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El Mexicali Cafe II

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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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43430 Monroe St, Suite A, Indio, CA 92201-0100
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

I love this place! Just went there and everything was great from the chilito guerritos to the chile rellenos, to the mixed drinks. Waiter was very friendly and attentive, food was hot and drinks were cold. I think the only draw back is that it is small for how popular is it but so worth it.

Thank Maria S
Indio, California
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Chiles gueritos (shrimp stuffed yellow chiles) are my favorite. Very good micheladas (beer made like a bloody mary) pretty much everything is good and the wait staff are very nice. I still prefer the original on Indio Blvd.

Thank Judy B
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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158 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

On a golf trip with college buddies and this place was recommended to us. It was very delicious, authentic and great value! Definitely a local gem. I wished I lived out here so I could return often.

Thank Steven S
Palm Springs
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

I give is 3.5 stars. Pros: very good margarita's, the shrimp stuffed peppers are always excellent, and the service is also very good. Got a nice cup of soup prior to our entrées arriving. Cons: had the special fajitas, which were not that good. A lot of meat, but not much else other than green bell peppers and some onion.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Nice Mexican restaurant, food was very tasty, though nothing special. Fish tacos were excellent, service quick and responsive....would return

Thank primescot2
Cathedral city
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142 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Met some friends at this place...our first time but they had been here before. We had a reservation at 6:30 & our table was ready. There were 6 adults and 5 kids...put us at a nice table near the tv so we could watch the basketball game! Our waitress Yadira, was extremely nice, friendly and made great suggestions from the... More 

Thank mobro1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

From the moment we walked in, we felt welcomed and at ease. The appetizer, chiles gueritos rellenos de camar, otherwise known as shrimp stuffed peppers were to die for. The margaritas were a little pricey at $8.95 but worth it. The four of us enjoyed every bite of the entire meal which included enchiladas and tacos.

Thank GreelyGirl
Sonoma, California
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69 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Enchiladas were ok as was the chile relleno. Not bad not great. Typical Mexican food. Easy off and on I10. Nice staff. What more can one say.

Thank Bigal1953
Indio, California
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

everything in this restaurant is fabulous nice and clean awesome waiter,s and waitresses food excellent service magnificent

Thank tonyespin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43430 Monroe St, Suite A, Indio, CA 92201-0100
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Indio
  • Phone Number: 760-342-2333

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