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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 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
Los Angeles
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Cathedral City, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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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