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South of The Border

11719 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-3605
760-251-4000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Most recent review
- Sep 10, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Went with the family for dinner here. Atmosphere is typical tchotchke stuff on the walls and lots of stuff stuffed around. Wait staff was friendly. Ordered one kids meal and three adult meals. Kids meal was less $ but when the meal came it was the exact same size as the adult portion. Food was fresh but average run of... More

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Just about every Saturday, we get together after service to enjoy a GOOD, very good as a matter of fact,dinner, accompanied by a delicious mango, peach or strawberry Margarita. We have visited all of Desert Hot Springs Mexican Restaurants and we keep going back to South of the Border; there's something special in their seasoning or something, that makes their... More

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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The food was ok, but nothing special. They are flexible with the orders though, so that's good. I understand we're in DHS, but for example, Thai Palms up the street is serving up some really taste dishes. The chips and salsa was good, and they brought us some hot green sauce when we asked for something spicier. It's inexpensive and... More

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Highland, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Food is good & fixed the way you ask! Has a full bar , so you can have a alcoholic drink or non alcoholic drink, has a upstairs area for sitting along with a downstairs, bar downstairs plus upstairs!

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Dewey, AZ
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

nice menu with lots of options. Love their chips and tortillas. Nice elevated bar area. Good place to watch sports. Tasty food

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Palm Springs, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a great family run type restaurant. The food and the drinks are as good as is the value. It is our favorite place in Desert Hot Springs. Be sure to give South of The Boarder a try.

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The food is amazing, their shrimp cocktails are really good and their deep fried cheesecake is to die for. I would reccomend anyone to come here.

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Palm Springs, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

True this place has been in desert Hot Springs forever......but so have lizards, and I wouldn't want to eat one of them. OK so it's not that bad, but it is a tourist trap. Small portions..I mean small. The plates are not deep and there is a reason for that. everything is small the taco's, burritos chile rellenos...everything. great place... More

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

good food...the owner is a one-time bull fighter! Relaxing,friendly, casual, kids no problem-we eat there frequently--good prices--also a lunch menu m-f

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Ventura, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great Food! Great Prices!! Loved it!!! Crave it all the time at home now!! Will be visiting the desert more often now!! Great Margaritas!!

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