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El Cuartito

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Talcahuano 937 | Entre Marcelo T. de Alvear y Paraguay, Buenos Aires 1013AAR, Argentina
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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Medellin, Colombia
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96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place was a healthy walk from our hotel so we tried it on a lazy week night. We got a slice of muzza and a slice of fuggazzetta, which is how I usually sample a pizza joint. To me it was not the quality of Guerrin and not the greasy goodness you find at La Mezzetta. I mention those... More 

Thank RoundMoundOfRebound
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are fan of the Italian Focaccia and you love mozzarella too, then you cannot miss La fugazzeta de El cuartito. A typical Argentina's pizzeria that cannot be found in other part of the world. There are several places like this such as Los inmortales, El fortin, Guerrin also recommendable... But this is the place to discover an environment... More 

Thank Marcelo S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1,097 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 661 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was with my father around the area and we not even flinch into coming into this classic pizzeria. El Cuartito its a monument of food in central Buenos Aires starting from a small one bedroom pizzeria to now a full area expansion that serves hundreds of people everyday. Its a busy place everyday so try to be early at... More 

Thank RMartinSDXB
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a super cool old sports bar vibe. You can sit, carry out, or stand at the counter and shovel delicious pizza into your face. Thick crust, go for the spinach and salsa blanca. The empanadas are in the classic style, I tried spicy beef, chicken and ham and cheese. All were exactly how I remember from the... More 

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Lima, Peru
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have tried lots of pizzas in lots of places and this one has to be among the best ever. Fresh ingredients, tasty mozzarella and perfect crust. We kept coming back. Highly recommended!

Thank GabrielLima_Peru
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Size of pizzas are enormous but toppings were a little lacking . Very popular even when going early and so takes ages to get served . You can take home leftovers as they willing box it up for you.

Thank Herman5765
Saint Augustine, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible pizza in a very local establishment. I was the only gringo out of 100 people. If you like pizza this is the place to go!

Thank bramage78
Jerusalem, Israel
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

The best pizza i have ever eaten in my life. People queue up outside and in for a table. Around since the 1930s. Be warned that the double cheese makes it difficult to find the pizza. :-) The provelone is great as is the double cheese and the onion.

Thank Hadleyr2014
San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

I have been going to El Cuartito for over 40 years and it is a classic for traditional pan pizza (not the thin pizza a la piedra) You can have pizza by the slice or order a whole one. Also, they have great beer on tap (Quilmes). No frills, no tablecloth, just a place to have a great pizza with... More 

Thank andysheil
Fort Worth, Texas
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Went to El Cuartito with a friend that is Argentinian. The place is very cool with tons of pictures of famous people (including Maradona and Riquelme). The pizza was freaking amazing. We also had the flan with dulce de leche, to did for. Unfortunately the service was not good at all and I swear I thought the waiter was going... 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
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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