Fodor's Expert Review Café Tortoni

$ Centro Café

Take a seat amid the Tiffany lamps and marble-topped tables, and contemplate the fact that you may be sitting in a chair once occupied by a former president, a renowned tango singer, or a world-famous artist or writer while they nibbled an exquisite pastry. The place and setting are from another age, thankfully well preserved, but you may have to wait for a table at the oldest—and highly popular—café in Buenos Aires. Reservations are a must for the dinner-hour tango show.

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Quick Facts

Av. de Mayo 825
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires  1084, Argentina


Known For:
  • Tango
  • Blast from the past
  • Submarino (hot chocolate) and churros

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