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South of The Border

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11719 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-3605
760-251-4000
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Desert Hot Springs, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been eating at the South of the Border since I was a teenager. It has always been on my favorite places to eat in DHS - the food is authentic and super delicious. And the people that work there ARE FANTAISTIC!

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Thank Jackie S
Desert Hot Springs, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Molina with shredded beef is to die for. They are always very friendly here and the food is just as good everytime

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Thank THOMMYLEE
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family has enjoyed going to this restaurant numerous times, in fact every time we go to the Palm Springs area! The food, drinks, and the owner and staff are excellent. The prices are very fair and reasonable. We love to try new places but find our self visiting there at least once when we visit the miracle springs spa... More 

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Thank Will H
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food just about any time. We have had breakfast and luunches on numerous occassions and drive from out of town to eat. Chile Verde plates are out of this world

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Thank smith1200
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at a local resort and our dinner from South of the Border was brought in.I can't speak to the decor as we had take out but the food was really good! I had the Camarones Rancheros and it was fresh and very tasty. My wife had the Chicken Fajitas and she also enjoyed her dinner. Give them... More 

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Thank sunlovers80
Desert Hot Springs, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

there are a lot of mexican places in DHL, and this is average, but most of the others are the same so you won't be unhappy

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Thank jdbutterfield
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very reasonable pricing. Great food. Try the black beans instead of the re fried! Yummy! Margaritas are delicious! Try a chile rellano.

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Thank Bill S
Desert Hot Springs CA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Authentic Mexican food in truly old style Mexican decor. Service is fast and friendly. Best menu in the area. Owner comes out to greet you when he isn't too busy. This is where many locals go. Prices are very reasonable. I go there as often as I can.

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Thank 616rolandc
Desert Hot Springs
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is hard to find restaurants open for dinner in Desert Hot Springs. A good percentage that are, serve mostly Mexican food. Everyone in town probably prefers one over the other, but this family-run restaurant is my favorite. The staff is friendly and seem to work out most if not all requests. The food is delicious and so are the... More 

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Thank Mark C
Desert Hot Springs, Ca
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Owners work the place and are extremely friendly. Owner was a bull fighter in earlier years. Great foode

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Thank patmcci

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, 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?