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Restaurante El Federal

San Martin 1015, Buenos Aires 1004, Argentina
+54 43131324
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Ranked #31 of 2,373 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We went there cause the place had a lot of good reviews. The first bad point was the waiter, nice but totally nonprofessional (drinking wine in the middle of the room and with underwear apparent). And yet, He brought us the wrong entrance. The worst was the main dish. We ordered for meat and fish, so two different things and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food here. We ate the lamb as everyone raved about it so much and it didnt dissapoint. Very tasty food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Yesterday we eat here lamb. It was very tender! Also the service from our waiter Nicolas was great and there was a good athmosphere. We enjoyed our last night in Buenos Aires!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My wife & I had dinner at El Federal one night as we were looking for something different than the typical parillas. The restaurant is very cozy and comfortable and our waiter Nicholas was fantastic. He was very helpful, friendly, made good suggestions and made sure we had everything we needed to fully enjoy our time there. We enjoyed it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Wanted the low key informal vibe this place has. From the moment we sit, our waiter Nicholas is so warm and charming and welcoming. The wine list is strong with the great kind priced wines of the region. The choices for dinner are all strong - we trust our waiter and all was hearty and quite generous for portions. If... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Came to lunch with a group of guests, the restaurant decor is very interesting and cool! The menu is not big, but very detailed and high quality! The pork rib is our favourite, all the salads are great! The gnocchi, um... I've had better. But will come back for sure to try the tasting menu! Make sure you get the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Our waiter Nicholas was extremely helpful and spoke really good English for all you travellers. Their specialty lamb dish was amazing as were the lamb empanadas. A really classy joint which I would highly recommend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Dropped in here to break a days sightseeing. Service was excellent. Menu was varied and we had lovely food, only downside was portions were so big we couldn't finish so a bit heavy for lunch but really really nice food

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Rally interesting restaurant... Good menu, with plenty of "standards", but featuring regional specialties of Argentina. Presentation is great, and all is prepared with care. Service is really good. Just a great place to have a delicious meal, with no excuses.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The street feels deserted at night and so does this resto but if you like game beyond a lamb chop this is one of the few spots in town that serves red meats that don't come from a cow.

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