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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    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
Lunch time special

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
marktheshark2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

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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11 restaurant reviews
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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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San Diego, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the area. The food is delicious, servings are huge and prices are reasonable.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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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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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
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?