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. Red Ocotillo

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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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Seal Beach, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Found the food to be average and service so-so, especially since it was not crowded (more empty tables than full). Maybe it was a bad night, but the extra helping of flys inside the place did not add to the ambiance. I couldn't help but wondering if the flys were like this in the dining room, how were they in... More 

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Thank Franciscob2012
Thousand Oaks, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It was summer, so not crowded. The service was prompt and very friendly. The food was great.

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Thank dcl0se
David L, Owner at . Red Ocotillo, responded to this review

Thank you for eating with us. Even though it is summer you have the choice of several good restaurants in Borrego Springs. Glad you chose us. More 

Torrance, California
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this restaurant looking for something new in Borrego Springs. We have been to many of the restaurants in the area and were looking for something other than Mexican food or steaks. We ate both breakfast and dinner and were pleasantly surprised. Breakfast was cooked to order by the chef. He was also the waiter and the busboy. It... More 

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Thank slynnpasley
David L, Owner at . Red Ocotillo, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and joining us for breakfast and dinner. We prepare about 96% of what we serve from scratch. Summer is our slow season, and because of that, it takes a different approach to be both successful and provide fresh high quality food. Hope you will make it back soon again and hope you will give us a... More 

San Diego, California
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107 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always enjoy eating at Red Ocotillo because we know it will be good. Our last trip was for breakfast, they have wonderful omelets and yummy rosemary & garlic potatoes. For breakfast they always serve a slice of complimentary coffee cake while you're waiting for your entree - nice touch! They also have great sandwiches, salads and burgers. A pleasant... More 

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Thank Cynthia L
David L, Owner at . Red Ocotillo, responded to this review

Thank you for being a supporter of the Red Ocotillo. We have great staff and strive to maintain quality and consistency. We hope to see you again soon and hope you will consider giving us a 5 next time. More 

San Diego, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We found ourselves in this wonderful small town and happened in for dinner. Fish and chips were absolutely excellent - three pieces of crispy fried cod, fresh and not at all greasy - same for the fries. Lovely cole slaw (with tiny chunks of pineapple). We returned the next morning on our way out of town. Exceptional cinnamon french toast,... More 

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Thank SusDav
David L, Owner at . Red Ocotillo, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice review. Our staff works very hard to make each guest's experience enjoyable, no matter what they order. We look forward to your next visit. More 

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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We ate breakfast here. It was wonderful. They even gave us a complimentary coffee cake serving to start our meal! Highly recommended.

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Thank bdjwc
David L, Owner at . Red Ocotillo, responded to this review

Very glad you stopped by for breakfast. Thank you for your recommendation. More 

Palm Springs, California
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Cute place with homemade food. Excellent Eggs Benedict with homemade Hollandaise sauce. Owner/Chef is very charming and hospitable.

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Thank DavidGrayPS
David L, Owner at . Red Ocotillo, responded to this review

Thank you David (all Davids' are cool guys). Glad you came in and enjoyed yourself. More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

One couldn't find a better breakfast spot. Centrally located off Christmas Circle with charming desertscape outdoors and a sophisticated feel inside. The chef makes everything from scratch. From the orgasmic hollandaise to the dreamy coffee cake. Good coffee too.

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Thank sshuman
David L, Owner at . Red Ocotillo, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We take pride in preparing almost everything we serve from scratch, and our chefs deserve all the credit for their superb work. Borrego Springs may be small, but the business community is exceptional. We look forward to your next visit. More 

La Mesa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We came for greakfast. Really good coffee, fresh squeezed oj, home made to die for granola. Everything here was really fresh, well cooked, and ggod.

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Thank elaine_shoe
David L, Owner at . Red Ocotillo, responded to this review

Thank you for helping us "get the word out". We make everything we can from scratch. The granola is also one of my favorites. Please come back again soon. More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We ate breakfast here twice in a group of about 10 and everyone liked their meal both days. It's just off the main circle at the beginning of town.

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Thank David E
David L, Owner at . Red Ocotillo, responded to this review

We are very pleased that your group enjoyed their breakfast. Large groups present different challenges, and it sounds like our staff was up to the task. I hope you will return again soon and hopefully we will earn a 5. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $17
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
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
Description
Breakfast, lunch and dinner, pet friendly patio dining, good food, beer, wine, mimosas, bloody maries and margaritas, wi-fi access.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?