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El Farolito

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128 Plaza St, Healdsburg, CA 95448-4114
707-433-2807
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Eats

Found this gem of Mexican food while wine tasting in Healdsburg. Great service. Best magarita's ! HB had flautas and taco. I had grilled chicken salad. Both entree were beautifully presented, large portions and fresh ingredients. Great find!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Grass Valley, California
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Santa Rosa, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Received a nice welcome upon entering the restaurant. We took a table in the back. Service was friendly, and timely. We ordered drinks (House Margarita on the rocks) and placed our order. The drinks were a bit pricy at $9 considering the size, but tasted good. I ordered Carne Asada which came on a HOT plate. The rice and black... More 

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Thank awkrause
Grass Valley, California
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this gem of Mexican food while wine tasting in Healdsburg. Great service. Best magarita's ! HB had flautas and taco. I had grilled chicken salad. Both entree were beautifully presented, large portions and fresh ingredients. Great find!

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Thank WeRTravelbugs
Santa Rosa, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We've heard such great things about this restaurant but I have to say I was disappointed. The beans and rice were cold and the chicken fajitas were over cooked.

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Thank Trippy_TT
Healdsburg, CA
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264 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

If your budget is busted by Healdsburg restaurant prices, and you need a hearty meal to keep your group from rioting, drop into El Farolito (el faro means "the lighthouse"...I guess the diminutive makes this a lantern). This long, thin eatery is dark but not gloomy. Service is fast. Prices reasonable. The flavors are authentic...if not unusually so. Reliable...that's the... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

My husband and I enjoy eating at El Farolito. We have been there several times for lunch and dinner and never been disappointed. The salsa and chips are hands down the best we have ever had. I am addicted to the prawn tacos and the chipotle prawns so I get those almost every time. My husband has had the burrito,... More 

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Thank Janscience
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

This place is a gem. We walked around the town circle and found this spot around a corner. The breakfast is not on the menu because its not traditional american. Theyre chilequilles was so good. All of the plates looked amazing and the staff was welcoming its a must in ths small town

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Thank Chad B
Santa Rosa, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I find it hard to find Mexican food in a restaurant that I like to eat enough to recommend or return to a restaurant more than once. This is one of few I have gone to in Sonoma County more than once. I have also recommended it to out of town visitors who loved it. Full bar, good food, reasonable... More 

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Thank Roger C
Naperville, Illinois
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Hubby had enchiladas with mole sauce..he couldn't stop raving about it. I had chicken enchildas..superb. Shared a taco salad with my daughter and that was yummy too! Usually not a fan of taco salads but this one was crispy, flaky, and not full of grease. Good recommendation from Williamson winery tasting room!

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Thank Karen F
Sonoma, California
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

great mexican food on the gorgeous Healdsburg plaza...fresh, awesome enchiladas, very consistent and reliable...

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Thank Joe H
Cloverdale, California, United States
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

It has been a while since I visited El Farolito. Just took my mother there today and we both liked it, although Mom didn't think hers was as warm as she would have liked. We both had the Barbacoa Burrito. So yummy. A reasonably-priced restaurant for touristy Healdsburg! Nice cheerful service too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 128 Plaza St, Healdsburg, CA 95448-4114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Healdsburg
  • Phone Number: 707-433-2807

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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