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El Farol Restaurant

808 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2726
+1 505-983-9912
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (330 reviews)
“paella” (87 reviews)
“fried avocado” (47 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:30 Hours
Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
808 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2726
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank 1234texas
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Jean G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

6  Thank SrgnFsh
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Really great tapas in a nice bar atmosphere. The servings are generous enough to make it dinner. Fried avocado is justly famous.

Thank Snarth
Reviewed 22 January 2018

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

Thank shelterform
Reviewed 19 January 2018

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

12  Thank dien2no
mon1201, Manager at El Farol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

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.

Reviewed 15 January 2018

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 msm092015
mon1201, Manager at El Farol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Thank you for visiting El Farol, we are happy to hear that you had a great time. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 January 2018

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

8  Thank smack5
mon1201, Manager at El Farol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

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.

Reviewed 5 January 2018

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

Thank Chere604
mon1201, Manager at El Farol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$38
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 808 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2726
  • Public Transportation: Public transit is available on Canyon Road. Call or visit Santa Fe Trails for current schedules.
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-983-9912
  • E-mail
The El Farol experience combines classic tastes of Spain with a unique blend of art, dance, flavor and aroma. You will be able to choose some of the finest wines from all over the world. El Farol has been hailed as Santa Fe's most iconic bar and restaurant since 1835.
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