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El Farol

The El Farol experience combines classic tastes of Spain, Santa Fe and Mexico with a unique blend of art, dance, flavor and aroma. You will be able to choose some of the finest wines and sherries the world has to offer in an upbeat, rustic 1835 adobe where the walls tell stories of artists, poets, lovers, local history and beauty.
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161 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
(161 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 161 reviews
5 stars
(66)
4 stars
(52)
3 stars
(26)
2 stars
(9)
1 star
(8)
Food 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
2.2 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • fit for foodies(63)
  • neighborhood gem(51)
  • vibrant bar scene(43)
  • great for outdoor dining(41)
  • special occasion(38)
  • romantic(36)
El Farol Reviews List
Review 1 for El Farol
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Tasty!!

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"El Farol was recommended to us by several people, so we decided to give it a try. I wasn't expecting it to be so homey and cozy (apparently, they usually have music so we thought it was a more open space), but that was exactly what we were looking for. We started with 2 items on the tapas menu - jambon serrano and the clams. Both very good and well prepared. We also split a chicken dish which was also very tasty. El Farol also has good wine selection and our waitress was precious. All in all, a nice quiet evening out!"
Dined on 2/08/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/07/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2013
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Review 3 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2010
Special Features: hot spot, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 4 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Hoppin' Blues Jam

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This place is a gem in Santa Fe. The food is excellent the ambience is vivacious and the Tuesday night blues jam is hoppin'! I was pleasantly surprised that the noise level for a live band is quite moderate and not over bearing. My husband and I typically will have ear plugs handy for these types of venues, but to our delight, we did not need them and the music was just loud enough to enjoy. The house band was very approachable and accommodating. My husband was able to sit in with the band and they truly welcomed his talent with a Strat guitar. Everyone was very complimentary and friendly- staff, patrons and band. A must do on a Tuesday if you're ever in Santa Fe. A Reservation is highly recommended, as it is a popular event for this venue and it fills up fast, but you'll get to cut a rug, have a fabulous meal and meet some very friendly folks! Keep up the good work El Farol!!"
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2015
Special Features: hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 5 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/27/2016
 2011
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Review 6 for El Farol
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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Review 7 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/22/2016
 2012
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Review 8 for El Farol
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"New Year's Eve was not ideal.. Too many people and tables for our waiter to handle. Food selection wasn't the best for a preselected menu. After meal, there was an additional charge to stay at the bar for music/entertainment."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
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Review 9 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
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Review 10 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Happy New Year dinner

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We had a New Year's eve dinner here. It was a fixed menu with excellent choices to appeal to any taste. The drinks were good and the food was delicious We were with friends (two other couples) and the service was pretty good considering the large crowd. We really enjoyed ourselves. The staff was friendly and all of the guests were in good spirits. We look forward to going back!"
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Tapas, Margarita's and Music

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Make sure you go on the nights that JJ and the Hooligans or Controlled Burn plays!"
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Review 12 for El Farol
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2012
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Review 13 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/27/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2015
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Review 14 for El Farol
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 15 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/03/2016
 2011
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Review 16 for El Farol
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

2016 New Year's eve

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"À prix fixe menu was a bad idea! Salmon was overcooked, Ceasar salad barely touched with dressing."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
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Review 17 for El Farol
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

My disappointing return to El Farol.

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"I had such high hopes for this dinner, given my previous meals at the restaurant were so fantastic. I've no idea if it was simply a comprehensively poor night or if the dining experience has just eroded over time but I will most likely not return.
Service was inconsistent and weak. Servers did not have enough menus and the restaurant was only at about 40% capacity. It took a long time to even receive service after our single menu was delivered (dinner for 4) and 15 minutes after we finally submitted appetizer orders...we were informed the chef broke a glass in the ceviche and it was being thrown out. The server had also forgotten the guac ordered upon seating, when reminded, he offered it as complements from the chef...a tablespoon was delivered in what most would consider a nut cup. Embarrassing that an item that should arrive in bountiful quantities was so miniscule.
These lackluster and frustrating moments continued through the entire meal. Even more surprising that it was only days after Christmas and a weekend. One would expect an establishment to be amp'd up and still in high quality service mode!"
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 18 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

One of the best resturant in Santa Fe

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Excellent food perfectly prepared. Paella was delicious. Best Tres Leches I've ever had. Impeccable service. Everyone in my party loved their food."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
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Review 20 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

One of our long time favorites. Love the tapas.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 21 for El Farol
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

A disappointing holiday season dinner

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"We have previously been to El Farol and were happy, thus our return with visiting family. However, service was very slow even though they were not busy when we arrived. For some reason there were at least 3 different servers in the room, 2 of which were visible to their diners. Ours arrived with an apology for the delay. Tapas was fine but the paella was a disappointment and not quite warm enough. When we were given the dessert menus I had to request that the food stained paper table cloth and bread basket be removed, but alas they left empty wine glasses and empty wine bottle behind. Also we were not asked if we wanted coffee, tea, etc. Dessert gets a 50% since 1 of 2 was ok."
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2013
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Review 22 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great place to eat while visiting Santa Fe!!!

