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“Nice birthday party”
Review of El Faro

El Faro
Ranked #140 of 2,344 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $26
Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed August 18, 2012

It was my sister in law's birthday and she booked there a Tapa's menu for everybody.
It was delicious, and we had an amazing time.
Definitely recommended!!!

Thank Mimadic
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

If you can't enjoy this place just stay home. We walked into the Elliot Street Stables complex on a crowded Saturday night, on a weakened away to Auckland. Had never heard of the place. What a great setup, really quite unique. Choose any table where you can find one, and order from any of the 10 or so restaurants in the complex, plus byo from the very good bottle shop if you wish. After doing a full circuit and checking other places we opted for El Faro and its excellent tapas. Missing seafood options but what it does is excellent, and the Spanish wines are too. Really friendly and helpful service, knowledgeable about comparable wines so we could make an informed choice from their unamiiar list. The whole experience left our following night at Euro for dead, at a third of the price. Can't recommend too highly.

Thank TrvlaOz
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

This little restaurant is a favourite of mine, I take every opportunity of a trip to Auckland city to have lunch here. The decor and atmosphere is about as close to an authentic Spanish tapas bar that I have found in New Zealand, and the friendly staff are very tolerant of me trying to habla espanol! El Faro is situated in the Elliott Street Stables, so there's no scenic view but is an excellent place for people watching, and plenty of room for large groups. I recommend the mussels Binibeca, divine washed down with a cold Estrella, and very good value.

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Thank fatsprat
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Reviewed January 12, 2012

As part of the Elliott Stables this is more like an upmarket food court than a restaurant. overall its a great dining experience. we met the owner/ manager Mark and he and his staff were great.
the best food is the comprehensive tapas menu. great place for pre or post "going to a show."
be sure to have a jug of Sangria Royale... (i even wrote the recipe down for later)

1  Thank Dean N
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

First off can't say enough about the Elliot Stables and the setup. You can basically sit at a table and order from any of the restaurants in the area (there's quite a few from French to Spanish to Latin). We had a bit of everything but out two favorites were El Faro and the french place. The Tapas were absolutely delicious at El Faro, their fried chicken bites I couldn't put down and the potatoes fratas were delicious. service was fast and the food of high quality. Whatever you do, if in Auckland get to the Elliot Stables and try the Tapas here.

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1  Thank DrewG_18
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