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“Good Mexican Food”
Review of El Farolito

El Farolito
Ranked #27 of 98 Restaurants in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$10
Cuisines: Mexican
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Paris/Vancouver
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Good Mexican Food”
Reviewed 27 April 2013

All good here. Good service and food. Not the best but quite nice. Would be better with more windows but they do a fairly good job with the space that they have.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Healdsburg, California
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“The Lighthouse: Heavy on Food, Sometimes Light on Service”
Reviewed 17 November 2012

Dropped in for dinner with some coworkers. Food's decent, not stellar; generous portions and free-flowing (if slow arriving) chips and salsa. Service was poor, as they were not prepared for a post "Wine and Food Affair" weekend crowd. Pitcher of beer eventually showed up -- no mugs. Ice tea -- eventually. Water - eventually. Food eventually (BUT was still hot, thankfully).

The group ordered a variety of dishes -- I opted for the Molcajete (prawns, chicken and steak cooked and served in a hot stone bowl).

Your best deal here is a burrito -- either regular or "super" (con cheese gaucamole and sour creme). These are LARGE (enough for two), yet light on the wallet at $7-$8 out the door.

Here's the menu if you're curious: http://elfarolito2000.com/menu

  • Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York, USA
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Best mole in California”
Reviewed 10 September 2012

I love mole so much I've gone to Oaxaca to learn how to cook it. El Farolito makes the best mole I've eaten outside of Mexico. The restaurant is simple and sweet. Just half a block off the main plaza of Healdsburg. The service is personal, and everyone who works their seems to take pride in the restaurant. Now, you can even buy the mole paste at a store they've openned a couple of blocks away. I bought enough to bring home to New York with me so I'll have their mole whenever I want it. This is not one of the many upscale fancy restaurants in Healdsburg, but it's one of the best.

  • Visited August 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Look else where if you want authentic Mexican food”
Reviewed 2 August 2012

Food was very bland and margaritas were primarily just lime juice. This place caters to tourist that don't know what good Mexican food is.

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San Francisco, California
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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“Great Mexican Lunch”
Reviewed 13 July 2012

Great Mexican food. fun, good looking place, nice staff. I love their salsa :) Good fish tacos. Good value. I would return.

  • Visited July 2012
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