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El Molino Central

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11 Central Avenue, Boyes Hot Springs, CA 95416
+1 707-939-1010
09:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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Napa Valley, California
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Everytime I drove by this restaurant I could see the place was packed. I now know why. I ordered the Bohemian Beer Battered Fish Tacos. YUM! The tacos were fresh and clean and had a sauce to die for. Its outdoor dining, quite pleasant and service is quick. I see on the website they have expanded the menu and I... More 

Thank Julie J
Sonoma, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only a to go place - but, has a seating area outside, great place to meet friends for a nice bite. Very authentic good food!

Thank Sylvia821
Chicago IL
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383 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended by our hosts, this casual spot is the real deal. Salsa verde covered pork tamales were so remarkable only surpassed by crispy fish tacos. Que bueno!!

Thank ParisgalChicagoIL
San Rafael, California
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125 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Wow. I have been meaning to come here for a while and am glad I did. There are a lot of Mexican places in Sonoma, and I have been to MANY of them as Mexican is one of my favorites, but this is now my top place. It is also conveniently located on Highway 12 on the way out of... More 

Thank Angewaa
Sonoma, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great Swiss Chard Enchiladas; also great mole sauce! Great local Mexican Restaurant. Sometimes the wait for food is longer than it should be.

Thank Thomas J
San Francisco, California, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We found this place originally because we didn't want to leave the dog in the car. All the seating is outdoors. If your friends expect a Maître or premade chips and salsa thrown down on the table when you sit down don't send them here. This place is fabulous and real, the food is first rate - If you have... More 

Thank Sonja N
Sonoma, California
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

As the sign on the building says, El Molino Central has Mexican Street Food. And it's very good. The tacos are our favorite. Order at the counter in the small indoor space. Seating is mostly outside... not exactly on the street, but close. Recommended!

Thank Scott M
Jacksonville, Florida
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359 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Order at the counter and walk behind the register to outside seating not too far removed from the concept of a food truck. The food is absolutely fabulous and authentic. Tamales are outstanding and a must.

Thank dmarun
Sonoma, California
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108 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Nothing fancy about this place and you can eat outside on picnic tables if you want to eat there. I go there for their homemade tamales. They are excellent. Do a quick take out as they have a refrigeration area where the tamales can be purchased from.

Thank ilava
New York
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We randomly found this place on Trip Advisor - we had a poor Mexican food experience a time before and we were determined to not let that happen again. We've been to El Molino twice and the food is off the charts delicious. Having grown up in California, I have had my fair share of good and bad Mexican food.... More 

Thank coastalsuz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Central Avenue, Boyes Hot Springs, CA 95416
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Boyes Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 707-939-1010

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