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“A good place to meet locals and the food's pretty good”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Calico's

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Calico's
Cuisines: American, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Seating, Takeout
Borrego Springs, California
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179 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“A good place to meet locals and the food's pretty good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a small place with limited indoor seating and some outdoor seating. A lot of people get their food to go and they'll even deliver their pizza.
So the sandwiches aren't fancy but they are pretty good; the soup can be really good (look for the gazpacho) or not so good; the coffee is good; the pastries are homemade and very good; the pizza is the best in town (that means that it's good but could be better but at least the crust is handmade); the salads go from pretty good to okay. The place is casual and the prices are very reasonable. There are daily specials and you can always find locals who love to boast about Borrego.
Just one cautionary note: When the owner's not there the food and the service are not as good.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Waltham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food, good prices ....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

We were lured in by the smell of coffee and stayed for salad and sandwiches--can't beat the avocado BLT on wheat bread. Everything was delicious and the quality of ingredients was excellent.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Sheila E
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california
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“everybody goes here with good reason”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

we had espresso, brownie, egg pocket, blt, tuna sandwich, and chocolate chip cookie. all were excellent, and the prices seem like they're from the 70s. we enjoyed sitting outside and looking at the desert.

Visited December 2013
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Thank osojack
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Borrego Springs, California
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371 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 530 helpful votes
“Where The Locals Hang Out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Come on in for a latte or cuppa anytime in the morning and you will see at least 4 tables of locals yakking it up, solving the world's problems and enjoying lovely desert breezes on the big porch. Price are good, coffee is wonderful, atmosphere is charming.... food... YUM.... don't get no betta.... Come on over and visit, ya hear?

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank thunefeld
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Murphys, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very good pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

We ordered the pepperoni and sausage very good and they delivered it to our RV site. Will be ordering there again.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Kelly R
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