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El Faro

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

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Been going here for 25 years. I now live in Montana, but come back to El Faro whenever I'm in town! Their super quesidillas are AMAZING! They steam them and they are so good!!!- very nice people who work thete too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Been going here for 25 years. I now live in Montana, but come back to El Faro whenever I'm in town! Their super quesidillas are AMAZING! They steam them and they are so good!!!- very nice people who work thete too!

Thank kim_vierra
Antioch, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I have ate at El Faro over a 100 times I am sure. I am retired now, but when I was driving truck I use to stop for lunch. On Friday they have a super shrimp burrito. I mostly have the super pork burrito with there salsa and hot sauce and chips. They come free with the burrito Any of... More 

Thank AllyLilly
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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.

Thank amylfed
Concord, Ca
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank Matthew Z
Concord, California
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26 reviews
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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.

Thank 34theroad
Beijing, China
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96 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank garagestudio
Clayton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

Thank Steve K
Concord, California
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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.

Thank Alan S
San Diego, California
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank Marzullo
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2008

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

Thank jbsebastian

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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
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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