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Restaurante El Faro de Cadiz

Calle San Felix 15, 11002 Cadiz, Spain
+34 956 21 10 68
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Calle San Felix 15, 11002 Cadiz, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday

A little bit hidden, but not far away from the coastal street that encircle the historical centre of Cadiz is located El Faro. This is a serious, high quality restaurant of the old school. Formal but friendly servants who provide you with excellent service during...More

Thank Anders L
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a very enjoyable lunch here. Only had one course each - fried fish Cadiz style and paella - but both were well cooked and the seafood was very fresh. Service was friendly. Lunch is served in a side room but the main restaurant...More

Thank Darlene3501
Reviewed 5 days ago

We chose this restaurant by reputation, having read that it was the best restaurant in Cadiz. That I cannot confirm as we were only there for one day. We arrived at 1pm (opening time) on a Saturday, to be shown to a table in the...More

Thank AnnFelicity
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Oysters haven't been shuck properly, served full of shell. Almost broke my teeth, a bit surprising as for the michellin starred restaurant. Description of the dishes in english version of menu wasn't too clear either .

Thank Marta B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my first time here, the food is delicious, high quality and good service. The price for the quality is good, there is no cheap high quality food. This restaurant is very good and to be advice. The wine selection was also very good...More

Thank Nuno_Pinto1303
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here on our first day in Cadiz and enjoyed the experience with a few "provisos". The staff were our biggest issue. We found it difficult to get their attention at the start, although this improved as lunch progressed. Getting a smile was...More

Thank srussell300
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelling solo I had a hankering for a cal place to eat, with neat white tablecloths accepting the price premium I would pay. The surrounding inside El Faro lived up to expectations as did the Lugubrious maitre'd. My starter was an intriguing grilled scallop with...More

Thank Hamish C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a group of 8. The paella was good but the was the same as the market down the street. My sea bass was a bit dry. The oxtail was very good. Oysters where good. Dessert was really good. Staff where friendly and...More

Thank shazbut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch in the restaurant yesterday. The service is great and the menu looks good but the food is only ok. Maybe the tapa in the bar is better value

Thank BNM79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old world charm and service. Popular among locals and tourists. You might want to reserve in advance.

Thank EduardTheTraveller
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Hi, we are visiting this restaurant for al la carte sit down lunch on 02nd June, please can you advise dress code for men, are smart shorts ok or are long trousers required in the restaurant. Thank you Hola, nos visita este restaurante para el almuerzo el 02 de junio, por favor, podríamos ser asesoramos en el código de vestimenta para los hombres, son inteligentes cortos ok o es el política pantalón sólo? ¿ Gracias
1 May 2017|
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Response from elfarodecadiz | Property representative |
They can come as they please less in swimsuit. Our waiters wear a jacket. But customers can come in shorts.
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Is there a recommended attire? Or are jeans okay?
11 October 2016|
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Response from elfarodecadiz | Property representative |
Jeans it's ok.
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We are visiting Cadiz in November , do we need to make a reservation?
4 December 2015|
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Response from mpdj | Reviewed this property |
Reservations are advisable or, arrive for a drink and tapas half an hour before restaurant opens and dive in ( quite a few did this so a bit tense!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 34 - USD 135
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Felix 15, 11002 Cadiz, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Costa de la Luz  >  Cadiz
  • Phone Number: +34 956 21 10 68
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El Faro de Cadiz is located in the traditional neighborhood of "La Viña", where Gonzalo Cordoba started with a small bar decorated as a sailor tavern, with nets and fishing stuff, with few wooden benches and tables. The customers came in search of the famous fried fish, called "pescaito frito" daily carried by fishermen of "caleta" beach. His daily concern and desire to excel led him to transform the local expanding and providing modern facilities. Now retired, his spirit of service and commitment to others is part of our principle to keep shining gastronomically Cadiz and we are proud to continue this work. El Faro Cadiz is still committed to the tradition to move forward and offer the best of our sea and our land to our clients.