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El Gallito Restaurant - CLOSED

68820 Grove St, Cathedral City, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92234-1222
+1 760-328-7794
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
17 May 2016
“The Best.”
30 Apr 2016
“Closed After 40 Years in the Coachella Valley”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
68820 Grove St, Cathedral City, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92234-1222
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

This restaurant is now closed, but it is legendary. This is the best, most authentic Mexican food I've ever had. The family decided they no longer wanted to keep the place open, but they will be greatly missed!

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Unfortunately, this long, well established restaurant is closed due to redevelopment in the area after 40 years in the Coachella Valley. It will be torn down. Please remove.

1  Thank love2eat333
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Was just there today to enjoy the wonderful El Gallito food before it closes. Hurry in and try it! I will miss El Gallito's great food and friendly service. Cash is the only form of payment they accept. It is best if you go early...More

Thank Al R
Reviewed 28 March 2016

The chili verde and/or chili colorado beef dishes are the bomb. They have the best chips and salsa I've had anywhere around here. Service is excellent as they try to accommodate those that are waiting. Ambiance is old and stale but clean. Please note that...More

Thank Tim I
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This Mexican Restaurant is closing in April 2016, It has been in Cathedral City for many years and the food has always been good. This restaurant will be missed.

Thank JaneT135
Reviewed 16 March 2016

a classic in Cathedral City, closing soon the house specialties are classic, consistently good a family business they will be missed!

Thank Pam1751
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Too bad they are closing in April. the best Mexican food I've ever eaten and they don't use Cilantro in their food, which I hate.

Thank abear4u2
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is our goto Mexican restaurant in the Coachella Valley. After having tried a good number of fast, elegant and family style Mexican restaurants, we have settled on El Gallito. The food is consistently tasty and good. Rumour has it, it will be closing this...More

Thank handal99
Reviewed 9 March 2016

I was alone and felt so comfortable here. The host treated me so well and the waitress. The food was very yummy one of the best chile relleno I've ever had. The rest of the food was very good and priced well. So yes if...More

Thank JOHOSeattle
Reviewed 4 March 2016

There are many small, family owned Mexican restaurants in the Coachella Valley, so you really need to find the ones that meet your expectations for taste, price and menu offerings, ambiance and location. El Gallito met our expectations because we were in the neighborhood and...More

Thank Dalyndog8909
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68820 Grove St, Cathedral City, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92234-1222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Cathedral City
  • Phone Number: +1 760-328-7794
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