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El Gallito Restaurant

68820 Grove St, Cathedral City, CA 92234-1222
(760) 328-7794
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Ranked #10 of 111 Restaurants in Cathedral City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
South Pasadena, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
Top Contributor
539 reviews 539 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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179 reviews 179 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Had a delicious lunch, especially special soup (a meal in itself). Don't be fooled by the appearance.

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Palm Desert, California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Good food, but I know an Exterminator who has been servicing this establishment....and he tells me this place has a persistent roach infestation problem, since day one. I did not believe him until I saw roach eggs at the bottom of my chips and salsa basket. Message to the owner - your place is in dire need of a remodel!

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Palm Desert, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The food was good, but it wasn't something that you can't really find anywhere else. I recommend the guacamole it was very good. They have some interesting rules that make the experience unique. Be sure to bring cash or use the ATM. The décor of the restaurant needs an overhaul or cleanup. They have a thing for chicken figurines. Not... More

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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
Cuisine: Mexican

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