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Restaurante El Federal

San Martin 1015, Buenos Aires 1004, Argentina
+54 43131324
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Ranked #49 of 2,677 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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Minneapolis, MN
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This place was fantastic- cozy, beautiful, rustic decor; incredible local food; and wonderfully attentive and helpful waitstaff. I would highly recommend checking out their speciality, the patagonian lamb- one of the best lamb meals I have ever tasted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful dood, wine, staff and atmosphere. We have already been twice and will come back. Without a doubt! Ribs to die for, and the ostrege carpaccio was excellente. Not to mention the homebaked bread and salsa for starters. Pleeeease order the Syrah wine, Ruca Malen - obe of the best red wines ever!

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paulafederal, Owner at Restaurante El Federal, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice review, WE are glad to hear that you have a fantástico experience in El Federal. We will continue working hard to hace more fantástica reviews like yours. Warm regards Paula More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I've just spent the dinner there with my wife. The place is very beautiful, with original Argentinian furniture, just close to Hotel Plaza. I had a delicious lamb and my wife stuffed pasta with fish. Then we shared a chocolate cake and we got free champagne by our waiter, Jonathan, who was really nice with us.

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paulafederal, Owner at Restaurante El Federal, responded to this review

Hello and thank you about your review. Its important to us to know about your experience in El Federal, WE are glad to hear that everything was ok. Jonathan send you a regards. Best regards and have a pleasant stay in Buenos Aires . More 

San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We tried an number of recommended places in BA and enjoyed them, including Don Julio, but this was the best and certainly the most interesting. Empanadas and lamb were great. The owner is warm and wonderful, and the staff welcoming. This is the kind of restaurant we like going to in the San Francisco area.

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paulafederal, Owner at Restaurante El Federal, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I m so glad tp here that you have enjoyed the experience the food and our service. We work really hard to hear this beatiful words. Thank you again , we hope yo enjoy Argentina . BEST regards..paula More 

Maracaibo, Venezuela
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115 reviews 115 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We found this restaurant by chance as we were walking around, I totally agree with another reviewer: it was overpriced and pretentious! I decided to go for the chicken quinoa salad (the most normal item on the menu for my taste) and it was dry! there was zero dressing! All I got was balsamic vinegar and olive oil to go... More 

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paulafederal, Owner at Restaurante El Federal, responded to this review

Hello, thanks to share your experience. Is important your opinión to us in orden to growth and change the bad details. Was a pitty that our waiter didn t realise that you were not happy with your salad, in orden to change it , this is our mistake and i m really sorry because we have no the chance to... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

After reading some of the reviews on this site I was keen to taste the signature lamb dish . What a disappointment. It turned out to be breast of lamb. As a retired chef I can tell you breast of lamb is the cheapest cut. The reason for that is simple, It consists of a thin layer of meat with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Very expensive compared to the food we got. Not worth it. Almost any other place buenos aires would offer much better value for money.

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paulafederal, Owner at Restaurante El Federal, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review. Is allways useful for us in order to lern about your experience. I want to clearify the pricing issue. Our average price for executive lunch is us$ 10 and for lunch or dinner by the menú is us$ 25/30 per person , Those are the market prices for a restaurant with an excellent and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

It is an "haute cuisine restaurant". The "cordero patagonico" and the "petite de cerdo" were really great

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Curitiba, PR
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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