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El Farolito

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Los Angeles, California
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166 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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133 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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385 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wandered into this restaurant as we were looking for a place for lunch. Wow, what a find. The place doesn't look like much, but the food was terrific! I ordered the fish tacos and they were so good and so fresh. My husband ordered one of the specials which was a tamale wrapped in a banana leaf. It was... More 

Thank TahitiZ
Baltimore, Maryland
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate lunch here before heading to a wedding. Probably shouldn't have; totally gorged myself on the HUGE bowl of guac and the fish tacos. Food and service was great.

Thank Matt B
Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Welcoming place, with friendly service. But food was pretty mediocre, and sangria less than mediocre. Inexpensive, but not a huge bargain.

Thank bklngal
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110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

After reading reviews of El Farolita and learning that the restaurant had been open for decades, we expected to have meals so good or better than those served at our favorite Richmond, VA Mexican restaurant Pepe's. El Farolita disappointed both of us. The carnitas with mole sauce was greasy and without complexity. The barbacoa was bland as were the beans... More 

Thank LofL
Chicago, Illinois
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Decided to take a break from wine and ate at the bar at El Farolito just off the square in Healdsburg. Great food and many Mexican beers on tap which is nice. Bartender (Chey?) was outstanding!

Thank donschaffer
Napa, California
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Had read glowing reviews on Trip Advisor but my food fell short of expectations. Chips and salsa were very good. I ordered a Carnitas plate but kitchen was out, switched to Chili Verde. The plate came with tasty refried black beans, excellent rice and green side salad. Pork was tender and succulent but chili verde sauce was very tart, tasting... More 

Thank napasyrah
simi valley
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

This is the very first time I've tried Barbacoa. And most likely the best one I will ever find. The whole menu is great and many choices you won't find elsewhere. Sat up at the bar where Chuy our bartender and waiter took good care of us.

Thank bitemeSimiValley
Las Vegas, Nevada
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We tried the Saturday special consisting of Red Chili made with pork rather than beef, as it is usually done. This resulted in a very spicy, flavorful, tender plate of chili! The service was very good and the food delicious!

Thank Walt53

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, 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?