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Dos Escudos Cafe

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Neighbourhood:
Retiro
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Juncal 901, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4327 0135
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07:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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190 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Al half past noon I went to keep a table as my granddaugher and her future husband were arriving a little later. I had filet mignon (lomo slices with broccoli, a tonis water and a double ristretto (very strong) coffee- - prices very reasonable, but get there earlY!

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Thank Joseph L
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We checked in to the Hotel and were eager to grab a bite to eat so we walked to the corner and encountered this quaint place... One side is the restaurant...the other a cafe type of place... Their desserts are awesome... I had the ham and cheese empanadas...incredible!!! Every bite was heaven... I also ordered the "panini de ave"... Wow...... More 

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Thank Dee M
San Francisco, California
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1,586 reviews
793 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,217 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We had breakfast here on Sunday and whilst the atmosphere was good and the prices reasonable, the croissants and other pastries we ordered were stale. Perhaps leftovers from the day before?

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Thank Travellover6128
Miami, Florida
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87 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

A lovely spot to meet for a coffee or tea. pastries and lunch specials and sandwiches. Tasty and a nice place to relax with a friend.

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Thank fesoicher
Toronto
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112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We came in as it was recommended for its "vigilantes", one specific kind of danish in Argentina. The cafe is in a quiet residential corner of Buenos Aires, pretty well-to-do, and yet only a few blocks away of gritty Retiro. They have great options for savory stuff, too, which we didn't get to try. Their coffee and danish are indeed... More 

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Thank canch06
Australia
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617 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

We went to the bakery at 905 Juncal which is part of the bakery/cafe. We went in and found one of the staff that spoke english. She helped us with our order of empanadas and tarta espinaca. the three empanadas were excellent as was the tart. Overall a great bakery and we will go back to try the cafe at... More 

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Thank Ray G
Rockville, Maryland, United States
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

We went there for coffee and dessert and we're glad we did. The cafes con leche were just right, and one serving of chocolate mousse cake was more than enough for two. Our order came with a plate of cookies and two glasses of sparkling water. Recommend highly.

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Thank Elizabeth S
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Not only the best empanadas I've ever eaten but just about, to me, the best pastry I've ever tasted. Rich, flakey, and loaded with butter. Unbelievably good and huge and cheap. 35 pesos (about $2.35 at today's exchange). Maybe tomorrow I ditch my planned departure from BA so I can try the Cafe.

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Thank wlm001
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Great bakery and coffee. Ideal place for breakfast and 5 o'clock tea. Good service. It's a tiny but cozy place. I recommend it deeply.

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Thank Cloudy1991
San Diego, California
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204 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Very hip, trendy french bakery/cafe on a street corner near our hotel in Recoleta with indoor and outdoor seating... about 20 tables in a small cozy intimate atmosphere. Food is great and espresso is excellent!! You won't be disappointed....

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Thank Claudia M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Juncal 901, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Retiro
  • Neighbourhood: Retiro
  • Phone Number: 4327 0135

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Retiro

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Retiro
Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the port, mean this neighbourhood is never truly at rest. One minute you are walking down a street dotted with ornate mansions and luxurious shop windows and the next you find yourself surrounded by a sea of people racing to catch their train or bus. It is this juxtaposition of never-ending comings and goings and quiet, elegant luxury that defines Retiro, as well as Buenos Aires, a city where sharp contrasts are all around.
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