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El Faro

39 Elliott Street | Elliott Stables, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-365 1111
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (63 reviews)
“mussels” (31 reviews)
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Spanish, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
39 Elliott Street | Elliott Stables, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 172 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us stopped for a quick bite before a concert at Aotea Centre, The Stables are an easy 10 minute stroll from the venue. El Faro turned out to be a great find! We tried a few dishes such as Patatas Bravas, Flame kissed...More

Thank Simon D
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Visited on a busy week night, lots of large groups ordering. The atmosphere in the restaurant wasn't lost even with people coming and going. We ordered 4 tapas dishes for 2 of us. The food bread & dips, calamari, lamb and beef & pork were...More

1  Thank johnW15654
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Spanish delights, the meat melt in your mouth and the shangria is the best I ever had in the city. The mixture of wine and fruits is just right and make it taste incredible.

Thank Aaron T
Reviewed 17 September 2017

My partner and I purchased a last-minute First Table booking for El Faro, and we are so glad we did. Everything about our evening here was enjoyable. We shared the mussels, bread with EVO, chicken skewers and calamari. We definitely ordered far too much but...More

1  Thank taranakituturu
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely delighted with the flavours from the tapas on offer here! Perfect place to go if you're not wanting large meals. Must try the mouth watering Lamb croquettes. My tastebuds were delighted!!

1  Thank Z3977EPjessicar
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Sat outside this restaurant, so of course, had to order some food! Had tapas and the breads to start. Lovely hot flat bread with great tapenade and a balsamic dip on the side.

Thank Buckoinchch
Reviewed 25 July 2017

El Faro in the Elliot Stables is a great tapas restaurant and bar Great menu!! Good wine list Very friendly staff and excellent service Wonderful atmosphere!!!

Thank Brycee10
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The paella was very nice but for NZD$23 you would expect to be full leaving, portion was absolutely tiny.

Thank Pete H
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Saw Elliott's Stables while we were walking around. We went inside and there were lots of little restaurants inside. We chose El Faro when we saw their lunch specials. We both had chicken pinchos. We weren't expecting so much for the price. We each had...More

Thank Planner55
Reviewed 6 April 2017

What a find this place was. We almost missed the place as it's part of a collective of restaurants inside what looks like an office building from the outside. When you enter the building you are surrounded by interesting looking restaurants of all types /...More

Thank flo_dhbomb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Elliott Street | Elliott Stables, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-365 1111
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.
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