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El Cuartito

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Retiro
Pizza, Argentinean
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Talcahuano 937, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4816-1758/4331
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The real "pizza experience" in Buenos Aires

Totally genuine, with a great variety of pizzas and empanadas, El Cuartito is the truly "Argentinian pizza experience" with a pinch of Napolitanen spirit! The pizzas are delicious and the venue is traditional and picturesque. Great choice!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
CMBrovelli
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Tampa, Florida, USA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The sign on the door says Napolitan pizza but I don't think anyone has visited Napoli. The crust was very thick and overloaded with cheese.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Totally genuine, with a great variety of pizzas and empanadas, El Cuartito is the truly "Argentinian pizza experience" with a pinch of Napolitanen spirit! The pizzas are delicious and the venue is traditional and picturesque. Great choice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

You should have a pizza and beer after long a day in El Cuartito. the pizzas are very delicious, with lots of ingredients on it. we had ate a tutti cuanti and loved it. cons: no one knows English.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I used to live in front of this place in 1996. Despite of having moved, I always come when I want good pizza. Don't worry about the line, you will get seated shortly. Try the Tucumanas (fried turnovers), and the Fugazzetta (one slice is enough) if you will order one pizza

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We came here our first night in Argentina for dinner. We arrived between 9-9:30, which was perfect timing to get a table and not have to wait. We ordered a slice of the Fugatta, another slice and a whole pizza, it may have been the el cuartito (it had ham, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, an egg and olives on it).... More 

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Brazil
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Portenhos (the people from Buenos Aires) are very serious about ther pizza. I am very serious about my pizza, and I admire cities that have their own "pizza personality". El Cuartito offers the perfect the Buenos Aires-style pizza: thick crust, generous amount of cheese, always fresh and warm from the oven. "Fugazzeta" (cheese and onion) is a very traditional flavor... More 

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A little off the beaten track, but worth the trek. I don't speak much Spanish so it was all a little confusing, but once you enter, the menu will be on the wall to your right. In front of that, is a register. I ordered my slice of Fugazzeta (that's what everyone on here was raving about) and Pepsi from... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Severeal varieties of good pizzas, waiters in a permanent hurry with an incredible and enviable memory, rustic simple ambiance as a tradicional "bodegón". You smell pizza but also tango, identity, belonging to a Buenos Aires from other times. Noisy, with the noise of friends talking loud and laughing. Argentinians living abroad leave a piece of their hearts here and recall... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Although not the best pizza we've ever had...a great pizza joint in Retiro. Good value for your money, friendly service, wide selection of pizzas, and local spot not overflowing with tourists. Cool spot to grab a slice and beer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is one of the places I always visit on my trips to Buenos Aires. I have tried lots of pizza places in Buenos Aires but this is my favorite. You MUST try fugazzeta (onion pizza with mozzarella). They also offer traditional desserts.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Talcahuano 937, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Retiro
  • Neighborhood: Retiro
  • Phone Number: 4816-1758/4331

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups

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  • 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.