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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

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  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

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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Windsor, California
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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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San Mateo, CA
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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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Berkeley
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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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Ogden, Utah
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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.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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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 

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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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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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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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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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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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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