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El Frijolito Restaurant

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11 Alexander St Ste B, Watsonville, CA 95076-4626
(831) 724-8823
Today
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Aptos, California
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been going to this place for almost 30 years. I used to come by during lunch to grab a great, inexpensive burrito during lunch while attending WHS. Now I bring my whole family here to a great, inexpensive lunch or dinner. We love their burritos. They have great salsa and I can feed a family of six for... More 

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Thank David M
South Pasadena, California
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97 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We were hungry and needed to eat something everyone would like. This food was really good. Meat was cooked just right and everyone enjoyed their food.

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Thank Emmanuel B
Arvada, Colorado
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We went here based on another sites reviews. The prices are good and the food is pretty good also. It does not look like much on the outside or inside but don't let this bother you. I had the taco plate which came with 2 tacos with your choice of meat, refried beans and rice. My wife had the Enchilada... More 

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Thank Mike N
Watsonville, California
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This is a good place for High School students at lunch. they are conveniently near school with enough time to walk there and back to school on time. Food is decent and at average price

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Thank Daisy M
Sunnyvale, CA
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This is a local institution. We come here regularly when we need a good Mexican food fix. Friendly, family-run place with mostly locals and families. Shrimp dishes are great.

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Thank mutro
Watsonville, California
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146 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

The restaurant has indoor dining and outdoor window for take outs. I just wanted a burrito so I ordered BBQ pork. The service was quick as I got my burrito in about a minute. I ordered the super burrito for five bucks(before taxes) which is a good deal.

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Thank 427BeatleBob
watsonville
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

El Frijolito aka The Bean has been around forever. Family run business with great food and no frills. There is a reason that customers continue to eat at the bean. The portions are large and authentic. Breakfast on the weekend, lunch or dinner are always great. There is a take-out window on the back side of the building. Close to... More 

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Thank centralcoast831
Santa Cruz, California
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303 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

It is a hole in the wall location, but burritos are good. They have vegetarian items on the menu. Salsa is very good. Price is definitely good!

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Thank JeriLG
Freedom, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Ordered the carnitas burrito grande. Darn thing was half shredded iceberg lettuce. Not much meat either. Prices seemed high for a hole in the wall. Tables not cleaned between customers.

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Thank Deb822
Los Banos, California
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Been coming here for years with my mom. She loves this place, it's also referred to as the hole in the wall, because it has a rear windo to order from also good fast food.

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Thank Anna R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Alexander St Ste B, Watsonville, CA 95076-4626
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Watsonville
  • Phone Number: (831) 724-8823

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