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El Frijolito Restaurant

11 Alexander St Ste B, Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 724-8823
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Ranked #15 of 113 restaurants in Watsonville
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 16, 2013
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83% Recommend
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English first
2 reviews
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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24 helpful votes 24 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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56 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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41 reviews 41 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

El Frijolito is the most amazing hole in the wall, literally! I went to Watsonville with my S.O. and she went on and on about this place she used to have lunch when she lived in the area 20 years ago. So we went to see if it was there and sure enough just like she said, there was a... More

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