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El Farolito

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128 Plaza St, Healdsburg, CA 95448-4114
+1 707-433-2807
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't say anything bad about this place, except my kids always want to go out to dinner now! It is really great food and a nice atmosphere.

Thank Mary M
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

El Farolito is a great restaurant right near the square in downtown Healdsburg. Good prices. I recommend the enchiladas. There is a full bar and seating in front and back of restaurant.

Thank Jackson B
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122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

My husband enjoyed the carnitas, and I had some great mole chicken enchiladas along with delicious, fresh margaritas! The salsa with the chips is so good, and that is always a good sign for the food to come. The menu offers lots of choices, and the prices are great. After eating lots of fancy food and drinking too much wine... More 

Thank fromAtl
Santa Rosa, California
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

It's tough to find a relatively affordable restaurant in HBG. When you're tired of wine and pretension, drop into El Farolito for a bite of really good Mexican food, a margarita (or two), some super fresh salsa and you won't break the bank. I ordered the fish tacos...plenty for two, if you want to share. My husband had a couple... More 

Thank Cindyjp
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We were pointed to these two family run Mexican Restaurants just off the Healdsburg park in central Healdsburg and the sister restaurant in nearby Windsor on the Old Redwood Highway. We needed a "Nacho fix" and we were not disappointed! Great food with fresh ingredients, chips & salsa made daily and keep coming. Most of all, the folks who run... More 

Thank tripresults
San Francisco, California
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

This place was quite busy on a Saturday night, and entirely too loud. Why does every place these days seem to go for all hard surfaces, and patrons who shout through all of dinner? the food was good. Thing is: the restaurant was written up as having "the best Mexican food in Sonoma County". Well, perhaps. But it would be... More 

Thank cadamsesq
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89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

We ordered a chicken burrito and a chicken taco. Both items tasted good. The burrito was large enough to split. (My husband and I split a burrito. And, he had the taco). Our waitress was very friendly and efficient. We were seated immediately. We would return to this restaurant. The prices are very reasonable.

Thank travelingmom1955
Santa Rosa, California
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

I have not eaten there for dinner, but if you are vegetarian, they make a great burrito. A whole wheat wrapper filled with rice, beans, grilled veggies and a vegan option available.

Thank HealthyEating29
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

This is our first time in Healdsburg. My husband and I stopped in for lunch. Discovered great food in this family run restaurant. If you are a fan of mole you are in luck. Few restaurants make their own mole, however, El Farolito has a fabulous home made sauce which greatly pleased my husband. I was luck to get a... More 

Thank 2funlovingseniors
Sebastopol, California
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210 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Very relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff. The food is fresh and well presented. Very creamy black beans and good rice. The fish tacos were over the top! Great lunch just off the square. A locals favorite!


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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: +1 707-433-2807

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