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Pablito's of The Desert

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590 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
(760) 767-5753
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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A reliable treat

For the past ten years (at least) we've eaten at Pablito's when we're in Borrego Springs. We can count on them for good Mexican food, friendly service, and colorful atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Barbara S
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San Diego, California, United States
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San Diego, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

For the past ten years (at least) we've eaten at Pablito's when we're in Borrego Springs. We can count on them for good Mexican food, friendly service, and colorful atmosphere.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We ate here 2 separate nights. I think this is my favorite restaurant in Borrego Springs. We had awesome shrimp ceviche (Friday-Sunday only), tasty chili verde, robust grilled fish tacos, mega cheese enchilada, huge pork burrito. All the portions were very filling and good for the price. Service is fair. The sangria is strong and tasty. Ice chilled beer glasses.... More 

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San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is an unusually excellent Mexican restaurant. The menu offers a large selection of food and drinks including cocktails and beer. Service is very professional and quick. The restaurant decor and ambiance is very nice. The food arrived quickly. The plates are really large platters...even the hungriest teenager will get plenty to eat here. The food was authentic Mexican and... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

While visiting a friend in San Diego we took a motorcycle ride and had lunch out there. We both had the same food. I had a raspberry Margarita. My friend was OK but I got a bad case of food POISINING. This was around 3/11/15. Highly recommend avoiding this place. They need a visit from the Health Dept.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

4 star Equals Old Town San Diego Mexican Restaurants in tasteful food with excellent service and top ambience.

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Astoria oregon
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693 restaurant reviews
532 helpful votes 532 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We dined outside porch area by the water fixture, outside but protected from the sun. Chips with salsa were good and enjoyed them. We had the sreak fajitas more than enough food in large servings. Margaritas refreshing. It was good.

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San Diego
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Living in San Diego, I have access to many Mexican restaurants but I was impressed with my meal at Pablito's. My opinion was reinforced by a friend who lives in Borrego Springs and eats there frequently. There is nothing fancy about the place but then again, few Mexican restaurants are that way. I had the steak fajitas which I thought... More 

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Coronado, California
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179 reviews 179 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Pablito's serves typical Mexican dishes for a great price. The service was fast and the food came hot to the table. A great dinner.

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

After a long hike, I devoured everything on my plate at Pablito's. It's standard better than average Mexican food, which was exactly what the doctor ordered after the Palm Canyon hike. The drinks were decent. Reasonably priced. Service was slow, but nice.

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Salem, Oregon
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

While starting out for breakfast at another eatery which I will review here, I listened to the locals and snow birds who raved about this place. Very relaxing patio setting featuring great cultural artwork was just the beginning of our experience. The waitress knew when to inquire and when to merely observe....Exceptional service. She recommended the lighter fare of two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 590 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Borrego Springs
  • Phone Number: (760) 767-5753

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?