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“Great place for lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Borrego

El Borrego
Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA
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Cuisines: Mexican
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Marengo, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on a nice sunny day. We ordered fish tacos and a hamburger. Both were excellent. We sat outside on the carpeted patio and watch what traffic passed. We had a very pleasant lunch and will definitely go back again soon.

Visited January 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Borrego Springs, California, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Old Baja Style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My out of town guests always want to go back here. Shrimp cocktail is terrific.
Chalkboard specials always interesting.

Visited October 2013
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La Jolla, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Funky patio”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Basically a glorified Mexican take out joint...gotta love the carpeted outdoor patio. The food is excellent and that's what is most important.

Visited April 2013
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San Diego
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Reasonably priced, good mexican food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Interesting place we went to for dinner. People go hear for the food and not the ambiance. We sat outside on patio tables in a fenced in area covered with old carpets. Illumination came from two fluorescent bulbs attached to the "house", with a trailer parked next to it. Clearly not a place for a romantic date night. You order inside and then they bring the food. The food is reasonably priced and was very tasty. I think it is a husband/wife team that cooks here. We had enchiladas and burrito with mole sauce. They now have a "bar", i.e. he can mix you a margarita. They are open only during the winter/spring season.

Visited April 2013
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Upstate New York
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Tasty food in a friendly place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We stopped here for dinner. We had guacamole (chunky, with tomatoes and onions), cheese enchiladas with rice and beans (with both red and green salsa) and a beer. Everything was tasty and service was both efficient and friendly.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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