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El Mexicano

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166 S Main St, Willits, CA 95490-3504
+1 707-459-5702
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:30
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Ukiah, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

My favorite - the Chicken Flauta A La Carte (perfectly, lightly fried, not burned), comes with sides of: sour cream, guacamole, & lettuce - $3.50. They provide ample amounts of non-salty chips & their own, awesome salsa! Their service is wonderful, cheerful, & kind. Other places smell like bleach, but NOT El Mexicano, yet their cups, plates, & utensils are... More 

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Thank Jennifer C
Half Moon Bay, California
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345 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is a family-owned restaurant that has been around for many years. The wait staff is very friendly (perhaps because they know everyone) and the food is wonderful. The chips and salsa are fresh and bottomless. Try the chile rellenos with the pork sauce -- best chile rellenos I've had. They do not have a spirits license, however, so the... More 

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Thank Marfak
Ukiah, California
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

typical Mexican fare made by real Mexican Americans yes chili reinos (Sp?) are great home made salsa I think they also fry their own chips

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Thank Devora S
Riverside, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Everytime I return home, I must eat here. Their bean dip is amazing, and I love their fresh white meat chicken burritos. Everything tastes fresh and delicious.

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Thank Cassie A
Upplands-Vasby, Sweden
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185 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We were passing and stopped for a lunch. We were not satisfied with the neither the service nor the food.

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Thank 57Klas
Indianapolis, Indiana
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173 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A local recommended this restaurant and we're sure glad we gave it a try! First of all, the chips are home made and the salsa is fresh and spicy! Both were delicious! I commented on how good they were and a gentleman, who works there, proudly said he makes the salsa himself every morning and uses lot of tomatoes! I... More 

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Mosman, Australia
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116 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived somewhat late for Willitis time but the two serving lasses were most friendly and accommodating. Not being very familiar with American Mexican they were most patient in assisting our selections. Corn chips and dip provided gratis for an appetiser. Good food, good value, as was the nice bottle of local red.

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1 Thank Babu_of_Kili
FAIRVIEW
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for an early dinner, and were extremely impressed with the food and customer service. This is the best Mexican food we have had 30 years! We have lived in several states and eaten at many Mexican restaurants, and none of them can compare. I especially loved the Chili Relleno- it was perfect. Will definitely eat here again... More 

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1 Thank JOEL C
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on the way to Sacramento from points north. Although we had not planned on Mexican food, El Mexicano Restaurant was the only place open. Boy were we surprised. This small family owned restaurant served up the best Mexican food we have had. I had the Burrito El Mexicano and my wife had the Tomatillo Enchilada and... More 

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Thank Bill H
Eureka, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

You won't regret eating here. Always friendly. Small family owned restaurant. Great food. Great service. Always enjoy visiting when we stop on the way through to the Bay area.

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Thank notaryguest

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:30
Thursday
10:00 - 20:30
Friday
10:00 - 20:30
Saturday
10:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 166 S Main St, Willits, CA 95490-3504
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Willits
  • Phone Number: +1 707-459-5702

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