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El Farolito

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8465 S OldRedwood Highway, Windsor, CA 95492
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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, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good Place to Visit for Lunch

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Rob L
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  • Families with children
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Penngrove, California
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Richard G
Sonoma County, California
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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

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.

Thank Rob L
Windsor, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank l m
San Mateo, CA
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277 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 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 

Thank MKtravelers19
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54 reviews
42 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 

Thank Lisa B
Ogden, Utah
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93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was an okay Mexican meal. Presentation of most of the plates was impressive. The food was good. Not great. Service was fantastic until they got busy then it took a nosedive. Not much ambiance inside. Food came out pretty fast.

Thank Wise14u
San Luis Obispo, California
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I read the reviews before going there to order with three others. We were shocked by the poor quality of the food. The rice was uncooked and the beans were a pate of flavorless beans. The fajitas were unetable. I will say we got the food to go still it was so disappointing after the good reviews we read, especially... More 

Thank Anaundda E
Gardnerville, Nevada
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119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Thank CAHandyman

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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
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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