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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
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7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
First time at this location

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Liliana H
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Montebello
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Montebello
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Borrego Springs, CA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

One of my favorite spots to eat in Borrego Springs is THE RED OCOTILLO restaurant just off the south side of Christmas Circle in Borrego Springs. From the moment you walk up their curving walkways, amid the charming ambiance of the desert landscape and split-rail fences and find a spot either inside the cozy mid-century modern restaurant or on one... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

There is a decent mix of foods on the menu. I had cold avocado soup which was incredibly tasty. Others had breakfast omelet with potatoes & a sandwich at lunch. This is not Denny's. It is not the Waldorf Astoria. It is a really good meal on your trip which fulfills expectations of tasty food. Service is a bit reticent,... More 

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Lomita, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Red Octillio is a great little place. I have eaten here twice. I ordered the same thing both times. Their Blue Cheese Burgers are excekkent, served with a cesar salad. And everything was like home cooking. The hand pressed burger patties, yhe amount of cheese on the salsd. And the MANY carraffs of ice water that our server brought... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Had breakfast there twice on my visit to Borrego Springs. The location is great, just near the Christmas Circle. I tried the eggs benedict and a breakfast plate with 2 eggs, toast and cottage cheese. Both dishes were very delicious. My second visit was on a busy Saturday, so the service was a little bit slower than my first time... More 

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Imperail Beach
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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

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

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California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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?