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Farolito Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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209 Cottonwood St, Abilene, TX 79601-5329
+1 325-672-0002
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
Closed now
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Mon - Tue 17:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Much better than it looks from outside. Very friendly, attentive staff. Food was very good. We will go back!

Thank Joanna R
abilene, tx
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Tucked away in a quiet corner is this family owned gem. A current family member is the top-notch chef carrying on old tradition while creating new ones. Decor is older but you can hear history there. Family lives on site.

Thank jodan108
Abilene, Texas
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This place seriously looks like someone's grandparent's house. The food is good and fresh, especially the chips. No stale, old oil taste on them. A little hard to get to if you aren't sure of where you are going but definitely worth trying. There's a reason it's been around since forever.

Thank XaniC
Abilene, Texas
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

It's a "hole in the wall" kind of place. EXCELLENT Mexican food. You won't be disappointed. Try the pralines when you leave!! (wow, delicious too)

Thank Teri B
Abilene, Texas
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Really good Mexican and Tex Mex food. Old Abilene staple restaurant. Not fancy, but if you just want a good plate of authentic Mexican food, it's a good place to eat.

Thank Darrell C
Tyler, Texas
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

When entering Farolito's don't be discouraged by the old fashioned Grandma decor. I wasn't sure what to expect but based on advice from friends I decided to get the queso followed by a combination platter. Oh my goodness I was in food heaven! We all ordered something different so we could share bites of lots of different things and I... More 

Thank Julie T
Tuscola, Texas
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90 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

I have eaten here for lunch many times. Most recent visit was as usual, the food and service was great. I will return.

Thank ScubaSteve39932
Abilene, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

This place is family owned and has been here forever! this place and Casa Herrera are owned by some of the same family but the difference is huge. If you are looking for a cheap Mexican place with great food this will be your spot. Great service every time and consistently good food! Never have been disappointed here, food comes... More 

Thank maggs_hdz92
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

This place was pretty bad. The food was either extremely stale or extremely soggy. The atmosphere was sketchy more than it was authentic. The owner paid no attention to customers because he was too busy cussing out the servers in Spanish. Yeah, this place was a joke...

1 Thank Jasonn_19
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2014

Restaurant has been around Abilene for a very long time. The original owners' son now runs it. This is a no frills, no thrills kind of place. Food was good. Place has never been redecorated and I think it seldom gets dusted or cleaned. The bathrooms are located in a dark hallway and you will need to use the light... More 

Thank mickiec2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Cottonwood St, Abilene, TX 79601-5329
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Abilene
  • Phone Number: +1 325-672-0002

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?