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El Mexicano

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166 South Main Street, Willits, CA 95490-3504
(707) 459-5702
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10:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 4
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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
Friendly local Mexican restaurant run by nice people.

It's popular with locals. Clean, we'll run, owner on premises. Good value. Regular folks can afford to eat there. Not haute cuisine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
James K
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Willits, California
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Castro Valley, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here a few times while visiting our friends in Willits,Ca. They seem to really enjoy it. However, living in the East SF Bay Area all my life, I have eaten some excellent Mexican food in my time. This is, well, not excellent. It's a nice, clean place, friendly staff. For some reason they can never seem to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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163 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was the perfect place for a relaxing dinner at a reasonable price with time to relax and talk without worrying if your table was needed. The food was average for a Mexican Restaurant but the staff was friendly and attentive. The enchilladas were good but not the tamales. Too much masa and not enough filling.

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Thank nuwildcat65
Willits, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It's popular with locals. Clean, we'll run, owner on premises. Good value. Regular folks can afford to eat there. Not haute cuisine.

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Thank James K
fort myers florida
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I have eaten here twice, both times I had the fish tacos, they were alright, filling, but nothing to write home about. The décor is outdated, and the service on both occasions was unfriendly. I will not go back.

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Thank hatter49
Willits, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Recently some close friends stopped in for a late bite to eat after a funeral. The staff, Fran and Emilio were so compassionate. Their food is fantastic.

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Thank joniota
Folsom, California
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

What a great warm atmosphere and fantastic authentic food. The shredded chicken in my flauta and the flavor was just the way it is in Mexico. The salsa and chips are fabulous too. I loved the variety of the menu. Made it hard to choose with so many wonderful selections. Our waitress Francellia went out of her way for us... More 

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Thank Scarletlasceo
West Coast, California
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Love the rellenos and Pacifico on tap. Friendly staff and atmosphere. They have corn dogs for the grandkids!

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Thank Lynn32655
Redwood Valley, California
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The atmosphere is pleasant and friendly, the servers treat you like family, and the food is outstanding with the best salsa in Mendocino county.

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Thank Anthony R
Willits, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I love this place! Always friendly, prompt service and their shrimp enchiladas are my favorite Mexican dish anywhere.

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Thank april_lee10
Portland, Oregon
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253 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This little family run restaurant provides great service from friendly and accommodating people. The food ranges from good to great, depending on the selections. I have been here a few times with locals. It is their favorite. If you are in Willits, this would be a good place to try.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 166 South Main Street, Willits, CA 95490-3504
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Willits
  • Phone Number: (707) 459-5702

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm

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