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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
Closed now
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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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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went for lunch to El Cuartito. The pizza is very delicious with a lot of mozzarella cheese and do not forget to try the empanadas with the local beer Quilmes. Prices are reasonable and you can go casual. The place is very crowded and only one server is taking care of all the tables which makes it very special... More 

Thank MaGdi O
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's just about the best pizza I have ever had, just below Bafetto in Rome. Fugazzeta here is the best choice ever

Thank DrTru
Bogota, Colombia
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the BEST PIZZAS in town since 1934, A MUST while in Buenos Aires ! We had the CALABRIAN with cold very cold QUILMES on one of these days at the start of summer... all their choices are delicious, wish we had had some more room ! and the local is so nice, service outstanding ! Dont remember how... More 

Thank mejialu2011
Pleasant Valley, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buenos Aires has a huge Italian history so our guide Marcello Cicerone suggested this 1934 sports bar as a must stop after the Modern Art Museum. Our long walk included all Defensa without the San Telmo Market which showed off super antique stores. We loved dk antiques design at 1154 Defensa ... ... art deco and mid century modern to... More 

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54 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch with the locals. The pizza is very good, excellent food, efficient service, great style and the atmosphere is authentic. So far the better food experience in Buenos Aires, finding everything a bit bland but this was great.

Thank Shirley M
Clyde, North Carolina
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127 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a crowded place with long tables, and a counter where the locals enjoy pizza, empanadas and a moscato by the glass. El Cuartito is an argentine institution and a must place to visit to taste a delicious pizza whole or by the slice, such us Fugazzeta loaded with onions and double cream mozzarella, Napolitana, Jamon y Morrones...this is... More 

Thank chefricardo3553
Cordoba, Argentina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

I love this place. As I just walked in I was able to have a table in a busy lunch week day. The service is great with awesome old fashioned waiters! Pizza is delicious!

Thank ValeEstra
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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202 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

This is probably the most famous pizzeria in Buenos Aires, the food itself is good (we enjoyed more the empanada than the hugely popular pizza, perhaps ours was not the best choice of the huge variety on offer) but the atmosphere compensates and nearly makes it unnecessary to judge if this would be the best pizza in town... the collection... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Great pizza, and great atmosphere. Try the fugazzeta con jamon. Go early or you might find a long queue.

Thank 802adrianv
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

If you come to b.s. as you definitely should go to El Cuartito. Best pizzas in Buenos Aires. El Cuartito represent the Argentinian pizza

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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
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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