We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Really good”
Review of Cumana

Cumana
Ranked #361 of 5,539 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Cuisines: Argentinean
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery
Neighborhood: Recoleta
Reviewed April 5, 2014

Good variety of Argentinian and Italian choices. Portions huge, Arrived at 7PM, Was able to get table for 6 people.Filled up after that with waiting line out the door.Highly recommend.

Thank travelopolos
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (897)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

123 - 127 of 897 reviews

Reviewed April 2, 2014

Dining is, of course, a huge part of traveling. Experiencing a culture by visiting a restaurant and consuming its food is an excellent way to connect with that place -- trying to understand the menu (always best to visit restaurants that don't hand you an all English translation as these are where the locals eat), trying to converse and build a bond with a waiter, and finally enjoying the meal itself. Usually these experiences jell into a wonderful experience although sometimes they don't.

The dining experience is all the better when you're in a place with interesting decor, the food is delicious, inexpensive, and you're looked after by attentive staff. We had such an experience at the Cumana restaurant in Recolata, just a short block from the hotel we were staying at.

We ate at this restaurant several times during our week in Buenos Aires and were able to try a large number of items on the menu. The empanadas were excellent and I'd especially recommend the chicken empanada (note: these are baked in Argentina, not deep fried and are fresh and very tasty). The restaurant served delicious tamales, pizzas and a wide variety of savory stews cooked in an Northern Argentine style. Deserts were also excellent and drinks (including beer and wine) were inexpensive. The tab generally was about half what you'd pay in an average Buenos Aires restaurant.

By far most of its clients are locals, not tourists. Cumana gets very popular later in the evenings (after 9 pm) so arrive early for a table and to avoid the wait. This restaurant accepts cash only -- no credit cards.

But if you're in Recoleta, this place is definitely worth checking out.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank drfumblefinger
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Food:
I ordered empanadas, the flavours were soft meat, cheese and oregano, chicken. They were all very tasty, except the one with cheese. I also ordered sweet empanadas, this time the flavours were sweet potato and dulce de leche. Both worth trying.
My friends shared a full calzone which was tasty also.

Price:
we divided the bill and payed 90 each one.

Service:
Very good. We just had to wait the logical ammount of time for the food, the bill, etcera.

The place:
Okay. Nothing too great.

Thank Augusto M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 21, 2014

My husband and I discovered this place after reading a blog post about places to eat in Recoleta. We spent the day walking around the neighborhood and were looking for something casual to grab a bite for lunch. We chose well! You have to keep an eye out during the day for where this place is on the street because we walked right past it twice. There isn't a huge sign noting where it is, so just keep an eye out.

The menu (available in English and Spanish) is full of items including pizzas, calzones, empanadas, salads and what looks like pastas or stews served in a hot stone bowl. We decided on a caprese salad, a calzone and three empanadas. The food was all very fresh and all of the portions were large enough to split between 2 or even 3 people. It was too warm of a day for us to have the potato and cheese stone bowl but someone next to us ordered one and it looked fantastic. The prices were very reasonable and the service was good, too.

It was a little warm in the restaurant, maybe due to the ovens being on and the air being turned off but the food so was good, we barely noticed.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Adrienne L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 16, 2014

We (American tourists) ate at Cumana after learning about it in our Eyewitness Travel book.This hearty meal stood out as among the best of our two-week vacation. I had the most amazing gnocchi dish ... full of thick cheese and delicious gnocchi. My only regret is that I couldn't finish it - the servings are enough for two to share. Rustic and reasonably priced. Great wine list, friendly staff ... we felt "local" among locals, if only for only a few hours.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank WendyB_Traveler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cumana also viewed

Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
 
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
 
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
 

Been to Cumana? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing