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“Home cooking” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Mexicali Cafe II

El Mexicali Cafe II
Ranked #15 of 136 Restaurants in Indio
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
USA
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118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Home cooking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

This has become a favorite place because it is truly authentic and wonderful Mexican cuisine. Monica, the owner, and all the staff are so friendly. It feels like home when we arrive. We always hate to leave. This is better than any of the other local Mexican restaurants, primarily because the ingredients are top shelf, fresh and the cooking is done with love.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank whitemice46
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Indio, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“South of I-10”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

Why go south of the border when you can have great Mexican food in Indio, just south of Interstate 10? This lively restaurant has an extensive menu that is reasonably priced for the quality of food that is served. I recommend the tableside guacamole, prepared with only the ingredients you want. Service, drinks and atmosphere make for a fun lunch or dinner.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Dom S
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San Bernardino, California, United States
1 review
“One Word”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

YUM!!!!! Been here a couple of times and it is on my to visit list when or near indio. People are kind, Food is tasty and its a reasonable on the pricing.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Irene311
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laquinta
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A plus”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2012

Happy,friendly service combined with great food. Chili rellenos are the best. Reasonably priced. Excellant chips and salsa. I will become a regular.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank patrick r r
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Indio, California
Level Contributor
48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Almost As Good As Mom's Without the Train”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

The El Mexicali Restaurant at Indio and Oasis is owned by the parents. This is owned by the kids. Same great food and reasonable prices. Same Shrimp Gerrero. Located on Monroe.

Very good food and service. Some nights, there is a harpist playing Mexican and show tunes. Really nice atmosphere.

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Thank therealOracle
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