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El Farolito

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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8465 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor, CA 95492-8090
+1 801-900-0555
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

My friend from Work told me to go to this restaurant. I'm "SOLD"!!!☺ They are really popular and their Drive Thru is always long...with that being said...I am addicted to their Carnitas Taco Salad and Homemade Chips and Guacamole!!!☺ And, the portions are huge.☺ It's my "Go-To" place for Authentic Mexican food.☺

Thank Ursula S
Sebastopol, California
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206 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Very good food with lots of choices. We sat out in the newly remodeled covered patio. The staff was nice and friendly. Each dish was fresh, hot and very flavorful. We'll be back for dinner next time.

Santa Rosa, California
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55 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

the food is not fabulous, but it is okay. It is really quick and you can order either for pick up or from their drive through. Their margaritas are pretty good.

Thank rachaele30
Windsor, California
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171 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I love their margaritas. The food is ok but i.e. has improved. I'm glad they started to serve on hot plates because the food gets cold fast on cold plates up here. The beans would coagulate and tough to swallow and the rice would be cold to eat. Now it's not. Mexican food, well, most food need to be served... More 

Thank Diane H
Windsor, California
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115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Very good meal here yesterday and the space, service and food were all very good. We live close by but from the road driving by you can't see the redesign the place has received. There is the inside dining space, an inside bar area and a huge brand new outdoor patio and bar area. Beautiful evening so we took advantage... More 

Thank tom d
Santa Rosa, CA
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

We met another couple here - it was their favorite place and our first time eating there - and now, it will surely be at the top of our list too. Just for starters, the guacamole and chip were very tasty - nothing fancy, just really good. We sat in the patio on a Friday night and enjoyed the music... More 

Thank KarsedSantaRosa_CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

We had a delightful meal for lunch. I ordered the Chile Ralleno and was not disappointed. Very tasty, it came oven hot. it came with a pyramid of rice, and a small portion of re fried beans. The chips were crisp, and the salsa was just right. The wait staff were very helpful and efficient. They kept the drinks and... More 

Thank Travel_bug0707
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

I love good food...this place has great food! Service was fast and friendly, and the margarita was to die for. I highly recommend the Molcajete...it was awesome, and enough food for 2! I was visiting from Virginia, but will go back again before I leave the area.

Thank mefromoverhere
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

My husband and I prefer to go to this restaurant.....nice patio for chips/salsa and a drink! The drive up is really a work in process, our order is always incorrect, hence, we go TO the restaurant! Fresh, nice sized portions and the staff are just lovely.

Thank Jarsgal
Fremont, California
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66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

There are many fine choices in the Windsor area but El Farolito is a bit different from the standard Mexican restaurant that ou may be used to. Instead of the regular sauces accompanying many of the dishes, the chef uses Mole' and other traditional Oaxacan sauces and touches, all of which give the diner a mouth-watering journey into a very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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: 8465 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor, CA 95492-8090
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: +1 801-900-0555

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