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Cafe Rivas

Calle Estados Unidos 302, Buenos Aires C1101AAH, Argentina
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“scones” (3 reviews)
“tapas” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Argentinian, Vegetarian Friendly
Calle Estados Unidos 302, Buenos Aires C1101AAH, Argentina
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A beautiful little café on a San Telmo street corner. I was welcomed immediately and the service was really friendly and quick! There isn’t a menu as such, the waitress simply told me what the three options that day were. I had fish - it...More

Thank hannah6411
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Yes it was recommended so our expectations were high but we were not disappointed Seriously the best gnocchi I have ever eaten and we have travelled extensively through Italy. My husband had the schnitzel (an unusual choice for him ) but it was great. We...More

Thank Lara C
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Great place to stop for a charming meal with drinks away from the bustle of the city proper. Enjoyed home cooked baked fish and pasta dishes with a nice bottle of Malbec.

Thank William P
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a quick cocktail en route to dinner elsewhere. Lovely greeting at the door, speedy service and a fantastic French 75 - well worth the trip on its own, well balanced ie not too sweet, and not too much gin either. Will come...More

Thank Templegrafton
Reviewed 29 May 2018

I had had so many Sunday brunches at Rivas that I could not count. This is my favorite place in town to go on a sunny Sunday with friends and have a wonderful meal, a bottle of cold white and chat for hours before heading...More

Thank Pedro M
Reviewed 17 April 2018

On a pretty San Telmo corner , this restaurant / cafe with wood interior is open all day. Serves quite pretty tapas though a little expensive. $825 ARG for a number of tapas and drinks. (Cocktail $95 and bottled beer $110).

Thank chepaddy
Reviewed 16 January 2018

I went there for brunch based on the reviews and I was wildly disappointed. There are a lot better brunch spots in town.

1  Thank Emrdensow
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent food, service, atmosphere. You are not rushed and you feel everyone is happy to be there. Why? Excellent food, service, atmosphere!!!

Thank Pat S
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

So good we came twice! We found this place while walking around the San Telmo market. Didn't fancy any of the more crowded tourist options so we veered off to a side street an viola! Cafe Rivas is a great option in this neighbourhood. Very...More

Thank Banana_face_09
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We ate here for a long lazy brunch on a quiet Saturday. We were one of those nightmare tables who booked for 16 but about 22 turned up, all at differrent times, ordering and paying separately, all at different stages of our meal. But our...More

Thank Eamumc
San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San
Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made
Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many
different cultures: a true child of immigration, much
like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after
dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both
locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee
hours of the morning. During the day, the antique
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Geoffrey S
4 October 2018|
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Response from Pedro M | Reviewed this property |
Hope not answering this too late. To my knowledge this is a first come first serve restaurant. I have been there many times. One tip tho: South Americans eat late so if you want to find a place at any restaurant, get there... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
09:30 - 00:30
09:30 - 00:30
09:30 - 00:30
09:30 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Estados Unidos 302, Buenos Aires C1101AAH, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo
  • Neighbourhood: San Telmo
  • Phone Number: 4361-5539
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