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El Campanario Restaurant

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44185 Monroe St, 44185 Monroe St, Indio, Indio, CA 92201-3036
+1 760-342-3681
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Chicken fajitas best ever!

Recommended by our hotel and they were right. Restaurant makes their own tortillas and they were excellent. Margaritas were very good,also. Service was quick and very pleasant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Carole G
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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Recommended by our hotel and they were right. Restaurant makes their own tortillas and they were excellent. Margaritas were very good,also. Service was quick and very pleasant.

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Campbell River, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

One of the best places in the desert to have Mexican food. I don't know a lot about ordering Mexican food, but I can tell you our party of 5 have been there many times and ordered almost everything on the menu and have never been disappointed.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Nice ambiance, good traditional foods, friendly staff. A little tricky to find the entrance but worth the find.

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La Quinta, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

El Canpanario best place in the coachella valley...cuisine excellent, service very good...I'm a chef of Marriott and I can tell that the cooks at el canpanario know their job really we'll. i visit the place at least ones a week...just to have the great experience of dinning there..

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Perris, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Everything in the restaurant is pleasing to the senses once you walk in. The decor, the Mexican music, the lighting etc. They have a variety of combo platters, caldos, and molcajetes. Great full bar and drink choices. We particularly enjoyed the Molcajete Ranchero, everything was so flavorful. We enjoyed the red sauce very much. Our female server was a little... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This little family restaurant has the best Mexican food that I have had in a long time. Just close my eyes and I'm south of the border!. Enjoyed it so much for dinner, came back the next morning for breakfast.

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Indio, California
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197 reviews 197 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Stopped in for lunch and had a very good meal. The menu selection was large and had many choices that you do not get at a lot of other Mexican Restaurants. Great tasting and served prompt and correctly. Very large portions. The chips, salsa and guacamole dips were fantastic. I almost ate the whole bowl of guacamole by myself. Prices... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Let us remember that this is within spitting distance of Palm Desert folks. The area around it may be best described as post-industrial and the interior is definitely cavernous-70's-Denny's-style but the service is very welcoming and the food is tasty, fresh and plentiful, not to mention reasonably priced. They were even very kind and accommodating to our well-behaved pooch on... More 

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

So I got a haircut the other day and asked the lady cutting my hair what was the best Mexican restaurant in Coachella Valley. She lived in Indio and, without hesitation, recommended El Campanario. I have been to Mexicali and Mexicali II and Rincon Norte and a few others but had never heard of this place. It is difficult to... More 

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Titusville
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If I like the taco salad, I like the restaurant. This one was very good. My husband had fajitas that he liked very much. We were there for a late lunch so it wasn't busy and service was good. The staff was friendly. We will go there again when we are in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 44185 Monroe St, 44185 Monroe St, Indio, Indio, CA 92201-3036
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Indio
  • Phone Number: +1 760-342-3681

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?