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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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“tango show” (136 reviews)
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Avenida de Mayo, 825, Buenos Aires 1084, Argentina
+54 11 4342-4328
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Great place to visit. Packed with atmosphere and old world charm. Well worth a look. Good food and service. The Tango Academy is right next door and worth a visit.

1  Thank Iain C
Reviewed 9 October 2017

I don't understand what the fuss is about this place. We went here after our final activity tour on a time crunch as our flight was that evening. When we arrived there was a line. Unsure if the line was for dinner or just coffee...More

1  Thank channagee
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Cafe Tortoni could easily be a bit of a cliche but manages to combine both being a tourist destination and somewhere where people go to meet and eat. It's slightly bizarre at times to be sitting here having breakfast and find yourself surrounded by Japanese...More

2  Thank MontrachetJ
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This cafe shop is famous because some writers(borges ,Lorca etc) and intellectuals had meeting there .It is a nice place ,usually full .The caffe ,desert and tea was good.The only problem was their insensivity about hygiene of men toilet,as I heard from my husband!

Thank Nahit636
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Entering Cafe Tortoni is like entering a temple that stood the time ...the grandeur and splendor of the place with large crystal chandelier, the dark wood and the old world waiters' attention give you an excitement that you're in there for a great treat. As...More

1  Thank Eva S
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 deldicque | Reviewed this property |
It is certainly safe for walking, but as it is a big, busy street be aware off pickpocketrrs as usual. I'm sure you can at least reserve tickets in advance and probably purchase them but I'll bet you need to go there to do... More
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