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2100 South Marina Dr., Salton City, CA 92274
760-394-1333
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: The Alamo Restaurant is on Highway 86, has the shape of a boat, and welcomes everyone to stop by and have breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Open 7 days a week from 7am to 8pm, only a couple miles from the Salton Sea and offers spectacular views of the Anza Borrego state park and Salton Sea.
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San Diego, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We stopped in for dinner, wanted to try one of my favorite dinners here, Chili Colorado. Well the restaurant has changed hands and evidently the new owners have also changed the recipe. Unfortunately, this was not for the better. The chili was watered down and the meat had lots of fat. Too bad, no reason to go back here. MY... More 

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Moreno Valley, California
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387 reviews 387 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
619 helpful votes 619 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

A friend from Idaho who snowbirds 'at Salton Sea' recommended we give The Alamo a chance as it sits in the middle of a 90 mile stretch of State Route 86 with no eats except what you could grab at a convenience store. The Alamo is a family-run operation patronized mainly by locals and truckaderos making the trip up from... More 

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Salton City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We absolutely LOVE this restaurant! It has amazing food! && still quick && friendly service each & every time!

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Marengo, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Had a nice lunch here on visit to Salton Sea. Cute little out of the way place with good food. Friendly service and atmosphere. Does have an outdoor eating area too.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

The Alamo restaurant is a place we could easily have bypassed had I not read the reviews on TripAdvisor. We were so happy we stopped. The restaurant is a little local place with inside and outside dining, a very casual but warm and welcoming atmosphere, and wonderful food. My husband ordered a (huge) wet burrito with a beer and I... More 

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Escondido, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We visit the Salton Sea a few times every winter and there aren't a lot of places to eat out there. The Alamo has very good Mexican food. I have eaten there three times and each time I had great food. It isn't going to win any ambiance awards, but for the area you can't beat the food. Price is... More 

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Encinitas, California, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

When you're out in the middle of nowhere this place is quite the find. Seeing as if we were out visiting Salton sea I was looking for a restaurants and saw that this place had good reviews. It definitely lived up to its reputation. We went as a group of four and had burritos, taquitos and quesadillas. for $44 bucks... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This is the best place to eat when in salton city. The food is always really good an consistent they just open a cantina that is hooked on to the restaurant so fri an sat night gets pretty wild. The owners are very nice an involved in the day to day opperations no excuses just good food is there modo

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Palm Springs, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

Unless you have a specific reason to go to Salton City, chances are you are a tourist and will zip by without even knowing you've passed one of the best Mexican food restaurants literally for miles around! Family-owned and operated seemingly long before the nearby "Dead Sea" got sick, The Alamo Restaurant in Salton City offers up some of the... More 

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Napa
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111 reviews 111 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Very good food with friendly and welcoming service. Five of us had lunch here yesterday at this small restaurant in Salton City after going to the Wildlife Refuge. Everything was terrific from the burrito to the chile relleno, enchilda, taco, taquito to the terrific albondigas soup. The soup is a very generous portion and clearly homemade as the broth was... More 

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Additional Information about Alamo Restaurant

Address: 2100 South Marina Dr., Salton City, CA 92274
Phone Number: 760-394-1333
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Salton City
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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