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Restaurante El Federal

Calle San Martin 1015, Buenos Aires C1004AAU, Argentina
+54 11 4313-1324
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb” (90 reviews)
“empanadas” (84 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
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Latin, Argentinian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle San Martin 1015, Buenos Aires C1004AAU, Argentina
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Reviewed yesterday

It’s a nice local place in a good location a block off of Plaza San Martin. But the service was uninspired the night we went--might have been they were anticipating a big group that came just as we left, but that's not really a good...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I read on TA that Chef Paula of El Federal Restaurant hosts cooking classes regularly, and I had wanted to join a class when I travel to Buenos Aires in Feb 2018; but I did not received a reply from Chef Paula. Nevertheless, I decided...More

Thank Charles N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was round the corner from our hotel, and fortunately was open on Sundays which helped us enormously as we had not found too many open. Food was limited but delicious with several grilled meats but also fish and vegetarian. Good wines though don’t...More

Thank Lesley A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted a light lunch so decided to try multiple empanadas and share. Their empanadas are fried rather than baked and all we tried were delicious. They were so tasty that we placed another order of the couple we really enjoyed. Relaxing lunch over empanadas and...More

Thank Dawneen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went for Christmas eve and the chef who was celebrating with her family at a large table and had the restaurant opened for a couple of tables with a fixed menu price, invited me to ask a la carte, that was very kind of...More

Thank Eugenia A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice and had soup both times. First was tomato “Rojo Fuego” and second was “Crema Americana”. Both were exceptional. We also enjoyed the salad and friendly service.

Thank NancyB83
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

The reviews were good however my steak was just so tough although my wife’s lamb was good. I felt the main team could not have been working - the waiter was good and apologetic and credited my steak, the battle axe behind the bar made...More

Thank Gregory883
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We came here on a Friday night, and should have been alarmed that we were the only people in the Restaurant at the time of our arrival.My wife said that after 3 nights of excellent Steak that she had to have something else or she'd...More

Thank Tim A
Reviewed 19 January 2018

went with some new friends as a group of 6 and had a great time. the waiter was super helpful with great menu suggestions. the food was delicious and very reasonably priced. the lamb was wonderful but the pork was amazing!!!! i think this is...More

Thank christine L
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Fantastic food in a chilled out and cool restaurant. Friendly bilingual staff. Very reasonable prices. Many thanks I will definitely be return.

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Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings
combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to
make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy
sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to
and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied
by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the
port, mean this neighbourhood is never truly at rest.
One minute you are walking down a street dotted with
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Martin 1015, Buenos Aires C1004AAU, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Retiro
  • Neighbourhood: Retiro
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4313-1324
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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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