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El Faro

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Carretera N-332 Calle Alicante km. 15., 03130 Santa Pola, Spain
+34 965 41 21 36
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Los Montesinos, Spain
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109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

If you are driving from Alicante south on the N332 from Alicante airport like I have done many times the first thing you see when you get towards Santa Pola is the restaurant laid well back from the road with a huge car park. When you pull in and park and enter you see a great display of local fresh... More 

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Thank Philip B
Oviedo, Spain
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

This restaurant is a favourite one for my family. We have been going here all the summers for more tan 20 years. We love their paellas, the seafood, the desserts, everything. It is advisable to be there soon, to have a better service, since sometimes after 15:00H there is too many people, and so the service gets slow.

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San Fulgencio, Spain
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

My husband had booked us in for lunch as I was flying back to Alicante on my birthday and the restaurant is on the route back to our home. We were the only people there and we were not impressed with the set menus. We chose off the al la carte menu.We had a poor salad, bread with alioli and... More 

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Thank Ann M
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014 via mobile

Went there for lunch today. Had 6 Gambas Rojas which are always good, 1 hake and 1 sole. The hake was good but the sole was not as fresh as it should have been and very over cooked. With 1 bottle of wine and 1 pudding the bill was €91 which would have been ok if everything was perfect. But... More 

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Mariefred, Sweden
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112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014

We had Sunday dinner here as we have seen a lot of cars here when we have passed. They have set menus and also alacart menus. We took a set menue and it was really good,as well as the service.

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scotland
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

We had a very poor lunch here. Lamb chops with barely any meat were overpriced but the plate of Fidueas was disgusting. It took ages to arrive and was not the small noodles we have always had but spaghetti covered in soy sauce with about 4 shrivelled over poked shrimps. I would not eat here under any circumstances.

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Thank pallidada
Koekelberg
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

On the 30st of october, we visited this restaurant. It was very expensive and the food was bad. It was for us the first time, the last time and one to many!

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Norfolk
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Unless you are Spanish avoid this place. They do not seem to like English people. I found gravel in my ice cream and friends who spoke Spanish said the waiters were bragging about spitting in their food. When they reported this they were ignored. Take heed and avoid the place. The food is rubbish anyway.

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Aalesund
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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2012

Great views of the Bay of Alicante. Lovely walk or bike ride in the sierra. A must if you like to get out on foot and see a bit of countryside.

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Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012

I visit this restaurant in September this year, its very famous between spanish people, some of them recommended it to me, the food is not bad but I think its expensive.

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Thank Alexei S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera N-332 Calle Alicante km. 15., 03130 Santa Pola, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Alicante  >  Costa Blanca  >  Santa Pola
  • Phone Number: +34 965 41 21 36

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?