The Oldest Restaurants In The World Still Serving Food [Roundup]

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  1. I have to seriously doubt the accuracy of that article about the oldest restaurants. For example, the restaurant that they list as the oldest in Argentina (El Imparcial, 1860) is definitely not the oldest. One of my favorite restaurants in Buenos Aires is Cafe Tortoni, which opened in 1858 under that name. (It has been in its present location since 1880, but the article indicates that they count original locations). I’m not sure if Tortoni is the oldest in Argentina, but it is certainly older than the restaurant the article claims to be the oldest. I have to wonder how many more inaccuracies are in that piece.

  2. Cafe Tortoni is really overrated. Big for tourists but not worth standing in line for 20 minutes. Nice decor though.

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