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El Cuartito Azul

Argentinean, South American
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500 Thorn Ave., El Paso, TX 79912
915-581-6419
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 10
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch deal!

The Cuartito makes its full menu available mid-day, but the star of the show is the lunch special - $9.99 for a salad or soup, empanada, and Bife de Chorizo (NY strip) or Tira de Asado, a strip of ribs cut crosswise, both with decent French fries. Top this off with a tiramisu and you'll think you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
Purmamarca
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El Paso, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived the Waiter came over and asked if we had a reservation, We did not, He went to ask the manager but before he arrived the manager began to shake his head practically saying no . A very negative attitude. A table was available but we were asked to wait 20 to 30 min. We did not and... More 

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Thank Jose H
El Paso, Texas
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

There's nothing wrong about this small, cozy restaurant: food is delicious, attention is awesome, and the environment is as authentic as it gets! The owners (who are actually from Argentina) are very professional and attentive, and are always looking to provide the best for their patrons. I visit "El Cuartito" many times a year, for many years now, and not... More 

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Thank Fernando C
El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The Cuartito makes its full menu available mid-day, but the star of the show is the lunch special - $9.99 for a salad or soup, empanada, and Bife de Chorizo (NY strip) or Tira de Asado, a strip of ribs cut crosswise, both with decent French fries. Top this off with a tiramisu and you'll think you have already gone... More 

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Thank Purmamarca
El Paso, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

We went to have our dinner, very good service and good quality food, nice environment. Wish they could open on Sundays.

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Thank Luis R
El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

the best, superb in everyway the service atmosphere quality of the food i had the milanesa and it was AMAZING.. my wife had the canelones 1 cheese 1 meat great!!! the old lady was our server not sure if shes the owner or not but she was amazing friendly she explained all the dishes clearly and always checked on us... More 

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Thank ponchoiram
El Paso, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Best N.Y. Strip and you can't beat the price. We also tried the lobster ravioli and empanadas (beef & spinach). Everything was excellent. The staff is attentive & friendly. Highly recommend!

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I eat here frequently, remembering my years in Argentina, and am not disappointed. The menu is extensive and the prices are extremely reasonable, especially the lunch special. I am surprised by the comments from other reviewers about rude service, this has never been my experience. Vegetarians can enjoy some of the pasta - the inhabitants of Buenos Aires are about... More 

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1 Thank Purmamarca
El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I love it here, the servers are amazing, so caring. The food is delish, it amazing how such a little place can have an amazing kitchen. You have to go and try all of their empanadas, the churasco is so good too and they have a GREAT selection of wines.....

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Thank TravelDivaPR
El Paso, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We ordered 2 ribeye steaks cooked medium. One was 12oz the other 16oz...when the waiter brought them out. One was medium rare and the other was well done...we informed the el paso Argentinian waiter he said, with a extremely rude tone, the steaks are cook exactly the same and that meat size made one medium and the other well done...I... More 

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Thank Jeep1972
El Paso, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Horrible service! I went in with my family and girlfriend when I was visiting El Paso. My sister is vegetarian and asked for her meals to have the meat substituted or remove. The meal came in with meat. We informed the server but told him she would just move the meat aside. They had two big groups (my family being... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Thorn Ave., El Paso, TX 79912
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  El Paso
  • Phone Number: 915-581-6419

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Argentinean, South American

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