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El Farolito

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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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128 Plaza St, Healdsburg, CA 95448-4114
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Ukiah, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went searching for lunch that didn't involve sandwiches. On a Saturday in a fairly expensive tourist driven town. I've been coming to Healdsburg since my teens but had never stopped at El Farolito. Don't let the humble front end discourage you. The interior/dining room is clean and cool though a little stark. OTOH the food was... More 

Thank Steve J
Santa Rosa, California
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't remember if I reviewed El Farolito before because we go a few times a year. But this is by far the best Mexican restaurant in Healdsburg and maybe in all of Sonoma County. While they have the standard Mexican restaurant fare, they also have a number of dishes served their way. The restaurant itself is a step above... More 

Thank whereisrick
Auburn, California
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told about this place by a local, so we thought we would give it a try. You walk in, kind of through the kitchen, and head to the back bar area. The Margarita's are out of this world. Every dish our party had was excellent. Service is great

Thank Michael M
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

El Farolito has been a local's favorite for decades. Always great, always friendly and amazingly fast! Love this place!

Thank Paul D
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

EXCELLENT PLACE TO EAT!! Loved the fajita salad and they piled on the prawns for me...no skimping! Hubby ordered the Combo fajitas and they were perfect....leftovers for later too!

Thank Laura A
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent. The service was friendly. The margaritas were great. The host was very gracious and helpful. Our favorite restaurant in Healdsburg.

Thank Gloria S
Healdsburg, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Love this place. Great margaritas. The bartender is a great mixologist and entertaining to boot! A platter of nachos with shredded beef is more than enough for two for a meal.

Thank Patrice V
Austin, Texas
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Disclaimer - Coming from Austin, we know good Tex Mex. Food was alright, but the guacamole was excellent. Margarita's were disappointing for the $9 price tag and small. Service was prompt and friendly. Overall we found it to be pricey, $61 bucks for nachos, chicken poblano and 3 drinks......

Thank kleinstars
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

In spite of the San Francisco's food critics glowing recommendation, the three of us found the food to be horrible and the service to be terrible. The guacamole was gray and tasted funny. We had to ask for tortillas after they had brought out the fajitas without bringing them, Possibly the worst Mexican food I have ever had.

Thank Steve C
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Best mole sauce I've had in the US. Enchiladas were amazing! Flour tortillas are fresh and delicious... So good!

Thank Carla S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Plaza St, Healdsburg, CA 95448-4114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Healdsburg
  • Phone Number: 707-433-2807

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