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Avenida La Manzanera 9L, 03710 Calpe, Spain
+34 965 83 65 28
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Bradford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We stayed in the area called La MANZANERA. Just a short walk to Calpe. We came across El Faro almost as soon as we arrived and visited almost every evening. It's a lovely meeting place and the owner Ian made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. Would highly recommend anyone who is in the area to call... More 

Thank lorrainecahill
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2015

Always try to get up to El Faro Bar when we visit Calpe. Always get a friendly welcome from Ian and Bridgette. Took our friends and Brother in Law and Sister In Law last time. The Gin Bottle came out and we all had a great afternoon! My sister in law keeps talking about it and is looking forward to... More 

Thank Phillin2014
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

The combination of a beautiful bar, tremendously friendly owners, welcoming locals and a lovely setting made El Faro our favourite place to stop for a relaxing drink. Found it on the third day of a two week holiday and visited almost every day for the rest of the trip. Looking forward to returning next time we're in Calpe, huge thank... More 

Thank Pete C
Ian B, Owner at El Faro, responded to this review

Hi Pete Ali & the little adorable Mathew, enjoyed your company & look forward to the next time. Ian & Brigitte Your friends in Calpe. xx More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2015

It is a perfect place to have a glass of wine in a very charming and warm place. From the outside, you can see just a few lights in a very cute and misterious terrace. The entrance invited us to discover that place. Once, inside, you feel at home; maybe because of the warm chimney on the side, or because... More 

Thank AdelaidaVerastegui
Ian B, Owner at El Faro, responded to this review

Thank's very much for the review guy's. Hope to see you on your next trip. xx More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Ian and Brigitte are the keepers of the Lighthouse (El Faro) and our visits to Calpe are not complete unless we visit them at least twice a week. First discovered by my Grandfather and in turn introduced to me by my Dad; El Faro makes for a cherished intellectual inheritance. You won't always find a meal but you're guaranteed a... More 

Thank Dan W
Ian B, Owner at El Faro, responded to this review

Thanks guys for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have three generations of the W family here with us at El Faro. Entertaining throughout Be lucky & look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Ian & Brigitte. More 

Deurne, Antwerpen, Belgium
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

Super cosy open bar with very nice owners and friendly customers, always a coming home feeling thnx Ian & Bridget grtz

Thank Rudi B
El F, Owner at El Faro, responded to this review

Cheers Rudi & of course Franchesca AKA PAKI great to see you both again it is people such as yourselves that keep us going through these hard times!!. Look forward to your next trip & of course your friends. Ian & Brigitte.xx Glad the fish & chips were up to standard even if it was on the qt. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a bar in a very tranquil area of Calpe. There was no food available at the time of our visits last week but the owners make you feel very welcome and it's a pleasant place for a drink. It's worth noting the bar closes at 6.00 pm if there is no one there.

Thank LakelandRambler58
El F, Owner at El Faro, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review, we look forward to seeing again as & when you return to Calpe. Remember info@elfarocalpe.com will keep you in touch if we can help in any way. Ian& Brigitte. More 

Muscat, Oman
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

I recently returned to Calpe for our holidays and visited El Faro again. Unfortunately they are no longer doing full menus but the atmosphere is still fantastic and Ian and Brigitte welcomed us like old friends. We enjoyed a few pleasant afternoons there and enjoyed meeting up with people we met last year and making some new friends as well.... More 

Thank Tilly H
El F, Owner at El Faro, responded to this review

many thank's to you & your family for the continued support over the last 8/9 years allowing us to survive these baron times. Ian & Brigitte. More 

Warri, Nigeria
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

A Tranqill oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the sea front bars. A place to meet, relax, chat and drink with your friends and the owners.

Thank barry b
El F, Owner at El Faro, responded to this review

Hi , Nigerian Barry. June will soon be here again look forward to seeing then ??. El Faro. More 

Calpe, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

I moved to Calpe 18 months ago & discovered the pub El Faro in a quite little oasis. There I met the friendly owners Ian & Brigitte who are constantly there no staff just their personal attention at all times. I met some marvellous people there who are now my best friends in Calpe, & of course we regularly meet... More 

Thank Irishpete46
El F, Owner at El Faro, responded to this review

Hi , Pete & Pat we know you are having busy & stressful times at the mo. Just remember we are here to help if we can. Look forward to your next visit. Ian & Brigitte. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
International, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida La Manzanera 9L, 03710 Calpe, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Alicante  >  Costa Blanca  >  Calpe
  • Phone Number: +34 965 83 65 28
One of calpes best kept secrets. Designed and built by Ricardo Bofill and set in La Manzanera with its buitifull flower covered walls a truly wonderfull place to dine or just to drink. Open 7 days aweek 12/6 or by appointment for special occations. While the menu may be small we provide you the option to make your own menu for parties etc. WE seat 40/50 outside and a comfortable 30 inside.

Please not we open 12/6 every day but due to illness there is no food available until further notice.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our friends & look forward to meeting new ones.
El Faro your friends in Calpe.
Ian & Brigitte.

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