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China Jo's

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78550 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253
+1 760-771-1115
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La Quinta, California
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Never tried this restaurant before. They have lots of pictures showing the dishes they make. The orange chicken was terrible. No taste and tough. The sesame chicken was out of the same batch but they just added some sesame seeds. Terrible also. Should have ordered the pictures because they looked better than the food we got. Unless your desperate for... More 

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palm desert ca
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196 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This shopping center "hole in the wall" has an extensive menu and good food with a daily lunch special. Service is excellent

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Thank morteight
Palm Desert, California, United States
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97 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

Portions are big, hot and somewhat tasty. The dining room is tiny and lunchtime is chock-full of working-class....all on their breaks. Order early to-go, or wait until the crowds disperse. This place exists solely to fill your gut up fast...and nothing else.

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Thank Zachary A
Woodland Hills, CA
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135 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

This place adds new words to a weary traveler's vocabulary. I would rate this place just a fraction above the worst place I've ever eaten. From the tasteless food, to the surly service, this place is the pits.Do your self a favor: if you have the urge for Chinese food and are considering this place, stay home and have a... More 

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St. Albert
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

Authentic Chinese food in La Quinta! This place has about 8 tables,you order at the counter and when the food comes you can dine in or take out.Generous portions with delicious taste plus a really reasonable price

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Thank Wayne W
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

We discovered this little restaurant about a year ago and now eat here at least a couple times a month. My son especially loves the combination fried rice! If you want inexpensive, fast, good Chinese food this is the place!

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Thank Erin G
Palm Desert, California
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

Food is so tasty and such a large variety to choose from. Small and quaint little restaurant in shopping center. A few booths to eat in or just take out. Come here about 6 times a month!

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Thank Letty O
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

How good a Chinese restaurant can be in the dessert? It actually can be really good! Ordered Kung Pao beef and Ma Po tofu, both were very delicious!

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Indio, California, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

Its not a great atmosphere or service unless the young women is taking our order but the food is awsome!

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Thank Melinda G
La Quinta, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

for those that think the Panda Express is authentic Chinese cuisine. Skip this joint for China Bistro in Indio. Great food and service by this family.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    1 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Chinese
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78550 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-771-1115

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?