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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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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Authentic Mexican Food Served with a Smile

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Folsom, California
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Folsom, California
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38 reviews
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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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West Coast, California
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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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Redwood Valley, California
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 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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Willits, California
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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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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 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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Willits, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I'm local and it's the only restaurant in town where I eat. Consistently good, great variety. Chips and salsa are good and come with your meal.

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San Leandro, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

The shabby interior might make some people want to walk right past this place, but don't miss out on the tasty food and great service inside! The great reviews are well earned. The salsa was really good, the rellenos were absolutely delicious, and the enchiladas were good too. The rice and beans were fantastic! Seriously, some of the best beans... More 

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Tamuning, Guam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Great Mexican food with fast service and ample portions. In fact, portions are large enough that the ala carte menu is sufficient for me; the combination plates would be too much! Food is tasty. Staff is friendly and accommodating. So good, we ate there twice in four days. Will definitely eat there again.

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Beautiful Burbank
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

There was lots to choose from on the menu. The Super burritos a la carte were fresh and just the right size. Their chips and salsa were also very good.

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minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Restaurant located on main. Service was quick and friendly. Not that hungry so just ordered ala carte but the taco and beans were great. Beer available both on tap and in bottles.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?