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El Gallito Restaurant

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

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 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
Gallito-A real Guinue Old Fashioned Restaurant

This restaurant has been in business (family) forever. Food is fresh and good, Mexican style. Can be very busy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
MichelleElyseLesser
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Rancho Mirage, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rancho Mirage, California
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has been in business (family) forever. Food is fresh and good, Mexican style. Can be very busy.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Good plain Mexican food. Pleasant setting. Only beer/wine served---we wanted a Margarita but not luck.

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Lake Iswego
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here for many years since I have lived in the area but had not gone recently. This is really an atypical resteraunt for Palm Springs, where everyplace u go is Hip, Modern, mixologist-cocktail happy hour time or $50 steaks and dinner house fare. Us locals, love El Gallito too. This is a special little family run place.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Always a great meal here, but can be difficult to get a table in the busy winter tourist season. However, worth the wait. Great food and reasonable prices. Friendly restaurant and we locals love it.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Probably the best Crispy Tacos I have ever had. Great authentic Mexican food at a reasonable price. However, be careful, they only accept cash!

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Alpine, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

El Gallito is a Mexican restaurant that is considered Snowbirds lust after it all Summer long until they can return in the Winter. Faithful locals keep it going all Summer long. Expect a line during the Winter. The chips (called totopos, toe TOE pohs) and salsa are worth the visit all by themselves, but guess what? No order, no chips.... More 

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

El Gallito was simple and authentic and attracts quite a crowd each night. For starters we had tortilla chips that were very flavourful. I tried the beef enchiladas (with hot sauce and with sour creme). They were tasty and came with retried beans and rice. My friends had tacos and some French fries. El Gallito serves many types of Mexican... More 

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chicago,IL
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We love this restaurant. It is popular so you will have a bit of a wait. The owners are very pleasant, and the food is fresh and piping hot. Fresh warm chips and salsa! We make a stop every year and it is still great. Just bring cash. They do have a cash machine-no credit cards! It is family-run, and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife is one of this rare people who is actually a native Californian and actually a native of the Coachella Valley. She has been going there for years for authentic mexican food. Say hello to Jose one of our favorite servers

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Cathedral City, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Admittedly I have only been there once. The food was good but my waitress was a gum chewing girl that didn't add much to the ambiance. The place has been there for years and has a pretty good following. My problem is that I compare every place to San Miguel and no one comes close.

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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  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Cathedral City
  • Phone Number: (760) 328-7794

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?