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El Faro

39 Elliott Street | Elliott Stables, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-365 1111
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“churros” (14 reviews)
“tapas” (60 reviews)
“mussels” (31 reviews)
Open Now
3:00 pm - 9:00 pmAll hours
Spanish, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
39 Elliott Street | Elliott Stables, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Discovered El Faro in Elliott Stables on my last night at Crowne Plaza. I can't believe I wasted my time and money eating at Aria Crowne plaza when I could have eaten here. El Faro is a small and wonderful tapas bar. Great food, great...More

Thank RC2291
Reviewed September 20, 2015

We were tempted by the menu display that included mussels. Wow, we weren't disappointed. The food is fantastic, the waitstaff attentive and the atmosphere fun. The serves of mussels are enough for 2 people to share.

Thank Wesley_10
Reviewed July 9, 2015

This Spanish restaurant and tapas bar is situated amongst a plethora of small restaurants in the 'Elliott St Stables' - think an upmarket food court. We popped in for a simple different meal. The menu is not extensive but we were well pleased with the...More

Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is a fun restaurant. The menu is a little restricted, but the tapas are great and the mussels also very well done. Our group sampled a number of different mussel dishes -- our favourite was made with saffron and cream. We sat in the...More

Thank Xiphias
Reviewed May 4, 2015

Decided to eat before going to a show so didn't have a great deal of time and the whole area was busy. We ordered four Tapas and a couple of drinks, the butter beans and chorizo, mushrooms, pork and the chicken wings, all dishes came...More

Thank Moggie1212
Reviewed May 3, 2015

Inside the large building in downtown Auckland are a number of ethnic restaurants. The El Faro was a pleasant surprise, reminding me of being back in Spain. Enjoyed the chorizo and butter beans with a glass of re wine.

Thank barney045
Reviewed April 21, 2015

We tried El Faro for an early lunch, and they had a lunch offer of a mussels pot (with fries) for $17 each. The mussels were the biggest I've ever seen - the shells were nearly the length of my hand, and very tasty. I...More

Thank Sam H
Reviewed April 16, 2015

Elliot Stables has maybe ten different restaurants sharing a nice indoor courtyard. I walked right past it! I must admit I am biased when it comes to tapas so I was only looking for El Faro. I was not disappointed. The small plates is what...More

Thank FredOH69
Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were her with a large group of people (20+) and the food we got was nice, but not special. You can get it in every tapas bar. Also it was not enough. Everybody was still hungry even though we paid $25.

1  Thank NLtraveler17
Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited El Faro with a large group of at least 25 people and service was great. The different tapas kept coming and the atmosphere was great. The sangria was great and even though the food was a heavy on the garlic we all enjoyed...More

Thank Meerten2025
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $26
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Elliott Street | Elliott Stables, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-365 1111
El Faro is a Spanish inspired restaurant and tapas bar with an intimate and rather eclectic atmosphere.The owners of El Faro have had a love of Spain and it's people and have a passion for getting back to basics with food and a strong belief in sustainable natural farming, local produce and wild meats, they use the best possible ingredients to put together his ever changing blackboard tapas menuWhether it is a quick pre theatre meal, romantic dinner or letting your hair down, you will love the mojitos caipirinhas sangria Spanish wines, beer & funky music.
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