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El Farol

4.4
936 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
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  • Creative Cuisine (41)
  • Good for a Date (38)
The El Farol experience combines classic tastes of Spain with a unique blend of art, dance, flavor and aroma. You will be able to choose some of the finest wines and authentic Spanish food that are big on flavors! Enjoy the rustic 1835 adobe walls that tell stories of artists, poets, lovers, local history and beauty.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish
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Hours of operation
OPEN DAILY - ALL YEAR ROUND

LUNCH 12PM-5PM
HAPPY HOUR (MON-FRI) 3PM-5PM
DINNER 5PM-10PM

BAR IS OPEN TILL MIDNIGHT ONLY FOR NIGHTS WITH LIVE MUSIC - LATE NIGHT MENU AVAILABLE

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Phone number
(505) 983-9912
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What 936 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
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4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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vipPenguin (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

2 nights in a row // Home run // Small plates and salads are outstanding //
Very creative tapas // FUN and bright venue //

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
2.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Birthday for my wife with 7 friends. One brought a home made cake to share. We were charged an $18.00 cake cutting fee for her effort. The tapas of old were no longer available which disappointed us. Good wine and reasonable but slow service

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KimD (Denver)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

We have been eating here for many years. The food and service are still impeccable.

We thought some of the quaintness was gone after the remodel. For three people we were seated at the first table to the right. It is a very large table for three so I moved to the end of the table so I could visit with my party. I would suggest using that only for large parties or put two small tables there in its place. Thanks!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

Very Nice!

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Music123 (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Amazing authentic Flamenco in intimate atmosphere. Loved our evening!!

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
2.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

We made a 8:30 PM dinner reservation. When we arrived, we were asked if we wanted to sit in the bar where the band was playing, and we said we had dinner reservations. They sat us in the bar area anyway, and 30 minutes into our meal, we were told because we were present, we would be charged a five dollar per person cover charge for the band. We thought the band was great and most likely would’ve left them a tip anyway, but brought up the issue to the waiter that we were being charged without any notice ahead of time. A manager came over, and she explained us that it wasn’t their policy, but it was the band’s fee. Great food, great time, very put off by the bait and switch cover charge. Manager blamed open table for not alerting us to the cover charge.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

We could not have asked for a pleasanter dining experience. Both the food and staff were outstanding - even my son-in-law who has worked both as a chef and a waiter in some very good restaurants was impressed. Said the octopus was the best he ever had.
This was a return visit after a holiday visit that coincided with a noisy office party that brought twice as many guests as booked and overwhelmed the space and staff. Even then, though the staff struggled, they did everything they could to give us a good experience. A table side visit from the owner and complimentary desserts was a gracious touch.
We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

Wonderful time! Love the renovations. Staff and food were great! Locals and tourists will love.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

Best food ever! Every tapas item was more delicious than the last. Fun live music & dancing, easy-going, mix of ages

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vipmadmagnum (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

Loved everything. Pork belly and calamari, licking the plates

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish
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Hours of operation
OPEN DAILY - ALL YEAR ROUND

LUNCH 12PM-5PM
HAPPY HOUR (MON-FRI) 3PM-5PM
DINNER 5PM-10PM

BAR IS OPEN TILL MIDNIGHT ONLY FOR NIGHTS WITH LIVE MUSIC - LATE NIGHT MENU AVAILABLE

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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(505) 983-9912
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Entertainment
Known as, "One of the best bars on earth!" by The New York Times, "This is the place to head for local ambience and flavors of Spain, Santa Fe and Mexico."
El Farol is proud to present entertainment seven night a week. Whether it's the Canyon Road Blues Jam featuring the best local and national touring musicians, one of our hot Latin dance nights, R&B/Soul/Funk or, our intimate Sunday evenings of Spanish guitar, you can dance the night away on the dance floor after enjoying the award winning food in the restaurant and cantina.
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Catering
El Farol will bring great food and excitement to your office or home; menus can be customized for the event.
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Parking details
The 24-Hour City Parking Pay Lot is located directly across the street from El Farol.

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Public transit
Public transit is available on Canyon Road. Call or visit Santa Fe Trails for current schedules.
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Executive chef
Shane Alexander
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Private party facilities
Private Room and Outdoor Patio available.
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Private party contact
Freda K. Scott: (505) 983-9912
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Saturday Night Flamenco Dinner seating begins at 6:30 with $25 cover per person exclusive of food and drinks. A wonderful way to enjoy live music while conversing with friends and enjoying the wonderful foods and wines of El Farol. For more information, please call El Farol or make your reservations on line now through Open Table.