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El Mexicali Cafe II

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43430 Monroe St, Suite A, Indio, CA 92201-0100
760-342-2333
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Mexican food

This restaurant has great happy hour prices. They also have low carb meals that are good I really enjoy their shrimp stuffed peppers

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
zoecatCA
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Indio, California
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sonoma, California
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enchiladas were ok as was the chile relleno. Not bad not great. Typical Mexican food. Easy off and on I10. Nice staff. What more can one say.

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Thank Bigal1953
Indio, California
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

everything in this restaurant is fabulous nice and clean awesome waiter,s and waitresses food excellent service magnificent

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Thank tonyespin
El Monte, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Discovered this restaurant in September 2015 when visiting this area. Have been there a total of 3 times. They have the most delicious and refreshing mango margarita. You must try the chiles queritos (shrimp stuffed yellow chiles). Excellent place both for breakfast and dinner.

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Thank Esther B
Indio, California
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143 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This restaurant has great happy hour prices. They also have low carb meals that are good I really enjoy their shrimp stuffed peppers

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Thank zoecatCA
Coquitlam, Canada
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107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Wife and I had dinner last week, service was very good and the food great, but for some reason they had a harp player. His music sounded more for Italy than Mexico. Still was Ok

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Thank Stanley F
Temecula, California
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89 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Excellent huevos Ranchos and Mexican scrambled eggs. My girlfriend and I sat in the bar to eat and Andrew was our bartender and server. Ask for him he's awesome. The food is yummy, beans are great but the salsa is good but not fabulous. Order their shrimp stuffed yellow chile peppers!

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Thank Hawaiianbee
Green Valley, Arizona
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Probably the best rellenos I have ever had, which is about the only thing I order. Very light egg batter without a lot of "bread" coating. Perfect with a bite. Also excellent margaritas and service. Will stop whenever I am traveling through Indio.

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Thank Roy B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

I must insist that you try the Chiles Gueritos appetizer, it is something very special and the best thing that I have had during my trip to the Palm Springs area! The lunch special was a good deal. I wasn't expecting the meat from the Colorado burritos to be so fatty... The salsa was very good as well!

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Thank marktheshark2015
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Between LA and Phoenix right off I-10. You have to try the chiles Gueritos. Simply amazing appetizer. Delightful staff, very good salsa. I had a wet burrito- chile verde and my wife had a simple combo plate. Wow. We'll be sure to stop here next time we come through. In business since 1981.

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Thank J E
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I enjoyed meeting a friend for lunch and we had quality food delivered to our table quickly. The atmosphere was friendly, service was excellent.

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Thank Dlanderson

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43430 Monroe St, Suite A, Indio, CA 92201-0100
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Indio
  • Phone Number: 760-342-2333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?