This is not the El Farol of 10 years ago (or 20) while we lived in Santa Fe. There were still good tapas, but the choices were slim. No Sangria. What? El Farol with no Sangria? Can’t be! And it was not the noisy scene...More
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We have had only one bad experience here--at a flamenco show. Other than that, this is just a great place for a wonderful Spanish meal. We love the small plates. The location is great--Canyon Road. This is a nice place for a dinner after you...More
It felt a bit cool in the restaurant at first, but the warmth of the ambiance cheered us. The service was excellent, and it was grand to hear the wait staff talking Spanish to each other. Sometimes it feels as if there are no Mexican-Americans...More
The tapas menu is pretty good, but the four I had all tasted somewhat "prefab" and were way too salty. The wine list is good, but not stellar. I ate in the bar area and when the music started, the place got hopping. This is...More
Really great tapas in a nice bar atmosphere. The servings are generous enough to make it dinner. Fried avocado is justly famous.
El Farol has been at this Canyon Rd. location for many years. Last year it was sold to new owners and the old place has been remodeled and updated transforming an old funky space into a more elegant dining space with a new menu. The...More
four of us had lunch today - two hamburgers, one chicken sandwich and the mussels. The burgers were very good; the fries were almost cold; the chicken sandwich much like you would get at any other restaurant but colder; of the three salads that were...More
We do appreciate your feed back, and certainly apologize that El Farol did not meet your expectations. We will continue to work on improving our service, we hope you'll come back and give El Farol another try. Thank you.
At a recent late lunch we found this quaint restaurant pretty full. In spite of that the food came in promptly and the service was attentive. We shared an appetizer of fried avocado, which was "to die for." The tortilla espanola and the chicken sandwich...More
Thank you for visiting El Farol, we are happy to hear that you had a great time. We hope to see you again soon!
El Farol came highly recommended to us but we were a little disappointed. There were a lot of locals, didn't seem to be any tourists. We were very hungry and had been travelling all day. We had dinner reservations but the kitchen ran out of...More
We greatly appreciate your feedback, and do apologize for the disappointment. We will keep improving our services to better serve you. Hope you'll come back and give us another try. Thank you very much.
We liked this place so much we went three days in a row. Two days were drinks only - the boyfriend LOVES their margaritas - and one day was a group of 7 of us for lunch. We ordered a large variety of tapas and...More
We are pleased to know that you had a wonderful time, and we greatly appreciate your feedback. We work really hard to offer great food and service in the best possible environment we can. We hope you'll come visit us again. Thank you very much.