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El Frijolito Restaurant

11 Alexander St Ste B, Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 724-8823
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calif.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Nicknamed " hole in the wall" because of the side walk up window. The locals love it. Like getting a meal from the family next door. Low price, great basic food. Taco's, burrito's, Dinners all good. My personal favorite is the chile relleno meal, Comes with rice, beans, salad and tortillias.. Hope they don't move.

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watsonville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

tasty, fast, good! I have had a bunch of items off their menu but this is my go to favorite! sometimes a little crowded but the place is good so it should be expected!!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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110 reviews 110 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I judge Mexican restaurants on three things: chips/salsa, rice and most importantly the re-fried beans. There were plenty of people eating lunch on a weekday, so there are enough people that like it and return. My experience was okay but I've had better.

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Los Gatos, CA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Went for lunch after reading the rave reviews. We had enchiladas and chili relleno. They were adequate but nothing to get excited about. The chili relleno was the smallest I have ever seen. Taste was only, ok. Enchiladas were full of grease. We did see lots of Mexicans eating there, so guess it is popular. I liked the very spicy... More

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Roseville, California, USA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

My wife called up and tried to ask, in Spanish, if we needed reservations for that Friday night and the lady that answered hung up on her. My wife called up again and spoke one more time in Spanish and the lady pretended she couldn't hear my wife and hung up again. I was pretty adament about having authentic Mexican... More

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Watsonville, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The locals know the secret of this place referred to as both "The Bean" or the "Hole in the Wall" burrito window because of the walk up window on the backside of the restaraunt. Great value for your dollar too. Best Mexican food in town.

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California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

This little restaurant makes the BEST chile verde burritos in the world!!! And so affordable! The restaurant itself is nothing fancy but the food is worth the trip! I love this place!

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Scotts Valley
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135 reviews 135 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

A little hard to find but worth the effort. They have pictures of their different menu items on the wall near where you order, which is helpful for those wishing to try something other than the familiar Mexican fare. My father especially enjoys their chile rellenos and I like their burritos. I've had better Mexican food in Watsonville, but this... More

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Atlanta, GA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011 via mobile

If you are within 50 miles make the trip, it's worth it. The burritos are massive and seasoned to perfection. Try the green chile pollo. Also the carne asada are great. The Cameron a la diablo are spicy and wonderful and the tortillas are done to toasted perfection. For $3.50 you can't imagine how much value and flavor you can... More

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Long Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Cheap and good. They even had a killer Mexican bakery accross the street. I eat a lot of Mexican and this was quality good food.

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