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El Cuartito

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Talcahuano 937 | Entre Marcelo T. de Alvear y Paraguay, Buenos Aires 1013AAR, Argentina
4816-1758/4331
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12:30 - 01:00
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Sun 12:30 - 01:00
Tue - Thu 12:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 12:30 - 02:00
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Boulder, Colorado
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111 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went for the empanadas and also because it was walking distance from my hotel. The empanadas were good, though not the best I had in the city, the service was good. But the best part was just watching the local scene on a Friday night. Lively.

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Paris
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309 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When nearing to famous El Cuartito in Retiro district, BA, and looking at its vintage sign we felt like in a street of Manhattan. More Spanish Harlem vibes inside in the large room packed with noisy happy local families. Socios club deco, school canteen setting, 30 kinds of huge creamy pizzas for all tastes, Quilmes and Patagonia to drink :... More 

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Thank Christophe M
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our second night in Argentina we were told to try the Fugazetta. This place was among the list and we were glad we went. Even though we could hardly speak any Spanish, the waiter suffered through our butchering of his language with great humour and patiently helped us ordering. The pizza was unlike what I was used to, but it... More 

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Houston, Texas
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61 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our hotel doorman recommended this on Friday evening. He did not mention that the wait in line on the street would be long, so at first we were miffed; however, after waiting in line for almost 40 mintues....it was totally worth it! The place was PACKED and the pizza was GREAT. The staff is incredible especially given the crowd. We... More 

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Geneva
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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place, good atmosphere, good food. Football was on the TV which always adds to the atmosphere in a restaurant in Argentina!

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Thank GenevaSarah
Colorado
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was promoted to us as a classic place to go for Argentinian pizza. If so, Argentinian pizza is best avoided; it is really not worth eating. The service was also terrible, in fact the server avoided us so systematically, that we were ultimately forced to go to the bar ourselves to get beer. The pizza is essentially a glob... More 

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Thank Daniel S
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

I had the fugazzetta, sublime! The place is decorated with tons of pictures of famous people, paintings, old movie posters... a piece of Buenos Aires' memory, a must see and eat!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017

What can be more rewarding after a hard day of work than a pizza slice at “El Cuartito”? Go there with couple of friends and experience the real feeling of being a porteno for an hour. Drink beer, not wine of course. Go early, around 20:00 or wait in line and make new friends.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,536 reviews
614 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have to admit when we heard we were going to a pizzeria for the party/lunch after our grandson's baptism I was surprised. But besides being two blocks from the church this is no ordinary pizza joint. It opened in 1934 and has been delighting Portenos ever since. I'm from New York City and have been to Italy many times... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017

El Cuartito is considered by many to be the best pizza place in Buenos Aires, and while this may be true, it falls short of much of the pizza I have had in the United States. The crust is basically white bread, similar to Chicago-style pizza, and the toppings are average. Worth a visit if you're craving pizza, but don't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Argentinian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 01:00
Thursday
12:30 - 01:00
Friday
12:30 - 02:00
Saturday
12:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Talcahuano 937 | Entre Marcelo T. de Alvear y Paraguay, Buenos Aires 1013AAR, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Retiro
  • Neighbourhood: Retiro
  • Phone Number: 4816-1758/4331

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Retiro

Neighbourhood Profile
Retiro
Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the port, mean this neighbourhood is never truly at rest. One minute you are walking down a street dotted with ornate mansions and luxurious shop windows and the next you find yourself surrounded by a sea of people racing to catch their train or bus. It is this juxtaposition of never-ending comings and goings and quiet, elegant luxury that defines Retiro, as well as Buenos Aires, a city where sharp contrasts are all around.
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