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Bar El Federal

Carlos Calvo 599, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4300-4313
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Argentinian, South American
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Carlos Calvo 599, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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1 - 10 of 134 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there as part of a food walking tour. Lovely ambiance as it still looks original from 100 years ago. Our guide knew the staff so we didn't order ourselves but the food and wine were excellent. If we had time we would have...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to make a change (and give break to eating meat!!) and ordered tapas! It was really good! I definitely recommend tortilla!

Thank oztolonguc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arriving in Buenos Aires, we had a nice dinner at El Federal. Nice atmosphere, an awesome service by the waiter and a wonderful plate of picadas. We can also recommend the pancakes as postres.

Thank Joerg S
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely old fashioned bar where we had lunch on a Saturday: relaxing ambiance, nice freshly brewed beer. Hamburger was good, I don't recommend the Gran federal appetizer - not great quality of products (leberwurst, cheese were really not special..)

Thank Virginie L
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Went here on our 2nd day in Buenos Aries and it didn't disappoint. Good service and one of the waiters spoke English which helped. We ate the pasta which was fresh and tasty / we have noticed the locals don't season the food so a...More

Thank Archerscruff
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Went "early" on a Friday night enjoyed quick and attentive service in this characterful bar/cafe. Plenty of locals coming and going for meals, with share plates loaded with meats, cheeses, olives, etc. The table of 20-something girls seemed happy with their freshly squeezed juices and...More

Thank Simeon D
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This was our first night in BA, so we hadn't quite got the hang of figuring out the menu. We were staying just around the corner, so decided to venture in - it's a beautiful old pub. The staff were very welcoming, and tried to...More

Thank STELLA08Auckland
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Don't go. We've got a really bad experience there. We went for lunch today and we expected a busy restaurant as is a "bank holiday" in Buenos Aires but the waitress who serves as was in the Moon and she gave us an awful customer...More

Thank absolutmery
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I had a couple of people recommend this place, so this weekend i had the chance to see how the food was. I totally recommend this place, we ate A LOT and didn't even spend that much money. The only thing i didnt like was...More

1  Thank Constanzatravels
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I love coming to Bar El Federal. In Argentina, when you order an aperitif, it comes with chips, peanuts and small snacks. For 75 pesos more, you can get an assortment of sliced meats to accompany it. The service at Bar El Federal is fantastic!...More

Thank Jamiekansas
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like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after
dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both
locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee
hours of the morning. During the day, the antique
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$6
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carlos Calvo 599, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo
  • Neighbourhood: San Telmo
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4300-4313
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