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Cafe Tortoni

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This famous cafe, the oldest in Argentina, features reasonably priced tango shows in its velvet-covered back room.
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Avenida de Mayo, 825, Buenos Aires 1084, Argentina
+54 11 4342-4328
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

It was particularly cold out today and we were highly recommended to go to Cafe Tortoni. It was almost as cold inside as outside and I didn’t take my coat off, which was a shame, as I needed to warm up, and never did. My...More

2  Thank Laurel K
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Put simply: you won't be getting any real tango shows. It's basically a mixture of some random dances (of which 10% was perhaps tango) with random music as well. The music isn't live, there's no band: just some cd records in two big loud speakers....More

1  Thank Henrique M
Reviewed 21 July 2018

On our last evening in BA, we decided to treat ouselves with one last tango show. To kill two birds with one stone, we opted for the tango show at the Cafe Tortoni, as it it an insitution in itself. We made our way there...More

1  Thank jmcyow
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

A nice way to end a day of sightseeing in Buenos Aires. It is quite touristy but not too pricey and definitely worthwhile to have a relaxing cafe con leche while surrounded by the history of the cafe.

1  Thank 070314Bellissima
Reviewed 17 May 2018

We went around 1900 and there was quite a long queue to get in as the tango show is at 2000. We opted to go just for the cafe, not the show. We had very high expectations after reading all the reviews but actually its...More

Thank Erika P
Reviewed 7 May 2018

The food is average; we ordered a salad and chicken with gratin. I think that 'gratin' might have been misinterpreted.The tango show is absolutely fabulous. Book early for a front row seat as the venue is quite small and intimate.

1  Thank Nicolette M
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

When you come to BA you want to see tango and this is an easy option. 500 pesos a ticket will get you an hour long tango show, a lot of it is an old chap singing, but 4 great tango dancers and some other...More

4  Thank wanderlustlydia
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Came with my mum and we both don't eat much meat. We got some salads which were very basic, at least they were fresh, however the options for meat on the menu also looked pretty basic. The best thing we ordered were the potato wedges...More

Thank LisaKiyomoto
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Espectacular y delicioso es un lugar imperdible; deben probar el chocolate y las facturas It s a must place to go its delicious you must try the hot chocolate and the facturas

Thank Viko F
Reviewed 1 April 2018

They let you in when they ave space and it's worth the wait. The home of tango - this is a cafe with a ton of class. Prices are fair and reasonable and the service is wonderful. The toilets are as old as the bar...More

1  Thank Manc-Holidays
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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
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23 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
7 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