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El Capitan

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544 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-5213
+1 707-545-9476
10:00 - 21:00
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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

My family has been trying different local Mexican eateries since we moved here recently. This location is at the top of our list because not only is the food tasty but the service was so warm feeling. The gentleman was pleasant and helpful with the menu. He brought us chips and salsa right away as we sat down and then... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012 via mobile

Clean, festive family run restaurant. Try the chile verde or shrimp fajitas. Friendly service, and kind attentive people. Excellent value and very good Mexican food. A Santa Rosa classic frequented by a diverse and colorful lunch crowd.

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Cotati, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

I had lunch here one day. I had the chili verde. The sauce was very thin and bland. The portion of meat in the chili verde was very small. The tortillas were cold. For the price it definitely wasn’t worth it. I’d recommend going someplace else.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2009

El Capitan in downtown Santa Rosa is my go to Mexican food place. I've been going there for years and absolutely love that the food is always great and the people who run the place are always so friendly and welcoming. The super pastor burritos are so good. If you're looking for a new Mexican food place to try, I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 544 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-5213
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-545-9476

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