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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 19 June 2023 via mobile

Fantastic meal as always never disappoints. Sat outside with beautiful views of the Mediterranean stretching down towards Marbella. Lovely seafood restaurant however they cater for all tastes with steaks, pork and chicken available on the menu. I chose swordfish which came with Mediterranean veg and...chips. My wife had chicken in a creamy white wine sauce. Both meals were delicious and good portion sizes. Good wine and drinks list, overall great atmosphere and restaurant in which to enjoy the viewMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 31 October 2022 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick snack and a beer, and the service was friendly and quick, and the Prawn pil pil and the mixed salad was great. And the view from the terrace was unbeatable.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 11 September 2022 via mobile

Such a disappointment - picturesque location but terrible food. All four different dishes had to be sent back as they were raw in the middle. Waiters stand about laughing when should be serving. Overpriced. Definitely one to cross off your list.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 24 August 2022 via mobile

Seafront restaurant in El Faro. Beautiful views. Food is great, ate there a couple of times. They have a fish menu as well as the regular menu. My steak was perfectly cooked. Service is ok, the struggle a little with the English language so so...the best that they can. There’s also the beach bar downstairs that serves the most delicious sangria.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 25 July 2022 via mobile

6 family members ordered different meals. Spaghetti bolognaise was bland and watery, asked to remove it from the bill. Didn’t question the reason for this…. Paella with chicken- 90%bones, 10% chicken, no flavour and was more of a risotto, very sloppy. Sea bass was so...salty as were the chips served with it. Waiters didn’t ask if our meal was ok, no conversation, just cleared our plates which had food on them that we didn’t want to eat. No questions or apology. Service was absolutely terrible. Needless to say, no tip left.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 24 September 2020

We visited this restaurant after seeing the good reviews. Walked in and asked if we could eat. Given our table and ordered our meal. The food was very nice. However, the waiter began clearing plates before we had all finished the first course - very...rude. Second course arrived, again nice food. However after finishing they pounced on us immediately to ask for dessert order. We asked to wait a few minutes. Then we were hassled again to order dessert. Meanwhile, outside door was locked, curtain drawn and we were made to feel uncomfortable. We decided to just go for coffee. Coffee arrived and as we put cups down, waitress came and cleared the table, removed crockery, even removed place mats and left us sitting at an empty table. So rude! We were almost pushed out of the door. It was only 9.30pm! Ruined our evening, so rushed, it felt like we were in a McDonalds not a high quality restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

We visited El Faro for dinner, we had fantastic fresh clams and red tuna, and gambas pil oil and pork chop. Absolutely amazing food, restaurant very quiet as out of season, but lovely to watch the sunset by the sea, with gorgeous food and a...very nice Sauvignon blanc. Average to reasonable priced food and drinks, but the food was amazing, definitely recommended!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 5 November 2019

Our first visit this time was for Sundowners and to check the place out. Fantastic location and got some good sunset photos. Service and drinks were very good. We returned to sample the food which looked pretty good on our first visit. Gambas pil pil...and pimentos fritos to start followed by grilled Turbot. Very tasty food well presented with friendly service. Prices were fair and we would come again, fantastic location for Sundowners.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 22 September 2019 via mobile

Absolutely love this place nice food good location nice view looking on to sea great value great staff and very friendly always visit here when in spain highly recommend

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 15 September 2019 via mobile

Disgusting food , terrible service, awful stuff. Avoid!!! There’s a lot of nice restaurants in the area.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 September 2019

Beautiful location overlooking the beach, with good parking. Staff were friendly and service quick. Food was cheap but poor quality - pasta bolagnaise tasted like tinned spaghetti hoops, veg greasy and overcooked and meat fatty. A shame as it has potential given the location.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 26 August 2019 via mobile

Well i will never learn this is my 3rd time at this restaurant and the service is just rubbish as i have experience before. Left after waiting 20 minutes to order no one came and ask us for the order. When we left i told...them why we where leaving .. not even a sorry... from the staff Do not waist your money in this restaurant the are lots of good restaurants across the road. I will not be going back there.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

From both inside and outside the restaurant, the view of the beach and the sea is stunning. Lots of photos for your instagrams can be taken here. The food simply tops it off. Scrumptious paella and prawns. We were very satisfied with our visit. As...well as friendly staff.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 20 July 2019 via mobile

We’ve been here a few times, partly because of the proximity to my “in-laws” villa but mostly because of the food. My eight year old son considers their sea food platter a staple of his visits to Spain (and I am partial to the little...bits of fried octopus) but today he discovered their swordfish steak and may have been converted. My wife and I have just shared one of their mixed paellas and, it being the third of the week from a variety of sources, it was the best by a country mile. The seafood has always been fresh and flavoursome whenever we’ve been and we will keep coming back.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 6 July 2019

The paella here was extremely bland and had very little sea food. It was disappointing as the setting is really nice. It’s a very popular place with locals so I expected it to be good but it just wasn’t. My son had a spaghetti bolognese...and garlic bread and that was poor too. No real taste and rock hard garlic bread. Nice place for a drink but I wouldn’t eat there again.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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