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El Farolito

££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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8465 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor, CA 95492-8090
+1 801-900-0555
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10:00 - 21:00
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service is good but both size and quality of the meal are both falling short, reduced menu items and portions don't work for me. Cant go back.

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Thank Jerry S
San Rafael, California
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177 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did drive through and picked up couple burritos. I had surf and turf she had roasted veggie with chicken. Not mind blowing but decent. Probably hit a better option or two in Santa Rosa or Healdsburg next time wanting Mexican though.

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Thank Gelliott415
Cordoba, Spain
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can only speak about their burritos. I usually order a grilled chicken with refried beans, cheese, avocado, and rice. It's comfort food. They have a drive through too.

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Thank Travelerinspain
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your touring wine country and need a break from Gastronomique Americana, El Farolita will give you one with authentic and tasty Mexican Cuisine. Everything was tasty and fresh...great Guacamole...and served by a knowledgeable and friendly staff...a big plus. Here is one not to miss in wine country. You'll love it.

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Thank Kit B
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My friend from Work told me to go to this restaurant. I'm "SOLD"!!!☺ They are really popular and their Drive Thru is always long...with that being said...I am addicted to their Carnitas Taco Salad and Homemade Chips and Guacamole!!!☺ And, the portions are huge.☺ It's my "Go-To" place for Authentic Mexican food.☺

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Thank Ursula S
Sebastopol, California
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210 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Very good food with lots of choices. We sat out in the newly remodeled covered patio. The staff was nice and friendly. Each dish was fresh, hot and very flavorful. We'll be back for dinner next time.

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Thank GRS-SJS
Santa Rosa, California
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98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

the food is not fabulous, but it is okay. It is really quick and you can order either for pick up or from their drive through. Their margaritas are pretty good.

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Thank rachaele30
Windsor, California
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178 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I love their margaritas. The food is ok but i.e. has improved. I'm glad they started to serve on hot plates because the food gets cold fast on cold plates up here. The beans would coagulate and tough to swallow and the rice would be cold to eat. Now it's not. Mexican food, well, most food need to be served... More 

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Thank Diane H
Windsor, California
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Very good meal here yesterday and the space, service and food were all very good. We live close by but from the road driving by you can't see the redesign the place has received. There is the inside dining space, an inside bar area and a huge brand new outdoor patio and bar area. Beautiful evening so we took advantage... More 

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Thank tom d
Santa Rosa, CA
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

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 

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Thank KarsedSantaRosa_CA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8465 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor, CA 95492-8090
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: +1 801-900-0555

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