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San Diego, California
April 4, 2006
From journal Ixtapa in the Spring
March 6, 2004
From journal Mexican Splendour
February 5, 2004
Other than driving up the hill by taxi, the alpine-like gondola ride is the only way to go. The gondola departs at beach level at the very south end of the Ixtapas main beach. The gondola climbs up the hillside via cable a couple hundred yards to the restaurant. The ride is free for diners. The view from the restaurant is awesome. 180 degrees of vista over the hotel zone roughly northward. Wow!
I saw no kids while I was in the restaurant. The menu is priced somewhat high for the area; however the view is worth it. The attire was more dressy than most area restaurants. I saw a few people dressed in shorts, tanks, and sandals who were welcomed as warmly as those dressed nicer; yet I cant help but think they felt underdressed.
We did not need reservations, but it was not the high season. The menu was international: seafood, pasta, steaks, etc. The international liquors and fine wine list were ample. If one can afford the $50 or so per person, this is a must do place. A time share development owns the restaurant and asks if you would care to tour their condos, but it is a soft sell, and one "no" is enough for them to drop it.
I will go to El Faro again.
From journal Ixtapa in October
by Connie Jean
April 4, 2003
From journal Ixtapa, Land of the SUN