12 Favorite Mexican Restaurants in Sonoma County

Fajitas from El Farolito in Healdsburg

Everyone has a favorite neighborhood taco shop, and arguing over who has the best burritos, tacos and salsa is a family tradition. We’ve collected some tried-and-true spots — read on for details.

El Molino Central

Tacos from El Molino Central in Sonoma
Tacos from El Molino Central in Sonoma 

Tortillas are made from scratch while you wait. Beer-battered fish tacos with avocado lime mayo, ahi tostadas and tamales are best bets. Pick up Mole Enchiladas in the cold case to heat up at home. 11 Central Ave., Sonoma, 707-315-4864, elmolinocentral.com

Agave

Mole is a specialty at Agave in Healdsburg
Mole is the signature specialty at Agave in Healdsburg

Mole, a rich dark sauce made with more than 20 ingredients, is the signature of this family-owned restaurant. A large selection of imported mezcal is also a star attraction. 1063 Vine St., Healdsburg, 707-433-2411, agavehealdsburg.com

El Farolito

El Farolito is as beloved for its cocktails as its food
El Farolito is as beloved for its cocktails as its food 

Owned by the same family as Agave (and several other great Mexican restaurants), you can get their signature mole, molcajete and barbacoa plus tasty mezcal-infused cocktails. 128 Plaza St., Healdsburg, 707-433-2807, elfarolito2000.com

El Fogon Taqueria

A machete from El Fogon Taqueria in Rohnert Park
A machete from El Fogon Taqueria in Rohnert Park

Quesadillas are nice, but a machete — a super-sized quesadilla with extra goodies inside — is what you’re here for. Mexico City street food like pambazo (a torta dipped in red pepper sauce) is also spectacular. 6650 Commerce Blvd Suite 4 and 5, Rohnert Park, 707-585-1623, el-fogon-taqueria.square.site

Cascabel

Elevated Mexican flavors in a welcoming Montgomery Village location. Bite-sized potato pancakes with mole, barbacoa, and conchinita pibil — braised pork marinated in citrus and annatto seed — are top picks. 909 Village Court, Santa Rosa, 707-521-9444, cascabelbayarea.com

Los Tres Chiles

A giant chimichanga from Los Tres Chiles
A giant chimichanga from Los Tres Chiles

Family-friendly Mexican classics keep this Bennett Valley restaurant packed. The giant bacon-wrapped chimichanga dares you to eat it. 2765 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa, 707-304-5724, lostreschiles.com

Taqueria Las Palmas

Al pastor street tacos from Taqueria Las Palmas—Photo by Heather Irwin
Al pastor street tacos from Taqueria Las Palmas—Photo by Heather Irwin

No-frills street tacos and burritos that consistently impress. 415 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, 707-546-3091

La Texanita

Lengua tacos from La Texanita — Photo by Heather Irwin
Lengua tacos from La Texanita—Photo by Heather Irwin

Stellar Mexican antojitos (snacks) like stuffed sopes and the Torta Texana with chorizo made this a Guy Fieri favorite. 1667 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa, 707-525-1905

Mitote Food Park

Huitlacoche quesadilla from food truck Antojitos Victoria at Mitote Food Park
Huitlacoche quesadilla from food truck Antojitos Victoria at Mitote Food Park

A rotating lineup of food trucks, a mezcal cocktail bar and chocolate-filled churros make this a one-stop shop. 635 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa, mitotefoodpark.com

Taqueria Molcajetes

This neighborhood taqueria gained national notoriety after Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives took notice of their sizzling molcajetes. 1195 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa, 707-544-8280

Taqueria California

Tacos from Taqueria California—Photo by Heather Irwin
Tacos from Taqueria California—Photo by Heather Irwin

The carnitas, carne asada and al pastor tacos have made this humble taqueria a darling of the delivery scene. Caramel-filled churros and sweet Jamaica agua frescas end the meal deliciously. 750 Stony Point Road A-155, Santa Rosa

Cielito Lindo

Super burrito with mole and enchilada sauce from Cielito Lindo
Super burrito with mole and enchilada sauce from Cielito Lindo

The list of add-ons to their super burritos is impressive, from al pastor and shredded chicken to soy chorizo, shrimp, potatoes and skirt steak. 52 Mission Blvd., Suite 110, Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, 707-978-2070, cielitolindo.com

Tortilla Real Mexican Kitchen

Brunch is beautiful at Tortilla Real in Petaluma
Brunch is beautiful at Tortilla Real in Petaluma 

Hit up the weekend brunch in this adorable downtown Petaluma cafe for chilaquiles, Huevos Rancheros and tortas. 5 Petaluma Blvd. South, Petaluma, 707-658-1415, tortillareal.com


Written by Heather Irwin

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