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Pablito's of The Desert

590 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
+1 760-767-5753
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“chili relleno” (2 reviews)
“mexican food” (18 reviews)
“ice tea” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
590 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had pretty bad luck with some of the restaurants in Borrego Springs but Pablito's was definitely a refreshing change. The food was prepared well and the staff was friendly and seemed to genuinely enjoy their work. This makes a huge difference and we enjoyed...More

Thank BobK729
Reviewed 4 days ago

The outside covered patio is the perfect place to relax. Food is standard Mexican fare, but the setting is great and the staff and owner are very friendly.

Thank JayandAlan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Of the 4 places we tried, this was the only one that actually had Mexican food. The staff was attentive and the portions/price were perfect.

Thank jeffreyjonkoch
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We stopped in for lunch after a hike. Closes at 2:30 for lunch but reopens for dinner. Food was good, I had a cheese enchilada and chili relleno combo. Filling. Vey nice waitress. Would go back

Thank Nonno2000
Reviewed 6 November 2017

At first I did not like this place. At second, I did not like this place but tried it each year. At third, I thought the food was quite good. Now, the not so good, fourth time. The owner, Patricia, is so service oriented and...More

Thank Realtyhank
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

On a recent visit we ate both here and at Carmelita's. The dining room here is more pleasant and spacious. The salsa at Carmelita's is a little fresher and more piquant, in our opinion. You won't go wrong at either place. The food is fresh...More

Thank castlegreenph
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Looks like many of the locals know about this out of the way restaurant. We arrived about 8 p.m. and still had a short wait. The service is not as polished as in many other restaurants but our orders were taken and filled in a...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

You'll get good service here, especially if you're their last customer of the evening and they want to go home😄. They were pleasant and efficient, but the food was uninspired.

Thank raggazza1
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We asked how long the wait - was told "I don't know", asked if they had ranch dressing - was told "I don't know, was completely ignored by server, we also noticed other tables with the same problem - no they were not busy at...More

Thank Leslie K
Reviewed 20 March 2017

All I can say is th We've eaten here many times over the past few years, and it's always been mediocre, but this year it just wasn't good. The servers are delightful, though.

Thank lovemysoylatte
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 590 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Borrego Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-767-5753
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