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Gran Café Tortoni

Café and Concert Hall · Monserrat
Avenida de Mayo 825 (Piedras), 1084 Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires F.D., Argentina
Open until 3:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 8:00 AM–3:30 AM
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–1:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Wine, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Wheelchair Accessible:

In this café time seems to have stood still like an old photograph, when people used to come here to play billiards, cards, or just to share a coffee with friends. With each day that passes, the place becomes an ever more indispensable part of the history of Buenos Aires.


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    Lucas M.
    "The tango show... simply awesome."(5 Tips)
    João Paulo M.
    "Hot chocolate with churros are very good."(14 Tips)
    Lisa K.
    "I would definitely recommend visiting for some coffee and snacks"(201 Tips)
    Mariana B.
    "The show is 1 our long and the place is historical, cozy and simple."(11 Tips)
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  • coffee
  • live music
  • trendy
  • cozy
  • good for dates
  • authentic
  • breakfast food
  • café
  • good for groups
  • family-friendly
  • fancy
  • cute
  • churros
  • lively
  • tango show
  • dressy
  • sandwiches
  • chocolate
  • good for a quick meal
  • ice cream
  • Fred

    Would like to have breakfast everyday there!!!! Cappuccino Italiano muy bueno! Chocolate too!

    Fred · 2 weeks ago
  • Mariana B.

    For those who want a shot of Tango, that's the place! The show is 1 our long and the place is historical, cozy and simple. The show starts around 8pm, but go in the morning or afternoon for tickets!

    Mariana Baltar · January 1
  • Claudia F.

    Honestly unsure why this place was voted one of the top 10 cafes in the world. Stale churros, bad coffee. Meh to everything.

    Claudia Filth · December 19, 2015
  • Sofia U.

    Amazing painted glass ceiling! Everything else pretty average. Still a nice break while touting BA

    Sofia Uz · December 2, 2015
  • Kate

    Stick w the wine. Sandwiches are dry and mediocre.

    Kate · October 30, 2015
  • Maria Eugenia F.

    The most famous cafeteria in Buenos Aires. You can't leave without taking a coffee with medialunas here. The decoration is just lovely. It's a must in the city. Prepare yourself to pay a lot.

    Maria Eugenia Francisco · September 7, 2015
  • Ar H.

    Churros &chocolate were simply amazing!!! Order also el lomo and was ok the tango show also good.

    Ar Hiriart · September 7, 2015
  • Douglas S.

    Authentic churros! And creamy chocolate!

    Douglas Souza · September 6, 2015
  • Lisa K.

    A great place to visit. Food wise maybe not the most superb in town but still very very good. I would definitely recommend visiting for some coffee and snacks

    Lisa Klemysheva · August 17, 2015
  • Berk K.

    A 19th century cafe that is based on a cafe in Paris. Back in the day, it used to be a popular hangout for the Argentinian elite. Today, it feels like it lost its charm and became a tourist hangout.

    Berk Kapicioglu · July 30, 2015
  • Thiago V.

    Not as good expected...

    Thiago Vieira · July 14, 2015
  • Louíse J.

    Brunch maravilhoso!

    Louíse Jank · July 5, 2015
  • Nora C.

    Cute place. I guess it's known for tango lots of tourists.

    Nora Chang · July 3, 2015
  • Ana S.

    Im sorry but not worth it. Minimum effort in the food.

    Ana Salinas · May 17, 2015
  • Luluzinha P.

    Deception... dry and cold churros. Terrible service.

    Luluzinha Patinadora · May 8, 2015
  • Elvira L.

    Beautiful literary place

    Elvira Liceaga · April 28, 2015
  • abb c.

    Coffee and mdiajuana (croissant)

    abb chan · April 2, 2015
  • Rick R.

    Terrific floor show!

    Rick Rapp · March 21, 2015
  • Leonardo U.

    There's a waiter who looks moody, but he is nice! The café doesn't accept credit card, but Brazilian Real here it's R$4,00 worth! Lemon pie is big and good!

    Leonardo Ueda · February 18, 2015
  • Nushy S.

    Historic literary cafe in Buenos Aires.

    Nushy SC · February 16, 2015
  • Gustavo M.

    Slow and bad service. Got a hair in my croissant!

    Gustavo Müller · February 15, 2015
  • Angélica A.

    It's good for a date. You can find great tango shows

    Angélica Arámbulo · February 11, 2015
  • Antoine L.

