We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Faro

Avenida La Manzanera 9L, 03710 Calpe, Spain
+34 965 83 65 28
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (4 reviews)
“friendly bar” (3 reviews)
“rod stewart” (2 reviews)
Opens in 2 min
International, European, Spanish
Avenida La Manzanera 9L, 03710 Calpe, Spain
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (61)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 2 October 2016

We stayed in the area called La MANZANERA. Just a short walk to Calpe. We came across El Faro almost as soon as we arrived and visited almost every evening. It's a lovely meeting place and the owner Ian made us feel very welcome from...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank lorrainecahill
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Always try to get up to El Faro Bar when we visit Calpe. Always get a friendly welcome from Ian and Bridgette. Took our friends and Brother in Law and Sister In Law last time. The Gin Bottle came out and we all had a...More

Date of visit: October 2014
Thank Phillin2014
Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

The combination of a beautiful bar, tremendously friendly owners, welcoming locals and a lovely setting made El Faro our favourite place to stop for a relaxing drink. Found it on the third day of a two week holiday and visited almost every day for the...More

Thank Pete C
Ian B, Owner at El Faro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2015

Hi Pete Ali & the little adorable Mathew, enjoyed your company & look forward to the next time. Ian & Brigitte Your friends in Calpe. xx

Reviewed 20 January 2015

It is a perfect place to have a glass of wine in a very charming and warm place. From the outside, you can see just a few lights in a very cute and misterious terrace. The entrance invited us to discover that place. Once, inside,...More

Date of visit: January 2015
Thank AdelaidaVerastegui
Ian B, Owner at El Faro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2015

Thank's very much for the review guy's. Hope to see you on your next trip. xx

Reviewed 8 January 2015 via mobile

Ian and Brigitte are the keepers of the Lighthouse (El Faro) and our visits to Calpe are not complete unless we visit them at least twice a week. First discovered by my Grandfather and in turn introduced to me by my Dad; El Faro makes...More

Thank Dan W
Ian B, Owner at El Faro, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2015

Thanks guys for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have three generations of the W family here with us at El Faro. Entertaining throughout Be lucky & look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Ian & Brigitte.

Reviewed 17 July 2014

Super cosy open bar with very nice owners and friendly customers, always a coming home feeling thnx Ian & Bridget grtzMore

Date of visit: June 2014
Thank Rudi B
El F, Owner at El Faro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Cheers Rudi & of course Franchesca AKA PAKI great to see you both again it is people such as yourselves that keep us going through these hard times!!. Look forward to your next trip & of course your friends. Ian & Brigitte.xx Glad the fish...More

Reviewed 30 May 2014

This is a bar in a very tranquil area of Calpe. There was no food available at the time of our visits last week but the owners make you feel very welcome and it's a pleasant place for a drink. It's worth noting the bar...More

Date of visit: May 2014
Thank LakelandRambler58
El F, Owner at El Faro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Thank you for the kind review, we look forward to seeing again as & when you return to Calpe. Remember info@elfarocalpe.com will keep you in touch if we can help in any way. Ian& Brigitte.

Reviewed 16 April 2014

I recently returned to Calpe for our holidays and visited El Faro again. Unfortunately they are no longer doing full menus but the atmosphere is still fantastic and Ian and Brigitte welcomed us like old friends. We enjoyed a few pleasant afternoons there and enjoyed...More

Date of visit: March 2014
Thank Tilly H
El F, Owner at El Faro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

many thank's to you & your family for the continued support over the last 8/9 years allowing us to survive these baron times. Ian & Brigitte.

Reviewed 10 July 2013

A Tranqill oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the sea front bars. A place to meet, relax, chat and drink with your friends and the owners.

Date of visit: June 2013
Thank barry b
El F, Owner at El Faro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Hi , Nigerian Barry. June will soon be here again look forward to seeing then ??. El Faro.

Reviewed 28 June 2013

I moved to Calpe 18 months ago & discovered the pub El Faro in a quite little oasis. There I met the friendly owners Ian & Brigitte who are constantly there no staff just their personal attention at all times. I met some marvellous people...More

Date of visit: June 2013
Thank Irishpete46
El F, Owner at El Faro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Hi , Pete & Pat we know you are having busy & stressful times at the mo. Just remember we are here to help if we can. Look forward to your next visit. Ian & Brigitte.

Nearby HotelsSee all 30 hotels in Calpe
Hotel Bahia Calpe by Pierre & Vacances
502 reviews
.31 miles away
Gran Hotel Sol y Mar
3,102 reviews
.38 miles away
Villa Benicuco
3 reviews
.40 miles away
3 reviews
.41 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
El Posit
255 reviews
.19 miles away
La Casa Restaurant
275 reviews
.23 miles away
La Llar de Barbara
331 reviews
.24 miles away
Lapsus Bistro
109 reviews
.24 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Promenade of Calpe
315 reviews
.39 miles away
5 reviews
.06 miles away
Calp Free Tours
11 reviews
.18 miles away
Dala thai massage
5 reviews
.33 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from El Faro staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida La Manzanera 9L, 03710 Calpe, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Alicante  >  Costa Blanca  >  Calpe
  • Phone Number: +34 965 83 65 28
  • E-mail
One of calpes best kept secrets. Designed and built by Ricardo Bofill and set in La Manzanera with its buitifull flower covered walls a truly wonderfull place to dine or just to drink. Open 7 days aweek 12/6 or by appointment for special occations. While the menu may be small we provide you the option to make your own menu for parties etc. WE seat 40/50 outside and a comfortable 30 inside. Please not we open 12/6 every day but due to illness there is no food available until further notice. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our friends & look forward to meeting new ones. El Faro your friends in Calpe. Ian & Brigitte.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing