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South of The Border

) #1 of 40 Restaurants in Desert Hot Springs ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
11719 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-3605
+1 760-251-4000
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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11719 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-3605
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Reviewed 6 days ago

GREAT food (best chili relleno ever!) and engaging family owners. We thought we were just going for dinner, but how often do you get to meet a retired matador and his charming son!?! What a delightful and truly magical experience! We'll be back!

Thank AviannaM
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Definitely give it a try if you like authentic tasting mexican food. Atmosphere was nice, reasonably priced, and great service

Thank devinf267
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Food and drinks were out of this world. Waitress was on the ball. Great place to eat. Will definitely go back.

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Always love coming here on our way through. Since we probably live 65 miles away, it is always a treat to eat here. Love their shredded beef enchiladas! We've been coming here for probably close to 13 years. Loved it when we RV'd in Desert...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This place is one of the Best places for authentic Mexican food I have been to in a long time. My meal was served hot and was really good. The chips were hot and the salsa was just right with a little pop of heat....More

Thank The W
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Desert Hot Springs does not have many food options. There a lots of Mexican places and we chose one and hoped for the best.The food here was so good!! We did not expect it to be, we were wrong! Super friendly staff too.

Thank 495cherir
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This are the type of restaurants that diner legend are made of- you arent really sure about the outside, but when you eat the food- wow! Our family stopped in on a whim since we were too tired to keep looking and almost walked out....More

Thank RicOlsen
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We ate here tonight and were not disappointed. I had chile relleno and a burrito, my husband ate shrimps, and our friends really enjoyed their meals too. Waitress was very friendly, as was the owner.

Thank TheCanuckz
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Good place for a meal in Desert Hot Springs. Diverse dinner menu with heaping portions. Also offers inexpensive lunch specials. Has a bar and drink specials. I'm a fan of the chicken chimichangas!

Thank Zoom_Gotti
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The food and service is excellent and the prices are reasonable. The restaurant is family owned and the patriarch is a former matador. It is a great place to eat. I am a local from Desert Hot Springs and it is my favorite Mexican food...More

Thank Victoria E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11719 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-3605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Desert Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-251-4000
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