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El Faro

C/ Rio Frio 4, Cudillero, Spain
985 591 532
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Ranked #15 of 35 Restaurants in Cudillero
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Panama City, Panama
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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is the second time we come to Cudillero and to the Casona de la Paca, however, it was the first time we had gone to El Faro, which was recommended by our hotel. Wonderful advice! The food was good, we had the croquetas de jamon to start, they were soft and tasty, and then the arroz con bogavante, which... More

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Austin, TX
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127 reviews 127 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stayed in Oviedo for a week, taking buses each day to surrounding towns. The second bus driver recommended we try El Faro, arriving a little after 1 on a Thursday, a bit early for lunch in Spain but it was a good thing we did because the restaurant filled up very quickly. We had one of the few outdoor... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to try the traditional Asturian fabada - which is a stew with fava beans - here they did the meat (pork belly, chorizo and morcilla) and the one with clams. Both were excellent and huge portions. The starters were huge too - we reckoned we could have shared one starter and one main and had plenty to eat... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

El Faro was recommended by our hotel. We had a steak and a Risotto, the steak was massive, cooked just right and tender. The Risotto had a nice variety of mushrooms and plenty of flavour. The atmosphere and staff were laid back and welcoming, the restaurant itself was quite elegant. My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals, and would... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We too were at El Faro on the recommendation of Casona de la Paca, and were very pleased with the result. Not much was open in post-Easter Cudillero. Tucked away behind the fish market off the main plaza, few people were in the restaurant, but the freshness of the food and the service did not reflect a slow time. We... More

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The restaurant was empty when we got there and almost empty when we left! We should have known better. Certainly not the worst restaurant I have eaten at but the food was very average and my wife says tasteless. It was our first night in Cudillero and we just needed food so from that respect it was fine, but only... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We went there yesterday and had a wonderful dinner. Small scallops as starter and a fantastic 'San Martin (St Pierre in French... :-)) a la plancha'. They recommended an excellent and affordable white wine etc. A great place to recommend for a relaxed and tasty Spanish dinner.

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Norfolk, England
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168 reviews 168 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Considering that this is a quite upmarket place, this is surprisingly good value. The quality of the food and also the choice of options for each course was well above average. Do not miss the flan con chocolate blanco if it is offered!

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Mount Martha
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We ate at this restaurant twice during our three night stay in Cudilero. I can highly recommend the scallops and the lobster with rice. The staff were very nice. We didn't like the wine on the first night, however that was due to our poor Spanish and had a semi-sweet wine rather than dry wine. After checking what Spanish wines... More

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Burgos ES/London UK/ Prague CZ
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by the receptionist at hotel Casona de Paca as the one of the best place for mariscada- grilled platter of sea food. Located in a little street just off the main square of Cudillero, this charming fishing port is worth vising and spending an hour or so strolling around and perhaps stopping in one... More

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