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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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Hours:
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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    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 11
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  • 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
Pretty place and good food

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Susie K
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Lakeland, Florida
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Lakeland, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 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 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Red Ocotillo

Address: 721 Avenida Sureste, Off Christmas Circle, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Phone Number: +1 760-767-7400
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Borrego Springs
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 17
Cuisine: American, Californian, Sandwiches, Hamburgers

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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?