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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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198 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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!

Los Angeles, California
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168 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

The food and service were good. The service is prompt and they were very nice. My chicken enchiladas were good and the rice was good. The beans were a bit boring. I had a frozen strawberry margarita and it was okay. My friends enjoyed their dinners. I would eat here again.

Thank Jon S
Alameda, California
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135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Does not look promising when one enters but a large comfortable dining room in back. Very prompt service, a wide choice of food, and, as far as I can tell, truly Mexican. I had Enchiladas Oaxaquenas. The best mole I have ever tasted. My wife was very satisfied with her taco salad with added tilapia.

Thank lancereyn0

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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, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, 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?