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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

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

Thank Eva S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a coffee and a snack at the iconic Cafe Tortoni which provided us with an ambiance unparalleled in most cities throughout the world. The food was good as too was the coffee.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cafe Tortoni always offers an amazing environment in which to luxuriate. However, I was rather disappointed that the standard of the signature ´chocolate con churros´ seems to have declined with the years. The chocolate iused to comne in brass chocolate pots which made it more...More

Thank Perry B
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This is a very exciting restaurant with reasonable prices. It also has a fantastic history. You will enjoy this in this restaurant.

Thank CTravler7
Reviewed 11 July 2017

When our guide dropped my wife and I off at the Cafe' Tortoni and told us is was one of the oldest and most beautiful cafe's in the whole of Argentina, I was expecting to pay exorbitant prices for a sandwich and a beer, but...More

1  Thank Nickpea
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Our walking tour guide told us about the Tango show here and we are so glad she did. We had seen ads and been told of very expensive Tango Shows around town that are mostly geared at tourist and that are very expensive because they...More

Thank beachmom242004
Reviewed 15 June 2017

There is a queue to get into Cafe Tortoni, the building, photos and memorabilia on the walls are interesting but the food is quite average and not really worth waiting for a long time for.

Thank Brad T
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I have been to Cafe Tortoni twice. The first time I watched the show in the basement stage and the second time on the main floor stage. The basement stage was my favorite as it had multiple dancers and seemed like a better production. The...More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Went with friends as we were in the vicinity. There was quite a long que to enter. This was a Saturday late afternoon. Had to stand in que fit for about 30 minutes before getting to enter and to be seated. We had coffee which...More

Thank tash440
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Like the subject states, the venue itself is pretty cool, lots of antiques and memorabilia serve as a reminder to the origins of the tango etc however the food we had was average at best. The churros were served cold and firm and the ice...More

Thank Roy M
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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24 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
8 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