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El Faro

#60 of 1,505 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
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5, Geneva, Switzerland
732-21-98
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Geneva, Switzerland
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Pierre H
Singapore, Singapore
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89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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 servings for a Spanish run bodega but a very simple place for a very good... More 

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Thank Salomon S
Belgrade, Serbia
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

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Thank Tackica1
New York City, New York
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224 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
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 crust. Fresh and tasty, original taste of the fish really stand out. If you are... More 

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Thank IndahNS
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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78 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
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 it is refreshing to experience.

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Thank pcinbk
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent service. Clean. Very good fresh food. Public parking nearby. Need to book. Highly recommend the assorted grill fish.

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Thank AA_excelllent
Geneva, Switzerland
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117 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Grilled octopus appetizer was delicious. Seafood paella was served with large portions, andwas wonderful as well. Staff are friendly.

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Thank Carol S
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I've been here many times. Very high standards, quality and level of service extremely high. Fish is always fresh and cooked in different ways. Paella is also very good. Prices in line with the area.

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Thank Marco S
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I must admit I wasn't expecting the white tablecloths and perfect table setting when we set out for our paella night. Frankly I didn't even want paella, and was hoping to find something else to eat. I certainly wasn't expecting such a vast choice of Spanish style fish and seafood. It was really hard to decide. In the end we... More 

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Thank Erica M
Geneva, Switzerland
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119 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This unassuming side street restaurant in Geneva is a must for fish and seafood lovers, all the fish are rod caught and no more than 24 hours old when they reach the plate, Augustine, his son & his wife will make your stay very comfortable. The ambience is very sophisticated and the menu is superb. I have tried most items... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?