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South of The Border

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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11719 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-3605
+1 760-251-4000
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and drinks were out of this world. Waitress was on the ball. Great place to eat. Will definitely go back.

Thank Beth M
Rialto, California
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always love coming here on our way through. Since we probably live 65 miles away, it is always a treat to eat here. Love their shredded beef enchiladas! We've been coming here for probably close to 13 years. Loved it when we RV'd in Desert Hot Springs and could pop in any time we wanted. The staff and owner are... More 

Thank Julie W
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73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is one of the Best places for authentic Mexican food I have been to in a long time. My meal was served hot and was really good. The chips were hot and the salsa was just right with a little pop of heat. You can not say anything more about the guacamole, it was simply outrageous. I would... More 

Thank The W
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Desert Hot Springs does not have many food options. There a lots of Mexican places and we chose one and hoped for the best.The food here was so good!! We did not expect it to be, we were wrong! Super friendly staff too.

Thank 495cherir
Orange, California
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94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This are the type of restaurants that diner legend are made of- you arent really sure about the outside, but when you eat the food- wow! Our family stopped in on a whim since we were too tired to keep looking and almost walked out. The waitress/owners daughter was super friendly and quickly put us at ease. When the very... More 

Thank RicOlsen
Nanaimo, B.C.
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We ate here tonight and were not disappointed. I had chile relleno and a burrito, my husband ate shrimps, and our friends really enjoyed their meals too. Waitress was very friendly, as was the owner.

Thank TheCanuckz
Henderson, Nevada
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770 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 467 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Good place for a meal in Desert Hot Springs. Diverse dinner menu with heaping portions. Also offers inexpensive lunch specials. Has a bar and drink specials. I'm a fan of the chicken chimichangas!

Thank Zoom_Gotti
Desert Hot Springs, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The food and service is excellent and the prices are reasonable. The restaurant is family owned and the patriarch is a former matador. It is a great place to eat. I am a local from Desert Hot Springs and it is my favorite Mexican food restaurant in the valley.

Thank Victoria E
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The place was very dirty and dusty, You can see the dust on all the decorations cluttering the restaurant. Food was just average, nothing special.

Thank gary b
Blue Mountains
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We enjoyed the friendly mexican ... old style atmosphere & food !! Cost is quite reasonable , & each time we have been there , the staff are very accommodating & friendly !! Fun experience for the whole family .

Thank Chris F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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: +1 760-251-4000

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