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Cafe Tortoni

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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Avenida de Mayo 825 9, Buenos Aires C1084AAD, Argentina
08:00 - 01:00
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Sun 09:00 - 01:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 01:00
Sat 08:00 - 02:00
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Touristy but worth a visit. The line to enter moved along rather quickly during brunch hours on a Saturday. The Hot Chocolate with Churro was good, The interior decor is incredible and worth a the visit.

Thank jftraveler
Charlotte, North Carolina
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148 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is such an inspiring place First we had to wait 10 minutes outside to have a table The service was good the chocolate is good Not the coffee and not the ice coffee The place is very inspiring of the past glory of the city A must

Thank Calypso555
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The place always have queue and i guess because of this my expective was higth. The place has a classical architecture. And the food was not so expetacular, very normal.

Thank Luciana R
Klaksvik, Faroe Islands
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128 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The interior is very nice and chic indeed, but I think this place got too much publicity which makes it simply overrated. Both coffee and cake were good, but overpriced. The staff seems a bit arrogant due to a large number of visitors. The queue outside the café is a big misunderstanding though and I will never ever get myself... More 

Thank eysturland
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I heard this place has long history, the place is cute and authentic. But of course this place is packed of tourists, food was so so, restroom is old, need to be updated. I don't think the place is mandatory in BA.

Thank Pilnyu S
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the famed Cafe Tortoni on a Sunday for a beer and a coffee Beautiful spot but nothing overly special - perhaps the tango show is better? Drinks were fairly expensive

Thank Ashik B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited Cafe Tortoni initially to see the beautiful and historic building and it didn't disappoint. Food and drink are fairly standard fare but you can sense the history of Buenos Aires from the decor and pictures. We returned to see the nightly Tango Show which was well worth the 300 pesos per head, with all the performers being excellent.... More 

Thank AnDe65
Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful restaurant / cafe Service is great waiters a well dressed and groomed. They take your order and it doesn't take long to get to the table. You see photos of celebrities Presidents, pope etc all over the walls its incredible . Great place to stop by and enjoy a coffee and traditional Argentinian meals .

Thank Patty H
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Winter time in Argentina was the best time to visit this place with a plenty of delicious options for hot drinks and pastries! Besides of that, the arquitecture, atmosphere and the Gallerie inside, make you feel like in an European cafe or even a museum!

Thank Glenaleida
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were excited to visit this cafe. The coffee was decent and we also had churros and Dulce de leche. The service was terrible ... our server seemed annoyed with any questions we had. Very unfortunate because the cafe itself is beautiful.

Thank Man D

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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
US$2 - US$15
Cafe, Argentinian, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida de Mayo 825 9, Buenos Aires C1084AAD, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Montserrat
  • Neighbourhood: Montserrat
  • Phone Number: 4342-4328

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Montserrat

Neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood 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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