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El Farolito

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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8465 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor, CA 95492-8090
+1 801-900-0555
10:00 - 21:00
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Healdsburg, California
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180 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had passed this place many times- and am sorry I never stopped! Great place for lunch - my vegetarian burrito was excellent, and big enough for two meals.Next time I'll have the avocado salad !

Thank sfmaria101
Windsor, California
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food and service! The fish tacos are the best! Service is good and prices are reasonable. Great outdoor area and every type of tequila on hand.

Thank kdmcdutton
Santa Rosa
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is our favorite local Mexican Restaurant. We also love the sister location in Healdsburg, but this one is closer to home. The food is well prepared and served hot. Yummy and tasty, we love the crispy chips and salsa and they have amazing margaritas to choose from. My favorite, all time stand out is the Chili Relleno. The right... More 

Thank Rick Y
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Service is good but both size and quality of the meal are both falling short, reduced menu items and portions don't work for me. Cant go back.

Thank Jerry S
San Rafael, California
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187 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Did drive through and picked up couple burritos. I had surf and turf she had roasted veggie with chicken. Not mind blowing but decent. Probably hit a better option or two in Santa Rosa or Healdsburg next time wanting Mexican though.

Thank Gelliott415
Cordoba, Spain
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I can only speak about their burritos. I usually order a grilled chicken with refried beans, cheese, avocado, and rice. It's comfort food. They have a drive through too.

Thank Travelerinspain
Olympia, Washington
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

If your touring wine country and need a break from Gastronomique Americana, El Farolita will give you one with authentic and tasty Mexican Cuisine. Everything was tasty and fresh...great Guacamole...and served by a knowledgeable and friendly staff...a big plus. Here is one not to miss in wine country. You'll love it.

Thank Kit B
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

My friend from Work told me to go to this restaurant. I'm "SOLD"!!!☺ They are really popular and their Drive Thru is always long...with that being said...I am addicted to their Carnitas Taco Salad and Homemade Chips and Guacamole!!!☺ And, the portions are huge.☺ It's my "Go-To" place for Authentic Mexican food.☺

Thank Ursula S
Sebastopol, California
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228 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Very good food with lots of choices. We sat out in the newly remodeled covered patio. The staff was nice and friendly. Each dish was fresh, hot and very flavorful. We'll be back for dinner next time.

Santa Rosa, California
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99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

the food is not fabulous, but it is okay. It is really quick and you can order either for pick up or from their drive through. Their margaritas are pretty good.

Thank rachaele30

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8465 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor, CA 95492-8090
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: +1 801-900-0555

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