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El Farolito

1212 Main St., El Rito, NM 87530
575-581-9509
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in El Rito
Price range: $0 - $10
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Los Angeles CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

There's a reason Jan and Michael Stern Sunset magazine and other sing praises of this homey little place. With no more that 18 seats in a ramshackle storefront in El Rito (population less than 10% of a Beyoncé concert), this family-owned dive turns out the best northern New Mexican food in the state. Tou can get enchiladas with one of... More

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La Grange, Texas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

After hearing people rave about this tiny restaurant for years I finally had the opportunity to go in search of it and am very glad I did. It is a unique treat. Hand prepared New Mexico food that is served hot, fresh and delicious. The service is very friendly making one feel right at home. Could easily have a wait... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

A friend told us we had to drive to El Farolito from Santa Fe as it was one of those great hole-in-the-wall places. It was a spectacular drive and the funky little town is interesting. El Farolito has been around for a long time. It seems the original owner's descendants are running it now. The food was good, not the... More

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Whitesboro, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

During a recent stay at Ojo Caliente Spa, we ate at El Farolito after it was highly recommended by several people who live in the area. Do not be put off by the appearance of the building because inside you will encounter some of the best Mexican food in New Mexico. Everything was superb from the guacamole, salsa, chips, enchilada,... More

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Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A bit off Highway 84 northeast of Abiquiu lies a tiny restaurant where I had the best Mexican food ever. Delicious food and good service. No cards or alcohol, but the prices are very reasonable. Well worth the little side trip.

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Lone Tree, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Part of the charm is this little 12 or 14 foot wide Adobe building that might be a hundred years old. Might be a bit doubtful at first but not to New Mexicans! When seated where the kitchen can be seen one will observe everything is being prepared freshly per order. No pre-sliced tomatoes in pans, etc. Th use of... More

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Los Angeles, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Outstanding food in an out of the way, easy to miss, cash only restaurant. Its also BYOB. The chile rellenos, sopapillas, and chile verde are all outstanding.

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Guilford, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

With the sad closing of Martin's store, El Rito is a one-stop town, but if you are in the area at lunchtime, that stop is worth the trip. On a recent visit to Northern New Mexico we enjoyed great meals at a variety of restaurants, but the tastiest was at El Farolito. Just allow extra time to get here as... More

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San Antonio, Tx
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This little place in the tiny town of El Rito is charming and friendly. The food is very tasty NMx Mexican plus burgers etc. Try the fresh made pie too! Yup, picnic tables, uneven flooring and outsider art with copies of critic's reviews from the mayors on the walls!! All good. Place was started by the father of the current... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The food was very good and at a reasonable price. The place is very small so be advise to arrive early. I had the green tamales and they were good.

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Additional Information about El Farolito

Address: 1212 Main St., El Rito, NM 87530
Phone Number: 575-581-9509
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  El Rito
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10

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