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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
Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Best Mexican food in AZ

I researched this restaurant through tripadvisor and we were not disappointed in the least. Mid-afternoon visit had excellent service, hot food, great salsa, and superb main dishes. This is where the locals suggest and I understand why...great food and great service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Ellejoycreek
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Seymour, Tennessee
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Philadelphia, PA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Someone recommended this place to us and I was skeptical when we got there at lunchtime and literally three people were in the place. Sadly, this is authentic Mexican food which has no flavor or character....it's just very cheap. The guac was so so, the salsa was awful, and the burritos/tacos we had were average at absolute best. Just not... More 

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Seymour, Tennessee
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62 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I researched this restaurant through tripadvisor and we were not disappointed in the least. Mid-afternoon visit had excellent service, hot food, great salsa, and superb main dishes. This is where the locals suggest and I understand why...great food and great service.

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Eugene, Oregon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had lunch at El Campanario recently and remembered eating at it a few years ago. It was better than we remembered. Our shrimp enchiladas with green sauce, the tamales, the chile rellenos were all excellent. The ceviche and guacamole and margaritas before the meal were also very good. Our server was delightful and service was prompt. What more could... More 

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

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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222 reviews 222 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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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  >  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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