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Great Italian café in the pedestrian area: Gran Café Tortoni (18. October 2017)

| February 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Gran Café Tortoni is an instituion in Buenos Aires, founded in 1858 it has been around forever. And it is, therefore, absolutely well-visited. The waiters mostly look like they have been here for more than a decade each (some young ones exempt from that observation). And they behave accordingly: Knowing what they do, relaxed, quiet, not rushing, yet professional.

I went for the “limonada con menta y jengibre” (95 ARS) which was great in taste but a tiny bit too sour for my palate.

While I had not expected much of the “sandwiches de lomo” (170 ARS) it was a delicious and hearty bite. Depending on what you order, be careful about the portion. The toasts one of our group ordered were quite a portion and it was not expected.

The place itself reminded me of one of these Italian cafés I have been to for example in Triest. Huge, high ceilings, lively, a bit oldish, still attractive.

If you are roaming the streets of Buenos Aires, make sure you try to pay the Café Tortoni a visit – definitely worth it!


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Gran Café Tortoni

Av. de Mayo 825

1084 Buenos Aires (AR)

Tel.: +54 11 43 42 43 28

E-Mail: tortoni@cafetortoni.com.ar

Homepage: http://www.cafetortoni.com.ar

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
550 ARS (incl. tip) Filed in: Buenos Aires (AR), Restaurants

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