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La Continental

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Neighborhood:
Retiro
Pizza, Coffee Shop, Argentinean
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Talcahuano 1034 | Barrio Norte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4122-1400
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Today
7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Pizzas and Beer

My husband and I stopped here for lunch and a cold cervesa. We really enjoyed the food and the staff although English wasn't spoken were very helpful in placing an order. They exchange USD for 10 pesos/1 USD! The banks don't even touch that and charge you service fees.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2014
rafter1l
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Calgary
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English first
London
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142 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The place was packed with locals so we thought that we would give it a try. The Vegeterian Pizza that we ordered was very disappointing the base was far to thick and heavily filled with cheese and with no tomato. Considering Argentina has an Italian heritage there was no evidence of it here.

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Milan, Italy
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant a little dazed and tired after a long flight, with more energy we would not have gone. The food was mediocre, I had a pasta dish which was trying to be too many flavours. It is reasonably cheap but not enough to ever make me go back. I liked the pictures on the wall and... More 

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Norway
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Since I live very close this restaurant, I'm there at all times of the day to buy me empañadas. They are very brittle and juicy - while they are cheap (14 peso). So I be full of only 2! These I think are definitely okay, the best empañadas in precinct. I also tried the pizza there, and it was not... More 

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Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I go there every time I travel to BA and the quality of food is consistently great. The milanesas are excellent as well as pizzas and empanadas. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It's open late in the evening and the location is quite convenient. It's not a fancy restaurant, it's a chain of pizzerias/cafes and this one in... More 

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Rio De Janeiro, Rj
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

The kind of pizzeria you go to eat and that's it - no fancy environment, no exquisite nothing. Pizza is good for our taste. It has a lot of cheese and my wife could barely taste the pepperoni pizza she ordered, but still a good pizza. Service was very good, the waiter was friendly and helpful. Price was as pizza:... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The best pizza I've tried in my life. Make sure you try the empanadas as well. Couldn't stop eating! Delicious!

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New Delhi
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Consistently good. I order takeaway at least once a week. Earlier I would do so three or four times a week, but in the interests of not expanding my waist line any further, I have been restricting myself! The pizza portions are delicious. The fugazza is great to take away and then at home you can add your own toppings... More 

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London
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

A large chain in Argentina I believe, but this particular one in this location very good. Great breakfasts and Evening Pizza's

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Calgary
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My husband and I stopped here for lunch and a cold cervesa. We really enjoyed the food and the staff although English wasn't spoken were very helpful in placing an order. They exchange USD for 10 pesos/1 USD! The banks don't even touch that and charge you service fees.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

It seems that Monday is not a great night to find a good restaurant in the San Telmo district. We tried a few that were closed and then went to La Continental, as it was open and I remembered seeing reviews that it was OK, but not great. Service was quick and we ordered (for two of us) just one... More 

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Additional Information about La Continental

Address: Talcahuano 1034 | Barrio Norte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 11 4122-1400
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Retiro
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Cuisine: Pizza, Coffee Shop, Argentinean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Talcahuano 1034 | Barrio Norte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Retiro
  • Neighborhood: Retiro
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4122-1400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Coffee Shop, Argentinean
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Retiro

Neighborhood 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 neighborhood 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.