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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 #37 of 117 Restaurants in Indio
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Los Angeles, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

While visiting clients in the Coachella Valley I stopped in for breakfast since they open at 700 am weekdays. Parking was ample since it was early. Located in a strip center the restaurant is large and there's a large bar located on the north side of the restaurant amd another large dinning room on the south. Even though it was... More 

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Indio, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We are locals and enjoy this Restaraunt, good service polite wait staff, and always good food. try the table side guacamole and their chile rellenos tasty. Stuffed and fried chiles also very good appetizer. On weekends there is a gentleman who plays harp. Enjoyable.

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Encino
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157 reviews 157 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I ate at El Mexicali Cafe II last night for our first and last time. We were driving by and saw a number of people walking in, so we decided to try it. We are new to the area and figured that we should start to experience the different restaurants in the neighborhood. I looked at their... More 

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West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We were traveling on I-10 and needed to stop for lunch but didn't want the usual chain restaurants so we found the Mexicali Cafe II and were pleased with the food there. I had the chile relleno (unlike another reviewer, I found it quite good, and I am familiar with chile rellenos). My companion had the peppers stuffed with shrimp... More 

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Indio, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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Morris, Illinois
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147 reviews 147 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
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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190 reviews 190 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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209 reviews 209 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Additional Information about El Mexicali Cafe II

Address: 43430 Monroe St, Suite A, Indio, CA 92201-0100
Phone Number: 760-342-2333
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Indio
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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