going to Paris and not spending time at les Deux Magots! It is part of the fabric of Buenos Aires history and culture and - this being the New World...More

Thank ChicaVoya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was surprised to have a light lunch at a reasonable price. In the evening they have a Tango dancers, singer of tango, and other entertainment at a reasonable price most are close to $100 US per person this one is $25 US. you and...More

1  Thank buhotepeyac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe tortini is a must visit cafe in Buenos Aires despite being on the tourist map. There is often a large queue outside waiting for a table but it's worth waiting. The atmosphere is great. Lots of photos with famous people line the walls and...More

Thank gillian m
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Be prepared to queue to get in. We went about 2.30/3.00 pm so got in quite quickly. Interiors fascinating & side rooms worth a look around. Tables tiny if there are 4 of yu trying to have lunch! Staff don't necessarily speak English (in our...More

Thank camelliaFerndown
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Nice typical architecture with lots of wood and mirrors. Lots of pictures on the walls from the past. Quick and friendly service. Higher priced then a regular cafe. Quiet atmosphere. It is not a ‘wauw’ experience. The Colombo cafe in Rio de Janeiro is much...More

Thank Nicky R
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Liked the coffee and cake! Place is cool to have a break. Old building with lot’s of locals drinking their coffee.

Thank Heinie86
Reviewed 15 November 2017

This place is supposedly known as one of the most beautiful, influential cafés in the world, Hence we decided to pay a visit too. There were hordes of tourists lining up outside, and once we were seated, we were able to admire all the intricate...More

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We were recommended to go to this Cafe being the oldest in Buenos Aires, which we did and when we arrived there was a queue. We decided to stay in the queue and wait and the queue moved reasonably quickly. We ordered some food and...More

2  Thank Liz0709
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We were here for the coffee, snacks and ambiance. We were on tour of Buenos Aires and scheduled for a stop. We were in the private back room which accommodated our large group. The service was quick and efficient. The snacks arrived promptly along with...More

Thank Loki111
Reviewed 2 November 2017

They made us wait outside in a long line to create the illusion that you're waiting on something great. Once you go inside, half the tables are empty. The menu is fairly limited and the food is nothing to brag about. Prices are high though,...More

1  Thank BarrioTravelers
As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires,
Montserrat is defined by the historical events that
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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
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24 September 2016|
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Response from Hollow1 | Reviewed this property |
We bought our tickets in the afternoon for the evening showing. I had been told that if you go before the show was due to start there would be a queue. When we got there we were shown to our seats straight away. We were able... More
8 November 2015|
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Response from RiAA2011 | Reviewed this property |
I went there for lunch, so I just walked in. No tickets needed for that. I felt very safe walking there during the day and at dusk. I never walk alone in any city late at night.
Georgina S
11 January 2015|
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Response from Colin B | Reviewed this property |
I am sure you do particularly for Tango show as this is a tourist attraction