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721 Avenida Sureste, Off Christmas Circle, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
+1 760-767-7400
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7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, pet friendly patio dining, good food, beer,...
Breakfast, lunch and dinner, pet friendly patio dining, good food, beer, wine, mimosas, bloody maries and margaritas, wi-fi access.
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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food. Reasonable prices.

Loved the fish tacos. Went twice to eat them. Large portions. My daughter had pasta and could only eat half. Easy to find.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
koebe
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Edmonton
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Fort Macleod, Canada
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had dinner and breakfast at this restaurant and were very impressed. Small and quaibt it offers excellent food and a variety of choices . Prices were good too. Food was fresh and very tasty. Service was excellent. The place was busy so arrive early.

Helpful?
Thank mjcv
JackpotJack, Owner at Red Ocotillo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Glad you were able to eat with us twice. Now that the season is on us, your advise to arrive early is very helpful to those reading your review. Look forward to your return. More 

Long Beach, California
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our favorite spot in Borrego Springs. It is a world-class spot in a tiny town. We usually get their daily special (before 6 pm) to save a few bucks, not that anything is expensive. We've been here several times and can give a VERY solid thumbs up for the sandwiches, the salads, the fish tacos and the burgers.... More 

Helpful?
Thank LBGrandBanks
JackpotJack, Owner at Red Ocotillo, responded to this review

LB, thank you for your review. We are very proud of our staff and glad they delivered. Hiking is something many people enjoy in Borrego Springs and keeping people hydrated is very important. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Edmonton
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the fish tacos. Went twice to eat them. Large portions. My daughter had pasta and could only eat half. Easy to find.

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1 Thank koebe
JackpotJack, Owner at Red Ocotillo, responded to this review

I'm glad your daughter and you had a good meal at the Red Ocotillo. We do have big portions (half pasta dishes are available). Thanks for joining us, I hope we will earn a 5 rating the next time you visit. More 

Reno Nevada
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130 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Happy that on my second visit to Borrego, we found this place. Cute, contemporary, fresh in design and interior. We arrived about 5 pm, after a full day outside and the restaurant was pretty empty...but before we knew it, it was full and happy and people waiting (you might want to make a reservation). Just an all-around good vibe to... More 

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2 Thank tourgoddess
JackpotJack, Owner at Red Ocotillo, responded to this review

We are very honored to have a goddess at our restaurant. Thanks for the very nice review, we are very proud of our team and pleased you were too. Hope you can visit again soon. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful breakfast when we got into town. The iced tea is delicious and refreshing and the Crumbled Bacon Benedict was perfect! Wish we could've tried the Garlic Rosemary Potatoes as we were looking forward to then :( They ran out by 11 and had to substitute with fries.

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1 Thank Jacqueline M
JackpotJack, Owner at Red Ocotillo, responded to this review

HI Jacqueline, thanks for your review, sorry we ran out of Garlic Rosemary Potatoes, they are a house favorite. We had a very busy holiday season. Hope you get to stop by again and try them. More 

Newport Beach, California
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

If you are in the mood for a great burger or sandwich, Red Ocotillo is a great choice for lunch in Borrego Springs! The No.2 Burger is my favorite - bacon and blue cheese. Tasty and delicious. My wife's California Club could have fed us both. The iced tea and soda come with a carafe from the get-go so no... More 

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1 Thank Dan F
JackpotJack, Owner at Red Ocotillo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Look forward to your return visit. More 

long beach, ca
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The Red Ocotillo is relatively new in my experience, maybe no more than two years old. It is just off the Christmas roundabout to the northeast. It has a nice desert decor. The seating arrangements are simple. The tables are not too close to one another. There is a little bit of an outdoor dining space. The music mix was... More 

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2 Thank emling
JackpotJack, Owner at Red Ocotillo, responded to this review

The Red Ocotillo has been in business in Borrego Springs for over 10 years, it started in the Quonset Hut then moved to the Palms at Indian Head Hotel and now has a home, as you noted, off Christmas Circle. Happy to hear you enjoyed your meals, we look forward to your return visit; sounds like dinner is on the... More 

Portland, Oregon
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177 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We regularly eat at the Red Ocotillo each winter on our trips to Borrego Springs. We did so again yesterday, but the breakfast did not seem up to their usually fine standard. Partly, I suspect, because it was a very cold morning and the restaurant is essentially unheated, so the food arrived nearly "room temperature", which was very cool! But... More 

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1 Thank William W
JackpotJack, Owner at Red Ocotillo, responded to this review

So sorry to hear your meal was not as good as in the past. Whenever anything is not to your liking please let your server know. They will have your eggs recooked and get you fresh hot sauce and hot potatoes, it is not an inconvenience. Our heater did break down in December, so you must have visited us while... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Great menu, great service and a dog friendly patio. We had lunch here today are are planning to go back tomorrow for breakfast.

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1 Thank Mary H
JackpotJack, Owner at Red Ocotillo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us. Glad you found us and had a good meal. Hopefully your breakfast will be a 5. Happy New Year... More 

Manhattan Beach, California
Level Contributor
26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This is a most attractive little restaurant a few yards SE from the Christmas Circle. Indoor and outdoor seating. We like our salmon benedict and omelet dishes. We arrived at a busy time and the service was not as fast as we would have liked, but the proprietor did her best to keep us occupied with coffee refills and a... More 

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1 Thank Andrew S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 721 Avenida Sureste, Off Christmas Circle, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Borrego Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-767-7400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 17
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Breakfast, lunch and dinner, pet friendly patio dining, good food, beer, wine, mimosas, bloody maries and margaritas, wi-fi access.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm

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