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Cumana

Rodriguez Pena 1149 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina (El Centro)
(011) 4813 9207
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Ranked #282 of 2,344 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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English first
Media, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
149 helpful votes 149 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My main goal while in Buenos Aires was to get gnocchi!! We did research on places to get gnocchi and came across this place. It was a bit of a walk from our hotel but thought we would give it a try. Best decision we made!!!! This is an Argentinian restaurant therefore your actual eating native food!! The ambiance is... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Really nice place in Recoleta that does empanadas, calzone, pizza and cazuelas (and more). The decor is funky and the staff are very nice even though we do not speak much spanish. We had the small calzone which is designed for two people to share along with two empanadas, salad and a couple of penguinos of house red. It was... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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107 reviews 107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

3 adults, empanadas, meat+potatoes in a clay bowl, bread + dip, 2 coca colas and a bottle of red wine 300 pesos. Plenty of good, tasty food. We were not the only ones finding this good restaurant, - go if you want to take the chance that there will be a free table on a Sunday evening.

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