    Quite touristy. Good breeakfast

    Antoine Lefebvre · January 25, 2015
  • Sousa L.

    Desserts are great, coffee is great. The pizza doesn't fit a god one, avoid this. The place is just amazing. Second best one in South America. Try Colombo Café in Rio de Janeiro/BR

    Sousa L · January 13, 2015
  • Olga

    Bombom suizo is out of this world!

    Olga · January 6, 2015
  • Cemal B.

    The worst coffee in the city. Service is very poor, food and drinks are far below average. Popular just because of its history. Take a photo and have your drinks in one of the other cafes nearby.

    Cemal Buyukgokcesu · January 3, 2015
  • Onur K.

    Seriously?? That's the worst coffee I have ever drunk. avoid, stay away and don't feed the troll.

    Onur Karaagaoglu · January 3, 2015
  • Yaakov B.

    Great steak sandwich

    Yaakov Ben Basat · December 19, 2014
  • Nuk C.

    Beautiful and historical. Very touristy, yet a must for one-time visit. Chocolate with churros is recommended. The former is wow, but the latter is so-so.

    Nuk Cho · December 6, 2014
  • Adriana C.

    Beautiful place! The breakfast was good AND huge, plus we didn't have to queue to go inside like we would have to for lunch.

    Adriana Cuellar · November 23, 2014
  • Dennis H.

    Awesome lemoncake!

    Dennis Hobbelink · November 4, 2014
  • J. I.

    Beautiful place for a coffee

    J. I.G. · October 24, 2014
  • Michael D.

    Food & service mediocre at best. Aside from the ambience, it has little to offer. Deserts and coffee in the afternoon is the only time worth going. Nice looking touristy coffee shop, nothing else.

    Michael Deichstetter · September 23, 2014
  • Brena S.

    very touristy but worth checking out! lots of Brazilians around! the lemon cake slice is huge, prepare to share.

    Brena Sena · September 21, 2014
  • J.

    Touristic and expensive place. The tango didn't worth it. Catch the Red Tango up at Faena Hotel. An incredible show!

    J. · September 17, 2014
  • Francisco A.

    Touristy place. Beware of brazilians making big lines and talking loud. The decoration is cool. Good coffee and breakfast options, but expensive if compared to better cafes nearby.

    Francisco Almeida Vizentin · September 13, 2014
  • Hristo S.

    nice historical place! its good for coffee with Bacardi, but not for lunch. The salads and meat are touristico tasty.

    Hristo Spasoff · September 7, 2014
  • Belisa S.

    Chocolate espeso - of you don't like coffee it's a good choice. Really sweet tho.

    Belisa Sossai · August 24, 2014
  • Marianne

    Typical place of Buenos Aires. You have to come here once, take the time to eat some sandwiches de miga, tostados with a submarino or a cerveza :)

    Marianne · August 8, 2014
  • Guilherme S.

    Don't miss the alfajor. The best I've tried so far..

    Guilherme Sepe · July 21, 2014
  • Carey M.

    Kind of cool spot....yummy food!

    Carey Mincey · June 26, 2014
  • Carey M.

    Cool old place....good eats....Tourista spot no doubt but a nice pit stop.

    Carey Mincey · June 24, 2014
  • Aline B.

    Wifi: tortoni14

    Aline Barreto · April 18, 2014
  • Pablo C.

    A great place to take a coffe, I recommend that you ask a chocolate with churros, it's great.

    Pablo Corrêa · February 7, 2014
  • Gabriel A.

    Don't leave without walking around the café - the coolest part is in the back, with great decoration and statues.

    Gabriel Albo · January 20, 2014
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    Sol Bevilacqua · January 19, 2014
  • Ernesto V.

    If you are around BA, you can't miss it. Nouvelle epoque grand cafe.Lousy service. If you are looking for have some food, even a light snack, go somewhere else Recalls me the Majestic at Oporto.

    Ernesto Vieira · November 10, 2013
  • Tiago M.

    Cheesecake perfeito!

    Tiago Marinho · September 7, 2013
  • João Paulo M.

    Hot chocolate with churros are very good. A little bit expensive. Well served. Very beautifull architecture. Must know place.

    João Paulo Mattos · September 7, 2013
  • Rafael M.

    The place reminds me to cafe Versailles in Miami a lot of history and tradition. Take a cup of chocolate with churros!

    Rafael Mendible · August 28, 2013

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