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El Cuartito Azul

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500 Thorn Ave, TX, El Paso, TX 79912-1300
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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El Paso, Texas
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170 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for our third visit in the last couple years. Honestly I don't know why we don't come here more often every visit has been excellent. I am a very picky eater and it's difficult for me normally to find a variety on the menu; but this place has a lot for me to choose... More 

Thank Sthomson77
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Small restaurant, dim lighting. Cozy. Ambiance relaxed. The outside does not give enough credit to the tasty food that awaits its patrons. Caponata appetizer, tasty (hint, remove the skin). Milenesa Napolitana was tasty. Recommend Grilled Chicken Pesto in Salsa Criolla; comes with 4 chicken breasts. Very tasty. I will be coming back to try other menu items.

Thank Firm69
New Mexico
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451 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

The Cuartito's lunch special cannot be topped...an empanada, soup or salad, and an entree...Add a glass of malbec and you're good to go! Lighter appetites can enjoy an excellent sandwich. As the name suggests, it's a small place, about 30 seats, so it's advisable to get there early - or late!

Thank Purmamarca
El Paso, Texas
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

I just love the food in this place, it is so mmm good. you got to go and try it... and I just found out they have lunch specials, so it is in my list to go and try it out!!!

Thank TravelDivaPR
El Paso, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

An incredible dining experience in a small and cozy restaurant. The food was delicious, rib-eye and salmon. However, the service was superb!!! There were three energetic and attentive waiters, even though Gustavo was our waiter the other two men kept on checking that everything was fine with our visit. We highly recommend this place but due to the restaurant size,... More 

Thank sabade4
El Paso, Texas, Usa
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

You go to El Cuartito Azul, and you're home. Not only do they treat you very well, the food is great! Additionally, if you go for lunch and take the special, it's the best in town: for the taste and for the excellent pricing.

Thank Cesar Z
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016

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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El Paso, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Fernando C
New Mexico
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451 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Purmamarca
El Paso, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Luis R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Argentinean, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Thorn Ave, TX, El Paso, TX 79912-1300
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  El Paso
  • Phone Number: 19155816419

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?