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Cumana

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Rodriguez Pena 1149 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
(011) 4813 9207
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 139
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  • 225
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  • 64
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  • 12
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice ambiance, watch your purse

This was a nice place with nice ambiance but we saw someone get something stolen out of their purse. Admittedly it was on the back of her chair and wide open. This could happen anywhere in Buenos AIres though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
soccermom3
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Frankfurt, Germany
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Frankfurt, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was a nice place with nice ambiance but we saw someone get something stolen out of their purse. Admittedly it was on the back of her chair and wide open. This could happen anywhere in Buenos AIres though.

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Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We went here based on the reviews, and because it was close to our hotel (Design Suites), we heard the Empanadas are great (true), and the pizza (not so true), definitely don't go for the pizza - it was average at best! (Try El Cuartito nearby), however the Casserole dishes were divine!! It was a bit of a welcome change... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We ordered pizza! Very different from the USA since they used sliced tomatoes on top instead of the tomato sauce we are use to. A nice and different experience while travelling. We really liked the ambiance of this restaurant.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

the food is pretty good, the pizza, empanadas and some of the dishes are pretty good. the juices are delicious, but the place was really full and we had to wait and sit in separate tables. the environment is friendly but pretty loud and decoration just ok, it's like a snack bar. the staffs are nice and helpful, but the... More 

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Madtown
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Very tasty food and good service at moderate prices! Little heavy on the cheese for us cholesterol fighters!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The food was bland to the core! The atmosphere was bohemian. The service was just awful. Our server was uncaring...we had constantly wave him over to get something. The experience was totally blah!

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Cumana is deceiving - looks small from the street, but is very large. Even when it's packed, which is usually the case, it never feels crowded or cramped. The service is excellent especially when the staff has to serve many people simultaneously - despite the crowds and at times, waiting for a table, there wasn't a moment when we felt... More 

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Bronx
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Comfortable and relaxed, this place offers informal food at great prices. The empanadas were absolutely first rate. Our family of five visited in the middle of high season in Buenos Aires (Christmas/New Years) and while the restaurant was full, we were seated quickly. The service was good -- no problems ordering, getting food, refills etc.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Located just off Santa Fe, this place is a great alternative if you want some South American food but need a break from steak!! It's open fronted and a bit warm in there, which seemed perfect for a cold crisp litre of beer rather than wine. The service was ok and the food was pleasant. It all was exactly what... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My wife and I were highly recommended to go there by a friend, after walking over 1 km to get there in the heat we were looking forward to a great experience. We arrived it was quite busy. We walked in and we waited there no one greeted us or seated us! I had to walk to the front to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rodriguez Pena 1149 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires
  • Phone Number: (011) 4813 9207

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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