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El Mexicali Cafe

82720 Indio Blvd, Indio, CA 92201-3136
760-347-1280
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Ranked #9 of 112 Restaurants in Indio
Price range: $5 - $18
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
California
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

On the north side of Indio Blvd, the only place next to the train tracks. Shakes when the trains go by. It is small inside, but they have extended the seating by creating a new space out of an outdoor patio which has been enclosed. Good home style Mexican food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Went to this small restaurant for my birthday dinner after reading great reviews. It is unexpectedly small inside, but they accommodated our party of 6 with no problem and no reservations. Nothing fancy, but when the food came out we were all more than pleased! The enchilada sauce was just how I like it and not like the dark brown... More

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Palm Springs, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

chips were stale, salsa was better than food, margaritas were tasty, made up special extra hot salsa, service was attentive and friendly, food was less than a robust flavor. an OK place if you are OK with someone what bland tasting Mexican fare.

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Los Angeles, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

For Coachella month we go to this restaurant every week. The stuffed peppers are standard. You will never eat any anywhere as good. A chavela makes it a perfect meal. The staff is friendly and hard working. We even think the train passing and rumbling the building is part of the charm. Everything on the menu is great, but don't... More

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Renton, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Location a little different but great food, fantastic, friendly, extremely efficient service! Will definitely go there every time I am in the area and would recommend it to everyone!

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ElMexicalICafe, Owner at El Mexicali Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, I am humbled by it. It's customers like you that keeps us going in a continuous effort to provide you with good food and good service. More

Indio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

If you don't get the shrimp stuff peppers then you missed it. Order one or two before your meal. There is also a Mexicali II that is located on Monroe where you will find a better atmosphere.

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ElMexicalICafe, Owner at El Mexicali Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, I am humbled by it. It's customers like you that keeps us going in a continuous effort to provide you with good food and good service. More

Indio, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is an authentic Mexican food restaurant. The Chili Verde is great along with the wonderful service, loads of parking and good chips and salsa. Please don't miss it.

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ElMexicalICafe, Manager at El Mexicali Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, I am humbled by it. It's customers like you that keeps us going in a continuous effort to provide you with good food and good service. More

Indio, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

El Mexicali doesn't look like much from the outside. It's located on a busy highway right next to the railroad tracks but don't let outward appearances put you off. This is a great restaurant for Mexican food. They serve shrimp stuffed gueritos peppers that are fantastic. They serve these with soy sauce and mayonnaise! I know it sounds weird but... More

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ElMexicalICafe, Owner at El Mexicali Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, I am humbled by it. It's customers like you that keeps us going in a continuous effort to provide you with good food and good service. More

Elko, Nevada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This restaurant serves excellent Mexican food and is family-owned and has been in existence for years. The clientele varies by time of day; the locals tend to predominate at breakfast while the vacationers and part-year residents come later in the day. The portions are generous. My wife is partial to the cerviche, which is large enough for an entire meal.... More

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ElMexicalICafe, Owner at El Mexicali Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, I am humbled by it. It's customers like you that keeps us going in a continuous effort to provide you with good food and good service. More

Halifax, NS
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I am not a fan of Mexican food, but while in California, thought I should try an authentic Mexican restaurant. Well I did and it was very good. The place is very basic, but was packed. We ended up sitting at the counter and observed the staff closely. They work so hard!!!! Service was great. My companion asked for all... More

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ElMexicalICafe, Owner at El Mexicali Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, I am humbled by it. It's customers like you that keeps us going in a continuous effort to provide you with good food and good service. More

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Additional Information about El Mexicali Cafe

Address: 82720 Indio Blvd, Indio, CA 92201-3136
Phone Number: 760-347-1280
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 18
Cuisine: Mexican

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