EL Faro Tapas Bar & Wine @ Penang

Saw this little sign at roadside every times when headed to Clark Hatch. The light house symbol catch my eye and I started to search on net and instagram to figure out what is this restaurant about. 
EL Faro Tapas Bar & Wine A restaurant which serve Spanish food in either tapas size or dish size. I never try about Spanish food before so thought I should have a try on it. Thus, create a wechat group and call out my college sweetie for a dinner date at there. 

My own version of "Tapas" explanation is likes small portion plates of food and in Chinese maybe we would like to called it as 小菜. I think for girls will be quite fancy of having food in tapas size because we wont get full easily after a plate thus we are able to try out many different kinds of dish at one times!

EL Faro signboard, you can see it if you driving across burmah road =) It's located at your left hand side! 
This how the internal view of the restaurant. Warm and Cozy!
Tadaa....The Reddish Melon Colour Menu!

As you can see from the menu there, there are separate to tapas or dish for each food. The size of dish is like a double up of a tapas size. So, You are feel free to make it into dish if you are heavy eater. =) 

Besides, various of dinner group provided such as table for 2 /4 /6 /8. It's great for first time visitor because usually we don't know which should we try and we don't want to miss any signature food from the restaurant. Sweetss ~ ~ As we have four pretty ladies that night, so we called out the table for 4 for our dinner and 2 glasses of wine which recommended by.

 Boquerones - Spanish White Anchovies on Watermelon with Mint 
I feel a little bit weird at first because why the anchovies can be match together with the watery watermelon? But, okie wor... Juicy watermelon and salt yet sweet anchovies provide freshness to start the meal! Nice try for me!

 Anchovy-Red Pepper -Egg plant on Toast 

Chicken Tight Salad
My favorite tapas of the night, maybe because I love veggie and chicken tight so much. The matching  between  grapes, chicken, San Simon cheese in the salad are so perfect. San Simon Cheese provide rich creamy while grill chicken provide some saltiness and grapes provide sweetness and juicy. I'm in love with this salad ! Hohoho.. Simple dish but I'm so satisfied!  

Lumpfish Caviar served with angel hair. This dish served cold to us and it taste a little bit salty and refreshing. It's quite special for penangies who never try about Spanish food like me! It's worth to try as it always provide you surprise.

The Bikini
Deep fried the toast until crispy outside but soft texture inside with ham and manchego cheese. Slightly honey applied on the crispy surface of the toast. For me it maybe a bit ordinary as some normal deep fried toast or maybe because i didn't much like deep fried food.

Patatas Bravas
Fried potato serve with Bravas sauce and Cheese! Bravas sauce is like a mix of tomato puree, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, hot paprika and so on.  It look like the usual cheesy wedges but this is not only serve with cheese and mayonnaise while it serve with special made Bravas sauce! Nice try !

Gambas a la Plancha
Grill tiger prawn and place on a sea salt. It turned to be delicious, the prawn taste fresh and juicy. Besides, you are taste some fresh sea salt taste and aroma too! Best recommend for friends who love the original freshness taste of seafood.

Tender Pork Belly 
What we normally call as chu lam yok as well, imagine the fat melt in your mouth...Hmm..fantastic!
The meat are well marinated and salty and yet a little bit sweet taste because of the raisin matching in. 

 Seared Mackerel
Grilled seared mackerel with some sweet sour salsa fresca. Salsa Fresca is a types of condiment usually we serve with tortilla, nachos, salad and even put on bread as topping some times. It's combine of fresh tomato, onion, lime juice and sweet pepper. The seared mackerel match with salsa fresca have a amazing fresh taste, juicy limey and sweet.

El Faro Paella
Pealla known as a famous must try dish in Spain. I feel this dish is ordinary a bit taste like seafood fried rice but the seafood portion is more than the rice. Including of prawn, octopus, clams, scallops and hams. A little bit sticky and moisture types of fried rice.

The blogger itself! (Borrow my girl wine for photo! haha)

Ladies of the night! A enjoyable chit chat night with you guys! Love ya!

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EL Faro Tpas Bar & Wine
Add: 231, Jalan Burmah, 10050, Penang.
Operating Hours : 3pm to 11:30pm
(Closed on Wednesday)
Tel : 604- 227 2310
Facebook: El Faro

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