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Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA
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Cuisines: Mexican
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San Diego, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

If you are heading out of Borrego towards Salton City, this little gem is just past Christmas Circle. The atmosphere is funky to say the least, unusual layout and décor. When you stop in you will see what I mean. Now the food is generally very good, order at the counter and they take it to your table. Everything has... More

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Corinth, Maine
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139 reviews 139 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We are escaping to Borrego Springs from the northeast for the winter and have been to El Borrego many times--alone as a couple as well as with visiting friends. It never disappoints. The food is absolutely freshly prepared, authentic Mexican, spiced with a light touch. Highly recommended are the delicious big shrimps served in various presentations. It's a family-run business... More

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Salt Lake
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I like this place a lot as it's the only place in town I can get a good bowl of beans. Carlos makes them fresh and does not use lard. There are onions and cilantro on the side and I always add a garden salad and a shot of white tequila on the side. Reasonable prices. My friends seem to... More

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Marengo, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on a nice sunny day. We ordered fish tacos and a hamburger. Both were excellent. We sat outside on the carpeted patio and watch what traffic passed. We had a very pleasant lunch and will definitely go back again soon.

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Borrego Springs, California, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My out of town guests always want to go back here. Shrimp cocktail is terrific. Chalkboard specials always interesting.

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La Jolla, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Basically a glorified Mexican take out joint...gotta love the carpeted outdoor patio. The food is excellent and that's what is most important.

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San Diego
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Interesting place we went to for dinner. People go hear for the food and not the ambiance. We sat outside on patio tables in a fenced in area covered with old carpets. Illumination came from two fluorescent bulbs attached to the "house", with a trailer parked next to it. Clearly not a place for a romantic date night. You order... More

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Upstate New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We stopped here for dinner. We had guacamole (chunky, with tomatoes and onions), cheese enchiladas with rice and beans (with both red and green salsa) and a beer. Everything was tasty and service was both efficient and friendly.

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Chicago, Illinois
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177 reviews 177 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

$1 taco's on Tuesday. Very small so get a half dozen or so. Many choices of Mexican beer and Coca Cola in glass bottles. Plenty of outdoor seating as well.

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Address: Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Borrego Springs
Cuisine: Mexican

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