Midvale >Food & Dining > El Farol Mexican Restaurant
115 W 7200 S, Midvale, UT | Directions 8404740.619768 -111.892674
Mon-Thurs: 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Fri-Sat: 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Sun: Closed
Nice Family Owned Restaurant – El Farol is a family style restaurant located in a strip mall. Artwork adorns the tan/yellow colored walls. Comfortable booths, cozy tables and lively music create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. They serve authentic Mexican cuisine with beef, chicken and steak entrees. Appetizers, salads, side dishes, combination platters and desserts complete the menu. El Farol doesn't serve alcoholic beverages with its meals. Patrons are free to enjoy in the dining room or to order from the take-out menu.
Best Mexican Restaurant In Town! – One of the first Mexican restaurants in SLC, this restaurant shows the traditional style in their food. Try their ½ n ½ it's a nice twist on the Tex-Mex classic of nachos. Their chimichangas are crunchy and are filled with whatever meat you choose and are topped with sour cream and smooth and delicate avocados.
Many of their customers have been coming to this restaurant since it's opening in 1967 so you know that this place is one good place.
Not worth the price – I have eaten at El Farols since I was young. I always order the same thing everytime I go in. I use to be able to eat a nice hot lunch for under $5.00. Now to get the same thing it costs me over $7.00, that for only a Beef Hard shell Taco and a cheese enchilada...no beans or rice. No kids menu..not kid friendly.....This is why I don't tip much.......more money for food....less tip from me.....
Not worth the time – We ate here tonight after seeing their 4 1/2 star review total. I was surprised how many people seemed to enjoy the place. I ordered bean burrito-which came out looking as though someone just threw it together and popped it in the microwave. Tortilla was crusty, the cheese inside was clumped up. Their Nachos were barely comparable to Taco Bell
I wonder what happened? 2008 was a good year for them. Maybe they lost a cook? Changed management.
Below average and not authentic – After reading other reviews, we tried this place and were really disappointed. I love good, authentic Mexican food. In most Mexican restaurants, a good sign of authenticity is a large number of Mexican people eating at the restaurant. As we were eating, I didn't see a single Mexican person eating there. I ordered the chimichanga. Honestly, it tasted almost exactly like the frozen Jose Ole brand chimichanga I ate the day before for lunch. My wife's dinner (some kind of taco) was only slightly better. And the salsa tasted like Pace Picante. The rice was the only thing I enjoyed really. Not only was the food not at all authentic, it was below average in quality. That said, service was very good and everyone was friendly.
The Best Mexican food in Utah – I have been eating at El Farols since I was a baby. Now I am 26. I love it. The food is excellent as is the service. I enjoy the cheese enchaladas and crisp taco's. I also absolutely adore the bean dip! And I do like the Chips and Salsa, but I grew up on it.
Disappointing Experience – We may have made the mistake of both ordering the same thing however the smoothered burritos are nothing to write home about. The chili verde burritos ended up being a tortilla soaked in bland green chili (no spice whatsoever). Maybe we ordered the one thing on the menu that is like their least popular item.
Absolute best mexican food in Utah. If you eat here, you must order the 1/2 and 1/2 appetizer. The beans are incredible. The salsa is incredible. made from scratch each day - and it never tastes the same -but it's aways good. Local family owned restaurant that knows how to cook a good meal.
You cannot go wrong at El Farol - and don't let the location fool you. It may not look like much - but it's amazing. Great place to take a family.
Voted Hispanic Business of the Year 2007! – Hispanic Business of the year 2007. The food is made from scratch. Nothing pretentious on the menu, just great homemade food. If you have a wheat allergy, they have plenty of choices that are great. Prices are fantastic. I can get a complete lunch for less than $6. My kids love that they can order a daiquiri with their kid's meal. We came on Valentines day and they had Candlelight dinner and Mariachis how romantic!
I understand that they get Mariachis on Cinco de Mayo too! What a blast!
Friendly and Clean! – very tasty food, although the chip sauce (like tomato soup?) left something to be desired. try the tamales enchilada style, they are a little on the dry side otherwise but extremely delicious! pass on the sopapillas...get a dairy queen on the way home instead.
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