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Bar El Federal

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
US$2 - US$6
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Argentinian, South American
FEATURES
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While the bar has its charm and it's nice to spend some time there drinking a beer and having some fingerfood, warm food is not their strength. Yet, it is totally worth a visit.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank raquela781
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place does not have high aspirations but what it does it does well. Not fine dining, but a reasonable selection of hot food, and a very good range of salads and sandwiches suitable for a light meal. It has a period atmosphere and a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank David L
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Great location in the middle of San Telmo. A touristic neighborhood, cobblestones, etc. Its a place for a beer and hamburger.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rlau2014
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Nothing special on the menu and service can be a little slow. The food is OK and portion sizes are good.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Chris A
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We visited several times as it was just across the road from our accommodation. We only had drinks but the service was great and the place is full of character. Seats by the window are great for people watching!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank karenfrances91
Los N, Public Relations Manager at Bar El Federal, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Hi Karen! Thank you very much for your comment, we appreciate it. Regards, Los Notables

Reviewed 23 October 2018

Last night we had a nice table outside and a very nice waiter. We ordered a Hamburger completo: the French fries were disgustingly fat and not crispy, the meat of the hamburger was dry and coarse, worst hamburger and fries ever. The ambience is great,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank magdabonn
Los N, Public Relations Manager at Bar El Federal, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Hi magdabonn! We're sorry you had a bad experience... Thank you for sharing it with us, it helps us improve our services. Regards, Los Notables

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Exceptional food and service. Very authentic and low priced. A wide selection of wines and beers and a very diverse menu.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Fernando S
Los N, Public Relations Manager at Bar El Federal, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Hi Fernando! Thank you very much for your comment, we appreciate it. Regards, Los Notables

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

We had the artisanal beers and they were good, tasty and original. The food was good and fresh. The waiter (the senior one) was awful, pedantic and rude. We’re not going there anymore. Don’t get me wrong, the other staff were ok. However the food...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Obispodino
Los N, Public Relations Manager at Bar El Federal, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi Obispodino! Thank you for sharing your experience. Do you remember something about the waiter? So that we can talk this with him directly. Regards, Los Notables

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

The cafe has a lot of character, old bottles and beautiful wooden bar. We had the plate of the day, a steak covered in cheese that was just great. Good artisanal beers too.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank benrimaz
Los N, Public Relations Manager at Bar El Federal, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi benrimaz! Thank you very much for your kind comments, we appreciate them. Regards, Los Notables

Reviewed 3 September 2018

This is one of my favorite cafes in Buenos Aires, located in San Telmo, the heart of the old city. A great place to meet up with friends and chat. The food (good picadas) drinks and coffees are good and reasonably priced and there is...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank TheThinkingCafe
Los N, Public Relations Manager at Bar El Federal, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi! Thank you very much for sharing your experience and comments, they help us improve our services. Regards, Los Notables

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