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“Genuine family owned & run, serving local fresh fish from Menorca.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Faro Restaurant

El Faro Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Binibeca
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Genuine family owned & run, serving local fresh fish from Menorca.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

This restaurant is special for several reasons.

It is a joy to meet Andrés, his son, also Andrés, and mum Anita who is the Chef. The whole atmosphere is really friendly which makes one feel relaxed and welcome.

The cuisine is just as I would like it with may exciting fresh fish and local Paella dishes, and great Lamb & Steak as well.

No need to freak out if you are not yet quite ready for "Gambas frescas de Menorca a la plancha, al ajillo o flambeadas con gin", or in English, "Fresh Menorcan prawns grilled, then flambé with gin or in garlic", for the menu serves many International dishes alongside their local specialties.

This is therefore a great restaurant for family's, where tastes may differ.

I actually dare friends to find a better view than one enjoys from the terrace here. You can sit, eat & drink the best, and be immersed in a view of a particularly beautiful part of the Mediterranean, here on the South East coast of Menorca. Perched above rocks, on the edge of the village, looking out over the cove, and on-wards to the horizon across the enchanting blue sea.

Welcome to the real Menorca!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Luton, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Great 1st time but repeat visit poor!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

The first visit here was very good - the food well prepared and service very attentive from the owners. However, on our second visit, the owners were still welcoming but he food was definitely poorer quality and therefore, we did not visit again.

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank MichelleALuton
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely little find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

Very friendly family run restaurant, made our young children feel very welcome-lovely views to sea. 21 euro set evening menu is excellent value for money. We also had a take away from here to eat in our villa which was also great.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bearington33
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Chester, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good Food and Friendly owners.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

We visited this restaurant on two occasions recently, once for lunch and once for an evening meal. The owner and his son are very friendly and make you very welcome. The 'Tapas' days they hold are very good, a drink and a choice of tapas for 2 euros. The evening 'menu of the day' is priced at 21 euros including wine, there is a good choice of food and this is well worth a try.
Overall a good experience and I would recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ColinFD
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A restaurant where they treat you like family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

El Faro's looks out over the sea and in the summer is open to the breeze and sea air - it really is a fabulous location. The food is great value with set meals (including wine - and if you don't drink it all with your meal they give you the bottle to take home!) and daily specials; primarily the freshest possible seafood. It is an ideal place to take the family as they are so child-friendly - they cooked my fussy 4 year old whatever he fancied and he was showered with affection and attention. The owner is a keen diver and has a display of 'finds' in the restaurant that is well worth a look. A real jewel of a restaurant.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Janie M
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