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Cumana

Rodriguez Pena 1149 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina (El Centro)
(011) 4813 9207
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Ranked #248 of 2,388 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: El Centro
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Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Youthful environment and nice decor. Not all the dishes are great, but the place is totally worth it for their empanadas, which are the best that we had in Buenos Aires. What makes them great? They are baked, flaky, and not at all doughy; their fillings are incredibly tasty and not greasy. And, besides savory empanadas, they also serve sweet... More

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Montreal, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went there based on reviews of a foodie website. This place is opened all the time so no need to wait until 8pm to have dinner. There are 7-8 empanadas to choose from, unfortunately we had to limit ourselves to only 3 for lack of stomach space. We then shared locos and cazuela de calabaza. Both are fantastic dishes.... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I have been there many times, I enjoy the most the empanadas and cazuelas (especially espinaca, calabaza y queso). Meat can be a little hard to chew on and it is better to not pick the cheapest wines but overall is great. It is very hard to find something similar in Recoleta, prices are really low for the zone. Better... More

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Media, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

this place was 4 blocks from our hotel, Bel Air Recoleta and our guide recommended in the second day we were there. It is so good. Every thing was delicious. My favorite was Calabaza and Espinaca Casserole. I am going to try to recreate that dish. The empanadas were fantastic too. You must eat here.

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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Cumana is located in a lovely area of town, Recoleta, where there are many lovely boutiques and cafes. It has a rustic interior which tries to accommodate the greatest number of people possible. There is often a wait. At lunch and dinner peaks, the wait can be quite long, so plan ahead. The service is courteous but not particularly effusive.... More

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Aracaju, Sergipe, Brazil
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Great choice if you´re in buenos aires and want a break from their superb grilled steaks. If you arrive after 9pm, there will be a waiting list. But it´s totally worth the wait. The empanadas are quite delicious and so are the pizzas (specially the calabrezza one)! Downside: if the restaurant is too crowded, it might take a while for... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

checked the place out the other day and i had a pumpkin and lomo cazuela that was very good. service was quick and not too expensive at all.

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The Netherlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went her on a Saturday afternoon around 4pm (thinking it may be less crowded than usual) but ended up waiting for about 35 minutes before we finally got seated. The place was completely full. The atmosphere is warm, cozy and rustic and the restaurant has a variety of Argentinian favorites as well as Italian options. The portions are absolutely enormous... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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109 reviews 109 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My wife and I ate at Cumana for an afternoon in the city. Americans should know that the place barely opens by 1:00, so if you show up earlier and are hungry you'll likely need to go somewhere else. However, if you're willing to wait, you'll be rewarded. The location is nice - off a side street in the Recoleta... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Stopped into cumana on a days sightseeing. Everything was excellent - really interesting menu, tasty food and great service

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