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El Faro

#133 of 1,808 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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39 Elliott Street | Elliott Stables, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-365 1111
10:30 - 23:00
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 10:30 - 22:30
Thu 10:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:30
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472 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Saw Elliott's Stables while we were walking around. We went inside and there were lots of little restaurants inside. We chose El Faro when we saw their lunch specials. We both had chicken pinchos. We weren't expecting so much for the price. We each had a ginger beer which went very well with it! Good, fast service.

Thank Planner55
Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

What a find this place was. We almost missed the place as it's part of a collective of restaurants inside what looks like an office building from the outside. When you enter the building you are surrounded by interesting looking restaurants of all types / flavours. We picked El Faro due to the TripAdvisor ratings and it turned out to... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We had dinner here as we were in the mood for NZ Mussels and this place delivered! There was a nearly a full one kg of mussels in a saffron wine sauce. We coupled this with the albondigas meatballs, the chicken skewers and the potatoes.... WOW. Plus, the wine selection was very good. We have to state the service in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

For the two dishes I've tried, pretty average. Prawn was ok. Pork shoulder was ok. Don't think worth a visit.

Thank Yinikins
Narrabri, Australia
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298 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Had garlic prawns at the elliot stable complex and they were good. You order at their counter and they bring the meal to your table. Service was prompt and friendly

Thank mark2390
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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104 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

El Faro is a Spanish restaurant within the Elliot Stables complex. What a great place with great atmosphere, plenty of room, wooden tables and vibrancy. There are a number of eating styles you can have so there is something for everyone. I decided on El Faro as I wanted some mussels. Then they complicate it by offering them three ways.... More 

1 Thank DodgeElliot
Townsville, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Great place & friendly staff. Really loved the goat cheese starter and the sangria!! Would absolutely recommend

1 Thank Milika V
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had previously been to this restaurant last year as live out of Auckland and decided to take my daughter in law their again this year. We had several tapas including Patatas Bravas $10, Lamb Croquettes $15, Flamed Goats Cheese $13, Slow Roasted Pork (not dry at all but very succulent) $13 washed down with a very nice bottle of... More 

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602 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I quite like tapas since you are able to taste a large variety of items but they tend to be quite small. Came by for lunch and decided to try the slow roasted pork special. Not only do you get a decent bowl full of pork, you also get a whole plate of fried potatos. Really filling and tasty lunch.

Thank Acineto
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I had previously eaten at this restaurant before with a colleague and found the service helpful, speedy and the food amazing. Therefore I decided to have my 30th Birthday Celebrations here. I contacted the restaurant who were so helpful, even offering a set menu as there would be 12 of us. They had reserved an area upstairs for us. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 26
Mediterranean, Spanish, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Elliott Street | Elliott Stables, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-365 1111
El Faro is a Spanish inspired restaurant and tapas bar with an intimate and rather eclectic atmosphere.The owners of El Faro have had a love of Spain and it's people and have a passion for getting back to basics with food and a strong belief in sustainable natural farming, local produce and wild meats, they use the best possible ingredients to put together his ever changing blackboard tapas menuWhether it is a quick pre theatre meal, romantic dinner or letting your hair down, you will love the mojitos caipirinhas sangria Spanish wines, beer & funky music.

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