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El Mexicali Cafe II

43430 Monroe St, Suite A, Indio, CA 92201-0100
760-342-2333
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Ranked #22 of 112 restaurants in Indio
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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Indio, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Worst Chile Relleno EVER! Undercooked and full of seeds. Food took forever, then when came, plate was barely warm. Third time there. Went from good to bad to worse. Waitress offered 10% discount, which was approx $3.00, c'mon. Definitely will not be going back and will not recommend

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is just what it says it is a Mexican cafe. It is located in a strip mall near the 10. The food is good. I had the shrimp stuffed peppers for lunch and returned a couple days later for the breakfast which was just okay. This is a good spot for lunch if you are in the area.

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Palm Springs, California
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148 reviews 148 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Stopped in for lunch and had an average meal. Salsa was spicy and didn't agree with me. The burritos were just OK and did not come with a whole lot of extras and did not come with whole beans but refried like most restaurants so nothing special. Wine was good however. Service was Excellent. The place was clean and large... More

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Destin, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Chips and quite spicy salsa. Dennis had 2 enchiladas (shredded beef) + beans & rice. Pam had 1 shredded beef taco and one chicken enchilada. Beef was excellent and very flavorful; chicken was just chicken; beans were almost white in color, but very tasty.

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Forest Hills, New York
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58 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Service is attentive and friendly. The food is fresh and delicious. Try the pepper stuffed with shrimp. It is served over a bed of salad. The margaritas are strong and delicious.

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iHeartDates, Public Relations Manager at El Mexicali Cafe II, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us and taking the time to write about your experience! We're really glad to hear that you were well taken care of and that you enjoyed our peppers stuffed with shrimp and our margaritas. Try our Happy Hour, every Monday to Thursday, 3 to 6pm - appetizers are buy one & get one 1/2 off. See... More

Indio, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

GREAT Mexican food where the locals eat. Good prices and spicy food. Great salsa. Good service. Close to freeway entrance/exit.

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La Quinta, California
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42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Went the first time and it was great. Went a second time and brought our son telling him how great this restaurant was. He asked for a spicy shrimp dish and it was not even slightly spicy. The waitress brought him some extra sauce which was gloppy and it wasn't spicy either. Overall the sauce was like canned tomato sauce... More

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Oak Park, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

My husband and I went to the newest El Mexicali Cafe in La Quinta, on Washington St. across from the big Catholic church. I'd heard we had to try the stuffed peppers and they were so good! This time of year, they are kind of spicy but they are really interesting and GOOD! Stuffed with shrimp - lots of them!... More

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Indio, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Like its sister location, El Mexicali II is just great. Some of the best Mexican food in the area. The peppers stuffed with shrimp are THE BEST. Also, I highly recommend the fish (broiled) tacos! Very nice staff and great location!

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Indio, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

We do not frequent this establishment that often but when we do the food and service are alway top notch. They have expanded their restaurant so they can accomodate more customers. Menu very good diverse. We have only had breakfast there and not dined here for dinner. We like it.

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