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. Red Ocotillo

721 Avenida Sureste, Off Christmas Circle, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
+1 760-767-7400
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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721 Avenida Sureste, Off Christmas Circle, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weekend in Borrego a lot during the winter and it's always interesting to see which restaurants survive the summer every year. Borrego becomes a ghost town every May and only the hardy survive till October. I am happy to report Red Ocotillo has made...More

Thank kenmac1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Red Ocotillo has really nice outdoor dining so that's where we were last night. The service was quick and friendly and the food was good. My wife and I had Fish and Chips, cooked perfectly and our dining companion had salmon, which he loved. This...More

Thank Realtyhank
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Red Ocotillo is the best restaurant in the sleepy desert outpost of Borrego Springs.They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They offer a varied menu with exciting specials, as well as beer and wine. The service is friendly and attentive. They have indoor and...More

Thank Susie1028
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are frequent visitors to Borrego Springs and the Anza-Borrego Desert, though we usually don’t stay in town. This past trip we stayed at the La Casa del Zorro (which was outstanding) and tried the Red Ocotillo cafe. We are a family of four –...More

1  Thank EndlessCuriosity
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Nice breakfast with a choice of inside or patio dining. Great service with a good coffee and tasty omelette.

Thank cedarview2
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Saw this place was the top spot in borrego springs so of course I had to try it out with my food buddy. Iced tea was fresh. I ordered the spaghetti and meatballs and my friend got a chicken parmesan. Both were great. We enjoyed...More

Thank HotelGuruGirl
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This casual restaurant is a real find. It's located in a modest looking stand alone building with a small garden and patio. You cannot help but notice the outside area is immaculate, a feature which is carried over throughout, The menu is complete and the...More

1  Thank fs750
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The food was very good, the service was excellent. We had a very pleasant lunch sitting outside and enjoyed the great weather. The menu was very good the food was excellent I would eat there again next time in town.

Thank TonycBSR
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Today 1st.Oct'17 we had our breakfast here, its a nice experience about this restaurant as because their food was very delicious and fresh.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

The Red Ocotillo is sited off Christmas Circle. It has a rustic feel outside, including an organic garden fenced nearby. Borrego is broiling at this time of year, but inside you are greeted by a cool room displaying signs like Sit Where You Like, You...More

Thank jean g
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30 November 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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