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El Mexicali Cafe II

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$$ - $$$
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43430 Monroe St, Suite A, Indio, CA 92201-0100
+1 760-342-2333
07:00 - 21:00
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North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
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377 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

El Mexicali Cafe II is an authentic Mexican restaurant operated by a Mexican family. We were a group of four and we had the shrimp gueritos appetizer (amazing), guacamole made at the table (really good) and then our main courses. We had tacos and quesadillas. They were very well prepared and we were completely stuffed when we finished. Service was... More 

Thank BCtourists
Youngtown, Arizona
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was slightly after 11:00, but the waitress said "No Problem" to order breakfast, an attitude expressed for any requests. Great prompt service and excellent food, especially the refried beans. and the way the nopalitos were cooked and served. We just picked this place at random and were pleased with people, food and general atmosphere. It was very busy leading... More 

Thank Rick T
Naperville, Illinois
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had dinner on a Saturday night, just a short wait and then we were seated. We were entertained by a live harpist playing some lovely authentic music while we dined. We had the margaritas, which were generous and yummy. Our table side guac was plentiful and delicious... the chips were just okay and not enough for the amount of... More 

Thank VKK69
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

They have the best fresh home made salsa. I had the carne asada con huevos. Grilled meat with eggs. That was very tasteful, just simple plate but with a lot of flavor.

Thank MarcBoldw
San Tan Valley, Arizona
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Driving home to Phoenix we stopped for gas and decided we wanted Mexican food. A quick Google search brought us here. Delicioso!

Thank Danyl P
Oxnard, California
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We were very surprised and very grateful to find low carb options with 2 sides on the menu. My husband has been strictly low carb for over 20 years and this is the first Mexican restaurant we've tried that acknowledges his diet. By the way, the food was delicious! All items were prepared from fresh ingredients and our additional request... More 

Thank XinaK
New Iberia, Louisiana
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

After a flight in from Canada which was delayed I arrived in Southern Ca for a wonderful dinner at El Mexicali Cafe II It was outstanding

Thank Choctaw57
Palm Springs, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

They have the BEST guacamole in the desert. Made right at your table with whatever and how much of everything you want to put in it. Great margaritas. Friendly staff.also the best shrimp stuffed peppers.

Thank Diane B
Bermuda Dunes, California
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I loving coming to this restaurant because of the chili gueritos and the drinks. A must is the mangonada margarita.

Thank Noodles_travel
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I went there cause my friend wanted to go there but is was kind of dissapointed, service was slow, food was not that tasty and a little too expensive for what we got

Thank Jason A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43430 Monroe St, Suite A, Indio, CA 92201-0100
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Indio
  • Phone Number: +1 760-342-2333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?