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El Cuartito

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Talcahuano 937 | Entre Marcelo T. de Alvear y Paraguay, Buenos Aires 1013AAR, Argentina
12:30 - 02:00
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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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank aclaud0n
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,450 reviews
569 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Chinapjs
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank arben3
Arlington, Virginia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I suppose that if your want to experience Argentinian Pizza this is the place. It definitely is busy with the locals. There was a line to get in at opening. To be fair, the pizza we ordered was part of the problem. It was the "Cuartito". One would assume the house named pizza would be the best. Not so much.... More 

Thank damonandchad
Springfield, Illinois
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in at lunch on a recommendation. Some of the best pizza I have ever eaten, hands down. Clean, quick service, mostly patronized by Argentinian men sitting at solo tables, so four women stuck out like a sore thumb. Didn't matter. They were polite and helpful and the pizza was nothing short of amazing. Crispy bottom, super cheesy, fresh ingredients,... More 

Thank s52
Vatican City, Italy
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the Pizza Fugahzzi with cream cheese and onions. Just a creamy smooth experience. The onions top it off and where sweet tasting.

Thank Scott W
Gatineau, Canada
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we left we agreed that we were going to come back. We went at around 13:30 on a Tuesday and the place was packed with regular people who all seemed to be degustating their food. Some sitting, some standing, some waiting for take out. We had the El cuartito. Delicious!

Thank MadieMado
houston, tx
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107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've eaten here a number of times in our sojourns to Buenos Aires. When you enter, especially a lunch, it can be a bit confusing, as there's one line of people (usually workers) getting carry out ( I think it was on the left). The line on the right is to be seated, where a waiter takes your order. I... More 

Thank cobra427sc
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Busy place for a reason. The pizza is great and the empanadas were the best we had in BA in our month log stay. Great atmosphere and the prices are cheap. Don't expect great service but the food is fast once you have ordered. We also went there several times for take away. If you come after 8:30 expect a... More 

Thank Alex88AU
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We went to are recommendation of friends. Location in Barrio Norte OK.The place was half empty still,630pm,lunch in Argentina really...The pizza is very Argentinian,thick with a lot of cheese,lightly salted and no hot spices. Could be eaten however was not the best we had. But the service was terrible. People were standing up and leaving after being ignored for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Italian, Pizza, Argentinian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 02:00
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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Staying in Retiro

Neighbourhood Profile
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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