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El Farolito

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8465 S OldRedwood Highway, Windsor, CA 95492
8019000555
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
back for 2nds

a repeat visit, close to a year later (I live in a different state, and was here visiting friends) - I tried their daily special, which was a oaxican (spelling) tomale - when I enquired what this was, our very friendly server said "it's chicken" - not the description I was looking for, but I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
psandberg
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Gardnerville, Nevada
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Gardnerville, Nevada
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126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

a repeat visit, close to a year later (I live in a different state, and was here visiting friends) - I tried their daily special, which was a oaxican (spelling) tomale - when I enquired what this was, our very friendly server said "it's chicken" - not the description I was looking for, but I decided to take a chance... More 

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Thank psandberg
Windsor, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good food overall, the Molecajete is off the grid - must try. Good salsas, well made drinks. We've never had a meal their that we did not feel was very good.

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Thank dparkre
Windsor, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Family owned and operated, this El Farolito location IMHO is the best. The food is consistently out of this world and any time of year the tequila bar has the absolute right thing. The outside dining in the warmer months is perfect for a weekend lunch or dinner. And you will not believe the prices ,,, they are practically giving... More 

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Thank Tricia C
Salt Lake City, Utah
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151 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Salsa has just the right heat - light crispy chips. Generous portions and so very tasty. The service is also tops. Weent two days in a row and will return next visit to this area. Highly recommended.

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Thank RUSSELLB83
Penngrove, California
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

walked in, looked good from the outside, but, it was like walking into a fast food place like a taco bell, almost. Food was less than average. I ordered the Chile Relliano. Found out it was cooked with a "fresh" chile, gave it a try. I love 'em. I saw the price was 10.50 - that was steep, so, I... More 

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Thank Richard G
Sonoma County, California
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This restaurant is our go to place to eat when in Windsor. The prices are good, service is normally always excellent, and the food is authentic and delicious! In addition to eating inside, they have an outside patio area, and bar in the back. Open late and they even have a drive-thru. The owner is really nice too, which makes... More 

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Thank Carissa R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Went during the lunch rush hour and was very pleased with how attentive the staff was. I also had the Carne Asada tacos and they were delicious. My wife had the three taco plate and said the fish tacos lacked taste but the others were delicious.

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Thank Rob L
Windsor, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Just had dinner with family and as always it was very good the ladies had the avocado salad ,very filling, and the men had the mocajete and diablo shrimp. the mocajete is big enough for 2 or leftovers or a very big eater. they have inside or outside dinning and best of all a drive through that we have used... More 

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Thank l m
San Mateo, CA
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281 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We were in Windsor for a week and wanted something more casual and less expensive than the restaurants in Healdsburg. Tried El Farolito. The menu is limited (for a mexican restaurant) but I tried the fish tacos. They were very good. It came with rice and beans but didn't try it. Husband had the enchiladas which he enjoyed with red... More 

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Thank MKtravelers19
Berkeley
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This restaurant surprised us. Looking for a fast burrito on the road, and ended up here because all the other places were closed. They have a Drive Thru! For Mexican food! Kinda not what you expect from a Mexican restaurant. Burritos were quite good. I had the Surf and Turf, nice mix of meats and prawns, a bit spicy, but... More 

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Thank Lisa B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8465 S OldRedwood Highway, Windsor, CA 95492
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: 8019000555

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?