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El Faro


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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, International, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings

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Located at the highest hill of Pacífica Resort Ixtapa, you will enjoy delicious international cuisine in El Faro restaurant, with an amazing ambience thanks to the seaside view and the soulful music.
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Seafood, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service at El Faro were by far the best we found in Ixtapa. And while the bill, overall, was a bit higher than some of the restaurants in town, it was well worth the cost. Dollar for dollar, best meal of our...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Amy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner at 6:30 so we could enjoy the view and the sunset, which was perfect. We indicated that we didn’t want to rus dinner, so they brought us our drinks, then pretty much ignored us. Finally, our order was taken. I had the mahi -mahi...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank DianneM474
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very special dining experience at El Faro. We did not have reservations (risky) but got a great table without a wait. The view is to die for, especially at night, as you overlook all of Ixtapa. The food was top notch and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank HyackNW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent dining views, delicious food, wonderful staff and the perfect atmosphere for a romantic dinner. I suggest you try to arrive before sunset which is amazing at this location. Probably the best two dinners I will have all year we’re at this restaurant. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Onthebeach2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was part of our all inclusive dinner options during our Pacifica Resort stay. We had a 6pm reservations so we had stunning bay views before sunset, then the night view before leaving. Octavo and Javier were fantastic! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Sunshine97222
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best things about staying in the Pacifica resort. This location offers an outstanding view of The bay. The service is quite good and the staff is very nice, but a little slow. Some of the food items in the menu...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lilirogz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for a birthday celebration and our waiter accidentally knocked over a bottle of wine and a full beer right onto me! I was soaked, my dress, hair, everywhere! Hubby got semi soaked too, our beautiful Caesar salad was swimming on our plates so...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank WestCoastTraveller55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated a special birthday dinner at El Faro, and we were very impressed with the service and the food. Remarkable.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank NLDtraveler2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful dinner, amazing banana flambé and amazing view! The architecture of this place is quaint and romantic. Go for sunset !!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Liccamoto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As always, the view is wonderful and the restaurant beautiful. Service was good and attention great. We were disappointed that we didn't know that it was a set menu for Valentine's Day. It would have been nice to be offered a choice of the set...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Kathy B
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10 March 2019|
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Response from Lilirogz | Reviewed this property |
Sales pitch for timeshare.
5 December 2018|
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Response from 62gamal |
¿No sabes cómo usar un teléfono o correo electrónico?
8 March 2018|
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Response from MissMargie19 | Reviewed this property |
Take a cab since it is pretty hilly, and there are other roads veering off the main one, so you may end up somewhere else in Pacifica Resort. Do take the gondola down to the beach.
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