In my opinion El Faro is too expensive, the menu does not warrant the extra cost of finding similar fare in and around Los Cristianos/Playa.
The good - the setting is lovely, looking down on the street below, the restaurant itself is nicely laid out and has nice chill out/cocktail bar seating. Some of the waiting staff were very accommodating (we had our 17 month son with us) but others obviously found a baby present being an annoyance. You do feel as though the place is too pretentious, it's trying too hard to be an upmarket city centre restaurant. Maybe Gordon Ramsey should turn up call everybody rude names, shake them all by their lapels and make them serve posh fish finger sandwiches to the masses.
The bad - we were told it would be a 20 min wait for our seafood paella (40€) which we expected, however the wait was in fact 40+ mins even though the restaurant was near empty, as it was very early evening. We were handed the wine list - which raised our eyebrows as the cheapest wine on offer was 17€ going upto 1100€ with the majority being priced around 25€! Admittedly I am no wine buff but I know a half decent chateau neuf du pape can be had for under 20€.
When the wine arrived the waiter constantly appeared to pour a dribble into our glasses (frequently, far too frequently)
When the paella arrived it was as adequate as any we have made at home - so nothing special (don't worry I cook the paella at home not the good lady wife!)
All in all we paid 60€ for the evening at El Faro which isn't too shabby but neither the food nor the service warranted the price tag.
Looking at the remainder of food on the menu it was a blend of Spanish and French style food, such as entrecôte with Canarian potatoes etc.
El Faro is situated next to the Parque Santiago mini golf and the CC Safari on the 1st level above the street, there is a small 'chair' lift for buggy/wheel chair access if required.
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