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Red Ocotillo

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American, Californian, Sandwiches, Hamburgers
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721 Avenida Sureste, Off Christmas Circle, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
+1 760-767-7400
Today
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, pet friendly patio dining, good food, beer...
Breakfast, lunch and dinner, pet friendly patio dining, good food, beer, wine, mimosas, bloody maries and margaritas, wi-fi access.
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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A Very good meal

Borrego Springs is not a very big town, but surprisingly there were many decent restaurants. We had many choices. (We were there in March, The High Season). We chose The Red Ocotillo based on reviews. The service was very good. The Squid starter was crispy and flavorful, the sauces were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Todd F
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Glendale, California
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English first
Imperail Beach
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

They spaghetti dinner was the night special and it was very good. A large portion of spaghetti as well as huge delicious meatballs. The meal came with garlic bread as well. Nice views from restaurant windows as well as seating outside. Dog friendly outdoor eating area. Visited at other times for breakfast and lunch. It was also very good. Large... More 

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Glendale, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Borrego Springs is not a very big town, but surprisingly there were many decent restaurants. We had many choices. (We were there in March, The High Season). We chose The Red Ocotillo based on reviews. The service was very good. The Squid starter was crispy and flavorful, the sauces were excellent. I had the chicken Fried steak, it was very... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Nice location and ambience. Good menu, tasty food. Our waiter needed a bit more training. We'll be back.

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California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Red Ocotillo of Borrego Springs has moved....again! First in a little diner outside or town, then at The Palms at Indian Head resort, and now just off Christmas Circle where the French Corner used to be. The food is still yummy and plentiful. We especially like their omelets for breakfast, and their burgers and sandwiches for lunch. Reasonable prices,... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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125 reviews 125 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Red Ocotillo was just what we were looking for: a nice, clean, moderately priced restaurant where we good get homestyle cooking , late on a Sunday night in Borrego Springs. We arrived shortly before 8:00 pm, and were the last table to be served that night, but our server, Tony, was friendly and gracious, not rushing us at all. All... More 

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lake quivira, ks
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

First, the good news. The restaurant previously at this location was an over-priced French place and it never seemed to attract a loyal clientele. Red Ocotillo is a far more appropriate restaurant and is reasonably priced. I like the way it has been remodeled and the large windows can be opened to bring the outside in. Tables are generously sized... More 

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St. George, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We had a nice dinner here with friends, and a week later returned with another friend so this review is based on two visits. Both times the service was good (only a reasonable wait) and the food uniformly good. It's a family restaurant with a menu of common dinner foods -- nothing exotic or super special -- but what came... More 

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Raleigh NC
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Ate here on Friday for lunch. Good wings, little spicy. California club we split and just as well. Huge. Very good. Did carry out dinner Saturday night. Fried chicken was very good. NOTE: not my idea of "lightly breaded". More like thickly. Still very tasty. Sunday afternoon snack. wife liked the chili vent much. Guacamole & salsa was good with... More 

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I had the best bloody mary with my breakfast. I ordered the eggs and sausage. My husband had the pancakes, which looked huge and delicious. Service was excellent, even sitting outside. I would definitely return for any meal at the Red Ocotillo.

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Coronado, California
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183 reviews 183 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Finding typical American entrees in Borrego is pretty much limited to just a couple of coffee shops and a bar, until you visit Red Ocotillo. Breakfast choices include a breakfast burrito, but the rest of the meals are typical American fare, and they are excellent. One can get takeout, sit down breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is a small place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 721 Avenida Sureste, Off Christmas Circle, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Borrego Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-767-7400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 17
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Sandwiches, Hamburgers

Description

Breakfast, lunch and dinner, pet friendly patio dining, good food, beer, wine, mimosas, bloody maries and margaritas, wi-fi access.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?