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El Cuartito

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Talcahuano 937 | Entre Marcelo T. de Alvear y Paraguay, Buenos Aires 1013AAR, Argentina
12:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun 12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tue - Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:00 am
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New York City, New York
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visiting this pizzeria was an interesting experience. A local friend took me here to try the pizza. He explained the history behind it. Not only the pizza is amazing but the decor is so unique that i enjoyed the experience. Had local beer called Patagonia. Service was good. Went there around 8pm and was able to find a table. By... More 

Thank Jorginho33
Toronto, Canada
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126 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ended up here mid-December after a walking tour on recommendation of another traveler I'd met days earlier. It was totally worth it to seek this place out. I went twice. My first time, I was with friends, and we dined in, having pizza slices. SO good! I ordered an chicken empanada on the way out. Also...SO good! So good, in... More 

Thank Cdn77
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Their popularity is well-deserved. The night I went with friends the line was too long (and this is a large, casual restaurant). We went in and got them to go and ate them on the street. Their roquefort/ham empanada was really great. All types are bigger than most. Easily the best I have had in Argentina. The man at the... More 

Thank William T
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have tried some very good pizzas in Buenos Aires and this place is one of my favorites. (Not my favourite though) The restaurant is quite traditional and old with all signed pictures and uniforms. (One of which is by Diego Maradona) It is very crowded though, being highly rated and so loved by the citizens... Be sure to eat... More 

Thank M.Firat A
Rome, Italy
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A noisy, crowded, popular joint full of locals, has a nice vibe but the pizza is disappointing. It is simply a thick, biscuit-like crust topped with a ton of dubious cheese (not mozzarella surely). True pizza is another thing, and is not about the topping! Maybe OK for yanquis, but only those who are convinced that pizza was invented in... More 

Thank AGPO
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to try the traditional classic Argentine pizza and this place offers it! We ordered a large fuggazetta with ham but we could have gone with a small as servings are generous. Know that you can order half a pizza with one flavour and the other with another. Good service and cool decor memorabilia to look at.

Thank Kassy H
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532 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had several locals tell us that this was the best place in town for pizza and we had heard it was very reasonable in price. We had no idea how to order so we stood there for a LONG time while the cashier talked with a customer who had already paid. None of the wait staff helped us so eventually... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Which in some cases could be good. We went there at the direction of TA and yelp. It's a bit of a hole in the wall, which is ok. Not a lot of toppings to choose from and as others had pointed out, it's full of greasy cheese. The crust is thicker than normal. I wasn't feeling so well the... More 

Thank Mark F
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although the pizza was good, I was expecting much more given the TA reviews. We ordered 3 slices of Fugazetta, 1 slice of Jamon and 1 empanada. Individual slices weren't available for all varieties. Cost per slice ranged from $1.50-2.00. Very heavy on the cheese. The crust was thick, good. Slices were smaller than expected. The empanada was good ($1.50).... More 

Thank md115
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138 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my favorite of 4 pizza restaurants visited in Buenos Aires. It is a sports bar style pizzeria with loads of fun pictures on the walls. We shared a fugazzeta pizza and a bottle of wine. While the fugazetta pizza is simply mozzarella and onions - it tasted awesome. We went for an early dinner at 8:30 and it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Italian, Pizza, Argentinean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 1:00 am
12:30 pm - 1:00 am
12:30 pm - 1:00 am
12:30 pm - 1:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:00 am
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

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Staying in Retiro

Neighborhood Profile
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.
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