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Piner Road, Santa Rosa, CA
+1 707-526-1100
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Santa Rosa, California
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210 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Our first visit and impressions aren't strong. Service was lacking. We didn't know if we order first or sit down and the response was basically here are your menus and go where you want. We ordered nachos and chili verde. The meat on both of them were seasoned so well but I was so disappointed that an authentic Mexican restaurant... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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160 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Five of us love Mexican and everyone loved this small restaurant. Great service and staff. Clean. Self-serve order and they bring food to the people.

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Thank Ed L
Santa Rosa, California
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I have been coming here since this place opened... I have lived in SR for many years, and I have tried them all... El Brinquito is one of the top places to go for great tasting food.. They never disappoint... I love their chili verde burrito and the chili verde dinner... But, I am addicted to their Alambres combo..

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Thank Nuthin_Nice
Santa Rosa, California
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374 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This was my first time here. The place isn't much to look at, although they're doing some work on an outside patio area. Food was great -- I had the carne asada, and my son had the supreme nachos. Great salsa -- spicy as it should be. Service was quick and friendly. Pricing was appropriate. This isn't the fanciest Mexican... More 

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Placerville, California
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

8pm on a Tuesday eve, light crowd. I was able to get the servers personal albondigas recipe while ordering my meal. She brought over every salsa they had ( 4 fresh ones ) after I told her I like to pour it on. Very good and different tasting, in the 4-8 scale hot-wise. We had a chili relleno, chimichanga, and... More 

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Thank Bambuddhist
Berkeley
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Travel the 101 corridor frequently, and hoped to find an easy on/off good Mexican restaurant. Not this place. Counter server was pretty clueless about offerings on the menu. Didn't know differences between dishes, even though menu items are pretty standard for a northern CA Mexican restaurant/ Had the Taco salad with Pollo asada. It was flavorless, and I too got... More 

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Thank Lisa B
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Used to go when it was ES 2, and it was good, but had started to go downhill... with the new owners is totally on the uprise! The food is fresh and reasonably priced. It is quick and the salsa is fantastic if you like a little heat.. the tostada and super taco are my favorites, al pastor or carnitas... More 

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Thank goddessgirl1
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2014 via mobile

First off I miss the #2 location, I still go to Healdsburg to the original location. Been wanting to try the new restaurant that took over but always a skeptic. To start the lady working the register was a jerk, my wife ordered a fish plate and expected mojara, ended up with fish tacos. I ordered Chile rellenos but they... More 

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Thank doe65ss
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2014

The two people working looked tired and overworked. The place was bright with cheap tables and a diningroom that was not clean. Its a fast food mexican joint with a sit-down price. The shrimp cocktail was nice for 8.95, but the dinner was fast beans & rice with chile rellenos that was just average. The fajitas were about the same.... More 

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Thank Dee B
Oregon City, Oregon
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

We had four adults in our party and dined there at the recommendation of one of members in our party. I thought the seasons and dishes were very good, but the service was a bit 'off' as we seemed to be imposing on their time. The prices seemed reasonable for all the menu items and the variety of items appropriate.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Latin, Mexican, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piner Road, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-526-1100

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