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El Farolito


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner


Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I planned a surprise trip for my husband and I for a long weekend at Ojo Caliente Spa. Neither of us had ever been to New Mexico. So when I started researching best places to eat near there this place came up. Not realizing it...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LeslieRed7
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Please make a detour to stop here! You will not be sorry. Small, family run, award winning restaurant. The green chile burrito is amazing! We are repeat customers and they never disappoint. Now I'm hungry!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Missy S
Reviewed September 21, 2018

The chile rellenos are the best ever. Everything we ate was excellent, and to have warm sopaipillas with honey as a part of the meal was the crowning treat.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank OaklandVisit2r
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Don't let the outside keep you from going in, the food is great and the service is wonderful and friendly.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jrroussy
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We made a substantial detour to eat here on our way from Santa Fe to the Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, because we had heard it was something special. The Sterns of "Road Food" had even reviewed it! We were disappointed with the reality. It was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank annecX5111GD
Reviewed August 21, 2018

We have a vacation home in El Rito and we make sure to stop at El Farolito at least once every time we are there. Friends who come with us love it! Enchiladas and Tamales are always excellent, and make sure you have a sopapilla(may...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Diana J
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Some friends of ours recently moved to El Rito, and this gave us the opportunity to go to El Farolitos. The first two times we had been through town we just drove by, despite the reviews, just because. If you are looking for a truly...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Sweeniesdad
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Staying at Ghost Ranch, this restaurant was recommended by many other guests who had gone their in previous years. I had traveled to Abiqui through Santa Fe where unfortunately I did not get authentic New Mexico cuisine, so I was very hungry to find some....More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank BrianUSN
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

We were down the road at the Georgia O’Keefe home in Abiquiu and headed up to El Rito specifically for lunch at El Farolito. It was worth the ride. The food was some of the best New Mexican cuisine we’ve had and the service was...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank peterhS9347PZ
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

I wouldn’t eat here if my life depended on it. The food was nothing special at all. We actually drove out of are way too. Waste of time and energy. After reading the bad reviews AFTER eating there, I hope I’m alive tomorrow. Not joking.

Date of visit: May 2018
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October 25, 2016|
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Response from Kerry G | Reviewed this property |
Don't think it is the same place.
Kent M
February 14, 2015|
Response from RogerB987 | Reviewed this property |
El FarolitoDirections 4.7 6 Google reviews Restaurant Address: NM-554, El Rito, NM 87530 Phone:(575) 581-9509 I am not affiliated with the restaurant although I have probably been responsible for further spreading their... More
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