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El Faro

5, Geneva, Switzerland
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“paella” (18 reviews)
“sea bass” (4 reviews)
“cod” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
5, Geneva, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Convenient location right in the center of Geneva, close to the train station. The food was very good and service too. Recommend.

Thank shvarz
Reviewed June 16, 2017

Set on a side street near the train station, this cozy restaurant was a real find! Excellent seafood and paella, friendly service. We actually ate here twice. We had the paella on our first visit (which was great), then kept seeing all the other delicious-looking...More

Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed May 1, 2017

I had the best sole ever with perfectly cooked veggies. I love this place and will return soon. The fish was prepared like it should be, without too many things around it.

Thank Pierre H
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Literally. Either a very good cod- Or a very good paella. Pick the latter. Not that the cod is no good, but the paella really is. A family joint but a very good one. Little fish selection but a good one. Too many Portuguese cod...More

Thank Salomon S
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Excellent Spanish restaurant, pleasant atmosphere, extraordinary food. Excellent choice of vines. Pleasant, helpful and very friendly staff. Convenient location near bus and tram station. Good choice!

Thank Tackica1
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

Those loving Seafood plates, here's the place! Right in the middle of the city, near Gare Cornavin, this petite restaurant is a gem. I love seafood and truly enjoyed my lobster bisque and shrimp cocktail for appetizer, and shared the grilled sea bass with salt...More

Thank IndahNS
Reviewed December 11, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch of paella here, as well as fish dishes that were fresh and served perfectly prepared, with thoughtful, unrushed service, and wonderful wines, including by the glass. El Faro is everything a traditional restaurant should be and used to be, and...More

Thank pcinrj
Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service. Clean. Very good fresh food. Public parking nearby. Need to book. Highly recommend the assorted grill fish.

Thank AA_excelllent
Reviewed November 18, 2016

Grilled octopus appetizer was delicious. Seafood paella was served with large portions, andwas wonderful as well. Staff are friendly.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I've been here many times. Very high standards, quality and level of service extremely high. Fish is always fresh and cooked in different ways. Paella is also very good. Prices in line with the area.

Thank Marco S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: 732-21-98
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