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El Borrego

747 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5004
+1 760-863-9745
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (4 reviews)
“flan” (2 reviews)
“hamburger” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
747 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5004
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This the most popular comment from the locals and we found it to be very true! Absolutely delicious!! Carlos and the crew produce meals from an incredible menu that makes one think that they have ventured over the border to a top restaurant south of...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Borrego is a great Mexican option. My young nephews love the garlic butter shrimp. Fresh food made to order. Good tacos. Not a tongue eater but I hear that's their signature. There are a lot of dishes not on the menu including shrimp enchiladas....More

Thank galcurious
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The folks at the National Park Visitors Centre sent us here. Said it was the best Mexican food in town. It certainly worked for us! My son and I had the Carnitas. First time. It was unbelievable. Deliciously cooked pork, great tortillas. Served to us...More

Thank BuccaneerDave
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have the best food, great shrimp tacos, shrimp enchiladas, bean and cheese burritos. The best Flan in town.

Thank 36nancyj
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This is always our first stop when we arrive in Borrego. The tacos are delicious, the beers are cold and the service is friendly! The carne asada fries are cheesy and yumminess! They offer inside and outside seating.

Thank Tammy H
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I can't believe the positive reviews of the food here! Yes, the patio is lovely, and we had a nice time sipping on Mexican beers in the shade. Great for toddlers/kids because of the carpeted "floor". However, this food is not good. Burrito had meat,...More

Thank Nothern
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is a favorite of ours. Driving by you might hesitate to stop because it isn't a flashy restaurant. Sitting outside on a warm night waiting for our food my husband said it feels as though we are in Mexico. The food is delicious. If...More

Thank lovemysoylatte
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Good Mexican...excellent sangria...terrific local eatery. Carlos and family are very welcoming...eat outside with views!

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Great selection on menu, everything is authentic and service is fast. It's an order and pay at the counter so prices are reasonable. Owner is very hospitable as are the wait staff. In my mind it's a tie with Los Jilbertos for the best Mexican...More

Thank George G
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We really like the owner and staff here. It's casual pretty good Mexican food and has a nice patio (Carpeted!) for good weather. Salso is hot!

Thank California_Graeme
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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  • Address: 747 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Borrego Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-863-9745
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