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South of The Border

11719 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-3605
+1 760-251-4000
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tamales” (12 reviews)
“beans” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
11719 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-3605
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service, cozy interior, food tasted just as you'd expect. Ask the owner about his past life as a matador...

Thank Caitilyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the service, loved the food and loved the decor! We were given warm tacos quickly and enjoyed the guacamole and beans especially. From a north of the border Canadian .

1  Thank Judy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always our go to place for Mexican food. Nothing special inside but they have consistently good food! Even our Vegetarian friends can find something good without a hassle. Service is always good and fast.

1  Thank Greg T
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Typically I can't eat the salsa at "any restaurant" because they are so spicy. Everything here was mild and delicious. We had the Chili Relleno/Enchilada plate and Spinach Enchilada plate; both were served with rice and beans and we enjoyed every bite.

1  Thank Linda H
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This was so yummy. The service was wonderful. And the owner is a very nice person with a great story to share. First of all, all the entrees are home made, not too salty, flavorful, authentic, and great! If you love Mexican food, go here,...More

1  Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to grab a quick and delicious bite. The staff was very pleasant. Colorado chilling chimichanga was outstanding!

1  Thank Viki7960437
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a fun evening at this restaurant. The food was “off scale” outstanding, in our experience with Mexican food in the US. The three of us tried different dishes; it was all delicious. Our server was wonderful, very kind and helpful. We will look...More

1  Thank Maryjudy
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The tamales are wonderful, so moist. Some great vegetarian options!!! Wonderful cheerful service, thank you

1  Thank Jane P
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The best food! Authentic. Wish one near us in the East!! Service was excellent. Nice walk from hotels. Loved the temales!

1  Thank Heartlight73
Reviewed 9 October 2017

On a trip back from Las Vegas (via two lane desert roads), we decided to stop here based on reviews. We are glad we did. While the place is not much to look at, inside or out, both the food and the friendliness of service...More

1  Thank Dogswood
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11719 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-3605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Desert Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-251-4000
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