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El Farolito - CLOSED

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a bar lovers bar

I love sitting at bars and watching the goings on and chatting with the bartender, if they aren't... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2016
lizabethb78
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Boston, Massachusetts
EL FAROLITO IS THE BEST PLACE FOR A TRUE LOCAL EXPERIENCE!

If you are looking for a straight-up local puerto rico dive bar to chill at. this is definitely the... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2016
GinaMarieTravels
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New York City, New York
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“Great place for hand crafted drinks”
Aug 24, 2016
“a bar lovers bar”
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El Farolito Is a small chill out bar where neighbors and local artists hang out regularly, we offer all sorts of mixed drinks, wines, beers and tapas. Its decorated exclusively with puerto rican artwork and features local artists projects. Its...more
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Reviewed January 1, 2017

I've been to this place twice now. Once it was packed, and once there was hardly anybody there. Both times I had great drinks made for me by friendly bartenders. They really take a lot of pride in making their delicious concoctions. They're also just...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

I love sitting at bars and watching the goings on and chatting with the bartender, if they aren't too busy. El Farolito bar makes great cocktails and they put much thought into each component of each drink they make. Try the old fashioned with rum...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed April 16, 2016

If you are looking for a straight-up local puerto rico dive bar to chill at. this is definitely the best one! my boyfriend and i were traveling from NY and came in here TWICE - once on our overnight layover to Tortola and then again...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed February 17, 2016

I must admit that we were nearly put off by the cramped interior, but once we sipped our first rum drink, we were hooked, and made an evening of it. When crafting the cocktails, fruit juices were freshly squeezed, orange peels flamed, and the bartender's...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed February 8, 2016

Had this place recommended to us by some people we met at another bar...see a pattern here. You gotta go there with an open mind. My car at home is bigger than this bar. The bartender (big dude all tattooed up) was a great guy....More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed December 14, 2015

If you touristos find this absolute gem that is hidden well in old San Juan we will never get a spot again! The extremely well crafted drinks are worth the wait (Talk rum old fashion). They are not Looking for ratings, they simply are the...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed November 16, 2015

This was a great find by complete luck. The rum old fashioned is the order of the day and is hand crafted to perfection. Small but mighty venue.

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed November 5, 2015

This small bar is a cool little spot. What it lacks in space it makes up in ambiance. Enjoy a game of chess or make a new friend at the bar. The staff are fun and make magic in a glass. A home away from...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank CindyJohnson84
Reviewed November 3, 2015

I am not a creature of habit, preferring the unpredictability of daily life without routine...but...this awesome, tiny, crazy bar has turned my life upside down in the coolest way possible!! El Farolito is the "habit" I don't want to lose! Going to be in PR...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Had a hard time finding this place, mainly because I had the wrong address. When we got there my wife wasnt sure she wanted to go in. My wife is a wine drinker and was promptly informed they dont serve wine. Boy am I glad...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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