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Restaurante El Faro de Cadiz

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Wed, 1/23
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings

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El Faro de Cadiz is located in the traditional neighborhood of "La Viña", where Gonzalo Cordoba started with a small bar decorated as a sailor tavern, with nets and fishing stuff, with few wooden benches and tables. The customers came in search of the famous fried fish, called "pescaito frito" daily carried by fishermen of "caleta" beach. His daily concern and desire to excel led him to transform the local expanding and providing modern facilities. Now retired, his spirit of service and commitment to others is part of our principle to keep shining gastronomically Cadiz and we are proud to continue this work. El Faro Cadiz is still committed to the tradition to move forward and offer the best
$34 - $136
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Reservations, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Reviews call this place an institution and it's very clear why from dining here. Firstly it's totally old school - white table cloths, lots of wood, walls completely covered in a photos celebrating the restaurant's long history of serving royalty, politicians and celebrities. We happened...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 54countriescounting
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and a great selection of wine. Got a perfect service even arriving very late afternoon- can recommend this place. Very busy - most likely one need to book a table in advance.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AWurtz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not go to the restaurant but to the tapas bar next door. It is small and there is no seating so beware if you have been walking all day and want to sit down. But the food was good - the tortillita de...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Goonergirl62
Reviewed December 12, 2018

A brisk walk through the Navidad decorated streets made us ready to eat. The setting is impeccable, sedate with Dark beams across the white ceiling, clearly experienced well dressed waiters, white table cloths, soft music.The service was excellent. We both had seafood; paella, and Rock...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Miami42
Reviewed December 10, 2018

This is one of the best restaurants I have visited in Andalusia and I got here often as I reside in Algarve. It is one of those places where the locals go to have a really nice lunch or dinner with their families. It is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BoybytheLake
Reviewed December 9, 2018

We had reserved in advance, but when we arrived there was no one to greet us. So we had to look for a waiter ourselves to ask for our table. This server did not greet us, did not accept our coats and only showed us...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PedroCamachos
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Going to El Faro is a trip to one of the most prestigious restaurants in Cadiz. Great and polite service, wonderful, tasty food, elegant environment. Prices are not high. Unique experience!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Carmen G
Reviewed November 28, 2018

They have a good options of fishes. Many of them fried, I am not a big fan of fry fish. Croquetas were the best!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nicolaidis15
Reviewed November 23, 2018

I think they must have changed hands recently, as the food we had was dreadfully dull and lacking in any effort. The waiter we had was gruff and seemed to have an attitude, I think it was an anti-American thing (in all honesty, the rest...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank R8der
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

This is the place for authentic Andalusian fish dishes , properly prepared in the true manner . The mixed fried fish dish , a local speciality is very good , some might say the presentation is lacking but it’s very authentic , the tapas are...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Expierencedtraveller
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November 14, 2017|
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Response from elfarodecadiz | Property representative |
Hola! Claro! Y casi todas las frituras así como muchos otros platos y postres! Abrimos a las 13:00 todos los días!
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May 1, 2017|
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Response from elfarodecadiz | Property representative |
They can come as they please less in swimsuit. Our waiters wear a jacket. But customers can come in shorts.
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October 10, 2016|
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Response from elfarodecadiz | Property representative |
Jeans it's ok.
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