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El Frijolito Restaurant

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11 Alexander St Ste B, Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 724-8823
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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Been coming here for years with my mom. She loves this place, it's also referred to as the hole in the wall, because it has a rear windo to order from also good fast food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Anna R
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Watsonville, California
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Watsonville, California
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Been coming here for years with my mom. She loves this place, it's also referred to as the hole in the wall, because it has a rear windo to order from also good fast food.

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Watsonville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Used to be our go-to, reliable Friday night affordable good dinner out until the quality and consistency went down. Seems like ever since the remodel took place that it's hit or miss. When the food is good, it's really good and an excellent bargain for the price, but unfortunately there have been too many mediocre meals in the past two... More 

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Watsonville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I love this place. I usually order and wait on the outside little to go window. Place is commonly referred to as Hole in the Wall. A long wall with a small window. The burritos are huge and delicious! My favorite are the Chile Rellenos. This burrito is literally a whole plate of food wrapped up. The chile, stuffed with... More 

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Watsonville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I've been eating at El Frijolito's Restaurant for years. Locals call it The Hole in the Wall. Because there is a walk up window on the opposite side of the entrance. Food is great, prices are very good. Highly recommend !!!

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Watsonville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a place to enjoy Mexican food on a weekly basis. As busy as my family is, we always end up eating here once during the week, whether it's take out or dine in. It's a busy establishment, but tables are generally available pretty quick. It's not a fancy place, but it is clean. I've had everything on the... More 

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Watsonville, California
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

One of our go-to places for basic mexican food - no frills ambience but very tasty dishes. Our favorites: the chile rellenos (either as a dinner or in a burrito), the machaca (to die for), the camarones al mojo de ajo (scrumptious garlic). Friendly staff, fast service, definitely one of the town's crossroads - all walks of life, all cultures,... More 

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Watsonville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

In downtown Watsonville. Shop restaurant but wondeful food at amazing low prices. The service has always been very good. Gets really busy at noon time, but usually the wait isn't very long. They know how to get the orders in and out quickly.

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Watsonville, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food is TOPS. Some of the absolutely best in Mexican food. Fast food type service line out the back door is the best way to access this restaurant. Really a take out place not a seated diner. Indoors sit down is a little ragged to say the least. Awkward seating. Not the cleanest.

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Turlock, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Wanted a good lunch while going through Watsonville and saw the other reviews on this place. Surprisingly good food, in a plain looking diner at a small strip mall. There is a take out window on the back wall on Union Street. Looks like this is a popular local eatery. The food was excellent, very large plates with a small... More 

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Sacramento, California, Usa
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237 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Alexander St Ste B, Watsonville, CA 95076
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Watsonville
  • Phone Number: (831) 724-8823

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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

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