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El Faro

#107 of 1,656 Restaurants in Auckland
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39 Elliott Street | Elliott Stables, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-365 1111
10:30 - 23:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 10:30 - 22:30
Thu 10:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:30
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Townsville, Australia
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place & friendly staff. Really loved the goat cheese starter and the sangria!! Would absolutely recommend

Thank Milika V
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had previously been to this restaurant last year as live out of Auckland and decided to take my daughter in law their again this year. We had several tapas including Patatas Bravas $10, Lamb Croquettes $15, Flamed Goats Cheese $13, Slow Roasted Pork (not dry at all but very succulent) $13 washed down with a very nice bottle of... More 

Thank Debby070
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332 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I quite like tapas since you are able to taste a large variety of items but they tend to be quite small. Came by for lunch and decided to try the slow roasted pork special. Not only do you get a decent bowl full of pork, you also get a whole plate of fried potatos. Really filling and tasty lunch.

Thank acineto
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I had previously eaten at this restaurant before with a colleague and found the service helpful, speedy and the food amazing. Therefore I decided to have my 30th Birthday Celebrations here. I contacted the restaurant who were so helpful, even offering a set menu as there would be 12 of us. They had reserved an area upstairs for us. The... More 

Thank Kirsty E
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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172 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We ordered four tapas before seeing a show. The food came out amazingly fast, which was perfect for us. The "beet and blue" was a taste sensation, and the goats cheese and mushroom dish was also sensational. Unfortunately, the slow cooked pork was a bit dry. However, the flavour was still good, maybe we just got unlucky with a few... More 

Thank CR111
Tauranga, New Zealand
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Hi all, I have been eating only once at this restaurant, during the many visit to the Stables, I has mussels - It is a tricky thing to cook or eat them prepared for you anyway. They can be served tough or just watery and under-cooked and gritty. I had them all, I like mussels almost any way they can... More 

Thank hol b
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Part of the Elliot Stables - several restaurants each with their own dining area or you can eat in the communal area in the middle, El Faro has a good range of tapas at reasonable prices. The wines are well priced as well. The small downstairs dining area is lovely and upstairs, whilst lacking in atmosphere is much quieter, so... More 

Thank Devala R
Napier, New Zealand
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

This is a pretty standard tapas place; they want to sell you kinda boring tapas and a couple of glasses of Estrella or a jug of sangria. It's nice enough as far as it goes, but the food is uninspired and the Stables atmosphere leaves a lot to be desired. For those who haven't been there... the Stables is basically... More 

Thank AAGills_Cat
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

We have been here a few times, wanting a great central Auckland tapas experience. not pretentious, not too pricey but with high quality, this place always delivers. if there's a large group, try sitting upstairs on the mezzanine.

Thank emuesk
Brisbane, Australia
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114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

We found the Elliot Stables near our hotel, and liked El Faro's menu the most. This Village is a great take on a 'food court'. We had Chick Pea Salad, Pork Shoulder slow-cooked, Squid rings, and Chicken with paprika. Along with some churros. Service was SUPER fast. The sangria was great. Very noisy, and lots of foot traffic, so not... More 

Thank Anderst04

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Mediterranean, Spanish, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
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, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?