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El Mexicano

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166 S Main St, Willits, CA 95490-3504
+1 707-459-5702
10:00 - 20:30
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Riverside, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Cassie A
Upplands-Vasby, Sweden
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184 reviews
92 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.

Thank 57Klas
Indianapolis, Indiana
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169 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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 

Thank Joan W
Mosman, Australia
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111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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.

Thank Babu_of_Kili
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank JOEL C
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews
7 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 

Thank Bill H
Eureka, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank notaryguest
Sacramento, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Found this place using Tripadvisor. It was very nice. The restaurant was crowded, which is usually a good sign. The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was good (not great), and very well priced, (dinners approx. $8-14). I would definitely stop and eat there again. Beer was also well priced. A great find!

Thank dave s
Castro Valley, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

I have eaten here a few times while visiting our friends in Willits,Ca. They seem to really enjoy it. However, living in the East SF Bay Area all my life, I have eaten some excellent Mexican food in my time. This is, well, not excellent. It's a nice, clean place, friendly staff. For some reason they can never seem to... More 

Thank Marcus E
Portland, Oregon
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188 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

It was the perfect place for a relaxing dinner at a reasonable price with time to relax and talk without worrying if your table was needed. The food was average for a Mexican Restaurant but the staff was friendly and attentive. The enchilladas were good but not the tamales. Too much masa and not enough filling.

Thank nuwildcat65

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?