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El Cuartito

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Talcahuano 937 | Entre Marcelo T. de Alvear y Paraguay, Buenos Aires 1013AAR, Argentina
4816-1758/4331
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12:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
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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Jerusalem, Israel
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Hadleyr2014
San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We decided to experience a local pizzeria highly recommended by a couple we met during our week long visit to Buenos Aires. The margherita pizza was great along with a bottle of malbec, while we watched the Olympics USA/Argentina Basketball game with everyone in the restaurant on tenterhooks hoping Argentina would beat the USA. To no avail, people next cried... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

We were a party of five and four of us really enjoyed the pizza. One of our family members was okay with it. Don't go for the service. It isn't terrible, it's okay.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Nice pizza in Buenos Aires. The place decoration is funny- worth it to go. The food is good- try at least 1 piece of the pizza called fugazzeta - a combination of cheese and onion in a pizza ! Neither you love it or hate it. We did loved it! Prices are ok. Service is normal - too stressed.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a great vibe and atmosphere to it. We went there for lunch and it was both busy and vibrant. It has a NY pizza parlour vibe about it with shirts and portraits from famous sports and movie stars covering the walls. Unfortunately the food didn't match the atmosphere. We ordered a large pizza with ham and sweet... More 

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mar del plata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

It's all said in the title, if you want to eat the best pizza of Buenos Aires don't hesitate to go to El Cuartito. Enjoy the classical atmosphere, the never ending noise, and the pizza! If you want to try different flavours order by the slice: a good fugazzeta and "espinaca con salsa blanca" (spinach with bechamel sauce) and you... More 

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Plover, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

The pizza at El Cuartito is fabulous - we had two different varieties - one with meat, one without, both delicious. The onion pizza comes piled with onions, which was perfect for me. There was a short wait, because the place was full and busy, but the service was very quick once we were seated. The waiter was funny and... More 

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Balcarce
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

One of the best pizzas in town! Classic Argentinian-style pizza: high dough (pizza de molde) and tons of mozzarella cheese.

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Restaurant Details

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