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El Faro

5, Geneva, Switzerland
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (19 reviews)
“sea bass” (4 reviews)
“cod” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
5, Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible food, especially the fish. Certainly one if the best spanish restaurants in Geneva. A no brainer if you want a Spanish food.

Thank Thiago_and_Lu
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

The presentation was amazing. The cod fish “croquetas” were legendary. The octopus “a la gallega” was inviting to dip the crusty bread for more in the extra virgin olive oil. The red wine Garnachas “Salmos” 2013 had a fantastic oaky flavor. The welcome bubbling cava...More

Thank JP P
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

I had never had of this lovely little restaurant(actually quite good space usage), but would definitely go back to experience more. It is a pity the paella came when I was already full.

Thank Tzoro1
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Convenient location right in the center of Geneva, close to the train station. The food was very good and service too. Recommend.

Thank shvarz
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Set on a side street near the train station, this cozy restaurant was a real find! Excellent seafood and paella, friendly service. We actually ate here twice. We had the paella on our first visit (which was great), then kept seeing all the other delicious-looking...More

Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 2 May 2017

I had the best sole ever with perfectly cooked veggies. I love this place and will return soon. The fish was prepared like it should be, without too many things around it.

Thank Pierre H
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Literally. Either a very good cod- Or a very good paella. Pick the latter. Not that the cod is no good, but the paella really is. A family joint but a very good one. Little fish selection but a good one. Too many Portuguese cod...More

Thank Salomon S
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent Spanish restaurant, pleasant atmosphere, extraordinary food. Excellent choice of vines. Pleasant, helpful and very friendly staff. Convenient location near bus and tram station. Good choice!

Thank Tackica1
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Those loving Seafood plates, here's the place! Right in the middle of the city, near Gare Cornavin, this petite restaurant is a gem. I love seafood and truly enjoyed my lobster bisque and shrimp cocktail for appetizer, and shared the grilled sea bass with salt...More

Thank IndahNS
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch of paella here, as well as fish dishes that were fresh and served perfectly prepared, with thoughtful, unrushed service, and wonderful wines, including by the glass. El Faro is everything a traditional restaurant should be and used to be, and...More

Thank pcinrj
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: 732-21-98
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