Restaurant of the Month
Farlo’s Burrito Bar
Farlo’s Burrito Bar is owned and operated by John Farrelly. Born and raised in Myrtle Beach, he attended St. Andrew Catholic School and Socastee High School. His childhood nickname was Farlo, lending the name for the restaurant. As for the food, Farrelly’s passion for burritos was born out of travels to 13 different countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australia.
When he returned to Myrtle Beach, he found a lack of burrito restaurants and decided to fill the void with his own burrito bar. The goal – to make a friendly location that provides excellent food for locals and tourists alike.
Farlo’s Burrito Bar opened at 815 Main Street in Myrtle Beach in the summer of 2012 and recently expanded with the acquisition of the neighboring premises (formerly Gem City Pizza) and opened a bar in the new corner location. Farrelly said he hopes the full bar, along with the restaurant, in the center of the city will help Farlo’s Burrito Bar become a landmark known as Farlo’s Corner.
At Farlo’s, freshly cooked south western cuisine can be found. Farrelly said there are no freezers on the property and all food is cooked fresh daily. The menu boasts large gourmet burritos, burrito bowls, salad bowls, tacos and quesadillas. There also are vegetarian and gluten free options.
The restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The bar is open from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday and 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday. The restaurant and bar are closed Sundays. Musical entertainment is provided several nights a week.
Located on what’s commonly called the Super Block or Five Points in downtown Myrtle Beach, there is a 100 car parking lot within a block and parking directly behind the bar and restaurant.
In addition to membership with the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Farlo’s is a member of the Oceanfront Merchants Association and the Five Point’s Association.