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“One of the best meals!”

Restaurante La Farola
Ranked #27 of 106 Restaurants in Playas del Coco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Abierto de 5pm a 10pm de Lunes a Sabado. Domingos cerrado. Open from 5pm to 10pm Monday to Saturday. Sundays closed.
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“One of the best meals!”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

We walked by this place several times and finally went tonight. It was wonderful! Started out with the best sangria ever- it tastes of cinnamon, and had apples, orange juice, and cognac. Delicious! Chef sent us a tapas of thinly sliced bread and a salsa that contained, along with the usual, octopus and finely chopped egg. It was wonderful. Then, fruit and cheese salad with walnuts and fresh baguette bread. For entrees, we had grilled chicken, lobster tail, and catch of the day, sea bass. The chicken came with salad, thin crisp fried potatoes. Lobster was large and tender, and the grilled sea bass was two big pieces that were grilled perfectly. We split a giant size piece of chocolate cake with warm chocolate sauce, strawberries, and whipped cream. Our service was perfect - friendly and attentive, and the chef and her son came out at the end to ask how everything thing was, and they couldn't have been nicer. We had a great experience from start to finish. I highly recommend this as a great place for a lovely meal.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Julezz
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Carlos A V, Propietario at Restaurante La Farola, responded to this review, January 10, 2014
Thanks for coming and spend this past evening with us. This will always be your house. It is a pleasure to meet people as good as you are. And also you are a dachshund lover!!
It was an beautiful experience for us too.
Best regards.

Carlos Viloria
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Northbrook, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“La Farola is not the place for a good dinner”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Our meal at La Farola was long, cold and underwhelming. It took two hours for the entrees to arrive. About half were cold and one wasn't served for a full ten minutes after the others. The service was terrible and the food definitely not worth that wait.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank joanieleopold
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Carlos A V, Propietario at Restaurante La Farola, responded to this review, January 10, 2014
Google Translation
Gracias por su comentario.

Debido a lo negativo del mismo hemos estado comprobando los tiempos de su cena y ustedes llegaron a las 19:05, la orden de los 8 comensales fue tomada a las 19:16 y tras servirles unos aperitivos, los entrantes y los platos principales a todos ustedes, procesamos el pago de su cena a las 21:15.
Todos sus platos bajaron dentro del tiempo establecido por los criterios de nuestro restaurante, tanto los aperitivos (cortesía de la casa), como los entrantes y los platos principales, y por supuesto he de decirle que ningún plato se sirvió frío.
Nuestra cocina es estilo tradicional y elaborada, cocinamos los platos al momento para ofrecer la mejor calidad.
Nuestro servicio es siempre exquisito, porque es nuestro sello de identidad.
Por todo esto entiendo que su comentario no está haciendo justicia a lo que realmente ocurrió en realidad, y lamentándolo mucho debo comunicarme los responsables de Tip Advisor para zanjar esta disputa.

Reciba un cordial saludo

Carlos Viloria
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13 reviews
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“Hidden gem”
Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

This place is a bit hard to find but very worthwhile for a visit. Make this a place to eat a very nice meal.

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Thank leeattoronto
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Carlos A V, Propietario at Restaurante La Farola, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thanks for you comment.

It was a pleasure for us to share our food and tradition with you.

Best regards.

Carlos Viloria
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Toronto, Canada
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“Excelente food and service”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

I totally recommend this restaurant if you are in playa del coco. The food was amazing. I was with my mom and brother. Everything that we tried was excellent. The service was great and they pay lot of attention to details. Very nice table set up and the restaurant has a great atmosphera. I would definitly recommend it if you are looking for good food and stylish and cozy atmosphera. Try the sangria because it is very good

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank i2010
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Carlos A V, Propietario at Restaurante La Farola, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thank you very much for your comment.

As you know our sangria is made in a tradicional way, following an ancient recipe from our family.

The food is also made in the tradicional way in order to transport you to Spain.

It was a pleasure to share that evening with you three.

Best regards

Carlos Viloria
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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8 reviews
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“Good Food, Poor Service”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

I can not complain about the food, however the service was poor. Our order was incorrect, main courses were served before the appetizers, the bill was incorrect and the was a very foul odor from garbage cans across the street. We would not go back there again.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Margie J
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Carlos A V, Propietario at Restaurante La Farola, responded to this review, January 10, 2014
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Gracias por su comentario.
Lamento que su experiencia no haya sido todo lo buena que deseamos a nuestros clientes, por lo que me gustaría comentarle lo ocurrido esa noche.
En primer lugar, nosotros no somos responsables de los olores existentes en la calle, fue por ello que les ofrecimos encarecidamente que se sentaran en el comedor interior, y ustedes rehusaron nuestra sugerencia y se cenar fuera.

En cuanto al orden de los platos, fueron servidos tal y como ustedes ordenaron. A mitad de la comida salí personalmente a interesarme por la experiencia, y todos me dijeron que estaba siendo perfecto. Entiendo que si algún plato baja en el orden que no es ( todos somos humanos y podemos equivocarnos) simplemente basta con hacerlo saber para solucionar el problema, si no dicen nada, entendemos que está bien.
Por último, decirle que la cuenta estaba bien, pero que cuando 8 personas tienen diferentes opiniones a cerca de lo que quiere pagar cada uno, es normal que pueda haber confusioón a la hora de repartir los platos, pero el total siempre fue el correcto.

Saludos cordiales

Carlos Viloria
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