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“Stay away!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of El Faro

El Faro
Av de las Americas | Parque Santiago V, Playa de las Americas, Tenerife, Spain
+34 922 753 827
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Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Stay away!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I have never felt more ripped off at a restaurent after paying 90 euros for my wife and I to eat at this shambles of an establishment. They serve poor quality produce at top prices which is really surprising considering the number of good restaurents around them. The starters we had were pimientos de Padron and enselata caprese both of which were poor immitations of themselves and we ate far better versions at every other restaurent we visited!! The mains were garbage........fillet of beef strogonoff which had never seen a fillet in its life and pork fillet steaks which were really poor quality served with the most disgusting excuse for fries I had even seen even though my wife had asked for potatoes! In hindsight we should have got up to leave but didnt want to cause a scene amongst the other 4 customers! Only advice I can give you is steer well clear of this shambles and spend the money elsewhere. We will never set foot in that place again thats a certainty!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Lovely!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Just back from Tenerife and went to El Faro twice on the visit, would recommend very much. I had the chicken breast and it was very good. Also there pepper sauce is AMAZING!. Amazing service and very nice seating area outside overlooking the streets of parque santiago! Will 100% be back!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Worst ever”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

We have been going to Tenerife twice a year for over 10 years and have always dined in El Faro every night. We went in May and as usual went on our first night. A total disaster. The service was terrible, after one and a half hours all we had was bread and wine. We were just about to leave when our starters arrived. The food was very ordinary. We did not go back again. It is a shame, this used to be one of the best restaurants in Las Americas. The management and staff do not care. There has been three complete changes of staff in two years. There is something wrong.
Not worth a visit

  • Visited May 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Reykjavik, Iceland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Terrible food and terrible service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

i just say, don´t go there..
there is so many good restaurants in tenerife.. don´t waste your time in El Farao!!!!!

Visited May 2012
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ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Very Good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

ate here on our last night in Teneife and having previously visited some of the other restaurants higher up the list i would say that this was the best, food was good, wine priced well and the service was also good, really enjoyed our visit to El Faro.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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