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LOS JILBERTOS

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655 PALM CANYON ROAD, Borrego Springs, CA
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
huge meal -- lunch and leftovers for dinner

Our lunch was standard Mexican fare -- good and predictable, just what we wanted -- in huge portions. We're senior citizens and don't eat as much as we used to, so our lunches also provided a full dinner each. As we left we said "we'll have to come here more often." Decor is minimal, service was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
John M
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St. George, Utah
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San Diego, California
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Jilberto's is a Borrego Springs landmark. While you can dine in, most of the food prepared gets taken out. My friends who live in Borrego rely on Jilberto's when visitors are in town or simply for lunch a few times each week. WHen I think Borrego, I think of the machaca burrito and the salsa bar at Jilberto's. The joint... More 

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St. George, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Our lunch was standard Mexican fare -- good and predictable, just what we wanted -- in huge portions. We're senior citizens and don't eat as much as we used to, so our lunches also provided a full dinner each. As we left we said "we'll have to come here more often." Decor is minimal, service was fast, and we were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nothing special and nothing bad about our experience. The decor has not changed much over the last 10 years and neither has the menu. The food was good at a good price. The service was good and all were friendly.

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Ottawa, Canada
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The servings were large, but my wife wound up with an upset stomach after eating a chicken burrito. The bathroom, back of the building is a disgrace (filthy).

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Olympia, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I highly recommend the Pollo asada or Carne Asada tacos with delicious meat, fresh Pico de gallo, guacamole and homemade, thick corn tortillas. Major yum. Very friendly staff and nice clean place. The only drawback is all the Styrofoam used to serve the food on. But the food is wonderful!

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Oceanside, California
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a great place to get a large serving of good quality Mexican food. I had the fish tacos and they were good. The beans and rice were only average but very acceptable. Service was speedy. Make sure to bring cash, they do not accept plastic. I was looking for a place to get decent food for a large... More 

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Lincoln City, Oregon, United States
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Fast and plentiful. Taquitos were overdone but there were so many we ate them! Fresh quacamole! Burrito, enchila all excellent! Priced right. You can watch the chef cook your meal. Get the carne Asada!

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Gresham, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This place has good quick take-out tacos. Good sauces. Not great food, but I left happy. I actually ate here several times so I must have thought it was pretty good. I had the pollo asada tacos and also the pollo asada burritos.

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Its' great, it has its own style, one eats on outside tables, on the many carpets he puts on the sand, when the wind blows, it's a good thing ! The food is homemade, therefore good. Not expensive, beer, and it is really a local hang out and I love it !

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Salton City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have been back to Los Jilbertos both at the beginning of summer and a few days ago in August and I'm glad to say I didn't see those ugly fundamentalist tracts on display either time. It feels like a friendlier place now.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 655 PALM CANYON ROAD, Borrego Springs, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Borrego Springs

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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