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El Gallito Restaurant - CLOSED

68820 Grove St, Cathedral City, CA 92234-1222
+1 760-328-7794
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“enchiladas” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
68820 Grove St, Cathedral City, CA 92234-1222
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Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

If Tex Mex is what you're looking for, then this is a fun little place to try. Be ready for a wait most times! The waiting area is small, so you get to know the other guests! Met a local and a couple from Canada...More

Thank 06Dutchstar
Reviewed January 19, 2016

This small, family-owned Mexican restaurant is on our must-visit list every time we're in the Palm Springs area. Although the actual address is on Grove Street, you can easily see the restaurant from HWY 111 (E. Palm Canyon Drive) while driving through Cathedral City. This...More

Thank Evan B
Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

We came here Xmas Eve and expected to wait for a table but to our pleasant surprise we were seated immediately. Went on the recommendation of a friend and were not disappointed. Excellent food, friendly efficient service but best of all well priced and a...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed January 16, 2016

What a great spot - cheap and cheerful with excellent quality. Huge portions, very extensive menu, great family service, delicious! do you need anything else?? the place looks like a little house on the side of the road and inside is kitchy and casual. Easy...More

Thank JGWL
Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

El Gallito is where the locals go for mexican food. Yum! Portions are decent and the food is excellent. The building is a small home converted to a restaurant. You will feel like you are at nana's. Come during season, because it closes for the...More

Thank ScoopnRivieraMaya
Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

If you have driven highway 111 between Palm Springs and other desert cities, no doubt you have passed this hidden treasure. El Gallito serves authentic, fresh delicious Tex Mex and has done so since 1978. Service is accompanied with brilliant smiles and excellent simple service....More

Thank GuyoftheGlobe
Reviewed December 28, 2015

The Mexican food is good and the cozy quaint atmosphere is fun. But, give me a break, they don't bring an endless supply of chips and salsa and we were afraid to ask for more. They have rude signs all over the place. No chips...More

Thank palmjumper
Reviewed December 21, 2015

We were recommended to eat here for an authentic Mexican experience, and it DID NOT disappoint ! The place is small but cozy with very friendly staff who did not hesitate to chat, explain the menu and make suggestions. My husband did not know what...More

Thank navajogem50
Reviewed December 15, 2015

A long-time favorite of locals, El Gallito Restaurant is dependably good. A small and colorful atmosphere with fast service, excellent food and good value.

Thank ScenicDrive
Reviewed December 15, 2015

Just a little "hole in the wall" not fancy and they only accept cash. Authentic Mexican food with a wide variety on the menu. No alcohol served. A lunch for two, including a beverage and tip and half a burrito to take home, was $25....More

Thank Joanne B
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68820 Grove St, Cathedral City, CA 92234-1222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Cathedral City
  • Phone Number: +1 760-328-7794
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