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El Gallito Restaurant

68820 Grove St, Cathedral City, CA 92234-1222
(760) 328-7794
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the chicken enchiladas in this low key place. Seems like a local favorite. Great service. Will be back every time we come west.

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Indio, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

If you are a local, then you already know. If you are a visitor and are looking for GOOD, authentic, clean-your-plate Mexican food, then you have to hit El Gallito on Hwy 111. The place has been there for eeeevvvvveeeerrrr, and the Cantu family is always happy to see that you are well taken care of. Chips & salsa are... More 

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Eastern Norway, Norway
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Love the food, the place and the family that owns it. Bring your apetite and cash and enjoy some real Mexican food!

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montreal
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great food and atmosphere. Read all the rules on the menu for a laugh. I had the Colorado chili: falling apart beef chunks in a complex sauce.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great Mexican food in an unassuming funky but clean venue. Great salsa, excellent home style enchiladas and tacos with REAL re-fried bean. My only critique...update the toilets . They are really tacky and old!

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Temecula, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were traveling with our good friends over the New Year holiday when one of them said we should go to El Gallito for lunch. We all love Mexican food so we agreed. He told us ahead of time that it was just a little hole in the wall and he was right. When we drove up it had a... More 

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Senior Contributor
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My wife found this little place on TripAdvisor. Good reviews that prompted us to try it. Glad we did! We had the El Gallito Special which had Chile Verde and Chile Colorado. Plenty of food and it was delicious. This place only accepts cash. There is limited seating. We will be back to try some other dishes.

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Alaska
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6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Had a great experience there. The food was delicious and the staff were warm and friendly. I know there are newer places that people say are better but I have never been disappointed in the food or service.

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

True and simple Mexican food. Always hit this place when we visit Palm Springs. Always busy but friendly and courteous staff, with the great sauces and flavors of south of the border !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

great food, usually fast service, but the lack of A/C system, acceptance of credit cards (which they explain why, and you really can't fault them, but you have to plan on going there with enough CASH to cover the cost) and no margaritas! Mexican food and no margs you say? Well, they just don't have them.

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Additional Information about El Gallito Restaurant

Address: 68820 Grove St, Cathedral City, CA 92234-1222
Phone Number: (760) 328-7794
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Cathedral City
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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