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. Red Ocotillo

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721 Avenida Sureste, Off Christmas Circle, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
+1 760-767-7400
07:00 - 20:30
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While the service can vary, the food is always really good. Last I checked, they don't have a San Diego IPA but you can get a Sierra Nevada PA. Fried chicken and mashed potatoes are very good, as is the steak sandwich. Good prices.

Thank Michael M
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is AMAZING! We had breakfast and dinner there multiple times. The owner grows the vegetables in the garden out back, and everything is super fresh. Staff is friendly, good service, location is convenient, as it's in the heart of the town. Will definitely go back.

Thank Bevanati
Laguna Niguel, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back in their own building.. Off of Christmas Circle on Ave Sureste.. They’ve taken over the previous French restaurant building and open most all days… This is the Red Ocotillo that had been sharing a restaurant with the Coyote Grill in The Palms Hotel.. The two restaurants are completely different. The Red Ocotillo traditionally being the more comfort type food,... More 

Thank LumenateTHEway
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for breakfast on Easter morning. We sat outside on the deck and had a fabulous breakfast. The food was great, the waiter was very friendly and the view was perfect. The only thing I would say that was not perfect was that we had to wait a long time for our food, (the restaurant was not crowded)... More 

Thank Beth S
Sharps Chapel, Tennessee
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here because it was pet friendly. The food was good but we did have to wait about 30-40 minutes to be seated.

Thank SRHopper01
Bakersfield, California
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were tired from our hike and stopped at Red Ocotillo for a bite. My husband had a Club House Sandwich on Rye which was delicious. I had a bite of his and agree! I ordered the Club Salad with Blue Cheese and it was really good! My husband had a bite of mine and he agreed. We ate outside... More 

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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This is a very friendly and, especially, dog friendly cafe. Prompt service includes a water bowl and a homemade biscuit for the dog. The food was quite satisfactory- we liked the onion rings and my husband was really happy with the patty melt. Big portions- nice staff. We'd go back.

Thank castlegreenph
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The place is cute, and has a nice patio. The food was fine. However, like most places in this town, the wait was long. Thankfully, they give out free coffee cake while you are waiting...waiting... for your meal. I think the servers were doing their best, but of the two, one was slow and one was...let's say "brash." In all,... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Can be a long wait during meal times. We waited 40 minutes for a table for 4 at about 1pm. Not sure if they take reservations. We would return but may plan on odd hours.

Thank Tango23ca
El Segundo, California
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch there. Can order breakfast for lunch too. Quick service. Good food. Had a kids menu too.

Thank toptan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 17
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 721 Avenida Sureste, Off Christmas Circle, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Borrego Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-767-7400
Breakfast, lunch and dinner, pet friendly patio dining, good food, beer, wine, mimosas, bloody maries and margaritas, wi-fi access.

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