El Cuartito

Buenos Aires

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El Cuartito

One of the oldest pizzerias in Buenos Aires, El Cuartito is a local institution. Inside, images of Argentinian football players and team relics adorn the walls, creating an air of authenticity and a distinct culinary identity that survived mass tourism. The restaurant offers its own version of pizza, thick and extremely cheesy, the typical empanadas and a few varieties of beer.

Dining

The first thing that pops into people's minds when thinking of a typical Argentinian dish is certainly steak. The whole country is famous for its juicy and flavorful steaks from grass-fed Pampas cattle. "Parrilla", meaning both steakhouses and the grill itself is key to the country's cuisine and culture, but be sure to explore other culinary trends during your visit. The popular "bodegones", or neighbourhood eateries, serve meat, pasta, fish, pizza, and many other kinds of food. A large number of new restaurants are opening regularly, bringing a larger variety of international specialities (i.e Asian, French, Italian and South American) to the dining scene in Buenos Aires. However, let's not forget about the most important and symbolic national street food, the "choripán", the ubiquitous grilled chorizo sandwich.