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Pablito's of The Desert

Mexican, Southwestern
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590 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
(760) 767-5753
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Santee, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We were there on a weeknight so the restaurant was fairly empty, but the food was tasty and very reasonably priced and the service was very good.

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Huntington Beach, California
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159 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

OK Mexican food with young waiters. Cheaper eats than Carmelitas, but food not quite as good. Still worth the visit.

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Thank Charesef
Vancouver
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We travel to Borrego annually for the past 10 years. Pablito's used to have great food and service. For the past 2 years now it seemed to be slowly going down hill. This year it fell off the cliff. The staff were rude, the service was terrible and the food was blah! We were there on a Saturday night at... More 

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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Very popular place (as evidenced by our having to wait for a table) in Berrego Springs, CA. The service and the food were good. Seems to be a popular stop for the motorcyclists who take the scenic ride from San Diego. I would come back to Pablitos.

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Millersville, Maryland
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122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

The food was plentiful and we especially like sitting outside to dine. The service was good. A good price point for everything.

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Thank chockel
Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Excellent Mexican restaurant. Awesome drinks (try the passion fruit margarita). Very friendly staff. Great location to walk to from Hacienda del Sol hotel.

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Thank Christine C
Fenwick Island, Delaware
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

My husband got the nachos. ..huge. I had the omelet de California, all very tasty and huh portions. Chips and salsa all homemade. We will be back for dinner. Average plus for sure.

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Thank pamela w
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

The staff is very friendly and attentive and the portions are large. Typical tex Mex fare and we enjoyed it. Clean and interesting rooms.

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Thank mlmluy
Newport, Washington
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

We stopped at Pablito's on our way through Borrego Springs. We arrived just as they opened for dinner. The dining room was not lit, but the patio was open. It was a lovely warm day in February, and we ordered Margaritas. They were good. Refreshing. We were hungry, so ordered full dinners-Carne Asada, and Flautas. The food was very tasty,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a quick lunch. Food was good, beer was cold in a chilled glass. Service was friendly and prompt. Sat outdoors under an awning.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 590 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Borrego Springs
  • Phone Number: (760) 767-5753

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