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Dined on 12/27/2015
 2008
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for El Farol
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Terrible dining experience.

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2014
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"The 7:00 Christmas Eve "seating" was obviously overbooked, and therefore the waitstaff was running around in a disorganized fashion. Water delivered to the table once, no refills,; drink waiter was to come take drink orders, never came; no refill on bread; We asked second time for drinks and more bread, never arrived. Prime Rib ($60/plate) was thin, overcooked for the "medium-rare-only" availability, and very tough; desert was not edible. When we complained, the waitress was argumentative and angry, stating "why didn't I know sooner that you were dissatisfied" although we asked for our waitperson to come to the table, and apparently some other water came. This is ordinarily an excellent place to dine and listen to great music. Never had a bad experience before. Will never go back for a holiday dinner again."
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2014
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Review 24 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 25 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/26/2015
 2006
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Review 26 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 27 for El Farol
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for El Farol
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2004
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2004
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2004
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Review 29 for El Farol
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Walked in on a Sunday night - totally enjoyed it

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Nacha Mendez music is awesome - who knew you could get that in such a small place. The service was good - and we enjoyed a bottle of wine, some tapas and a delicious paella. We had a great time, would definitely go back."
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 30 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/25/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/25/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/25/2015
 2015
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 31 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Tapas were perfect

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I was there with friends to try the various tapas on the catering meno as El Farol is handling a party for me. One of the most enjoyable Sunday afternoons I've spent in a long time. The food was amazing, the wine selection excellent. And our server Luis went out of his way to explain the various dishes and how they would be served."
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Still good after all these years

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Ate here for the first time in a couple of years. Food, wine list and the joint are all still great. Rock band playing 70's-80's tunes, lots of dancers, and very tasty tapas.
Keep up the good work."
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2008
Special Features: hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 33 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Perfect Canyon Road food experience

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Dined on 11/10/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/10/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We ate there on a Tuesday Blues jam night and could not have been happier with the band, ambiance & food!"
Dined on 11/10/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 34 for El Farol
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/07/2015
 2011
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2011
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Review 35 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/06/2015
 2012
Dined on 11/06/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/06/2015
 2012
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Review 36 for El Farol
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Fine Topas Restaurant

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Like to save this restaurant for lunch on special occasions. Flash fried avacado is a favorite. I don't normally order desert, but the figs and dates stuffed with marscapon should not be missed. When you are done check out some of the galleries on Canyon Rd."
Dined on 11/05/2015
 2013
Special Features: great for lunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 37 for El Farol
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/02/2015
 2005
Dined on 11/02/2015
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/02/2015
 2005
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Review 38 for El Farol
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Menu not accurate with argumentative chef/ waiter

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"The menu does not reflect what you will GET on the plate. The chef decided to alter some stuff... this is a risky move because some people cannot have spicy food. I sent back a dish twice and explained that the menu HAS to be accurate. The server argued with me and said the chef makes decisions but --- if the menu is not accurate, either print out a new menu or explain to the diners the modifications to the existing items. After sending it back twice, and not willing to eat third time.... the bill still had the dish charged. We had to ask that it be removed."
Dined on 10/23/2015
 2008
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Review 39 for El Farol
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/21/2015
 2011
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Review 40 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/17/2015
 2007
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Review 41 for El Farol
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/17/2015
 2010
Dined on 10/17/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 10/17/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 42 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 10/16/2015
 2011
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Review 43 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/16/2015
 2012
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 44 for El Farol
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2005
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Review 45 for El Farol
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Looking for dinner and entertainment

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Pleasant restaurant. Food was okay, but not spectacular. My husband ordered three tapas and one was fried crisps in sauce with no calamari. My paella was okay. I am spoiled, however, because a close friend's husband is from Spain. Service was very good. Unusual to have a blues band and open mike."
Dined on 10/13/2015
 2015
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 46 for El Farol
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/13/2015
 2010
Dined on 10/13/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/13/2015
 2010
Special Features: great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 47 for El Farol
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 10/09/2015
 2007
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2007
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2007
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Review 48 for El Farol
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Magic Evening at El Farol

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Made a special reservation on Open Table for El Farol's dinner show and the evening was magic. Tapas were excellent, especially the flash fried avocado and the rib eye skewer. our waitstaff was attentive and the dinner show was entertaining - Stray Sax."
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for El Farol
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 10/08/2015
 2007
Dined on 10/08/2015
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/08/2015
 2007
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Review 50 for El Farol
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/06/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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