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. Red Ocotillo

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721 Avenida Sureste, Off Christmas Circle, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
+1 760-767-7400
07:00 - 20:30
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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Casual atmosphere, great margarita, very good food, we had southern fried chicken & penne and chicken with creamy sauce, friendly wait staff!

Thank billcarla90
San Diego, California
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a great breakfast. We were lucky and did not have to wait for a table. The quiche was delicious and so was the fruit. Everything on the menu looks good.

Thank Virginia-SIMB
Huntington Beach, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch. It was great! A must visit when you are in Borrego Springs. Clean, great staff and excellent food.

Thank bullmann1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been in Borrego Springs for a few days now, and have eaten here 5 times! Every meal, from the fried chicken dinner to eggs benedict, has been well prepared, fresh, and delicious.

Thank Aileen456
Los Alamitos, California
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You just never know about new places and with the Internet down in the desert, I could not find out! Turns out, Red Ocotillo serves some delicious food! Ended up eating dinner here twice over the course of 5 days. Both my companion and I raved on about our entrees - the hamburger steak, the chicken fried steak, the fish... More 

Thank 7Eileen7
Seal Beach, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of two finer dining establishments in the heart of town. The red neon "O" atop the low-slung roof creates a great desert feel on the outside--it's what drew me to the restaurant. The intimate interior features private booths, tables, and a small but cozy bar under dim lighting. Decor is desert chic. Food is eclectic, so will appeal to... More 

Thank jimandlaurabrown
Elk Grove, California
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fun place with good food and friendly staff. We first ate at the Red Ocotillo ten years ago, in its quonset hut location, and it was great! Then they moved a distance away PLUS tried a new chef, shared with another restaurant on the location. Wrong move, we didn't return. Now they are in their third location,... More 

Thank California_Graeme
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I highly recommend the make-your-own omelette - the fresh avocado makes for a great filling as does the ham. The rosemary flavored potatoes are truly the best breakfast potatoes I've ever had in my 50 year son the planet. Yes, the food is out-of-this-world. The staff are friendly (we ate here four times and had four different servers - all... More 

Thank stevereviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We had a great meal, Reuben sandwich, meatloaf, fried chicken, great salad and great service in this charming place

Thank joebobeo
San Diego, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner is very satisfying. Good food and service we have not been disappointed yet. We have been going there for 3 years now. Food and service is very consistent. Highly recommend.

Thank HMG318

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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
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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?