Recoleta . Buenos Aires
- Ambience 80%
- Service 70%
- Food 80%
- Creativity 80%
- Value 90%
Address: Talcahuano 937
Telephone: +54 11 4816-1758
Restaurant Type: Casual Dining, Pizzeria
Hours: Tue to Sun - 12:30 pm to 11 pm[/types] Mon Closed[/types] [/types]
Summary of Review
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So, if you didn’t get your fill of pizza and authentic Porteño atmosphere at nearby Pizzería Güerrin, have no fear. There’s a near replica of the place a few blocks away. Of course, there might be some dispute about who’s copying who. Both restaurants have been dishing out the pies since the early 1930’s.
What’s not in dispute is that both of these pizzerias are about as traditional “Porteño” as it gets. And I must say the pizza at El Cuartito is similar in many respects to Pizzería Güerrin. Plenty of quality ingredients heaped on top of a perfectly cooked crust with the dough charring and the cheese bubbling when they slap it down on the table.
I hope nobody tries to give this restaurant any more awards than it’s already won because there isn’t a single inch space available on the walls to hang the plaque. They’re 101% occupied with quirky sports posters. It’s mostly posters of famous and not so famous fútbol (soccer) players scoring goals, but there’s the occasional one that looks a bit out of place (like a life-size poster of legend Larry Byrd scoring a basket in those tiny shorts the basketball players used to wear, and one of Marilyn Monroe in one of those classic arched-back poses).
The place is always packed. And there’s almost always a wait for a table. So, if you’re the impatient type you might want to find another restaurant (more than likely one with a lousy pizza, which is why there’s no line) or try getting there between about 5 pm and 7:30 pm (when all the Porteños are at the local café having an afternoon espresso).
El Cuartito… …
Which wine to order?
ComaBeba recommends this fabulous wine
LINDAFLOR MALBEC 2010
Michael Schachner of WineEnthusiast.com says: This is a ripe oaky specimen with smoky aromas of hickory along with licorice, pencil lead and jammy blackberry. In the mouth, it's huge and spreads out like a blanket. Flavors of baked black fruits are fully ripe, while oak-driven toasty, blackened, chocolaty flavors push the finish. Drink through 2018.
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