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El Cuartito

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Retiro
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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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Hours:
Sun 12:30 - 01:00
Tue - Thu 12:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 12:30 - 02:00
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Toronto, Canada
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92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We tried 3 types of pizza and 3 types of empanadas and all were excellent. Simple but very flavourful. It is a casual eatery that is very busy and very noisy but is a fun place to be. Service is very efficient. Given the lineups when we arrived, reservations are highly recommended.

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a few pizzerias from the 1930's in Buenos Aires. This is one of the best. Great pizzas, good empanadas, some desserts, no coffee, and one of the busiest.

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Coimbra, Portugal
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139 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one of the most famous restaurants for a pizza in Buenos Aires (on a Tuesday, at 10 pm there was a huge queue waiting for a place). It is a simple restaurant, with a lively atmosphere, crowded with locals of all ages and lots of talking going on. There are only pizzas (and empanadas) on the menu but... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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111 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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333 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 3 April 2017

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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Colorado
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

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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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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