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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 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Cathedral City, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Best Mexican food in desert. Don't be discouraged by appearance. An old house coverted into a cozy restaurant. Cash Only.

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Palm springs
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Bring cash because they don't accept credit or checks. Food ok, but they serve plastic utensils. Really not worth the hassle.

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United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Good Mexican for Palm Springs. Have not yet found a place we like better - but will still be looking. Prices were not low, but reasonable. Service is good and very friendly.The little house is a great venue and the location is easy to park at. If you go much later than 6PM, you will have to wait for a... More

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Indio, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We ate on Friday night with another couple. The service was very good and the food was good. They only accept cash. They do have an ATM machine inside the restaurant. Not 100% sure about the menu but I did not recall seeing any seafood or pork on the menu. Seemed not in tradition with most Mexican Restaurants. They were... More

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Beverly Hills, Ca
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Good food, nice staff, great value. Dine here everytime I'm in the area. Their guacamole is the BEST.

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San Jacinto, California
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103 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Yesterday afternoon my wife at here for the second time and this time we brought our son with us. It was one of the best meals we have ever had in a Mexican restaurant. We last ate here about a year ago after being recommended by a tour guide and both times it was excellent. Our son also liked it... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Very old school Mexican food trying to live on its past! In a area filled with good Mexican food there should not be a reason to stop here! Staff were very friendly and apparently by verbiage used on the menu-this restaurant has been frequented by cheap people sharing plates and eating baskets of chips and salsa! This is defiantly our... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The place is very small and super comfy...like your grandmothers home! Same with the food (not small)...tried the chicken mole and cheese enchiladas. Both good. My food was a lil cold when it came out but I didnt send back because it took awhile to come out and I was hungry. You might wait a lil bit but fun and... More

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Cathedral City, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Not a lot of ambience, but the food is excellent. Very small restaurant and booth seating could use an upgrade, but overall if you are looking for great authentic Mexican food, this is the place.

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Palm Springs CA USA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Favorite place to eat in the valley. It is cash only - no margarita, fajitas - but - food and service are great. Well worth any wait - sometimes in season it can be substantial but quick turnover helps as it is small.

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