Cuarto Dining Commons

Cuarto DC is closed for academic year 2020-2021.

Welcome to UC Davis' spotlight dining facility showcasing sustainable food solutions.

  • Five culinary food platforms
  • Waste diversion and composting
  • Seating capacity of 300, serving 1,500 residents
  • Multiple seating options
  • Outdoor seating on 2nd floor balcony
  • Full wireless connectivity
  • Convenience store

16,000 sq.ft. of renoved space into dynamic, attractive, and sustainable facility.

Five culinary platforms have replaced the cafeteria-style serving area. Platforms include Harvest Bakery, Tomato St. Grill, Seasonality featuring entree's with seasonal and local foods, Saucey hosting hand-crafted pizzas and pasta, and Fresh Inspirations serving hand-tossed salads and carved meats.

Expanded and enhanced seating. We've converted the compartmentalized seating rooms into large, open dining areas by removing partition walls and creating a two-story space in the public market area with an opening in the second floor.

Additional enhancements:

  • Mechanical system improvements.
  • Lighting energy use reduction.
  • Renewable energy.
  • Non-chemical water softening.
  • Display boards, electronic displays, and equipment monitoring devices.
  • Solar heat recovery system with high-efficiency boilers and pumps.
  • Lighting reduction and controls integration.
  • Utilization of recycled materials.


Academic Year Hours

Tuesday, September 20, 2022Thursday, June 15, 2023.

  • Monday–Friday: 7 AM–10 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM–2 PM, 5–8 PM
  • Sunday: 9 AM–2 PM, 5–8 PM

Scheduled Academic Year Closures

  • Thanksgiving: November 24–27, 2022;
    Meals resume with breakfast on November 28
  • Winter Break: December 10, 2022–January 7, 2023;
    Meals resume with dinner January 8
  • Spring Break: March 25–April 1, 2023;
    Meals resume with dinner on April 2
  • End of Year: After dinner on June 15, 2023

Events — Winter Quarter 2023


  • 16 — Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (weekend hours today)
  • 22 — Lunar New Year Feature Meal
  • 26 — Harry Potter Theme Meal


  • 7 — Chef Challenge
  • 14 — Valentine's Day Treats
  • 20 — President's Day Holiday (weekend hours today)


Celebrating National Agriculture Day (March 22) with Chef Specials

  • 1 — Chef Special featuring The Student Farm
  • 8 — Chef Special featuring RMI Olive Center Olive Oil
  • 15 — Chef Special featuring UC Davis Honey
  • 17 — St. Patrick's Day: Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
  • 22 — Chef Special featuring Avian Facilities
  • 20–24 — Finals Week and Comfort Food Feature Menus


Cuarto DC Menu

Prices at the Door

  • $11.50 plus tax — Breakfast (7–11 AM)
  • $12.50 plus tax — Lunch (11 AM–5 PM)
  • $14.50 plus tax — Dinner (5–10 PM)

10% discount available for all guests when paying with Aggie Cash.

Eat here often? Save money with our Aggie Swipe Plus Meal Plans.

General Manager


Keith Luke

Executive Chef


Jose Gallegos


The Cuarto Dining Commons is located at the east end of Oxford Circle, immediately south of Emerson Hall and northeast of Thoreau Hall.

Map displaying Cuarto DC