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El Faro

5, Geneva, Switzerland
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (18 reviews)
“fish” (15 reviews)
“sea bass” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
5, Geneva, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 16 June 2017

Set on a side street near the train station, this cozy restaurant was a real find! Excellent seafood and paella, friendly service. We actually ate here twice. We had the paella on our first visit (which was great), then kept seeing all the other delicious-looking...More

Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I had the best sole ever with perfectly cooked veggies. I love this place and will return soon. The fish was prepared like it should be, without too many things around it.

Thank Pierre H
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Literally. Either a very good cod- Or a very good paella. Pick the latter. Not that the cod is no good, but the paella really is. A family joint but a very good one. Little fish selection but a good one. Too many Portuguese cod...More

Thank Salomon S
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent Spanish restaurant, pleasant atmosphere, extraordinary food. Excellent choice of vines. Pleasant, helpful and very friendly staff. Convenient location near bus and tram station. Good choice!

Thank Tackica1
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Those loving Seafood plates, here's the place! Right in the middle of the city, near Gare Cornavin, this petite restaurant is a gem. I love seafood and truly enjoyed my lobster bisque and shrimp cocktail for appetizer, and shared the grilled sea bass with salt...More

Thank IndahNS
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch of paella here, as well as fish dishes that were fresh and served perfectly prepared, with thoughtful, unrushed service, and wonderful wines, including by the glass. El Faro is everything a traditional restaurant should be and used to be, and...More

Thank pcinrj
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent service. Clean. Very good fresh food. Public parking nearby. Need to book. Highly recommend the assorted grill fish.

Thank AA_excelllent
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Grilled octopus appetizer was delicious. Seafood paella was served with large portions, andwas wonderful as well. Staff are friendly.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I've been here many times. Very high standards, quality and level of service extremely high. Fish is always fresh and cooked in different ways. Paella is also very good. Prices in line with the area.

Thank Marco S
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I must admit I wasn't expecting the white tablecloths and perfect table setting when we set out for our paella night. Frankly I didn't even want paella, and was hoping to find something else to eat. I certainly wasn't expecting such a vast choice of...More

Thank Erica M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: 732-21-98
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