808 Canyon Road, 983-9912 Lunch 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, dinner 5-10 p.m. nightly; food available in the bar until closing
Music & dancing nightly; flamenco dinner shows Tuesday-Sunday through Aug. 1, reservations required
Patio dining in season Noise level: conversational in dining rooms,
loud in bar Handicapped-accessible Credit cards, local checks
• The Short Order
El Farol is a Canyon Road gem. Warm and welcoming, it’s full of good food, music, and authentic old-time charm. Count on a wide range of interesting tapas, substantial entrees, and an assortment of food-friendly
wines from Spain and the New World. Nightly music and regular flamenco shows throughout the summer draw in locals and tourists for festive times. Recommended: salmon entree, aguacate tapa,
croquetas de salmón, and pasta piñon verde.
Ratings range from 0 to 4 chiles. This reflects the reviewer’s experience with regard to food and drink, atmosphere, service, and value.