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El Matador

13450 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-5908
+1 760-329-4424
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (4 reviews)
“burrito” (3 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
13450 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-5908
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

There is NO PLACE better for Carnitas- Bean n Cheese Burrito -yes please! My wife is a vegetarian n they are always so nice about her grilled veggies. I'm a local in PS n I drive for this. AUTHENTIC

Thank LanddLover
Reviewed 26 July 2016

It should be enough to say that we have been eating here at least once a week (often more) for many years! Awesome staff! The cook puts love in every dish! Friendly service, great food, great drinks and large portions!

Thank mod-travellers
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We were a party of 6 who visited the El Matador and everyone was very pleased with the service and the delicious home cooked style food. I felt like I was a guest in a Mexican home. We all had something different and agreed it...More

Thank Fran525
Reviewed 8 March 2016

I think this eating establishment is owned by a Matador and he has wonderful pictures on the wall. Owner actually came and talked to us. Good was good.

Thank Charceeartist
Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

Great Al pastor tacos or burritos. Late night cravings satisfaction. Nothing locally good opened till midnight during weekends. Or even weekdays opened late night.

Thank Leodan A
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

The food is very ordinary Mexican. Everything was ok but don't expect anything special in any way. Service was friendly but again nothing special.

Thank SSCC47
Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

Awesome food and service. I ordered a vegetarian taco salad and it was filling and delicious. The taco salad offered guacamole, beans, rice, cheese just to name a few. Normally, when ordering veggie taco salads from other Mexican locations, it lacks flavor and items to...More

Thank Wrldtraveler365
Reviewed 20 February 2015

This place has much more potential. The place seems to be a favorite among the locals, cause when I went with some friends, it was pretty full. That could explain why it took so long for us to get our food, but perhaps it was...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Our family has been going to this little gem for many years!! There is no better Mexi crusine in Desert Hot Springs!! I always get the combination plates. Great prices and awesome food very consistent! Outside order window if you want a take out or...More

Thank MortamusMentions
Reviewed 26 August 2014

The food was delicious and the service was good. Service was very friendly, too. A definite thumbs up!

Thank Susan K
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13450 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-5908
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Desert Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-329-4424
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