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808 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2726
+1 505-983-9912
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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New York
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233 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have enjoyed tapas here for years -- delicious care and special location on Canyon Road. While back in town I saw that they were having a flamenco dinner and I am so glad I made a reservation. As a line diner I had the best seat at the show, too!

1 Thank W.H. D
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60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just stopped by for a break and drinks as we make our way up Canyon Road's spectacular art galleries. I got the Sangria and it was excellent. Get the carafe, it a better deal. The beer is good too. Weather permitting, sit outside. The food looked good. Service was attentive. A good stop!

2 Thank Randi4712
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am sure the music helps, given some of the reviews. All we ate was very good, nothing exceptional, but well executed. The tables squashed against the wall are a bit awkward, and when we went on a Monday there was no music. The music is apparently variable as we found out from asking... from none to a rock night... More 

2 Thank samwSp
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hosted a special birthday with family and friends at beautiful El Farol. The tapas courses, accompanied by special margaritas, wines, and select beers were done perfectly!. The private room was adorned with lovely linens, beautiful candles, and incredibly beautiful wall murals. The food was presented with an acute attention to detail, with the flavors and seasonings just right. The... More 

2 Thank 1111111111S
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tuesday night Blues Jam is a lot of fun! You have house band and other professional musicians sitting in playing great dance music from the 60-70's. Lots of locals come out for the fun. Call Monica and make a reservation for a bar table. Who knows who you'll see there: The cast from Longmire, Lou Diamond Phillips, Billy Gibbons from... More 

2 Thank dikhead
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called the day before and was able to get into the Saturday flamenco show (barely) they first put us two rooms back and said we could go stand in the doorway when it started. A few minutes later our hostess said they had a table of six reservation not show. We got upgraded to the main dining. We were... More 

1 Thank Emilie L
Boulder, Colorado
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is perfectly located amidst the galleries and has a nice outdoor seating area to enjoy the people walking by. I found the food to be very good, not great, but very good and the atmosphere was quite unexpected; it looked like it hadn't been updated or changed in many many years. Although, I heard it recently changed hands,... More 

2 Thank cjc519
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

My girlfriends and I have eaten at El Farol on a number of occasions and were excited to go there again during a getaway trip to Santa Fe. The food was very good; we started out with a few Tapas and then shared 3 entrees which was plenty of food. It wasn't very crowded (there was a Flamenco show later... More 

2 Thank BensMom2
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We went to El Farol for an anniversary dinner. It was a nice evening and we enjoyed the show. However calling our waiter lackluster would be a compliment. He did the bare minimum and didn't do that very well. So what should have been a fabulous celebration was just a pleasant night out. There are too many other great restaurants... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A great place for sitting outside watching the world go by and having some tapas. My wife and I sat inside the last time we visited and although the food was good I missed the outdoor experience. A lot of their tapas are very good. the baked avocado, the mussels and ceviche were just fine. We went nuts on desserts... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 26
Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?