Cafe Tortoni, Buenos Aires

3.9
Founded by a French immigrant, Cafe Tortoni stands as one of the capital's most renowned coffeehouses. Modeled after the elegant cafes of 19th-century Paris, the expansive interior features oak paneling, paintings, and columns. Kick back with a cup of coffee and indulge in a little people-watching; you'll experience a quintessential piece of city life that has been a mainstay for over a century and a half. The cafe regularly hosts live music and dancing, so be sure to check the online schedule for upcoming tango, jazz, and other performances. Make Cafe Tortoni a part of your Buenos Aires vacation plans using our Buenos Aires online journey maker .
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  • Although the show was reasonably priced in comparison to other tango shows, one can see why. I liked the small cosy atmosphere in an iconic cafe back room and although the tables towards the back had ...  more »
  • Whenever I visit Buenos Aires a snack at Café Tortoni is mandatory. The Tango show is very good and unmissable.
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  • Amazing place! When you go there, it'll probably have a little queue, but it's TOTALLY worth the wait. The atmosphere is fantastic, as is the service. The Chocolate with Churros is top-notch and the tea... Wow!
  • Classic old style coffee house, beautifully maintained, with paintings and period decor. Downstairs we caught a Tango show, which highlighted the origin and development of the Tango, plus an amazing gaucho tap dancer and bolas dancer. It was very authentic and sensual Tango, not the athletic and gymnastic tourist oriented show we also experienced. I would recommend this type of Tango experience in an atmospheric setting. Food and wines were good.
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