We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

El Farolito

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
128 Plaza St, Healdsburg, CA 95448-4114
+1 707-433-2807
10:00 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 110: English reviews
simi valley
Level Contributor
70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This is the very first time I've tried Barbacoa. And most likely the best one I will ever find. The whole menu is great and many choices you won't find elsewhere. Sat up at the bar where Chuy our bartender and waiter took good care of us.

Thank bitemeSimiValley
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We tried the Saturday special consisting of Red Chili made with pork rather than beef, as it is usually done. This resulted in a very spicy, flavorful, tender plate of chili! The service was very good and the food delicious!

Thank Walt53
Ukiah, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 August 2016

My wife and I went searching for lunch that didn't involve sandwiches. On a Saturday in a fairly expensive tourist driven town. I've been coming to Healdsburg since my teens but had never stopped at El Farolito. Don't let the humble front end discourage you. The interior/dining room is clean and cool though a little stark. OTOH the food was... More 

Thank Steve J
Santa Rosa, California
Level Contributor
73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I don't remember if I reviewed El Farolito before because we go a few times a year. But this is by far the best Mexican restaurant in Healdsburg and maybe in all of Sonoma County. While they have the standard Mexican restaurant fare, they also have a number of dishes served their way. The restaurant itself is a step above... More 

Thank whereisrick
Auburn, California
Level Contributor
42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We were told about this place by a local, so we thought we would give it a try. You walk in, kind of through the kitchen, and head to the back bar area. The Margarita's are out of this world. Every dish our party had was excellent. Service is great

Thank Michael M
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

El Farolito has been a local's favorite for decades. Always great, always friendly and amazingly fast! Love this place!

Thank Paul D
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

EXCELLENT PLACE TO EAT!! Loved the fajita salad and they piled on the prawns for me...no skimping! Hubby ordered the Combo fajitas and they were perfect....leftovers for later too!

Thank Laura A
Level Contributor
26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent. The service was friendly. The margaritas were great. The host was very gracious and helpful. Our favorite restaurant in Healdsburg.

Thank Gloria S
Healdsburg, California
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Love this place. Great margaritas. The bartender is a great mixologist and entertaining to boot! A platter of nachos with shredded beef is more than enough for two for a meal.

Thank Patrice V
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Disclaimer - Coming from Austin, we know good Tex Mex. Food was alright, but the guacamole was excellent. Margarita's were disappointing for the $9 price tag and small. Service was prompt and friendly. Overall we found it to be pricey, $61 bucks for nachos, chicken poblano and 3 drinks......

Thank kleinstars

Travellers who viewed El Farolito also viewed

Healdsburg, Sonoma County
Healdsburg, Sonoma County
Healdsburg, Sonoma County
Healdsburg, Sonoma County
Healdsburg, Sonoma County
Healdsburg, Sonoma County

Been to El Farolito? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Plaza St, Healdsburg, CA 95448-4114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Healdsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 707-433-2807

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Farolito staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?