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El Faro Tapas Bar And Wine - CLOSED

231 Burmah Road 10050, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
+60 4-227 2310
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“tapas” (36 reviews)
“paella” (9 reviews)
“boquerones” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Spanish, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
231 Burmah Road 10050, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

I’m not sure while people rave about this place. The service was consistent once the food start arriving, though booking a table was hard work and the restaurant phoned me twice, 30 minutes after I’d actually arrived and was sitting with friends at the table...More

Thank dubaijournal
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Highlights: anchovy with watermelon and mint. So fishy and flavourful, the flavours combined so deliciously together. Paella was thick, rich and full of seafood. The eggplant on toast with tomato was delicious. Ham and pear. Thinly sliced and tasty. Prawns and garlic was my favourite....More

Thank Netster11
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We are big fans of tapas. The tapas at El Faro was amazing, full of flavour and with an Asian twist. One of a few eating places in Asia with delicious food, very good wine, restaurant atmosphere, and medium prices. The staff was very attentive...More

Thank Y_Y000
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I especially like the Boquerones here, which consists of anchovies, watermelon and mint, a very special taste. The crispy chicken is good too! Enjoyed a relaxing Sunday afternoon over a glass of white wine and tapas!

Thank KhaiPg
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The tapas here were all delicious, in particular the black risotto, angel hair bottarga and salt prawns. Good ambience, welcoming host. If anything the house wine by the glass was disappointing (Argentinian Malbec), but beer ice cold and the cuisine a welcome break from Asian....More

Thank joanna5463
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Staffers pompous and pretentious in behavior while suggesting menu items to us as we were new and said we didn't order enough etc. Food was overpriced and taste - let's just say we've had better back in Spain.... We won't go back for any of...More

Thank nomadicj80
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Some nice wines but very overpriced. Also poor service and dont forget the menu doesnt include taxes ! On the positive....great atmosphere

Thank travellr1
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We discovered this restaurant whilst walking along Burmah Road in Penang & much to our surprise it was really very good. The staff were knowledgeable & attentive. One in particular was rather entertaining which made our night even more pleasing. The food, 'tapas' were excellent...larger...More

Thank gmnorthcott75
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Penang is known to be a destination for excellent street food.Much is written about the great and inexpensive variety of food there. Yet this relatively little known tapas place can creditably take its place as a great Penang food-place to visit. A fairly compact menu...More

Thank LiangTS
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I am so thrilled when I was invited to this place by my good friend, if u are a Tapas lover...No Regrets!, I truly love this place for its ambiance and food, service is good. As the evening falls into Penang and you are in...More

Thank Eva P
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Restaurant Details

Spanish, Wine Bar
Good for
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 11:30 PM
3:00 PM - 11:30 PM
3:00 PM - 11:30 PM
3:00 PM - 11:30 PM
3:00 PM - 11:30 PM
3:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Burmah Road 10050, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-227 2310
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Operation Hours3 pm - 11.30 pm / daily (Last order at 11pm) Closed on Wednesday
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