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Restaurante El Faro de Cádiz

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$29 - $116
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was terrible and food was no good. The word is that nobody in the restaurant care. The waiter was really bad did not take the order properly. I left my plate and again nobody care what was the problem. I am no recommend this...place at all.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked online, were greeted and sat without issue. Service was professional, attentive and warmed in response to our obvious enjoyment of the food. We selected the degustation menu which was inventive, beautifully balanced with fine ingredients and great care. Sea Urchin ice cream in...Jerez and almond cream was exceptional, but every other dish had a place and was equally as impressive. Little things like the quality of the bread, the carefully chosen serving plates and wine glasses only added to the completeness of the experience. A truly wonderful meal.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have just returned home after a wasted evening spent at this restaurant! I can’t tell you how disappointed my wife and I were with the experience. Whilst I fully admit that my Spanish linguistic capabilities are limited, there is absolutely NO excuse for the...surly and generally “ couldn’t care less” attitude displayed by everyone from the Maitre D’ to all of the waiting staff. Cutlery not so much placed - more thrown. No passing pleasantries exchanged. Generally nothing that makes this place one of the better-rated restaurants in Cadiz! I would have expected more atmosphere at a morgue than this! We would have been far better off at one of the livelier tapas places around the corner. The food was “reasonable” and the small shrimp fritters were freshly prepared and delicious! Whether the poor and very lack-luster service was because they were having an “off-night” or because we were foreigners, I don’t know - Unfortunately, we won’t be giving them the benefit of the doubt. What can I say? Such a shame!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited El Faro de Cadiz this September on many recommendations from Trip advisor. I have to say the food was a delight and the highest quality. The staff on the other hand were not. We were not greeted in a friendly manner and found...all the staff very surly. Nobody smiled, the food was ‘plonked’ in front of us. Staff reached right across us instead of moving round the table. It was a shame because this spoilt our evening.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 2, 2022 via mobile

We were on a bike tour of Cadiz with Anna from @Cadizfornia and she recommended we try El Faro - and what a recommendation that was! We were a party of eight, wanting a quick lunch before dashing back to our cruise ship. We asked...the waiter to choose three courses of tapas for us and boy, he did not disappoint! The food (and three rounds of drinks) were all tremendous, the service excellent and the bill very reasonable at just 20 euros a head. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 22, 2022

Took advice from a Google search whilst in Cadiz. This restaurant was recommended as one of the top 10 in Cadiz. As we were close by we thought we would try it. They managed to squeeze us in as we hadn’t made a reservation. The...staff were really friendly and helpful and the food was amazing (we both had the clams for starters followed by the oxtail stew). If you are in Cadiz and want a really nice meal then I suggest giving this restaurant a go.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 12, 2022 via mobile

Amazing seafood, especially the outstanding langustin carabinieri with brandy. Very kind service, good atmosphere.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 6, 2022

Recommended by our hotel Parador Atlantico. We did review comment’s but took a chance , and yes the head waiter was most unwelcoming , he struggled to find our booking almost to the point he was going to eject us, finally we sat down and...then waited at least 10 minutes for anyone to come to our table. As we was prepared to pay a premium for the restaurant we decided to walk out , found a fish place near the market which was great, really disappointing experience. You really need to up your gameMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 6, 2022 via mobile

We are in Cadiz on holiday and as it was our 25th wedding anniversary decided to splash out on a special meal. We made a reservation here and were looking forward to a special evening. We arrived at our reserved time of 9pm. The waiter...who met us at the door was cold and unfriendly and gestured to us to take a seat at what we thought was our table. However he then indicated that we must sit in the waiting area. This was embarrassing and we felt like children who had misbehaved. Two other waiters came to us at this time to “check”our reservation despite the restaurant being fairly empty. At 9:15 they “kindly” brought us to our table which was empty when we arrived at 9pm. Our table seemed to be in an ante room where other non Spanish people had been seated. In all this time no one had smiled at us or been welcoming in any way. We decided at this point to leave. We ended up in a great little tapas bar and had a super night. Cadiz is a fantastic city with brilliant places to eat but this is definitely not one of them.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 23, 2022

A party of 10 friends went to this restaurant last night on a recommendation. The booking was made a month ago and confirmed yesterday morning and yet when we arrived the head waiter was most unwelcoming and made an issue of the booking claiming we...had only booked for 9 persons and then squeezed us onto a table which was only big enough to accommodate 8. The waiters were miserable and most unhelpful. The food was very basic lacked balance on the plate with no vegetables not even as optional extras. The bill for this miserable experience was hugely overpriced and I would strongly suggest you give this restaurant a wide berth.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 20, 2022 via mobile

Overpriced, not welcoming, worst meal I’ve had in a long time! I wouldn’t go back! I wanted the tasting menu and was in time according to their schedule they said not possible. Wish I’d taken pot luck while wandering past one of the other many...restaurants in Cadiz.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 5, 2022

After all the hype about eating here before leaving Cadiz we were very disappointed. Maitre'd was surly cold off-hand rude ignoring - cant find enough disparaging descriptions. Kept us waiting at the door of an empty restaurant. Food was so-so. Starters very tasty especially the...pulpa but the dorada a la Cadiz/Faro was a total let down. As the French fellow at the adjacent table said - 'where are the verdure???' Wifes tuna was poor. WIne choice very good - so come to drink the wine and dont eat is my take-awayMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 29, 2022

We went here on a recommendation. Yes it was busy but it was Sunday. We stayed at the bar in the front and enjoyed a number of tapas. All locals around us. Limited English but we used pics from trip advisor and google to order....Also the bartender/waiter suggested a few things. We had the largest and tastiest clams, Tender red tuna, Sea urchins, tiny shrimp thin pancake tapa (not sure of the name) and a potato dish as well as a few drinks (wine, cava, coca cola). Price was under 60 Euro. We thought this was reasonable based on the quality of food. The staff were friendly even though they worked non-stop based on the business of the restaurant. Really enjoyed our afternoon here.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 28, 2022

Completely overrated! The staff make you feel you are being assessed as to whether they will let you in again....rather unfriendly! What self respecting fishchef would dice up a fresh Sea Bream, fry it, and serve it with nothing? What we'll paid seafood chef would...serve stale friuit and uncooked vegetables with a nice piece of sea bass? Food mediocre at best, no imagination. Such a disappointing meal. To top it all these cocky managers, and by the way there's lots of them, couldn't order a taxi for us! Living on past glories! Never again!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 2, 2022 via mobile

The building is beautiful and very old school. There appeared to be a problem with our reservation which had been made by our hotel but there was no need for the unhelpful response. We weren’t too upset as we’d found other great restaurants nearby but...they did give us a table. What was never offered was a smile from anyone. We both ordered the set menu which was interesting but not great. All in all, this was a disappointing evening that should have been memorable for good reasons.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Stephanie E
August 18, 2019|
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Response from Garpaw | Reviewed this property |
Yes, was there a week ago and received an English menu
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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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They can come as they please less in swimsuit. Our waiters wear a jacket. But customers can come in shorts.
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Restaurante El Faro de Cádiz is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4