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El Mexicali Cafe

82720 Indio Blvd, Indio, CA 92201-3136
760-347-1280
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Ranked #8 of 119 Restaurants in Indio
Price range: $5 - $18
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Nanoose Bay, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

One of the best Mexican meals I've ever had. Good food in a super friendly atmosphere. The best guacamole you'll ever have .... Made right at your table. I could have eaten the whole bowl by myself with the homemade tortilla chips as my main course!! Everything I have tried so far, on the menu, has been good.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Authentic food with authentic flare. We tried this restaurant out of the blue. One table left, with many coming after us. We relied on the waitress for our meal choices and weren't disappointed. The stuffed yellow peppers were awesome and the waitress taught us how to eat them. Live music (fri, sat) was terrific. All the staff were terrific, but... More 

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Glenview, Illinois, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Family run place. Friendly bustling with great food and service. Not to miss...,yellow banana peppers stuffed with baby shrimp. Douse em with lemon, soy sauce (lots of Chinese settled in Mexicali) and a dab of mayo , sounds odd but you must try them. We had excellent Margaritas, Chile Verde and short ribs.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Just a small place that has great authentic and unusual mexican food. Definitely worth going to. The staff was very helpful and accommodating. The Chiles Gueritos are fabulous!

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Avalon, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

the food was very good, the portions excellent and the speed of the kitchen was awesome....but all that was spoiled by the complete lack of smiles, warmth, interest, care or basic customer service. Don't get me wrong, what we ordered was delivered accurately and quickly but we felt we were an unwelcome intrusion into their day....yes THEIR.....not just our server... More 

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Indio, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is the place for authentic local Mexican food. It's not fancy, and yes you will know it when a train goes by but this is THE place for Mexican food in the area. Locals will drive cross town for Chiles Gueritos Rellenos de Camarón - it is amazing!!!

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California
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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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
17 helpful votes 17 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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