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721 Ave Sureste, Off Christmas Circle, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
(760) 767-7400
Today
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Breakfast in the cool morning desert

Wonderful breakfast selection including pancakes, eggs Benedict and burritos with the scenery of the desert mountains all around. Tastfully decorated and with good facilities. Recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
SimonAB28
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
St. Albans, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Wonderful breakfast selection including pancakes, eggs Benedict and burritos with the scenery of the desert mountains all around. Tastfully decorated and with good facilities. Recommended.

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Yale, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Stayed in Borrego Springs for 3 months and have had many lunches and breakfasts here. Dog friendly patio with a biscuit or two and water for the dog is always offered. Menu is not extensive but quite acceptable, prices are moderate. Food is well prepared and fresh with reasonable sized portions, a big plus since I detest returning uneaten good... More 

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Right off Christmas Circle with plenty of parking right out front. This a very small place with some patio tables. Food was fresh and well prepared . Service unpretentiousness and congenial. Be forewarned that they can become very busy in no time at all.

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London
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We had a great lunch here sitting in the shaded patio area. Friendly staff and a great selection of food. Well-cooked and good value. We happened upon a busy time so service was a bit slow though.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We arrived at Borrego and were recommended to go here for lunch. When the food finally came IIt was lovely, but the service was slow. The servers were all very friendly. Go there for reasonably priced honest food.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Good food for the price. I found the place by accident. There is a traffic circle in town and I got mixed up - turned on the wrong street and there was the restaurant. I was looking for a different one but figured I would try this one. It was very good.

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Logan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Our overall experience in this town has been low hospitality. This restaurant was indeed the hair that broke the camels back. We sat ourselves and were helped pretty quickly. We ordered at the same time we had our drinks because we knew we were in a hurry, and the restaurant had a lot of people. We waited for an hour... More 

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Spring Valley, California
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I had been a regular for a number of years but when they lost their lease in town and moved out to the hotel I stopped going, too far and service was slow. Well I am happy to report that they have moved back into town, the food is still good ( I love their fried chicken) and ta-da... service... More 

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Los Altos, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We arrived a little early for breakfast, but the young man in charge opened up and immediately brewed a pot of fresh coffee. We sat in the nice dining room enjoying the sunrise turning the mountains bright red. Great omelettes! Service with a smile!

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I had what turned out to be a very substantial cob's salad here. The dressings were bottled and uninspired, but the salad was more than generous and very tasty. Service was fast and good. Nothing special but grateful the restaurant is there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 721 Ave Sureste, Off Christmas Circle, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Borrego Springs
  • Phone Number: (760) 767-7400
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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