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Restaurante El Faro de Cadiz

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Calle San Felix 15, 11002 Cadiz, Spain
+34 956 21 10 68
13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 00:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Both the restaurant deco and waiters are full of character. We had two excellent dinners with very fresh seafood and fish and very tasty starters. Very warm and welcoming towards children. Excellent wine. Classic ambience!

Thank HDNT
Nerja, España
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The receptionist at our hotel had recommended this restaurant to us and we were not disappointed. After walking our legs off all morning we entered a sea of tranquility and old worldly charm. We had a superb lunch - chose a few of "today's specials" and loved everything that was put in front of us - all dishes were well... More 

Thank Spanishpensionista
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found the waiting staff extremely patronising to the point of insulting. Was ticked off when we served our own wine after waiting with empty glasses for a refill by our apparently disinterested waiter...almost like Faulty Towers in service quality as he slopped the wine, some of which went over the food! We were told beforehand it was the best restaurant... More 

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Boston Spa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived early and had an enjoyable evening standing at the bar and having a wide range of tapas. The barman was very good at suggesting things we might enjoy and he was a good ambassador for the restaurant. The tapas were without fail tasty and interesting and reasonably priced. We also looked round the restaurant area, which had a... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everybody raves about this restaurant (its reputation seems to precede it), and while it serves good food & offers good service, it is overpriced and overrated. It was an enjoyable experience with friends but definitely not the best meal I've ever had. If you like an over the top stuffy starched white napkins kinda place, this is for you. If... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional Spanish restaurant popular with locals and tourists. Excellent food in cosy surroundings.

Thank StevepL17
La-Baule-Escoublac, France
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great evening with some great people. Restaurant, over priced and over rated. Food pretty average. I would like to say the service was very good.

Thank Lolaette
Nice, France
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very traditional Spanish restaurant,doing what they do very well. Try the Salmorejo and the Arroz Negro and you won't be disappointed. It's an institution. When you are in Cadiz don't miss it.

Thank Groover25
Corfe Mullen, United Kingdom
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103 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our travel guide book mentioned this restaurant to try before leaving Cadiz and a recent Rick Stein programme we saw on BBC showed him eating fish in Cadiz, not at El Faro I don't think, but somewhere very close by. So we were on a day trip away from our base in Seville and thought we would give it a... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

I was after a long walk and have been recommended this place by a lovely local lady I humbled across on the streets nearby. I came in just as they were opening the restaurant for lunch time. I ordered 3 tiny sized tapas dishes: Tortilla de Camarones Unidad, Patatas con Melva and the Humus de Berenjenas Pulpo with a Sangria.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$130
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?