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El Farolito

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in El Rito $ Mexican,
1212 Main St., El Rito, NM 87530
+1 575-581-9509
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sopapillas” (18 reviews)
“chile relleno” (16 reviews)
“chilli” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
1212 Main St., El Rito, NM 87530
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very small restaurant in El Rito, Northern New Mexico. It has yummy authentic New Mexican food. It's open for lunch and dinner. I had the delicious huevos rancheros. The beans and red chile are vegetarian! What fun!

Thank eastmansje
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tiny family run New Mexican food restaurant is well worth the drive. The adobe town is charming and the food is fabulous. Our group had the Chile Verde and The Farolito combination. Really tasty, fresh food. This is real New Mexico - although tourists...More

Thank Gayle M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During a recent long stay near Abiquiu we discovered El Farolito on the suggestion of someone we met while hiking. What a find! These folks serve up delicious, authentic New Mexican dishes with the best green chile sauce ever. Don't let the outside of the...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I search out northern New Mexico restaurants when ever I can. This little place in the village of El Rito is off the beaten trail but worth any detour required. You are required to have either green or red chili ... otherwise, the detour has...More

1  Thank billschwent
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This small restaurant in a very small New Mexico town is well worth the drive. My wife had the best chile relleno ever. My meal was wonderful, especially the green chile (they win contests, of course). The sopapillas were some of the best ever. Service...More

Thank bob s
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is a family-owned restaurant that has marvelous home-made food, especially the sauces. Red chile sauce, superb; green chile sauce, fantastic. And the sopapillas are wonderful. This is now our favorite Mexican restaurant. Very casual atmosphere, with good service and nice pricing. Try a bit...More

Thank tlceey
Reviewed 10 April 2017

You live in Alaska? Still worth the drive. Pure deliciousness awaits you in what might be the best 500 square feet of New Mexico. Tiny place with a host a out of towners and locals. Marisol provides excellent service.

Thank NadaKathy
Reviewed 4 March 2017

So good in every way possible! The food was outstanding and everyone was friendly and patient. A very popular local place, you might wait a bit for a table. It is so worth it! I went twice last October and will be back this fall.

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We ate at El Farolito during a stay at Ojo Caliente Springs and Spa. Driving from Ojo to El Rito is lovely and relaxing. El Rito is a tiny farming village nestled in the foothills. El Farolito is a very tiny restaurant but they serve...More

Thank gailgoldenjewelry
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Great place for local New Mexican food. Nothing fancy (by any means), but good meal, friendly service and great value. BYOB and cash only. Recommend for the traveler who likes the "off the beaten path" restaurant experience.

Thank jay_arthur99
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, 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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