Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Cafe Tortoni

Cafe Tortoni or probably the most famous cafe in Buenos Aires. It is an institution for the portenos. Locals come to enjoy drinks, cafe, eat, rest, look around. Tourists come because of its name and reputation, and because it offers tango shows every night. It has a very Parisian spirit, even the waiters (all in their 50´s -from what I saw when I went there) wear the french black and white outfit to serve clients. Founded in 1858, Cafe Tortoni was originally owned by a Mr. Tounan, and he named it after the famous Parisian cafe. For those of you if you come to Buenos Aires, this should be included in your what-to-see/do-list.

7 Comments:

Blogger Rob said...

Looks busy and kind of familiar.

2/08/2006 04:00:00 PM

 
Blogger Michael Blamey said...

It's on my list

2/08/2006 06:27:00 PM

 
Blogger Dean Harvey said...

you've really captured the hustle bustle of the place - you can hear plates and cups chinking above the hum and chatter....

2/08/2006 07:01:00 PM

 
Blogger geneline said...

It's appealing, but where is it?

2/08/2006 07:19:00 PM

 
Blogger Karine said...

Geneline -Café Tortoni: Avenida de Mayo 825. About 4 blocks from Plaza de Mayo and La Casa Rosa.

That place has lots of charm. The Tango shows, even if very touristic, offer some exceptional performances.

2/08/2006 07:28:00 PM

 
Blogger Maya said...

Cool place..is it one and only Cafe Tortoni, or is it a franchise empire?

2/09/2006 10:53:00 AM

 
Blogger Karine said...

Maya- only and only one Cafe Tortoni.. no franchise this time ;)

2/09/2006 01:02:00 PM

 

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