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“Great Mexican Food in Cathedral City” 4 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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Ranked #12 of 113 Restaurants in Cathedral City
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Chicago
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Food in Cathedral City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I had put El Gallito on our list of restaurants to try during a long stay exploring the Palm Springs area. We like hole in the wall restaurants and this one did not disappoint us. The food was excellent, and we liked the rough ambiance of the place. We'll definitely be back.

Something to be aware of is that they do not accept credit cards. This is a cash only joint.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Hacienda Heights, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Shocked”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I was wondering what the rave was all about. This is a small Mexican restaurant. People are waiting outside to get in. We dined there with my son and his wife what a disappointment. I soon realized all the people were white and didn't realize this was not authentic Mexican food. I am Latino and know this. Good luck

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Cathedral City, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

always have EXCELLENT food and super service- have never been disappointed - my family and i have had many of their dishes & loved them all its hard to pick a favorite :)

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Cathedral City, California, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Something to crow about”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This is a small family owned and run local restaurant serving up simply good Mexican food...no frills. The decor is all about El Gallito and the rooster rules. Service is friendly, fast and the decor funky and comfortable. Almost always a bit of a wait on the patio, but I figure this is the sign of good food, good service and good value. You can't go wrong with what you order, but I am partial to the bean and cheese burrito with guac on the side.

  • Visited May 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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Vancouver
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Limited menue”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Small mom and pop restaurant. Place quite dated but has Mexican atmosphere. I wanted tortilla soup but they don't serve that. Chile relleno was excellent. Parking in the back free.

Visited April 2013
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