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El Farol Restaurant & Lounge

808 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2726
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Ranked #159 of 473 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Price range: $20 - $26
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican, Seafood, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Public transit is available on Canyon Road. Call or visit Santa Fe Trails for current schedules.
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.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We had the tapas and the tequila! Birthday celebration couldn't have been more fun. Park at the Cathedral in town and walk up Canyon Rd. At the top on right. The chocolate cake was so very very very yummy.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Featuring tapas and music in the evening (sometimes flamenco performances as well), El Farol is one of the few places that have survived the Santa Fe scene for a long time. Lunch is especially nice, sitting outside on the portal and watching all the art lovers huffing and puffing along Canyon Road, the epicenter of Santa Fe's art scene. Lunch... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

For the price, I would have expected better service. Luis was clearly too busy with others to bother with us. He clearly was not trained to wait tables in a fine dining establishment. The chef is very talented and out main course was excellent. Flavors were beautifully put together and the presentation was excellent. Just sorry that the experience was... More 

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Agoura Hills, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Wonderful show and meal, our waiter was great, excellent service! One of my favorite places in Santa Fe, consistently good entertainment. Always interesting people.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great music, excellent service, nice selection. I've been going to this fun place since 1981. Never a disapointment

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Santa Fe, NM
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had a coupon and decided to try this place on Canyon Rd. Very old and quaint building. Floors had to be over 100 years old. I ordered the Ribeye and the sauce was absolutely spectacular. My husband ordered the tacos. Loved the location of our table cause the football game was on. Our server was also the front room... More 

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New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I am beyond disappointed with an old favorite. I have been dining at this restaurant for years and years. My husband and I have even made it our Christmas Eve tradition for the last 4 years. However, due to our experience this Christmas Eve, I will not return. Ever. To begin, I had a very difficult time making reservations this... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

If in Santa Fe, you must try El Farol on Canyon Road. The food is authentic Spanish tapas and is very good, though limited options for vegetarians. The atmosphere is the fabulous. The waitstaff are courteous and fun, fitting in such a hospitable place. The live music is excellent and made for a lively and fun cold winter's night.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went to dinner and felt the food was average but ok. It was over priced. The next day we went to lunch at El Farol. It was awful. The restaurant smelled like sewage and bathroom chemicals. I ordered a bowl of soup. When it arrived the soup barely covered the bottom of the bowl. My husband called it a... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

had tapas here. delicious! the restaurant is very warm and cozy on Canyon Road. Perfect place to relax with great food and wine.

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Additional Information about El Farol Restaurant & Lounge

Address: 808 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2726
Phone Number: 5059839912
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 26
Cuisine: Southwestern, Mexican, Seafood, Spanish

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