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El Gallito Restaurant

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68820 Grove St, Cathedral City, CA 92234-1222
(760) 328-7794
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 79
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  • 50
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  • 15
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  • 6
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food!!!

A local, cozy atmosphere where the main emphasis is on good food. If you want a high end, formally designed place to eat, this is not the place. Butt...if you want great food at a reasonable price this is the place to go. My only disappointment is that they are closed for the summer. It is one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
DAvid D
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Cathedral City, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Cathedral City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A local, cozy atmosphere where the main emphasis is on good food. If you want a high end, formally designed place to eat, this is not the place. Butt...if you want great food at a reasonable price this is the place to go. My only disappointment is that they are closed for the summer. It is one of my favorite... More 

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Cathedral City, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you are going there with Family or Friends. Make sure that Your hole party is there or You will have to wait for Everbody to be there before you can set down even if there's a table ready.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Without a doubt, no place compares to El Gallito when it comes to Mexican food in the valley. Only downside is no credit cards, but they do have an atm if you don't mind a surcharge.

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I think they have the best enchiladas in town. A small family place, no more than 17 tables, always busy. Good service and everyone is so friendly. Only negative is that they only take cash but have an ATM machine on site.

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

El Gallito is one of our favorite restaurants in Palm Springs/Cathedral City. Homey atmosphere, excellent staff and very very good Mexican food. Cash only, remember.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Best chili relleno- the chili wasn't soggy or stringy, and I could taste the flavor of the pepper! We loved the family run place. Our waitress explained not only the special, but what made their place "special," since we were from out of town. Although the decor was dated, as one visitor stated, this only added to the atmosphere, and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Always a hit - cash only, dumpy little old house in dumpy Cat City, but always a huge wait - worth it! Fresh, thick chips, homemade salsa, great tacos...nothing fancy - no fish tacos - but solid mexican food! Beer and wine...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The atmosphere is dated, a little hard to find, you must look carefully because it's somewhat obscure. Now for the good stuff, the food is wonderful. I had the best chicken tostado ever, off the charts tasty, all ingredients were fresh. Chicken seasoned to perfection and plentiful. My wife had a combo plate, the size of of a platter, of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This afternoon, my wife and I had lunch at El Gallito. When we arrived at the restaurant around 1:00pm, the restaurant was completely full. Our wait time was about 5 minutes. Perfect timing on our part. My wife had wanted to try the restaurant for over a year. We were not disappointed. My wife ordered the Albondigas Soup and she... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Colorful looking exterior/interior may at first cause hesitation but food is great! Interior items are well used, like the hazy menu and well worn table coverings, but it is an old, established, family run eatery that is clean. The tortilla chips and salsa are unlimited (only after you order, read the menu). The Carnitas are great, as are all the... 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  >  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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 68820 Grove St, Cathedral City, CA 92234-1222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Cathedral City
  • Phone Number: (760) 328-7794

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?