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El Farol

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808 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2726
+1 505-983-9912
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place for sitting outside watching the world go by and having some tapas. My wife and I sat inside the last time we visited and although the food was good I missed the outdoor experience. A lot of their tapas are very good. the baked avocado, the mussels and ceviche were just fine. We went nuts on desserts... More 

1 Thank john b
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went mainly for the Flamenco, which was less than wonderful. Very so-so. But, the tapas were excellent though a tad limited. Good variety and tasty. We also ordered main dishes, neither of which were all that great. If we were to go again, we'd ask to be seated in the bar and stick to tapas and enjoy whatever live... More 

1 Thank Jana W
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Spanish restaurant , service is great, tapas are soo good , we had the Serrano from the cold tapas on that one you don't get enough Serrano ham , but it's complimented with manchego cheese and membrillo along with some roasted veggies . We also had the pincho tapa that was delicious , good portion too. The flavors are... More 

1 Thank Alex-and-Ellie
Fort Lauderdale
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to try El Farol Xmas Eve since it is in the center of Canyon Road. They were doing 3 seatings that evening. We chose the 7p and apparently along with everyone else. We arrived just before 7p to find people standing outside waiting for the folks from the 5p seating to leave. Either we had bad luck or our... More 

Thank Hartdad
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reservations only, $69 for a 4 course meal only for that night. We were vegetarian and were told we would get a good meal. Choosing soup or salad, only salad was veg. Appetizer was 2 of the 3 choices for veg so that was good. 3rd course was all meat. Our server brought a pasta dish that was just pasta.... More 

Thank David C
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Faro is a venerable institution that assured good food and drink whenever one stopped by. Not last week. I had heard that the long time owner had the place up for sale. Perhaps it has been sold. Whether sold or not it is being ignored. The tapas was thrown together without inspiration and served barely warmed up. The margaritas... More 

Thank 1942pc
Denver, Colorado
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is so lovely here, it's a great place to at least get a drink and enjoy their local music. The food is pretty good - standouts were the flash-fried avocado and paella. And this is coming from a girl who really doesn't like cooked avocado. Their fish was cooked really nicely in the paella, and the calamari was... More 

2 Thank Julie W
Lancaster, PA
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a week in NM and this was one of my favorite meals while in town. Everything was delicious. Enjoyed several small plates and a Mexican coffee to warm up on a very chilly day. The fried avocado is a must! If you are visiting Canyon Road, you need to stop here!

2 Thank Lancgirl
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were at El Farol for New Year's Eve, and not only was the service pretty bad (we felt rushed out...from a New Year's dinner with a midnight champagne toast), but the food was sub-par. We paid for a four-course meal and the first two courses came out at the same time, followed almost immediately by the... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I made dinner reservations for 6:30 NYE. Being fans of Flamenco music and dance we also wanted to see the 8:00 show for the extra $25 each. It was a prix fixe menu and more filling than I thought it would be. We each ordered the same courses: salad, flash fried avocado (omg), prime rib, and flourless... More 

2 Thank Heather M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 26
Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 808 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2726
  • Public Transportation: Public transit is available on Canyon Road. Call or visit Santa Fe Trails for current schedules.
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-983-9912
The El Farol experience combines classic tastes of Spain, Santa Fe and Mexico with a unique blend of art, dance, flavor and aroma. You will be able to choose some of the finest wines and sherries the world has to offer in an upbeat, rustic 1835 adobe where the walls tell stories of artists, poets, lovers, local history and beauty.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?