El Faro is a beautiful restaurant with a great view of Ixtapa Bay. We went there last week on Friday nite for our farewell dinner with 6-other people (total 8). First of all, there is no bar, so, if you get there early, you wait in the lobby. It was not busy and they seated us immediately in the best table in the place which overlooked the bay. It was outstanding! They even gave us all a free well drink or beer. We all ordered food ($20+ for most entrees) and our waiter, Javier, was very pleasant. My wife and I ordered Ceviche as an appetizer to share with everyone along with ordering our entrees and soup. I didn't order soup or salad and neither did one of the other guys. The rest did. So, what does Javier do? He brings all the soups and salads out PLUS this other guy's and my entree. The ceviche is nowhere in site. I ask Javier why we got our entrees before everyone else and he said because we didn't order soup or salad and he wanted us to have something to eat with the others. Dumb! Anyway, he then brings the Ceviche which is good. Then everyone's entrees come and Craig and I are sitting there watching everyone eat. Not a good thing. The Sea Bass was ok, but, not outstanding. Other entrees looked good. Javier then took dessert orders and did a nice job with the Flaming Mexican Coffee. It's an art form. Really nice. About half way into dinner a guy started playing live music for tips which was very nice. He was good. We all pay and go to leave and Javier throws 2-mints on the table instead of one for each of us. Being a waiter is not an easy job, but, come on. Don't serve some entrees before others. Oh, and I ordered a second Bourbon and Coke and they brought me what looked like the same thing, but, charged me $16 for a Jack Daniels and Coke on my bill which was more than my wife's entree. I was not happy. I'd go back for the view and atmosphere, but, I'd get a few things straight first when I ordered and before I paid my bill.
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