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Cafe Tortoni: Tours & Tickets

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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
El Centro (Downtown)
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+54 11 4342-4328
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice cafe but food not good. Very touristy we went for lunch - pizza was bread and a whole heap of cheese. Churros v disappointing seemed a bit stale. Hi

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank NJK1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not made reservations for dinner but were able to get in for an Irish Coffee. Staff were very welcoming and prompt with our order. If we are ever in Buenos Aires we will know to make dinner reservations early and stay for the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Cathie P
Reviewed 9 September 2019

We went to Café Tortoni for the tango show. It was simply AWESOME! The singer, dancers and musicians where GREAT! Thanks for sharing the Argentinian traditions with the world!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ccortesj
Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

Yes, we know it is touristy, but it is quite worth the visit. Prices are high, but the place Oozes history. Go, enjoy. Be prepared to wait in Line for 46 minutes

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Larryv501
Reviewed 24 August 2019

Cafe Tortoni is an old establishment that comes straight from an era when Buenos Aires was cosmopolitan and classy. You are allowed in, in controlled numbers, so when a group exists the place another one is permitted in. The decoration is great, every week the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank Sofi N
Reviewed 19 August 2019 via mobile

We joined a long queue for about 15 minutes. I’d read of other reviews that the queue was a little bit for show and this seemed correct with lots of empty tables. Very cool inside and churros and lemon cake tasty! Wasn’t rushed at all...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank welshgirl_travelling
Reviewed 30 July 2019

Stopped by for some coffee and churros with dulce de leche dipping sauce. Really enjoyed both the food and the atmosphere. The place is touristy but worth a visit! During our stay in BA, we decided to go back to Cafe Tortoni for a tango...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Maggles2013
Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

Not. To. Be. Recommended. At. All. Been traveling to Buenos Aires for eight years straight now and one consistent thing is poor service by bitchy waiters at exuberant prices here. Don’t bother. If you want old school with waiters in shirt & tie; aim for...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Mats N
Reviewed 11 July 2019

On the way to Antarctica Buenos Aires was our 1st port of call. Toured the city & stopped here for the Tango show & lunch. After a long flight & city tour we were tired but this woke us up right away. Had a wonderful...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nancy Jean M
Reviewed 20 June 2019 via mobile

This café must be one of the many reasons why BA is called the Paris of South America! Come enjoy your coffee with the residents of this great city, and don’t mind the ambling rate of service; it’s part of the experience.

Date of experience: June 2019
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lihuecz
1 February 2019|
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Response from mrba2015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I’m not sure when the Cafe opens, best to check the website for that. I would advise going at none peak times though and would suggest mid morning or mid afternoon. We only had to wait about 10 minutes in mid... More
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lihuecz
1 February 2019|
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Response from jim m | Reviewed this property |
Why don't you just make a reservation for the time you do want to go?
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bmoore
22 December 2018|
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Response from Gaia0948 | Reviewed this property |
Call Cafe Tortoni tell them you want to go to the Tango show you can secure a reservation.
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