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El Taco Asado

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Mexican
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440 S El Cielo Rd, Ste 19, Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 323-7544
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food; beware of getting cheated on your bill!!

They serve some pretty solid food here. The chips and salsa we started out with were very good. The salsa has a really nice bite to it without being killer spicy. All of our food was good as well, from fish tacos to quesadillas to burritos. All was well-prepared and had good flavor and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
GlendaleCA
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USA
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USA
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563 reviews 563 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

They serve some pretty solid food here. The chips and salsa we started out with were very good. The salsa has a really nice bite to it without being killer spicy. All of our food was good as well, from fish tacos to quesadillas to burritos. All was well-prepared and had good flavor and ingredients. As for the service, it... More 

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Los Angeles
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312 reviews 312 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I am very impressed with this restaurant. The chips were very good and the salsa had a little spice. The Chicken Fajitas my husband had were large enough to have a snack the next day. The Beef Chimichanga I had was nicely done with avocado on top and sour cream, I loved the rice and beans and I was very... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The carnitas (porK) was dry and over cooked. The chips were neither fresh nor tasty. For the most part, the food was bland and without taste. The rice was dry and tasteless. Although my companion ordered a combination platter listed as con carne, there was no meet in sight. Had the food been even half way pleasing we could have... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Our food was sooo good! Building and décor are lack luster but the food makes up for it! Food was yummy, large portions, and not over-priced. Highly recommend!

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Palm Springs, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I finally found a great chile relleno at this cute & unique place. Of many Mexican restaurant in the area, I haven't yet found great chile relleno until I discover it here! Great staff. Salsa was served with tortilla chips & lemon/lime wedges which was a first I've seen.

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Palm Springs
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

No time to cook dinner, el taco asado fills the bill! Yummo! The whole family loves this place! Fast , great food! Easy parking Friendly service.

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CALIFORNIA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Have eaten here several times. Additionally, they catered my son's wedding over 10 years ago. You must try the Guacamole because it is the best. Small place, away from the usual Palm Spring crowds. Wine and beer only, but the wine Margaritas are good.

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Joshua Tree National Park, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I work close to this place and so eat their food often. It's always fresh and delicious! The place is FILLED with Mexican people at lunch which makes me think that the food must be very authentic. I love anything they serve with chicken. It's a small place which is always packed which is okay.... I'd rather eat in a... More 

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It's very informal but great food! We always rate Mexican food by specific dishes and this restaurant doesn't disappoint. The Chili Releno's are the best we've ever had! It's located very close to the airport and does a great business with locals

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Authentic Mexican food, good prices & Great and friendly service! Have been going here for the past several years and never disappointed!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 440 S El Cielo Rd, Ste 19, Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: (760) 323-7544

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?