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747 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5004
(760) 863-9745
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a favorite of ours. Driving by you might hesitate to stop because it isn't a flashy restaurant. Sitting outside on a warm night waiting for our food my husband said it feels as though we are in Mexico. The food is delicious. If you like shrimp, the enchiladas were the best.

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Thank lovemysoylatte
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good Mexican...excellent sangria...terrific local eatery. Carlos and family are very welcoming...eat outside with views!

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Thank Susan G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Great selection on menu, everything is authentic and service is fast. It's an order and pay at the counter so prices are reasonable. Owner is very hospitable as are the wait staff. In my mind it's a tie with Los Jilbertos for the best Mexican in the area.

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Thank George G
Elk Grove, California
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We really like the owner and staff here. It's casual pretty good Mexican food and has a nice patio (Carpeted!) for good weather. Salso is hot!

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Thank California_Graeme
Long Beach, California
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

A bit pricey for what you're getting ($7.50 for a quesadilla). Glad it was Taco Tuesday, carne asada tacos for $1.25. They were fairly good, the beef was ground up not chunky like you would expect with carne asada. They also have beer and wine for $3.75-4.00. Friendly staff & locals, cool location.

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Thank LBGrandBanks
San Diego, California
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant defines local.Good food served with a smile. nice to see businesses succeed in our little town.Would be nice to tone down the night lighting though as it effects our "dark sky" status.

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1 Thank oldcaptain64
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Great for a quick lunch and outdoor dining covered by old carpeting. It is unusual, but the food is usually good. The day we went, the food was only so/so.. The tacos and burritos were dry, without any sauce. We should have asked for "wet." They were also out of chips so we couldn't have chips and salsa... how does... More 

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1 Thank 748warrenp
Borrego Springs, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

The best homemade Mexican food in Borrego Springs. Authentic! Charming atmosphere, great service and reasonable price points. Bonus: Taco Tuesdays $1. tacos.

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Thank Elizabeth R
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Love this family run restaurant. Carlos, Irma and their daughters run this great spot with much love and good cheer. Irma's mole sauce for her enchiladas is wonderful. Shrimp tacos are great and cocktails de camarone is pretty and refreshing and large... Love the carpeted outdoor space...my dog does too...Favorite spot for dog lovers to sit outside with their pets... More 

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1 Thank maykirk
Hudson, New Hampshire
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237 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Go for the food....The outdoor seating is covered with what appears to be used carpet stitched together. It's a classic dive with decent food and great prices

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 747 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Borrego Springs
  • Phone Number: (760) 863-9745

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