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Restaurante El Federal

San Martin 1015, Buenos Aires 1004, Argentina
+54 43131324
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Ranked #38 of 2,523 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Curitiba, PR
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Nice dinner during a business trip. I was trying to avoid the touristic Puerto Madero restaurants and/or steak specialized places, and I found this very pleasant restaurant closed to the hotel that I was staying. Good service, wine, elegant menu and pleasant envirionment. the only minus is that they do not accept cards...., but accept euros, dolars, real and pesos....

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is our fourth trip to BA and we have gone to El Federal every trip. While service may not be the fastest, the food is consistently very good. We have tried eight different main courses and each has been from very good to excellent. Also, the menu is different from most others in BA as it specializes in dishes... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I went with a friend, and we were welcomed by the owner of the place. I normally ask for recommended dishes as I think they should know what is best in their menu. The owner suggested a great dish accompanied by just the precise wine. We quite enjoyed the night, the food, and of course the excellent service. It might... More 

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London
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Great food lovely atmosphere . We had the empanadas which were amazing. We fully intended not to have red meat here as we had eaten a lot of it already but then the waiter described how they had cooked the lamb. Well we had to have it and it was amazing!

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Dyer, in
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The food is delicious. We have not gone wrong with any choices, but the lamb is to die for. The service is friendly and attentive - Nicolas remembered us from a couple of months back. We love the atmosphere and vibe. But remember to bring cash as credit cards are not accepted.

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Koh Samui
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We were recommend this by our hotel front desk and were not disappointed. Food was outstanding. We had a selection on empanadas to start (recommended) and various main courses. Wife had beetroot gnocchi which she loved and others had lamb (delicious) and what we were told was pork chop but turned out to be more like pork belly!

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HOVE
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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The recommendation was the lamb. We chose that and it was delectable. Out of this world! Entree of 3 cheeses stunning with a varied selection. The waiter and serving staff were very personable and I can't wait to return.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Great food. We went with the slow cooked lamb and it was awesome. You also get served quickly since it is already cooked. Nicolas was great and provided great service although late in the meal they got very busy and he really had to hustle to take care of everyone. We wanted to go back a second time, but just... More 

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beam1
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Did we ever! Take a look at our review of our 'cooking school' day with Chef Paula. The place is great, the food is amazing and the staff is fantastic

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Tampa
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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We visited the restaurant on a rainy night. The service was friendly and attentive. Our mistake was not ordering the house special. We ordered trout which turned out to be salmon and it took an hour to arrive. Others who ordered the lamb got it in minutes. One important point is that they only accept CASH. If you use dollars... More 

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Address: San Martin 1015, Buenos Aires 1004, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 43131324
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25

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