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“Delicious Tapas”
Review of El Faro

El Faro
Ranked #155 of 2,327 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $26
Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Canton of Thurgau, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
191 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Delicious Tapas”
Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Nice Location in the Elliott Stables, Live Music, friendly Staff, great Food! Specially the Tapas are fantastic!
We shared 5 different Tapas (Beans, Chicken, Beef, Potatos and Olives) and all of them were delicious...

Love it!

Thank Lukas_E84
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Simply stunning”
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

Thank JMLCA1234
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Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Cosy, friendly, honest Tapas lunch in interesting surroundings.”
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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Brisbane, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Highly recommend”
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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