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El Faro

International, European, Hamburgers, Tapas
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La Manzanera 9L, 03710 Calpe, Spain
+34 965 83 65 28
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Description: One of calpes best kept secrets. Designed and built by Ricardo Bofill and...
One of calpes best kept secrets. Designed and built by Ricardo Bofill and set in La Manzanera with its buitifull flower covered walls a truly wonderfull place to dine or just to drink. Open 7 days aweek 12/6 or by appointment for special occations. While the menu may be small we provide you the option to make your own menu for parties etc. WE seat 40/50 outside and a comfortable 30 inside. Please not we open 12/6 every day but due to illness there is no food available until further notice. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our friends & look forward to meeting new ones. El Faro your friends in Calpe. Ian & Brigitte.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
perfect for wine in a good atmosphere

It is a perfect place to have a glass of wine in a very charming and warm place. From the outside, you can see just a few lights in a very cute and misterious terrace. The entrance invited us to discover that place. Once, inside, you feel at home; maybe because of the warm chimney on the side... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
AdelaidaVerastegui
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Alicante
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Alicante
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It is a perfect place to have a glass of wine in a very charming and warm place. From the outside, you can see just a few lights in a very cute and misterious terrace. The entrance invited us to discover that place. Once, inside, you feel at home; maybe because of the warm chimney on the side, or because... More 

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Ian and Brigitte are the keepers of the Lighthouse (El Faro) and our visits to Calpe are not complete unless we visit them at least twice a week. First discovered by my Grandfather and in turn introduced to me by my Dad; El Faro makes for a cherished intellectual inheritance. You won't always find a meal but you're guaranteed a... More 

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Ian B, Owner at El Faro, responded to this review

Thanks guys for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have three generations of the W family here with us at El Faro. Entertaining throughout Be lucky & look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Ian & Brigitte. More 

Deurne, Antwerpen, Belgium
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Super cosy open bar with very nice owners and friendly customers, always a coming home feeling thnx Ian & Bridget grtz

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El F, Owner at El Faro, responded to this review

Cheers Rudi & of course Franchesca AKA PAKI great to see you both again it is people such as yourselves that keep us going through these hard times!!. Look forward to your next trip & of course your friends. Ian & Brigitte.xx Glad the fish & chips were up to standard even if it was on the qt. More 

Cumbria
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is a bar in a very tranquil area of Calpe. There was no food available at the time of our visits last week but the owners make you feel very welcome and it's a pleasant place for a drink. It's worth noting the bar closes at 6.00 pm if there is no one there.

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El F, Owner at El Faro, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review, we look forward to seeing again as & when you return to Calpe. Remember info@elfarocalpe.com will keep you in touch if we can help in any way. Ian& Brigitte. More 

Muscat, Oman
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I recently returned to Calpe for our holidays and visited El Faro again. Unfortunately they are no longer doing full menus but the atmosphere is still fantastic and Ian and Brigitte welcomed us like old friends. We enjoyed a few pleasant afternoons there and enjoyed meeting up with people we met last year and making some new friends as well.... More 

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El F, Owner at El Faro, responded to this review

many thank's to you & your family for the continued support over the last 8/9 years allowing us to survive these baron times. Ian & Brigitte. More 

Warri, Nigeria
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

A Tranqill oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the sea front bars. A place to meet, relax, chat and drink with your friends and the owners.

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El F, Owner at El Faro, responded to this review

Hi , Nigerian Barry. June will soon be here again look forward to seeing then ??. El Faro. More 

Calpe, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I moved to Calpe 18 months ago & discovered the pub El Faro in a quite little oasis. There I met the friendly owners Ian & Brigitte who are constantly there no staff just their personal attention at all times. I met some marvellous people there who are now my best friends in Calpe, & of course we regularly meet... More 

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El F, Owner at El Faro, responded to this review

Hi , Pete & Pat we know you are having busy & stressful times at the mo. Just remember we are here to help if we can. Look forward to your next visit. Ian & Brigitte. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We have just returned from one of our fairly regular trips to Calpe, complete with its inevitable visit to El Faro and drinks and chat with Brigitte and Ian, and I can confirm that we were as happy to be there as when I posted my previous review two years ago. It's friendly, helpful and interesting - a pleasant experience,... More 

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El F, Owner at El Faro, responded to this review

Hi , Robert & Lynn looking forward to your next visit. Hope it's sooner rather than later. Ian & Brigitte. More 

Shropshire
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We were taken to El Faro in May and would highly recommend if you are in the area. Ian and Brigitte are the prefect hosts and make you feel so welcome. It has a fabulous atmosphere and we are looking forward to returning and maybe experiencing the food if it is available again.

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

El Faro is a great place to visit to chill out with friendly customers and excellent hosts. The bar itself is wonderfully situated in La Manzanera, probably the prettiest urbanization in Calpe. An easy stroll into the old town but private and secluded enough to feel special. Ian and Brigitte go that extra mile to make new clients feel at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: La Manzanera 9L, 03710 Calpe, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Alicante Province  >  Costa Blanca  >  Calpe
  • Phone Number: +34 965 83 65 28

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, European, Hamburgers, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups

Description

One of calpes best kept secrets. Designed and built by Ricardo Bofill and set in La Manzanera with its buitifull flower covered walls a truly wonderfull place to dine or just to drink. Open 7 days aweek 12/6 or by appointment for special occations. While the menu may be small we provide you the option to make your own menu for parties etc. WE seat 40/50 outside and a comfortable 30 inside. Please not we open 12/6 every day but due to illness there is no food available until further notice. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our friends & look forward to meeting new ones. El Faro your friends in Calpe. Ian & Brigitte.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?