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El Farolito

1212 Main St., El Rito, NM 87530
+1 575-581-9509
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“sopapillas” (18 reviews)
“red chili” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
1212 Main St., El Rito, NM 87530
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at this small, out of the way place visited mainly by locals from the El Rito area. What a fabulous experience! The Mexican food is out of this world and the atmosphere is fantastic. Not fancy at all. Boots...More

Thank DerylGotcher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We finally made it to El Farolito after many recommendations from friends. Tiny town and tiny restaurant in beautiful countryside. I had the chicken enchiladas with green chile and they were some of the best I've ever had. My husband had a green chile burger...More

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 28 December 2017

We arrived at 7PM. They seated us and the server was at our table in a few minutes. Took our drink order and then came back in good time to take our food order. Didn't take long to get the food. Stopped here while Staying...More

Thank timwhite1960
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Definitely call before if you can. Arrived at 6:30 when place was supposed to be open until 7:30. There was a group of 5 seated who had already eaten. 3 of us sat down and woman came out to say they were closed. "I thought...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

My husband is from El Rito, so we eat here almost every time we visit. Hours always seem to vary, but food is always good (not as good as my mother-in-law's cooking but pretty close...lol). Bring cash, place is super small, and it can be...More

Thank Teresa V
Reviewed 30 October 2017

On our recent trip to New Mexico, the four of us had lunch at one of my favorite restaurants - El Farolito in the small town of El Rito. Native son Dennis Trujillo and his wife Carmen have been serving award-winning traditional northern New Mexico...More

1  Thank Henry A
Reviewed 24 October 2017

The owners of the home we rented told us about this place and we are glad they did. My wife was apprehensive by the look of the place, but the food was the best Mexican food we have ever had. Also, cheap. But bring cash...More

1  Thank johnxstockton
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I have dined at El Farolito about 8 times, each time has been consistently the best new mexican food in the state. We have dined at the hot spots in Santa Fe and there is no comparison its a bit off the beaten path but...More

1  Thank Gary S
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

A tiny building housing wonderful cooks and exceptional food... especially the green chili and the sopapillas. Very friendly family run restaurant decorated with the awards for their chili. Well worth a detour to get a genuine local experience if you are anywhere near.

Thank fllyover
Reviewed 18 August 2017

For some of the best green chili in NM, this is the place. There's plenty of items that come on combo plates or a la carte. The red chili is pretty good too, not having that sour after taste I find in other red chili...More

Thank nrlymrtl
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26 October 2016|
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Response from Kerry G | Reviewed this property |
Don't think it is the same place.
Kent M
15 February 2015|
Response from RogerB987 | Reviewed this property |
El FarolitoDirections 4.7 6 Google reviews Restaurant Address: NM-554, El Rito, NM 87530 Phone:(575) 581-9509 I am not affiliated with the restaurant although I have probably been responsible for further spreading their... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 Main St., El Rito, NM 87530
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  El Rito
  • Phone Number: +1 575-581-9509
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