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. Red Ocotillo

721 Avenida Sureste, Off Christmas Circle, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
+1 760-767-7400
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“eggs benedict” (10 reviews)
“ham” (4 reviews)
“potatoes” (13 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:30All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
721 Avenida Sureste, Off Christmas Circle, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a cute little place with great food and lots of things to choose from on the menu. There were 6 of us and we all got something different Noone was disappointed. Large portions so you won't leave hungry. A nice oasis on a...More

Thank CathyAnn8991
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We stopped here for an excellent lunch before we went to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. We were able to eat on the patio and enjoy a great meal on a lovely spring day.

Thank 2TravelersMn
Reviewed 17 May 2017

While the service can vary, the food is always really good. Last I checked, they don't have a San Diego IPA but you can get a Sierra Nevada PA. Fried chicken and mashed potatoes are very good, as is the steak sandwich. Good prices.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The food here is AMAZING! We had breakfast and dinner there multiple times. The owner grows the vegetables in the garden out back, and everything is super fresh. Staff is friendly, good service, location is convenient, as it's in the heart of the town. Will...More

Thank Bevanati
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Back in their own building.. Off of Christmas Circle on Ave Sureste.. They’ve taken over the previous French restaurant building and open most all days… This is the Red Ocotillo that had been sharing a restaurant with the Coyote Grill in The Palms Hotel.. The...More

Thank LumenateTHEway
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We came here for breakfast on Easter morning. We sat outside on the deck and had a fabulous breakfast. The food was great, the waiter was very friendly and the view was perfect. The only thing I would say that was not perfect was that...More

Thank Beth S
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We stopped here because it was pet friendly. The food was good but we did have to wait about 30-40 minutes to be seated.

Thank SRHopper01
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were tired from our hike and stopped at Red Ocotillo for a bite. My husband had a Club House Sandwich on Rye which was delicious. I had a bite of his and agree! I ordered the Club Salad with Blue Cheese and it was...More

Thank 13bstock01
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This is a very friendly and, especially, dog friendly cafe. Prompt service includes a water bowl and a homemade biscuit for the dog. The food was quite satisfactory- we liked the onion rings and my husband was really happy with the patty melt. Big portions-...More

Thank castlegreenph
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The place is cute, and has a nice patio. The food was fine. However, like most places in this town, the wait was long. Thankfully, they give out free coffee cake while you are waiting...waiting... for your meal. I think the servers were doing their...More

1  Thank Nothern
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Questions & Answers
1 December 2016|
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Response from Betz G | Reviewed this property |
They have beer for sure, and I think wine also. They have a little 3-4 seat bar inside so I'm sure they wine as well. We were on the patio with our dogs, so didn't see.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 721 Avenida Sureste, Off Christmas Circle, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Borrego Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-767-7400
Breakfast, lunch and dinner, pet friendly patio dining, good food, beer, wine, mimosas, bloody maries and margaritas, wi-fi access.
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