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Red Ocotillo

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American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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721 Avenida Sureste, Off Christmas Circle, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
+1 760-767-7400
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7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice place to eat

Vouchers from The Palms at Indian Head led us there for 2 breakfasts and a lunch. All meals very tasty, good service and nice outdoor seating.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
annemyers62
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Huntington, West Virginia
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Quincy, California
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Red O is sometimes located at the Palms at Indian Head Hotel - during spring, fall, and winter, but in the summer it is located near the center of town. I'd had many dinners when it was located at the hotel, but this time, at the other location, I found the food to be better than previously. I had... More 

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Encinitas, California
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111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The food was good - but it took 10 minutes to have the bedraggled waitress come to our table to take our order and 43 minutes to get our food. A friend and I split an omelette with potatoes and our husbands had pancakes, 1 egg, sausage or ham and toast. We were joking they were fighting to squeeze the... More 

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El Centro, California
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

What else can you ask for, Good Food, Good Service and Good Prices. We dropped out of the mountains into Borrego Springs, looking for a quick lunch and found the Red Ocotillo, just off of the center of town 'round about. If you are going too fast, you might have to go around again. These days, finding a restaurant that... More 

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Huntington, West Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Vouchers from The Palms at Indian Head led us there for 2 breakfasts and a lunch. All meals very tasty, good service and nice outdoor seating.

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Lakeland, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Easy to find and a good selection. Order breakfast all day. Love Eggs Benedict so many ways even for lunch!

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San Diego, California
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Ate here four times during a recent trip to Borrego Springs. We enjoyed every visit - two breakfasts and two dinners. Their daily specials are terrific. I always have the California Club for dinner. Very large, so take 1/2 back to motel for a later treat. The burgers were also good as a special before six pm. We particularly enjoy... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

After that, what else do I need to say? A very cool, casual little dining spot in the heart of Borrego Springs. Some good craft beers to be had and, as already mentioned, fabulous fish tacos.

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Santa Monica, Ca
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Stumbled on Red Ocotillo. Great breakfast. Pleasant atmosphere with inside dining and two patios. Moderate prices and friendly, accommodating service. Very casual. Great for families or just a relaxing meal.

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Montebello
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Have been traveling to Borrego Springs for several years and never tried this gem. Were there on a sunny, cool day this past weekend (a rare occasion for this low California desert) and decided to have a late lunch. My husband really enjoyed the Ahi Tuna salad and I had the Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken. Both were delicious, served... More 

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Polson, Montana
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We had breakfast at the Red Ocotillo and the food was so fantastic, with generous portions and excellent service that we decided to go back the next day for lunch and enjoyed lunch too in the wonderful casual ambiance with the fun and friendly staff. A must if you are in Borrego Springs!!

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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, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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?