Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pizzeria Guerrin Buenos Aires Reviews
A must-visit for any pizza enthusiast Jun 19, 2013
Pizzeria Guerrin is one of those pizza places you should not miss if you visit Buenos Aires. This is one of the most famous and old traditional places suggested by local people when you ask for a good, affordable and typical place to try pizza while visiting the city. Pizzeria Guerrin was founded by an Italian and started in 1932, in its downtown location.
At first sight this place usually looks very busy, specially because the front part offers the choice to order by slice their popular pizza while standing up in the counter area which seems to be the favorite way to have food for locals, faster, and cheaper than looking for a seat and ask for the formal menu in the back area. Nevertheless, this standing area just offers part of their menu and what most people order here is definitely their famous pizzas. The most popular pizzas are the mozzarella, the special (ham ,sweet pepper, olives) fugazza (onion) napolitana (tomato, garlic) fugazzeta (ham and cheese) the vegetable with white cream pizza, and the anchovy pizza but certainly they offer a large variety of combinations. Another very popular thing suggested to try is their "empanadas" very typical to see in most Argentinan restaurants made of chicken, beef, and combinaton of ham and cheese which were good by the way. They have at the counter area as well "pascualinas" made of similar pizza dough I assume, but which some local people told us the common way to have it, is combined with pizza and wine, being the curiosity type just had to taste it , but it was nothing special.
The food can be served with a glass of wine, though you can also find the typical soda or beer available in this front area. When we got there I looked at the different kinds of pizza but before ordering anything we took a little time to look what people were eating and we asked to some of them what would they suggested us to have. One person was eating slice that seemed to be very popular among the basics, it was mozzarella pizza with a beer. So we were really hungry and that one looked so yummy. However, something new for me to hear was the way they call a glass of draft beer there, if you want to try a glass of beer you ask for a "chopp"
We stopped by here several times to eat in the front "standing area" . To to be honest the back area of the restaurant looks nice in my opinion it is basically the type of place to visit with a company, family or with group of friends for informal or casual dining not a special place for having a romantic thing or something like that.
In fact, this place is very well known for their deep- dish pizza style called in Spanish "pizza al molde" but here the pizzas are baked in wood burning ovens giving a unique taste the pizza is thick, but at the same time keeps a soft consistency and some of them are served with generous amounts of cheese on top or depending on the one chosen, can have different ingredients. The point is, this is definitely not the place to come if you do not like thick style of pizza. Therefore; if you are a lover of the thinner, crispy style or if you are looking for a low calorie restaurant this is not the place to come, this is the place for a real taste bud satisfying meal.
Anyway, maybe because we were easy to please and because we are particular fans of cheese and were very happy and satisfied with the mozzarella slice, It was more than enough the portion, and the quantity and quality of cheese very generous and good on top. Of course after having a meal like that make sure to keep yourself walking for a while in order to burn more calories than usual haha.
We conclude this place could turn out to be sort of controversial recommendation because some people like thick pizza and others prefer the thin style as we call it bird food :) in other words in the case you go and expect to get a light, thin, crispy, pizza style, or you are more refined taste will not like it.
Nevertheless, it was interesting experience for us, and a place we would recommend for mingling with local people and enjoying good and cheap pizza in a typical local restaurant if you are visiting Buenos Aires. Another interesting thing for us, beyond having our food as well was looking and learning more about the way they are making not just pizza but also their typical empanadas at the moment and also a pleasure to our eyes to see the big variety of desserts they have as well in front area.
Adam and Mónica
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