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Restaurante El Federal

San Martin 1015, Buenos Aires 1004, Argentina
+54 43131324
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Ranked #38 of 2,380 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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Tampa
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 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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cornwall
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

great experience,went for lunch great value loads of people from the local offices used this restaurant and it was easy to see why,great value and great selection of typical Argentine specialities.try the empanado a small Cornish pasty ,brought to Argentina by Cornish miners ( who by the way introduced them to football) Not as good as ours (i am cornish)... More

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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

From the time we stepped into the restaurant, we were treated as family and felt accommodated in every way. I included information in my reservation about being gluten-free, and they included it into our experience without even needing a reminder, bringing me delicious potato puffs with the bread course. Granted, it wasn't a full restaurant that night, but our waiter,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Groningen
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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