Stumbled across El Faro recently while in Auckland on business. Worthy of comment if for no other reason than they do pots of steamed mussels in several different ways. And I love (fresh) steamed mussels, especially with a few anchovies, capers and garlic thrown into the mix – Binibeca. Weirdly, as a kid growing up in NZ the only mussels I ever tasted were marinated – maybe we didn’t have steam back then? Happy to also report that El Faro’s fino sherry was as fresh as a little Spanish daisy.
Service was attentive and polite – I’ll be back.
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