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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Argentine Pizza

It's a classic Argentine pizza place. The pizza was ok, pretty similar to many other pizzerias in the city, but I liked most the atmosphere, nice and full of people. nice place to try.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It's a classic Argentine pizza place. The pizza was ok, pretty similar to many other pizzerias in the city, but I liked most the atmosphere, nice and full of people. nice place to try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Always packed and always delicious, el cuartito has the best pizza I've ever eaten! Order the famous fugazetta for the cheesiest, tastiest pizza of your life. The Neapolitana and verdadura are also amazing. It's a family place where you can always find the game on and locals yelling over scores and calls. We came here twice during our stay because... More 

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Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Traditional place. Simple with exceptional food. We heard about Fugazzeta pizza and it is truly one of a kind. If you come here, dont miss it. Consider that it is huge (filled with lots of cheese) so the large one was too much for 3 people.

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Tampa, Florida, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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Address: Talcahuano 937, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: 4816-1758/4331
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Retiro
Average Prices: USD $5 to $10
Cuisine: Pizza, Argentinean

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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 to $10
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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.