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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Single-use or sanitised menus
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Contactless ordering
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Argentinian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 10 May 2021 via mobile

We loved everything about this experience. The outdoor setting was perfect in times of social distancing, although we did hope for heating lamps as it’s getting chilly in the shade in Buenos Aires now. The steak and salmon were delicious as well as the provoleta...appetizer, flan dessert, and wines- we had the house red and a Chardonnay. Excellent service.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Faena Hotel Buenos Aires, Propietario at El Mercado, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for sharing such detailed description of your experience at El Mercado. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the place, food, wine and service and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards.

Reviewed 14 March 2021 via mobile

Excellent Restaurant. Service is also excellent. Thank you for the lovely girls who went on the Mic to look for cigarettes for us. Jessica, Julieta and Cristo, see u soon. Next time we being the Malboro. Lovely lovely evening

Date of visit: March 2021
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Faena Hotel Buenos Aires, Propietario at El Mercado, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us! We are so happy to know that you enjoyed our service and food as well and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards.

Reviewed 7 March 2021

A nice place, enough room between tables, a littele bit noisy for a place of such category. The meal was very good but the actual difference was made by the throughout kind attention of Julieta and Cristobal.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Faena Hotel Buenos Aires, Propietario at El Mercado, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2021

Thank you William for taking your time and share your experience at El Mercado with us! We look forward to welcoming you back anytime. Kind regards,

Reviewed 8 February 2021

There are no vegetarian options in the menu. The food is overpriced and even though the service staff was really friendly and kind, the food took forever to arrive. Sadly we decided to never come backMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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Faena Hotel Buenos Aires, Propietario at El Mercado, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2021

Dear Matias, Thank you for sharing your opinion with us. We are so sorry to know that this time the experience at El Mercado didn´t reach tour expectations. We´ll take your advice in order to keep improving our service. We remain at your entire disposal,...More

Reviewed 6 February 2021 via mobile

During the pandemic we came to Mercado to try to escape from it all and it really worked. Great atmosphere, impecable service and delicious food. Jessica was our server and she was very attentive at all times. Will certainly return.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Faena Hotel Buenos Aires, Propietario at El Mercado, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2021

¡Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us!

Reviewed 21 February 2020

The restaurant was recommended by both our travel agent and guide, was a great call. Located within the Faena Hotel, this is a high standard restaurant. Terrific wait team and floor staff, a good menu choice, top wine list, well spaced and organised tables, timely...delivery of food orders, every part of the dining experience executed well. Probably best to go here for a meat feast, but a reasonable number of other options. Highly recommend for romance or business, or if just after a great meal.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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jimefaena19, General Manager at El Mercado, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2020

Thank you very much for sharing your comments with us! We look forward to welcoming you back in your next trip to Buenos Aires and we remain at your entire disposal. Kind regards, Aldana Acuña aacuna@faenahotels.com Sales & Marketing Coordinator Follow Us! @FaenaBsAs

Reviewed 27 December 2019 via mobile

Very nice restaurant inside Faena Hotel. The waiters were very very kind. We had a problem with wine and they helped us and then they changed our bottle. Food is very very good. We ordered provoleta and gratin potatoes as appetizer and were very good....The meet (pork rib and entrana) super!! Important wine list. Very nice location, Super suggested!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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jimefaena19, Director de Recepción at El Mercado, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2020

Dear fcassina, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at El Mercado with us! We are glad to know that you enjoyed your time here and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. We remain at your entire disposal. Kind regards, Aldana...More

Reviewed 18 December 2019

I just had the most amazing dinner at El Mercado in the Faena Hotel. The waiters, Alan and Christian were top shelf and made the whole dinner experience so enjoyable and just plain fun! I highly recommend this hotel and restaurant. Outstanding service all around.

Date of visit: December 2019
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jimefaena19, Director de Recepción at El Mercado, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2019

Thank you very much for taking some minutes and share the experience at El Mercado with us! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon and we remain at your entire disposal. Best regards, Aldana Acuña Sales & Marketing Coordinator @faenabsas

Reviewed 12 December 2019

This a very good restaurant but doesn't quite make five stars. My wife and I ate her quite a few times as it is located inside the Faena Hotel where we were staying. The breakfast was very good. There was a buffet available but it...was actually cheaper to order from the menu and we were able to avoid the "buffet competition" that you often encounter with the other guests. The dinners were also quite tasty but nothing really fancy or extraordinary. The service was good but once a crowd started showing up the service declined. Dinner could also become very noisy as they tended to group people together in the same area rather than spreading them apart. Over all I would not discourage anybody from eating here. This part of my review is for the management. I do not normally highlight individuals, but on one occasion while we were eating dinner it became apparent that the restaurant was understaffed. Christian, the host who seated us picked up the slack and helped the waitress serve the guests. I thought it was worth mentioning. Stay GoldenMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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jimefaena19, Director de Recepción at El Mercado, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2019

Thank you very much for taking your time and sharing such detailed comments about El Mercado! We take your opinion very seriously in order to continue improving our service each day and we´re glad to know that you could enjoyed the experience after all, as...More

Reviewed 8 December 2019 via mobile

We stayed at the Faena hotel for several nights and ate breakfast at El Mercado during our stay. Victor was always busy and attentive to all our needs, he offers great service.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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jimefaena19, Director de Recepción at El Mercado, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2019

Thank you very much for sharing your experience at El Mercado with us! It´s a pleasure to know that you enjoyed not only breakfast but also your stay at Faena Buenos Aires. We will forward your message to Victor and the Managers of the area...More

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El Mercado is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5