Cuarto Dining Commons

Cuarto Dining Commons

Welcome to UC Davis' spotlight dining facility showcasing delicious dishes created from sustainable sources. Five culinary platforms feature entrees with seasonal and local foods, hand-crafted pizzas and pasta, and hand-tossed salads and carved meats.

Cuarto DC features:

  • Five culinary food platforms
  • Seating capacity of 300
  • Multiple seating options in an open two-story design
  • Outdoor seating on 2nd floor balcony
  • Full wireless connectivity
  • Cuarto Market convenience store is located next door

Operational features:

  • Waste diversion and composting
  • Modern mechanical system
  • Lighting design and controls reduce energy use
  • Renewable energy usage
  • Non-chemical water softening
  • Display boards, electronic displays, and equipment monitoring devices
  • Solar heat recovery system with high-efficiency boilers and pumps
  • Utilization of recycled materials


Cuarto DC Menu

Special Meals & Events

Prices at the Door

  • $12.50 — Breakfast (7–11 AM)
  • $13.00 — Lunch (11 AM–5 PM)
  • $13.00 — 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.


Academic Year Hours

Monday, September 25, 2023Thursday, June 13, 2024.

  • Monday–Friday: 7 AM–10 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Holidays follow the weekend schedule.

Scheduled Academic Year Closures

  • Thanksgiving: November 23–26, 2023;
    Meals resume with breakfast on November 27
  • Winter Break: December 16, 2023–January 7, 2024;
    Meals resume with breakfast on January 8
  • Spring Break: March 23–31, 2024;
    Meals resume with breakfast on April 1
  • End of Year: After dinner on June 13, 2024

General Manager

Keith Luke

Keith Luke

Executive Chef

Jose Gallegos

Jose Gallegos


The Cuarto Dining Commons is located at the east end of Oxford Circle, immediately south of Shasta Hall and north of Yosemite Hall.

Map displaying Cuarto DC