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El Faro

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2280 Monument Blvd., Concord, CA 94520
925-827-0976
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Fast Food Mexican

I now live on the other side of Concord, but always crave a Monument Burritto, and a Taco Salad. Oversized tortillas, plenty of wet slimy guac and sour cream, and consistent quality and taste of the rice and beans, make this fast food option a once a month meal for Our family. The pico de gallo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2014
Matthew Z
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Concord, Ca
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San Francisco, California
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156 reviews 156 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

At first, I thought it tasted pretty good, but my burrito was so wet and just pouring out liquid, it got kind of gross. Everything for the taco seamed to be straight from the can, and the chips were pretty stale.. It gets 2 stars because the people were nice, and at first it wasn't that bad.

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Concord, Ca
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11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I now live on the other side of Concord, but always crave a Monument Burritto, and a Taco Salad. Oversized tortillas, plenty of wet slimy guac and sour cream, and consistent quality and taste of the rice and beans, make this fast food option a once a month meal for Our family. The pico de gallo salsa is good. Their... More 

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Concord, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I ordered ahead of time and picked up my order. Everything was waiting for me and I was able to avoid the line. The food was priced well and delicioso. If you like pupusas this is your place.

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Beijing, China
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130 reviews 130 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

A casual neighborhood place with excellent food and friendly staff. Carnitas are fabulous, as are the chile rellenos and taquitos. Burritos are big and tasty. Good selection of Mexican beers. Highly recommended---great food and low prices.

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Clayton, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Mouth-watering Mexican food served in an informal dining setting. You order at the counter where you might have a hard time deciding what you want - it all looks and smells so good. The super burritos are the best around. Our to-go order included complimentary chips and salsa. I first ran into El Faro in San Francisco where it had... More 

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Concord, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

This is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants. They call themselves a Mexican Fast Food Restaurant, I call them a great place for food and value. I love their bean & cheese burrito and on Friday their shrimp burrito. All their food that I have tried has been very good.

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San Diego, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

We were looking for an authentic place to have Mexican food. We were in the neighborhood so we decided to try El Faro. The food was good. The prices were great and the atmosphere was authentic Mexican. The guacamole was very good. Definitely worth a try. We have added it to our favorite restaurant list.

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San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2008

EXCELLENT Burritos, perhaps THE BEST IN CONTRA COSTA COUNTY! Love the shrimp burritos on Fridays!

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Chico, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2008

The wait might be about 10-15 minutes, but the wait is worth it. The burritos are so authentic and delicious! I've had the special shrimp burrito and it was amazing for a great price and was stuffed with shrimp! The tortillas are different, they are kind of sticky from the steaming, its really yummy! My dad gets the chili verde... More 

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Additional Information about El Faro

Address: 2280 Monument Blvd., Concord, CA 94520
Phone Number: 925-827-0976
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Concord
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2280 Monument Blvd., Concord, CA 94520
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: 925-827-0976

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?