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El Farolito

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8465 S OldRedwood Highway, Windsor, CA 95492
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Santa Rosa, CA
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank ChiaPop
Gardnerville, Nevada
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142 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

a repeat visit, close to a year later (I live in a different state, and was here visiting friends) - I tried their daily special, which was a oaxican (spelling) tomale - when I enquired what this was, our very friendly server said "it's chicken" - not the description I was looking for, but I decided to take a chance... More 

Thank psandberg
Windsor, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

Very good food overall, the Molecajete is off the grid - must try. Good salsas, well made drinks. We've never had a meal their that we did not feel was very good.

Thank dparkre
Windsor, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Family owned and operated, this El Farolito location IMHO is the best. The food is consistently out of this world and any time of year the tequila bar has the absolute right thing. The outside dining in the warmer months is perfect for a weekend lunch or dinner. And you will not believe the prices ,,, they are practically giving... More 

Thank Tricia C
Salt Lake City, Utah
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156 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Salsa has just the right heat - light crispy chips. Generous portions and so very tasty. The service is also tops. Weent two days in a row and will return next visit to this area. Highly recommended.

Penngrove, California
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

walked in, looked good from the outside, but, it was like walking into a fast food place like a taco bell, almost. Food was less than average. I ordered the Chile Relliano. Found out it was cooked with a "fresh" chile, gave it a try. I love 'em. I saw the price was 10.50 - that was steep, so, I... More 

Thank Richard G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, 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 S OldRedwood Highway, Windsor, CA 95492
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: 8019000555

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