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El Frijolito Restaurant

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11 Alexander St Ste B, Watsonville, CA 95076-4626
+1 831-724-8823
10:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 19:00
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I either over looked my favorite, Tapas, or they don't have them. also, i didn't get any lgbt vibes. I;ll try again.,

Thank Anthony C
Aptos, California
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I have been going to this place for almost 30 years. I used to come by during lunch to grab a great, inexpensive burrito during lunch while attending WHS. Now I bring my whole family here to a great, inexpensive lunch or dinner. We love their burritos. They have great salsa and I can feed a family of six for... More 

Thank David M
South Pasadena, California
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125 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We were hungry and needed to eat something everyone would like. This food was really good. Meat was cooked just right and everyone enjoyed their food.

Thank Emmanuel B
Arvada, Colorado
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We went here based on another sites reviews. The prices are good and the food is pretty good also. It does not look like much on the outside or inside but don't let this bother you. I had the taco plate which came with 2 tacos with your choice of meat, refried beans and rice. My wife had the Enchilada... More 

Thank Mike N
Watsonville, California
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This is a good place for High School students at lunch. they are conveniently near school with enough time to walk there and back to school on time. Food is decent and at average price

Thank Daisy M
Sunnyvale, CA
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

This is a local institution. We come here regularly when we need a good Mexican food fix. Friendly, family-run place with mostly locals and families. Shrimp dishes are great.

Thank mutro
Watsonville, California
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269 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

The restaurant has indoor dining and outdoor window for take outs. I just wanted a burrito so I ordered BBQ pork. The service was quick as I got my burrito in about a minute. I ordered the super burrito for five bucks(before taxes) which is a good deal.

Thank 427BeatleBob
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

El Frijolito aka The Bean has been around forever. Family run business with great food and no frills. There is a reason that customers continue to eat at the bean. The portions are large and authentic. Breakfast on the weekend, lunch or dinner are always great. There is a take-out window on the back side of the building. Close to... More 

1 Thank centralcoast831
Santa Cruz, California
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404 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

It is a hole in the wall location, but burritos are good. They have vegetarian items on the menu. Salsa is very good. Price is definitely good!

Thank JeriLG
Freedom, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Ordered the carnitas burrito grande. Darn thing was half shredded iceberg lettuce. Not much meat either. Prices seemed high for a hole in the wall. Tables not cleaned between customers.

Thank Deb822

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Alexander St Ste B, Watsonville, CA 95076-4626
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Watsonville
  • Phone Number: +1 831-724-8823

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