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Restaurante El Federal

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San Martin 1015, Buenos Aires 1004, Argentina
+54 43131324
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: El Federal is the restaurant where locals and foreigners can enjoy the...
El Federal is the restaurant where locals and foreigners can enjoy the very best of Argentine Cuisine. With our Tasting Menu you can discover the range and depth of Argentina's fantastic food and drink. We offer the chance to try ingredients that are uniquely Argentine and very difficult to find elsewhere in the Capital, Buenos Aires. El Federal is the perfect place to really embrace the flavours of our rich country.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 373
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  • 177
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic food and friendly service!

We ate with friends at this restaurant and had a really good meal and experience we returned a few days later and had a long leisurely lunch with of course Malbec, try the Lamb and if you like it ask for the Blood Sausage, a great dish in its own right,perhaps not a dish for Americans !! But for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Peterpascoe
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Vancouver
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Vancouver
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We ate with friends at this restaurant and had a really good meal and experience we returned a few days later and had a long leisurely lunch with of course Malbec, try the Lamb and if you like it ask for the Blood Sausage, a great dish in its own right,perhaps not a dish for Americans !! But for the... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We loved this restaurant! It's owner was such a friendly guy-he wrote us an email for further traveling tips.and the food was just great!you should definitely go there-amazing restaurant!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent, comfortable decoration - very rustic style with different seating options including comfortable, lounge cushions. Extremely welcoming staff. Carne empanada - packed with rich filling covered in light pastry. Spicy sauce. Delicious. Chorizo - Cooked to your liking. Rich and fruity. Amazing. Gnochi - creamy and cheesy and satisfying Steak - thick and juicy with salsa. Delicious. Espumante & Malbec... More 

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Waterloo, Belgium
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153 reviews 153 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I have to give this an average because we had two dinners at the restaurant -one of which was very good while the other was very poor.On our first visit, when the restaurant was near full & buzzing, we had the hake & the pork ribs -both delicious & with a nice red plus excellent service it was a very... More 

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Antofagasta, Chile
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Nice service, really friendly service... food...steak: delicious with potatoes and sald.... we drink wine from Argentina and finishing with an incredible apple cake with Vodka Ice cream... and a cup of delicious tea (maybe a little no hot as I like...but good). Thks for the nice enviroment and great service.... something to improve: Pay with Credit Card

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Irvine, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went here twice as I loved the pumpkin gnocchi and empanadas. The people here are very nice and pay attention to details. Some English helped. They rocked being open Sunday with good ambiance

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Service sucked but most cordial when it appeared, but the food was miserable. Some Americans told us this had the "best lamb in BA" - boy, were they wrong - the specialty is an over-marinated in red wine piece of lamb tasting like red-wind marinade...whoopee! The empenadas had no discernible taste - neutral - no flavor or identification as to... More 

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cleveland, ohio
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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had a most lovely meal here, we both had the "Patagonia Mia". Very nice wine list. Loved the ambiance and the friendly staff.

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Georgetown, Texas
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209 reviews 209 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I must confess, we ate here twice while in Buenos Aires. My son and I were staying at a hotel around the corner and had seen the reviews for this restaurant but did not feel we were dressed appropriately and had actually headed to a different place...but it was before 8 PM and that other restaurant was only serving pizza... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Cozy restaurant, well decorated, Nicholas is the best host till so far. Nice food, excellent wines. Very nice dinner in St. Martinstreet. Recommended !

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Martin 1015, Buenos Aires 1004, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires
  • Phone Number: +54 43131324

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

El Federal is the restaurant where locals and foreigners can enjoy the very best of Argentine Cuisine. With our Tasting Menu you can discover the range and depth of Argentina's fantastic food and drink. We offer the chance to try ingredients that are uniquely Argentine and very difficult to find elsewhere in the Capital, Buenos Aires. El Federal is the perfect place to really embrace the flavours of our rich country.

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