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18976 Highway 12, 453 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476-5417
707-939-3663
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11:30 am - 9:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Seating

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    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
Farmer's Market

My only experience with this restaurant was with some food we picked up from their booth at the weekly (Tues evening) farmer's market in Sonoma. We were very impressed with the burritos we chose, they were very substantial and incredibly tasty. Nice, friendly people too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
DBinCA
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

My only experience with this restaurant was with some food we picked up from their booth at the weekly (Tues evening) farmer's market in Sonoma. We were very impressed with the burritos we chose, they were very substantial and incredibly tasty. Nice, friendly people too.

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Thank DBinCA
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We wanted an authentic Mexican meal and got what we came for. This is not fine dining. If you want that, go somewhere else. It is a cafe with outdoor seating and delicious, well prepared, flavorful Yucatan dishes. I had the Pollo Huaraches and loved it. Good homemade chips and salsa and very nice staff. Everyone in my party enjoyed.

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Thank Roy L
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I was craving Mexican food on our recent trip to a Sonoma and was very happy with this restaurant. The food is fresh and authentic and the margaritas are good too. This is not a fancy restaurant and we sat outside on the patio.

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Thank Jbulson
Sonoma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We go often as a couple but also take family and recommend to friends. It's low key, friendly, children OK, and most importantly the food is very good. Mexican food the way it should be.

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Thank Connie W
Santa Rosa, California
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This food is the best Mexican food outside of Yucatan, Mexico, according to my husband who is from Mexico. I would have to agree that the food is incredibly authentic, and it's made from local and fresh ingredients as much as possible. The owners are very friendly, knowledgeable, and really care about their customers and providing excellent food. The prices... More 

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Thank kitty k
Toronto, On
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

What a pleasant surprise and a hidden gem. Food was delicious and service great. Everything we needed it got taken care of fast. Prices are great for a nice homemade Mexican meal.

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Thank wolfie73
Long Beach,Ca
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

It was a true Mexican experience. The margaritas are with limes not mix. The chile verde was awesome. There was another pork dish with red sauce was awesome. It's the best very casual

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Thank CaboTina
Glen Ellen, CA
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

All the dishes are prepared from fresh and mostly organic ingredients...so the food takes several minutes longer to get. But the wait is worth every extra minute. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Sonoma.

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Thank Bernie K
Fort Worth, TX
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479 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Great little family run cafe...reasonable prices (not outstanding, but reasonable) for a wide variety of entrees. The chicken entrees were great, as were the pork...loved the chips...homemade! I had the conchita pibil and have nothing previous to go on...it was great and served in a beautiful setting. Excellent staff and pleasant waitress...would go again!

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Thank crystalclear2
Northern California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Staff is nice and the service is attentive. The chips tasted like wheat but the salsa was sharp and a little bitter, as in the Yucatan, so I was thinking this would be great. The cochinita pibil has an interesting flavor but it's not the famous dish I've had countless times in Mexico. The panuchos were small and bland. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18976 Highway 12, 453 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476-5417
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
  • Phone Number: 707-939-3663

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:30 am
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?