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Pablito's of The Desert

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590 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
(760) 767-5753
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 6
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  • 1
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Service, Great Mexican food !

Evening meal for a group of 6 and every meal was great. The serving portions were generous and the food was very good. Chicken fajitas was my choice and it was served in a traditional manner and still cooking while it was served. Members of our group ate a variety of items and nothing was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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The Dalles, Oregon
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The Dalles, Oregon
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Evening meal for a group of 6 and every meal was great. The serving portions were generous and the food was very good. Chicken fajitas was my choice and it was served in a traditional manner and still cooking while it was served. Members of our group ate a variety of items and nothing was less than perfect. The service... More 

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Thank OregonOldtraveler
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible pile of mush. I can't say anything about the drinks since we had none, but the food was bland and forgettable.

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Thank Ken H
Westminster,Ca
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We stayed in Borrego over the Christmas holidays. We had already decided that we were going to Pablito's for dinner on Christmas eve. So we went down there and half of the restaurant was dark. But the door was open, so we walked in. We rounded the corner and saw Pablo and Maria with what turned out to be their... More 

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Thank liketotravel2565
Santa Rosa, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Every time we visit we make an effort to eat here. We like the food, the staff is always friendly, the outdoor dining is great for lunch and interior cozy for dinner. My favorite is the Chili Relleno. Good chips and salsa. I had a margarita here once and as I recall it was good. Thumbs up!

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Thank atravelertoarches
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Always great food & service, outdoor patio makes it the best Mexican eatery in town. As local Borregans this is our go-to place.

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Thank Borrego H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

The chips were fresh and salsa a nice light spicy flavor. I had the enchiladas and husband had the taco salad. Both fresh and tasty. Best brewed ice tea I've had in a long time. Lovely lady waited on us and gave us iced teas to go. Would stop in again if in the area.

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El Dorado County, CA
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

When it gets hot in Borrego Springs, head for this place. It has shade outdoors, it's cool, the food is great and the staff is friendly.

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Thank Vic S
Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We love being able to sit o the covered patio and listen to and watch the big fountain. They even have a separate "puppy patio" for our canine friends and family.

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Thank ArleneM158
San Diego, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

For the past ten years (at least) we've eaten at Pablito's when we're in Borrego Springs. We can count on them for good Mexican food, friendly service, and colorful atmosphere.

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Thank Barbara S
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We ate here 2 separate nights. I think this is my favorite restaurant in Borrego Springs. We had awesome shrimp ceviche (Friday-Sunday only), tasty chili verde, robust grilled fish tacos, mega cheese enchilada, huge pork burrito. All the portions were very filling and good for the price. Service is fair. The sangria is strong and tasty. Ice chilled beer glasses.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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