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Red Ocotillo

818 Palm Canyon Drive, PO Box 525, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
760-767-7400
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great food and great service with reasonable pricing! This address is correct as they just moved and recently opened in this new location that used to be a French Restaurant. Nice atmosphere. ..just what Borrego needs! Great experience for our first try in this location. Even though the outside temperature was 100 + and there seemed to be no one... More

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California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We really like eating outside (spring and fall). Staff lets you have a leisurely meal. The food is just average, but for Borrego Springs it's quite good.

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Brockville, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Our young waiter was excellent. The special of the day was an excelelnt roast beef dinner. The outdoor setting is always a pleasant way to end the day.

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Oceanside, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We had no service problems whatsoever, they were very attentive. My fish and chips was OK, my wife's seared ahi salad was superb. Doggie got a bowl of water and a biscuit.

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Cardiff by the Sea, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We've had dinner here on numerous occasions, most recently we were able to sit outside for dinner, excellent. Food is good, service is good, view is amazing.

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Went over to Borrego Springs again, this time visiting The Red Ocotillo at The Palms At The Indian Head. Took our dog along which is allowed on the patio and received the first service with a bowl of water. GREAT! Fantastic food, even though it did take some time, but we rather wait for freshly prepared food than go to... More

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Roseville, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We'd come to the Red Ocotillo based on a recommendation from friends. I won't hold it against them, but I can't recommend this restaurant based on our experience. We were in a time crunch, didn't order anything out of the ordinary (ie., stuff right off the menu), but it took approximately 45 min. for our food to come. I'd ordered... More

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Portland, Oregon
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92 reviews 92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We have enjoyed the Red Ocotillo several times in the past, so maybe last Saturday was just an "off" day. We sat for 35 minutes before being "noticed" by the wait staff (I collared one and requested service). It then took another 30 minutes or more before our order was delivered. This wasn't something exotic...just Saturday morning breakfast. My wife'... More

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Service was a little slow -- dinner took about 90 minutes, but the food was excellent. The bar is a bit too noisy on weekends.

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Corinth, Maine
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125 reviews 125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We remembered staying at The Palms at Indian Head when they first opened 20 years ago. There wasn't a restaurant back then, and the historic old pool was just a huge concrete hole in the ground. But the new owners had dreams of returning this 1948 resort to its former star status as a getaway of the rich and famous... More

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