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Restaurante El Federal

Calle San Martin 1015, Buenos Aires C1004AAU, Argentina
+54 11 4313-1324
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb” (88 reviews)
“empanadas” (83 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
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Calle San Martin 1015, Buenos Aires C1004AAU, Argentina
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 17 January 2018

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

Thank AntonyStanton
Reviewed 15 January 2018

In Buenos Aires most people dine late while we prefer to dine early. This restaurant was recommended to us by the receptionist at our hotel nearby so we set out fairly early on a Tuesday evening and were one among only four couples at the...More

Thank Jacki51
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Myself and my wife visited this lovely authentic restaurant tonight and were looked after incredibly well by Alex who was fluent in English and made the night an absolute pleasure from start to finish . The food was very good and Alex was able to...More

Thank luckyleon
Reviewed 8 January 2018

This is a terrific restaurant with a great, intimate atmosphere and wholesome homemade food on the menu. I recommend the artisan beer in particular

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Found this recommendation on the local yelp. Not a far walk from our hotel (Holiday Inn Express). We tried two empanadas: prawns and lamb. Both were great. The dough is made in house. We then shared the River Fish dish with passion fruit topping. It...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Fabulous with a gracious chef. Wonderful atmosphere. Great staff. We took one of the chef's cooking classes and not only did we enjoy learning from and cooking with Chef Paula, we also enjoyed a 5 course meal with wine pairings that was divine!

Thank surfdogparrot
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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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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