Where the locals go...
El Brinquito Market is a Sonoma Valley culinary phenomena, winning both critic’s and people’s choice awards for the best tamales in Sonoma, but most famous for their BBQ chicken!
As the gateway to the Springs, driving South on Highway 12 toward Sonoma, this tiny market is the perfect place to stop for a BBQ meal. "El Brinquito" is Spanish for a small jump or hop, and the market is just a short hop outside of downtown Sonoma. The everyday fare is outstanding and authentic Mexican food. Weekend afternoons you will see (and smell) whole chickens being grilled right out front on huge flat top grills.
The market also has fresh local meats, vegetables, breads, and groceries that most Mexican Markets have.