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South of The Border

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11719 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-3605
760-251-4000
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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West Hollywood, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent dishes, everything is fresh, tasty, friendly staff. Owner takes pride of the establishment.

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Thank ildikok347
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decent place, decent prices. It's close to everything in town. Convenient hours and the staff take good care of you.

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Dayton, Ohio
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure why it's so hard to find authentic Mexican food in Desert Hot Springs, but it seems to be a challenge. Don't get me wrong, the food was good but a little Americanized / bland (i.e. Cheddar cheese instead of Cotija, etc.) and without the freshness & herbs that you expect in an authentic restaurant. The Tamales were... More 

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Thank boardmedic
Mission Viejo, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, great prices and the food is excellent. It is close to all hotels in Desert Hot Springs! Staff is very friendly and service is prompt. We ear here every time we visit the area😀

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Thank Karen M
Hillsboro, Oregon
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120 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed this restaurant. We wanted to eat there again before we left Desert Hot Springs, but didn't get a chance. They had a lot of different vegetarian options on the menu. Staff was very friendly. Restaurant provides complimentary chips and salsa.

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1 Thank ganderandgoose
Desert Hot Springs, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The South of the Border is a well priced and authentic restaurant. I love the food and the fact that you get a free dinner on your birthday! The staff is good and never forgets to do that extra checking to see if you need anything. I recommend this place highly!

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1 Thank Jackie S
Laguna Beach, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place. Owned by a former bull fighter (don't hold that against him), they have incredible Mexican food - best in the Coachella Valley - and I've eaten at almost all of them. In fact, some of the best I've ever had, including in Mexico. Tacos are killer. Guac is excellent. Fluffy Mexican rice, great refried beans. If... More 

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1 Thank FoodieMonster
Desert Hot Springs, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Best Shredded Beef Taco's in Town at a Reasonable Price. .Gotta try the Fried Ice Cream too!!! Stop in and say Hello to the Guerrero 's.

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Thank Jean G
Grass Valley, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Home cooked meals and a family run restaurant. Good tamales and enchiladas. Not so great fish tacos. Good service and clean older restaurant. Would return again for a decent Mexican meal.

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Thank ColletteC99
Northern California
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180 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Taking a trip to the desert from Northern California, we presumed that we would be eating a lot of Mexican food (which we love). Recommended (along with one other restaurant in town) by our hotel, we came to South of the Border twice for dinner. Loved it. Extremely nice, efficient family operation; food was excellent and interesting. Not the usual... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11719 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-3605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Desert Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: 760-251-4000

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