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El Mexicali Cafe II

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
43430 Monroe St, Suite A, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92201-0100
+1 760-342-2333
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (18 reviews)
“beans” (9 reviews)
“chile relleno” (7 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
43430 Monroe St, Suite A, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92201-0100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was across the street from where I stayed. There food is only so-so, but must be popular with locals. I wouldn't come back. It was crowded though!

Thank Sally H
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Met Andrew Mgr. when he talks food he makes your mouth water and you can't wait to eat it. As a Chef I can tell you it is good! he recommend the shrimp stuffed yellow chilies with mayo lemon soy sauce, sounds strange I know...More

Thank chefsuzy2017
Reviewed 15 June 2018

We arrived after 8 pm, they close at 9, but welcomed us in without a reservation. Brought water and chips and salsa within 2 minutes. We ordered our meal, and it was served within 10 minutes. Try the signature fajitas, comes with peppers, onions, chicken,...More

Thank 70TucsonTom
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

I have been eating here since it was a one room restaurant and it’s still as authentic and good as ever...the restaurant is much bigger but the food is still great. You must have the shrimp stuffed yellow chili’s and they have the best enchilada...More

Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Tried out this mexican restaurant this week, everything we had was delicious. Drinks were good & staff were friendly. Good portions of food as well.

Thank YYCdude
Reviewed 16 March 2018

We went there for dinner three nights out of four when staying across the street at the Indio Days Inn. We spent our days at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden watching the tournament and were tired by dinnertime. All we wanted was good margaritas, good...More

Thank mrsagf
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Great flavor starting with the tangy salsa. Next the beans have excellent taste. I had the chili rellano and the enchiladas. They were cooked just right and had great flavor. This is easy on and off I-10 and a quick lunch that beats any burger...More

Thank toyota_john
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Went on the request of friends. Found it dark, noisey and primitive. Blank table set with paper placemats. Chips and salsa taste. Two ordered shrimp cocktails. One came with shrimp and was reported as tasty but the other contained octopus which was tough as an...More

Thank Tnywes
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We have eaten hear previously and always found the food to be very good and the portions large. The margarita's were good and the service started out to be good. The food was a little slow coming and when we ordered a second drink it...More

Thank Spyboy
Reviewed 24 December 2017

ate at both El Mexicali I & II, food are the same, but service is better at II, also better ambience. I found attitude at I more snobbish unless you're a regular. The marguerita is good, and the cane asada is good too

Thank chinkastronaut
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92201-0100
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Indio
  • Phone Number: +1 760-342-2333
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