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“Good food, good drinks, great service”
Review of El Farolito

El Farolito
Ranked #26 of 98 Restaurants in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
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South Haven, Michigan
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102 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good food, good drinks, great service”
Reviewed May 8, 2011

After a long day of wine tasting and driving, we ended up on the square in Healdsburg to hunt for a reasonably-priced restaurant on a Monday evening. We found El Farolito on the recommendation of a local who we met in the park. What a great choice! Our group of six was seated immediately and much attention was paid to the fact that my niece turned 21 that day (she ordered her first 'legal' drink). Excellent guacamole, nice salsa and good margaritas to start. Everyone enjoyed their entrees....the frijoles were delicious (that's the one thing I always compare at Mexican restaurants). We would return!

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Northern California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“I will drive 3 hours from home just to eat at El Farolito's again!”
Reviewed July 29, 2010

I've never had better Chile Relleno Burritos or nachos in my life. Not only is the food drive-171-miles-for-lunch delicious, but the service is superior, too. We just happened upon this place during vacation and went back two days in a row for lunch. Couldn't stay away! And we won't stay away for long--already making plans to go back:-)

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“I'm writing this as I'm sitting in the...”
Reviewed July 17, 2010

I'm writing this as I'm sitting in the restaurant, so the ambiiance will seep in to my review. Ok, and so will the second Azteca marguerite. We will start with the service: Attentive and prompt. Plenty of
smiles. A+ for that. The food: Most excellent! Perfect blend of traditional spices and flavors. My date (hot) had the mango chicken teriyaki burrito, very good. I had traditional enchilada / burrito combination. The flavors were distinct and fresh. The margaritas are to die for. Simple, fresh, perfect match for the food. No out-of-the-bottle kool-aid mix here. Atmosphere: perfect, loud, happy, and traditional enough to take you away from a cubicle day. Family friendly, plenty of south-of-the-border funk, and did I mention fabulous margeritas?

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Santa Cruz
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“Margaritas”
Reviewed August 20, 2009

The Margaritas are wonderful and the food was excellent. Served by some of the friendliest staff around. I'll definately go again when i'm in Healdsburg. I recommend it to all!!!

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chicago, ill
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“We will return!”
Reviewed April 28, 2009

Had dinner at El Farolito last night and the "Truth" margarita was delicious...and served in one of those big glasses, not the little wimpy ones. Ordered it without salt...came without salt...thank you very much. Got the carnitas taco with rice and beans. Everything was delicious. The chips and salsa to start were good too. Salsa was tasty with just the right amount of spice. The carnitas was tender and flavorful, everything was served warm and we cleaned the plate! Very tasty!

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