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El Gallito Restaurant

68820 Grove St, Cathedral City, CA 92234-1222
(760) 328-7794
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Ranked #12 of 112 Restaurants in Cathedral City
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
Desert Hot Springs, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Cathedral City, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Don't expect a .fancy decor restaurant....this is down home basic...Food is very good, not fancy. Cash only and beer and wine. One of my "go to" places that I enjoy.

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South Pasadena, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

El Gallito is a small family owned and operated self-described Tex-Mex cafe housed in a small cottage. Pictures and statues of chickens cover the walls. There is a welcoming, homey, charm here. The place is small and you will probably wait for a table if you arrive during peak hours. Their chips and salsa arrive quickly after you're seated, and... More 

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Palm Springs, California, United States
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Authentic Mexican food. This place is practically an institution in cathedral city. Yes it's tiny and packed most nights, but that's because it's good. Cash only.

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California
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1,534 reviews 1,534 reviews
470 restaurant reviews
383 helpful votes 383 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great food. Reasonable prices. Efficient and attentive service. Atmospheric if a little restaurant dark.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

great food authentic Mexican reasonable prices i am looking forward to going there again go early it gets busy

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Cathedral City, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A small restaurant that has been in Cathedral City for years and is not fancy. You feel like you are in mexico and the service and food is very good. They do not take credit cards, it is cash only. It is usually crowded with locals.

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MN
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182 reviews 182 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Friends brought us to El Gallito which is their favorite Mexican restaurant in the Palm Desert-area. We were very pleased that they did. Food was plentiful and the prices very reasonable. Great Value!

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Los Angeles
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

this is my favorite mexican restaurant in palm springs....very small old building.... if you're looking for fancy this isn't for you....very comfortable and always crowded with locals. My favorite is the combination chicken burrito....homemade tortilla chips too

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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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