Buenos Aires Restaurants



Gran Café Tortoni

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Gran Café Tortoni Review

You'll never again find this much local art, Tiffany lamps, and art nouveau touches in one room. And while you may have to wait in a line outside, depending on the time of day and how the tourist season is doing, it'll be worth it to knock back an espresso or sip a submarino, the local version of hot chocolate. Nibble on one of the dozens of sandwich varieties or fork in one of the exquisite pastries and contemplate that you may well be sitting in the same seat that a former president, a tango singer, or a famed artist or writer sat in many a time before. It's a place and time out of the past, and thankfully well preserved. Reservations are a must during the dinner-hour tango show.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Av. de Mayo 825, Centro, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires 1084 | Map It
  • Phone: 11/4342–4328
  • Website:
  • Metro A to Perú.
  • Location: Centro

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 03-31-2011

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    Overpriced, overrated

    Snobs, tourists. Not sure why this place gets good reviews. Neither coffee nor croissants were very good and, as I recall, the water that accompanied the coffee wasn't even seltzer, the usual at even the less costly places that do things the right way.

    by skitimber, 12/19/07

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