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El Farol Restaurant & Lounge

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Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood, Spanish
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808 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2726
Public transit is available on Canyon Road. Call or visit Santa Fe Trails for current schedules.
5059839912
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The El Farol experience combines classic tastes of Spain, Santa Fe and...
The El Farol experience combines classic tastes of Spain, Santa Fe and Mexico with a unique blend of art, dance, flavor and aroma. You will be able to choose some of the finest wines and sherries the world has to offer in an upbeat, rustic 1835 adobe where the walls tell stories of artists, poets, lovers, local history and beauty.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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  • 183
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    Very good
  • 82
    Average
  • 48
    Poor
  • 40
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Enjoyable meal with a Flaminco Show

We were a group of 6 and decided to all order their speciality dish "Paella." A beautiful presentation with chicken, chorizo and prawns and mussels. It was VG. We didn't try any new world wine but ordered Margaritas. Next time, I would order wine instead since it goes better with Paella. We had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
cmincalif
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murrieta
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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509 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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murrieta
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We were a group of 6 and decided to all order their speciality dish "Paella." A beautiful presentation with chicken, chorizo and prawns and mussels. It was VG. We didn't try any new world wine but ordered Margaritas. Next time, I would order wine instead since it goes better with Paella. We had a perfect table in front of the... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We visit El Farol every time we are in Santa Fe and we always enjoy our experience. The food is always delicious, great wine selections, live entertainment and excellent service!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Tapas were fantastic. Don't miss the garlic shrimp and Caesar salad. Fried avocado was amazing! Live music and romantic table made it a great date night. Great desserts as well.

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Madison, Wi
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

This was right around the corner from our casita and so was very convenient. Went twice--lunch and dinner. We had the paella for two for dinner which was delicious. Love the setting, Old Santa Fe.

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We'd had a large lunch and weren't hungry enough for a full dinner so we stopped here for tapas. The menu isn't extensive, but it was cozy and comfortable, and the tapas were good. Our waiter was excellent.

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Colorado
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Made reservations (highly recommend) and got to use a Restaurants.com gift certificate. This is located along "Canyon Road" where there are lots of art galleries to brows in and out of. Perfect Margaritas, Calamari with outstanding sauce. Parmesan encrusted artichokes with capers and olives. Wonderful home made ravioli dishes and Chicken Picata. Dinner salads were fresh and crisp. Really enjoyed... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

El Farol has Live Music of different kinds each night>Which is separate from the Diningroom! Great place to meet the Locals and Visitors!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A favourite night spot. I spent many nights here, especially when Gioia Tama & Carlos Lomas, and ThaMuseMeant used to play there regularly, many moons ago. A Santa Fé staple, and one of the best local bars in town.

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Dallas, TX
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had a nice lunch here. Spanish Tapas and a glass of wine. Lovely old restaurant. The food was great. Sevice was good. They have music at night and on Tuesdays it is open mike singing...locals as well as pros. Sounds fun! I will go back to this place.

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Cortez, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Very good food in a relaxed setting. Entertainment was very nice. Our service Louis was excellent at his job and had a great personality.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 808 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2726
  • Public Transportation: Public transit is available on Canyon Road. Call or visit Santa Fe Trails for current schedules.
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: 5059839912

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 26
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine

Description

The El Farol experience combines classic tastes of Spain, Santa Fe and Mexico with a unique blend of art, dance, flavor and aroma. You will be able to choose some of the finest wines and sherries the world has to offer in an upbeat, rustic 1835 adobe where the walls tell stories of artists, poets, lovers, local history and beauty.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?