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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
friendly, and with a pretty decent mole

I was surprised to see Mole on the menu here, as most Mexican restaurants won't give this a go, as the preparation and ingredients are cumbersome. That I've had better in San Francisco is not surprising, however, this was far from awful (obviously did not come out of a jar). The service was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
psandberg
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Gardnerville, Nevada
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Gardnerville, Nevada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I was surprised to see Mole on the menu here, as most Mexican restaurants won't give this a go, as the preparation and ingredients are cumbersome. That I've had better in San Francisco is not surprising, however, this was far from awful (obviously did not come out of a jar). The service was very friendly, though I got a rather... More 

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Windsor, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We arrived at dinner time and were seated promptly. The fresh and warm chips and salsa were very good. The authentic food and flavors was spot on. Not to spicy but enough to add great flavor. The outdoor dinning would be great for the summertime.

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San Rafael, California
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272 reviews 272 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

You'll find that the taste and flavors of this are very typical to Mexico but also a little bit California too. The selecting of tequila and mezcal is impressive. I sat down I started with myself that had chicken and it was delicious man I moved on to having the stone hot that was smokin hot with the spicy little... More 

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Windsor, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We've lived in many Hispanic areas and experienced the best in Mexican food so we were ready to test this restaurant in a shopping center on Redwood Hwy. We were not disappointed! The food was so tasty, hot on arrival. The wait staff was outstanding! More than one server came by to ask if we needed anything, not intruding at... More 

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Santa Rosa CA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

El Farolito maintains consistent high quality authentic Mexican food with a varied menu. Always free chips and salsa. Great margaritas on the outdoor patio. Very fast friendly service. They even offer drive-thru for those on the go or take home. I go there several times a month and have never been disappointed.

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Windsor, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We tried El Farolito for the first time and enjoyed the best chile verde and carnitas plates I've had in a long time. My partner ordered the chile verde and it was tender, lean, and the sauce was excellent. I had the carnitas and was really happy with this dish. It too was tender and flavorful (and thankfully, not greasy)... More 

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Windsor, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Consistent quality food and prices with good service. Great salsa and chips! Love the chicken fajita wrap. We go as a family all the time, the staff are great with kids. They have a drive through for quick pick up of beans and rice. Nice outdoor seating and remodel last year made the indoor seating much nicer and they added... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We go whenever we can it's outstanding. It's real Mexican food and everything is always fresh. I love their burritos; my wife love's their salad.

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Windsor, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Looking for authentic mexican food this is the place. Very tasty salsa, not the chunky style salsa but more of a sauce style. the food is very good and inexpensive. The service was great, but the atmosphere was average. the restaurant has a tequila bar and a take out window

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fernley
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8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

on a recent trip to the Sonoma wine country in California, my wife and I scouted out a Mexican food restaurant so that I could get my bi-weekly fix of my favorite fare. We came upon El Farolito in Windsor, California. Parking was easy as we went during lunch on a weekday. The menu had so many intriguing choices, I... More 

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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?