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“Excellent!!! ¡Excelente!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Gallito Restaurant

El Gallito Restaurant
68820 Grove St, Cathedral City, CA 92234-1222
(760) 328-7794
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent!!! ¡Excelente!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

El Gallito is a place we must visit when we go to PS. I love the chile verde and when I'm back home and I'm hungry I salivate when I think about it. I trully believe that those few bad reviews are from envious people because the staff at El Gallito are friendly and always ready to service their customers. I've been visiting the place since 2000 and it has never disapppointed me.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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153 reviews 153 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Great off the beaten path worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

This little hole in the wall just off Palm Canyon in Cathedral City is worth a visit if you like casual home made mexican cuisine for inexpensive prices, along with a cold beer. We ate their tonightt and had enchilados and tacos with guacomole and a corona. The price for two was $34. They only accept cash. It's the perfect spot for a quick tasty bite if you're catching a movie at the Mary Pickford.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic Mexican”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stopped into this restaurant before heading out to the Indian canyons for a hike. Wow! Really fantastic Mexican food. The highlight was actually the flower tortillas they make on-site at the restaurant. Super service. Great food. Good price.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sancreed
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Excellent food, outstanding value for money, long old queue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Gallito's is basically a shack not too far from the Cinemas in Cathedral City. It does excellent food for an outstanding price. Even the beers aren't too expensive. No frills, no mixed drinks. They want you in and out quickly and you can't reserve. So there is a long old queue outside. Wrap up warm if you go in the evening in winter as the temperature can plummet.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexican Food- The Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

You will come back for the food. This place has been here for 35 years and is well known by the locals. All the food is homemade including the chips and the tortillas The salsa that comes with the chips has a real bite, not the usual "Americanized version" You can add this to your main dish to
get the spiciness you want. Don't be put off by the building's outside appearance I think they have been grandfathered in so it looks out of place.with all the new around it. The location is just past the Cathedral City city limits sign just off 111 so watch for the turn off on the right if coming from Rancho Mirage. The restaurant looks like a small adobe house.

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