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El Faro

39 Elliott Street | Elliott Stables, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-365 1111
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“churros” (14 reviews)
“tapas” (58 reviews)
“mussels” (31 reviews)
Open Now
15:00 - 21:00All hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
39 Elliott Street | Elliott Stables, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviews (178)
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1 - 10 of 178 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We had dinner here as we were in the mood for NZ Mussels and this place delivered! There was a nearly a full one kg of mussels in a saffron wine sauce. We coupled this with the albondigas meatballs, the chicken skewers and the potatoes.......More

1  Thank 95natea
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

For the two dishes I've tried, pretty average. Prawn was ok. Pork shoulder was ok. Don't think worth a visit.

Thank Yinikins
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Had garlic prawns at the elliot stable complex and they were good. You order at their counter and they bring the meal to your table. Service was prompt and friendly

Thank mark2390
Reviewed 23 December 2016

El Faro is a Spanish restaurant within the Elliot Stables complex. What a great place with great atmosphere, plenty of room, wooden tables and vibrancy. There are a number of eating styles you can have so there is something for everyone. I decided on El...More

1  Thank DodgeElliot
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank Milika V
Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank Debby070
Reviewed 7 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...More

Thank Acineto
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Hi! May I please reserve a table dor four for 6 pm Friday 28 th October Seems from reviews that upstairs might be quieter -- so if possible may we be upstairs? Thanks, Thelma
25 October 2016|
Response from Anderst04 | Reviewed this property |
You do realise that this is TripAdvisor - and not the restaurant website?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-365 1111
  • E-mail
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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