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El Cuartito

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Talcahuano 937, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4816-1758/4331
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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    Very good
  • 150
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  • 33
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  • 11
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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
Best pizza in Buenos Aires

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
FernandaMaria
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Brazil
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Brazil
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127 reviews 127 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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7 restaurant reviews
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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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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Uruguay
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I grew up in Argentina but currently live in the States. Every time I visit my family and friends in Bs. As., I always have to go there for their fugazetta. Their cheese is absolutely amazing, not far from the quality you find in Italy where I've been to a few times as well. Like in Italy, the simpler the... More 

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Salmon Arm
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Loosely translated at the "backroom" or "little room," this place can indeed feel pretty small when the crowds have filled every nook and cranny and there's a line outside waiting to get in. But there is also the sense of having indeed discovered a Buenos Aires "backroom," a real slice of Argentinian life busting at the seams with energy and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Searching for a place to eat pizza, there were a lot of reviews of El Cuartito. Near de 9 de Julio Avenue, and in a normal neighborhood of Buenos Aires, this pizza place is a great gathering spot before going to the boliches (discos), or simple to hang out with some friends, eating great pizza, drinking beer and/or cheap wine... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

For a true, authentic lunch experience, stop by El Cuartito for pizza. If you go during the work week, expect an incredibly overwhelming experience (reason I took away one point). You don't know where to go, how to order, but just walk towards the register and ask for a table. Once you're seated, it becomes much easier. Try the fugazzeta... More 

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185 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

there is only one place to eat it in BA, as far as we are concerned. It's over 2 years since our last Fugazzeta pizza at El Cuartito and at 4 PM today we "dug in". We usually order the Grande ......take half of it home.....and continue to enjoy it at the ap't. Today, my DH wanted to WALK and... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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.