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Cumana

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Recoleta
Pizza, Argentinean, South American
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Rodriguez Pena 1149 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
(011) 4813 9207
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery

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  • 165
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  • 75
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  • 13
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  • 12
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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
Relaxed restaurant popular with locals

Relaxed and casual local restaurant in Recoleta just off Avenida Sante Fe. Nothing fancy, but do have very tasty empanadas (carne picante is always a good choice) and other local dishes (the locro is also excellent and very filling...). Service can be a little brusque but that didn't bother me. Go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Relaxed and casual local restaurant in Recoleta just off Avenida Sante Fe. Nothing fancy, but do have very tasty empanadas (carne picante is always a good choice) and other local dishes (the locro is also excellent and very filling...). Service can be a little brusque but that didn't bother me. Go early on weekends as it fills up with locals... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Friendly restaurant in Recoleta, we loved the cazuelas (especially the lentils one), simple food, good atmosphere and good price, highly recommended

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We recently had lunch at Cumaná during a short visit to BA. We loved the food so much that we brought our friend to eat there again the next day! The restaurant is very popular with locals and tourists, so be prepared to wait for a table (about 15-20 minutes) if you turn up at 1:00 pm like we did.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We stumbled in here after a long day of sightseeing, just needing a place to rest. We are vegetarians, so we ordered the arroz de estancia (rice, mushrooms, cheese) and the pastel de calabaza, choclo, y miel (pumpkin, corn, honey, and cheese) and a pinguino of wine. Everything was delcious! As far as we could tell, neither casserole had meat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Delicious food, great ambience and a reasonable price! We had a wonderful lunch at Cumana, and highly recommend this restaurant. They don't accept card, so make sure you have cash on you. And try the empanadas, they are fantastic!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I used to go a couple years ago and it was a good place, but the last time I went there the service was terrible! I went wit a friend for some mate around 6.30pm. (the finish this at 7pm) but in general if you are drinking mate there was no problem to warm the water or even change a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The casseroles are great. We ate here twice during a week long trip-- which says a lot about how good the food is. The pizzas weren't exactly to our taste (too thick of a crust) but the empanadas and stews are very filling and delicious. And of course the wine is affordable and delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Another great meal in Recoleta. This time stew. I had lentil stew, and my wife had Caprese. Both were quite good. And the prices were amazing.

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Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Dishes are prepared in large wood oven. Served on wooden plates or bowls. The locro is a must, in fact, we are going back tonight to try some of the other dishes that I would refer to as stews. The service was a bit slow, but in our waitress's defense, the place was packed. It's a good idea to get... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

I visited Cumana with my boyfriend, the food was lovely, I had grilled chicken in a spicy sauce that came with a side salad, it was beautiful. My boyfriend had a "small" calzone, it was a normal sized one if not bigger. Staff were very friendly and atmosphere was good. The food wasn't expensive as well! Definitely recommend if you... 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>  > Recoleta
  • Neighborhood: Recoleta
  • Phone Number: (011) 4813 9207

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Recoleta

Neighborhood Profile
Recoleta
Characterized by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighborhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centered on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
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