Gran Cafe Tortoni

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Avenida de Mayo 825, Buenos Aires, Argentina - +54-11- 4342-4328
Gran Cafe Tortoni - GRAN CAFE TORTONI
Gran Cafe Tortoni - at the bar
Gran Cafe Tortoni - at the bar
Gran Cafe Tortoni - inside
Gran Cafe Tortoni - cute mugs
Gran Cafe Tortoni - cute mugs
Gran Cafe Tortoni - cute mugs

Gran Cafe Tortoni Buenos Aires Reviews

Exploradora Explorad…
1 reviews
Classic Argentinean Cafe Apr 29, 2013
Go back in time and take in the magical energy of tango at fabulous Cafe Tortoni. The inspiring nostalgia of this place is a must if you want to connect even for a second with the famously know "Argentinian feeling".

Things you have to try, no matter what are:

* Tostado en pan arabe de jamos y queso (grilled jam and cheeses on arabi bread)

* Submarino (old school hot chocolate with real milk)

Even if you are a vegan\vegetarian, just close your eyes and give it a try :)

They also have great options for lunch like "antipasto" and fresh salads.

The have music shows, even thou the are a little expensive, do it! if you can afford it. They are marvelous.
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levol levol
3 reviews
oldest cafe in town Mar 25, 2011
What was a place for artists and freaky people is now a huge tourist attraction. The food is nothing special and some waiters are rather unfriendly, which is not unusual for BA! Still, the cafe has charme and its worth to have a cafe there while in BA.
jenny_irene jenny_ir…
2 reviews
Café Tortoni Mar 14, 2011
Founded in 1858. Café Tortoni is said to be not only the oldest restaurant in Buenos Aires, but also the most famous. Part restaurant, part museum, Café Tortoni is rich with history and is wildly ornate. It's a good place for a coffee or a small snack after wandering along Avenida de Mayo. You must reserve ahead of time for the nightly tango shows, for which you'll pay around 20 pesos.
118 reviews
....100 YEARS BEFORE...!!!!! Aug 16, 2010
..from my hotel(gran hotel argentino at carlos pellegrini street) gran cafe tortoni was only 7-8 minutes by walking. When i pick up my list about what i have to do in buenos aires, gran cafe tortoni were one of points of interest....

founded in 1858, café tortoni is the oldest coffee shop in the whole country. With a very rich history, it is visited at all times by intellectuals,politicians and artists.

gran hotel tortoni has a large variety about drinkings and food.

cafe, breakfast, cakes,sandwiches,croissants,pizzas, salads,cold plates, meat, hamburgers and of course wines and beers, liquers are all you need...!

of course cafe tortoni is grand, with many tables. Me and my friend we found a table opposite from the main bar, from the wall side. The athmoshpere is something else...(!) you think that be transferred 100 years tortoni looks like as "zonars" historical cafe in my city(athens).

we ordered cold cafe and stated the decoration, the local people especially, the big lights, and the glass roof.

if you visit buenos aires and you have time to spend, go definitely for a coffee in gran cafe tortoni!
yadilitta yadilitta
723 reviews
Traditional cafe in Buenos Aires May 23, 2008
Cafe Tortoni is the oldest coffee shop in the whole country and is an institution itself. You can't visit Buenos Aires without going to the Tortoni. This historic cafe has been the favorite from intellectuals and artists.

The ambient is really nice, appointed in woods, stained glass, yellowing marble, and bronzes. Just the place will tell you a lot about the history of the city. This place is perfect for a coffee or a small snack. They serve some desserts and drinks, which have been forgotten by the others. And you can only find them here.

They offer tango shows too. But you have to get your tickets in advance otherwise, you won't be able to find space unless you want to do a long line.

Well, as they say: "who arrives to Buenos Aires has the entire city in the Tortoni: the past, in its walls; the present, sitting at its tables; the future, in the enthusiasm of the people who work there."

What makes the Tortoni all the more special is that locals and tourists seem to exist side by side.
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