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All 115 Watsonville Restaurants

El Frijolito Restaurant

11 Alexander St Ste B, Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 724-8823
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Ranked #14 of 115 Restaurants in Watsonville
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Sacramento, California, Usa
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217 reviews 217 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Located a few blocks from the local grade schools. This is a small shop where seating can fill quickly. I came in for lunch. I was pleasantly surprised by the speed to which orders came out. Small shop in a strip mall. I ordered a burrito and got chipotle sized one for half the price. Adequately seasoned. Ingredients were on... More 

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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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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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119 reviews 119 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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136 reviews 136 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 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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Additional Information about El Frijolito Restaurant

Address: 11 Alexander St Ste B, Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone Number: (831) 724-8823
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Watsonville
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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