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Monday, January 30, 2006

café tortoni in buenos aires

Café Tortoni is the oldest café in buenos aires with tango shows every night. i'm not going to miss this.

Avenida de Mayo 825 @ piedras

"This historic cafe has served as the artistic and intellectual capital of Buenos Aires since 1858, hosting notable guests such as Jorge Luis Borges, Julio de Caro, Cátulo Castillo, and José Gobello. Wonderfully appointed in woods, stained glass, yellowing marble, and bronzes, the place tells more about its history by simply existing than any of the photos hanging on its walls could. This is the perfect spot for a coffee or a small snack when wandering along Avenida de Mayo. Twice-nightly tango shows at 7:30 and 9:30pm in a cramped side gallery where the performers often walk through the crowd are worth stopping in for. What makes the Tortoni all the more special is that locals and tourists seem to exist side-by-side here, one never overwhelming the other. Do not, however, expect great service: Sometimes only jumping up and down will get the staff's attention, even when they are just a few feet from you."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW - I Can't wait to go to MV & BA~ it looks like you're having an AWESOME time... I miss you, waiting for you next posting. XOXO Arsh

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