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El Cuartito

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Retiro
Pizza, Argentinean, South American
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Talcahuano 937 | Entre Marcelo T. de Alvear y Paraguay, Buenos Aires 1013AAR, Argentina
4816-1758/4331
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12:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tue - Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 1036
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  • 848
    Very good
  • 180
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Pizza Ever!!!

I travelled a lot! I have been where pizza was invented (Napoles) and still this is the best pizza I ever had!! I am counting my days to return to Argentina and have it again! Fugazza is the one I like the most!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
MJoseDominguez
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Barcelona, Spain
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I travelled a lot! I have been where pizza was invented (Napoles) and still this is the best pizza I ever had!! I am counting my days to return to Argentina and have it again! Fugazza is the one I like the most!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We tried the Napoleon pizza and the traditional onion. We liked the traditional onion better. The dough was a little chewy for my taste. The chicken empanadas were good.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

totally overrated It is a classic in Buenos Aires. But the truth is that it is pure name. their pizza is the main attraction, and it's pretty average or directly bad. The place is ugly in every way, perhaps to keep it like years ago, but the appearance is dirty.

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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is another amazing pizza place in Buenos Aires, with great prices for the quality. It's always busy, but you can usually get seated within a few minutes. Fun place for large groups.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I didn't expect much from this place, but boy was I wrong. The fugazetta was divine! It was by far the best pizza I had in Buenos Aires.

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Wilton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Being from NY, I was skeptical about this being the best pizza but it is. Order the Fuguzetta with or without ham, the best you've ever tasted. Always a line but the line goes quickly. Don't be put off by the line, you'd be missing something special

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

If you want to eat a tasty pizza Argentina don't go to this local ancient that since 1934, make a delicious pizza with a unique Argentine style. The place is very quaint and family is quite large and the service is very good. The pizzas are better... I recommend it

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Just ask for "Fugazzeta" - chesse and onion pizza, or "Napolitana" - chesse, tomato, and garlic, or the best "Empanada de atún" Sure you never taste like those

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Macae, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

El Cuartito has one of the best pizzas I've ever tasted, and is the best food in general that I had in my 45 days stay in Argentina. Completely worth the wait in the line outside the restaurant. The prices are pretty reasonable, and you'll never feel like you didn't get what you paid for.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

First of all, the pizza here is an argentine version of a Napolitean one. The main problem I find is the decline in quality of raw materials (cheese, mozzarela, flour), it is a general problem in Argentina nowadays. Nevertheless, what they offer in this restaurant is a tasty choice of the pizza Argentines love. They do a good job, as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Talcahuano 937 | Entre Marcelo T. de Alvear y Paraguay, Buenos Aires 1013AAR, 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 to 10
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:00 am

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Retiro
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