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Cafe El Faro

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Paseo Olas Altas 166 | Planta baja del Hotel Belmar, Mazatlan 82000, Mexico
669-2-00-34-12
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great little cafe

My husband and I have eaten twice at this conveniently situated cafe in front of the Belmont Hotel. We had garlic shrimp and coconut shrimp as well as hangar steak. We enjoyed the shrimp and the accompanying vegetables and rice. I would suggest that the vegetables have a bit more crunch but tend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kate M
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St. Paul, MN
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St. Paul, MN
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114 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have eaten twice at this conveniently situated cafe in front of the Belmont Hotel. We had garlic shrimp and coconut shrimp as well as hangar steak. We enjoyed the shrimp and the accompanying vegetables and rice. I would suggest that the vegetables have a bit more crunch but tend to be overly cooked, especially the broccoli.... More 

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Thank Kate M
Illinois
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703 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

After a long walk we stopped I for so e orange juice. Service was great and the view was fantastic. The next time we will get there in time for lunch. The lunch menu looks great and vey reasonable.

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Thank J-W
Wisconsin
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

been to Maz many times, yet always missed this little gem. restaurant is situated right under the old hotel Belmar in olas atlas. was very surprised by the quality of food we ordered. tortilla soup was the best ever and our fish was done to perfection. adequate sizes and decent prices make this a 'sure to hit again' place for... More 

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Thank TravelorMex
Tacoma
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

There were 6 of us when we decided to just pick a restaurant at random while things were gearing up for Carnaval in Mazatlan. We had just drunk our required "cervezas" to watch the sunset. The food we got was so surprisingly good it took us all by surprise. I had tacos which were done to perfection (carne asada) and... More 

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1 Thank kluisblanco
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

If you are looking for soup both the tortilla soup and the chicken consommé are great. The tortilla soup is served with the broth on the side so the tortillas stay crisp. The chicken consommé is chock full of chicken, rice and veggie. Yum.

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1 Thank Zooming27A
washington state
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109 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

The service is always good, dinner is usually awesome, the aracherra is great, tuna might or might not be good, Ask how fresh,

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Thank sungirl22250
Mexico
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

In just a few short years El Faro restaurant on the Malecon has become a "go to" place for inexpensive quality food. Sitting outside looking out over the Pacific ocean or inside the restaurant is always a delight. The food is simple...no French sauces here. But, you will find a quality meal and a friendly staff awaiting you. The prices... More 

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Thank MexicoKiteFlyer
Mazatlán, Sinaloa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I was so happy to see all the positive reviews about my favorite restaurant. I've seen folks eating there and enjoying it - so cool folks took the time to let everyone know about our local hangout and eatery. Cafe El Faro is easy to find. In Olas Alta - look for Hotel Bel Mar - or ask anyone.... There... More 

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Thank senor_marcos
Mazatlan, Mexico
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

This is a reasonable place for good food and a great view of the ocean and lots of activities.

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Thank PJMAZ
Granite Bay
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67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

My wife and I live in Mazatlan for 6 months a year and eat out frequently. El Faro is one of very few restaurants that we can count on as always being good. The waiters are helpful and will fill any requests you may have. The menu is varied with something for everyone. Traditional Mexican fare and plenty of north... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Paseo Olas Altas 166 | Planta baja del Hotel Belmar, Mazatlan 82000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Sinaloa  >  Mazatlan
  • Phone Number: 669-2-00-34-12

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 13
  • Cuisine: Mexican, International, Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?