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About Us

El Mexicano- is a family owned restaurant that opened its doors in 1979 in Fort Bragg, CA. It was started by my parents, aunt, and uncle. I took over El Mexicano in January of 1982. In March of 1982 I opened a second location in Willits, CA inside the country mall. El Mexicano was in the country mall for 12 years, before moving to its current location on Main St. in 1994.

The food at El Mexicano is made fresh daily. All the recipes come from my family that has been passed down through the generations. In the past few years I have come up with new recipes that I have added to the menu. We try and keep the food as authentic as possible.

Most of my staff at El Mexicano has been working there for 10 plus years. We still have family working at El Mexicano to this day.

Opening up El Mexicano in Willits, CA was one of the best decisions I made. The community of Willits has been very welcoming throughout the years. In return we try and help the community in any way we can. We want to give back to the community that has given so much to us.

Taco salad close up in a tortilla shell.
Tostada Bowl. Refried beans, House meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, guacamole and sour cream.
Churros topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup.
Bud Light bucket filled with assorted bottled beers.  Bottle of Cerveza Pacifico Clara and a chilled pint glass. Limes on the side.