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Rodriguez Pena 1149 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4813-9207
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So we found this restaurant on trip advisor. Walking in I immediately loved the ambiance. deep red walls, wood, stone column. Very cozy yet casual. A huge pizza oven in the back is always a good sign. we started with empanadas. They were tasty. My daughter and I both ordered the backed gnocchi which was awesome. Piping hot and just... More 

Thank serioushomecook
Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went there after reading the recommendation in The Lonely Planet guide. We were not disappointed. It was great local food provided at a reasonable price. The service was also good. The restaurant is well worth a visit. The dishes are plentiful, and the restaurant does have menus in English.

Thank PatrickSaidi
Dutchess County, NY
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123 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped by this local place for a snack late in the day - like around 5 pm. The service was prompt and nice. The server was glad to explain items to us. We ended up with four expands all with different fillings - humid (sweet corn), calabaza (winter squash) and cheese, chicken and spinach and cheese.... More 

Thank atraveljunky
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10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for lunch. For starters, it's a very, very noisy street - as most of the streets in Buenos Aires - so don't go if you want a quiet place. The waiters were nice, food was very good too (the casuelita). I recommend the lemonade with mint and ginger!

Thank L. R
Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This is a fun little restaurant. Very romantic ambience yet a good place to meet friends. A lot of locals eating here. I had one of the best empanada I have every had. Just a few dollars. I could have had a few of them and called that dinner. For an entree I had the grilled chicken breast, a classic... More 

Thank Stuart B
Minneapolis, MN
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189 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

It was one of our first meals in Buenos Aires and we picked a place that served traditional fare. We each started with an empanada and then both ordered casuelas, stews, and we were not disappointed. The stews were especially a great choice since we are not huge pieces of meat eaters. We wish we saw these casuelas on more... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

One of my favorite restaurants to visit in Buenos Aires is Cumana. The food is all regional cuisine, great for locals and tourists alike. The menu is extensive, with options for everyone. The menu has pizza, calzones, tapas, salads and starters. The wine list is simple but offers a great selection. We ordered the platter with empanadas, various meats, cheeses,... More 

Thank Jamiekansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Good and friendly service. Food was very nice and traditional argentinian food. They do not take credit cards...

Thank Victor B
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We found Cumana by researching restaurants close to our hotel in Recoleta. After landing in Buenos Aires for the first time and settling into our hotel, we wanted to find a place with a great atmosphere and local flavor to introduce us to dining in Buenos Aires. The open kitchen, homey decor, and low lighting gave the ambiance a great... More 

Thank Silverbelle333
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I came here for lunch with my fiancé. We ordered a few pollo empanadas, lomo picanté empanadas, and a small pizza to share. The pizza was okay- it was too cheesy, but the empanadas were the best we had in South America since traveling to five other South American countries. The empanadas were so good we ordered some to go.... More 

Thank Ashley J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Argentinian, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rodriguez Pena 1149 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Recoleta
  • Neighbourhood: Recoleta
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4813-9207

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Staying in Recoleta

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Characterised by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighbourhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centred on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
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