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Confitería Ideal

Confitería Ideal Review

This century-old café is one of the best spots for newcomers to learn some basic tango steps and enjoy a casual bite to eat. Downstairs, a cavernous space with beautiful marble columns is dotted with tables where you can relax with a coffee and pastry (the glazed tea cookies are famed citywide). If you're feeling a little hungrier, dig in to simple local fare like a milanesa (breaded veal cutlet), a pizza, or one of a selection of salads and sandwiches. The kitchen closes at 8 pm. Upstairs is the tango hall, where inexpensive lessons can be had two or three times a day. Outside of class hours there's often a tango show, and in the evenings there's always a milonga, open to anyone who just wants to show up and dance tango.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Suipacha 380, at Av. Corrientes, Centro, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, 1008 | Map It
  • Phone: 11/4328–7750
  • Website:
  • Subway: C to C. Pellegrini, D to 9 de Julio
  • Location: Centro

    Restaurant Details

  • No credit cards.
Updated: 07-10-2014

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