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“Simply stunning”
Review of El Faro

El Faro
Ranked #148 of 2,372 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $26
Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, 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 March 21, 2014 via mobile

So we read the reviews and decided to give it a go. Had the white bean and chorizo to start and then embarked on the mussels, one word, Amazing, so good we ordered a second pot. One thing I would say is rather than chips offer the choice of bread, the mussel liquor is too good to leave. The staff were friendly and attentive, food very reasonably priced, will we go back. FOR SURE. Thanks to Mark and the staff for a great night

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Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

A rare chance to eat tapas so far away from Spain. The waitress was delicious and genuinely spanish. Food was excellent and the atmosphere was nice.

Thank Matteo D
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Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Three of us lunched at El Faro to celebrate a friend'a big birthday, encouraged by the plaudits on this website.
None of us wanted mussels and as has been pointed out here already, main sized meals are "mussel pots". That left us to make do with Tapas since it was not Paella Friday. That worked quite well after an initial worry that the food would be too oily.
In the event, except for the chicken nibbles, oiliness was not a problem, neither was heat - just the right amount of smoked paprika.
In the very metropolitan setting of The Stables in Elliott St with several kinds of seating options, informality and tasty plates ensured a different and pleasant lunch.

Thank Thangboche
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Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I visited for dinner and tried 4 tapas off the menu and we were both amazed with each dish! My two favourites was the slow cooked pork and butter beans with chorizo. Also loved the atmosphere at Elliot Street Stables. Would be coming back!

Thank HailsA
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Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

We were brought here at the start of our NZ trip and the food, atmosphere and staff were so good we came back just before we fly home. The mussels are delicious, large, juicy, don't think I've ever tasted better.

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Thank SAstbury
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