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Pablito's of The Desert

) #13 of 17 Restaurants in Borrego Springs €€ - €€€ Mexican
590 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
+1 760-767-5753
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“flautas” (2 reviews)
“mexican food” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
€€ - €€€
590 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
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Reviewed 13 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 31 March 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 19 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
Reviewed 19 March 2017

My wife & I enjoyed another good lunch at Pablito's recently. The cool restaurant was a nice relief after hiking in the desert. This was the height of the wildflower "superbloom" and the flowers were the most bounteous we have seen in years. But with...More

Thank Jerry S
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I have been here twice in the past month. They really are overwhelmed by the number of people who is visiting the desert this year because of the number of flowers in desert. Food is good but seating process is terrible. Love the patio and...More

Thank ElmoSanDiego
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Went to Borrego to see the flowers. We were going to Carlee's for lunch, long wait. So we to Pablito's instead. We still had to wait about 10 mins. We sit down. Waited for the very Rude waitress. She takes our order. Waited. I got...More

Thank Camh50
Reviewed 9 March 2017

4 of us rode down to Borrego Springs for a hike and some lunch. Got to the restaurant about 12:30. We were immediately seated. After 15 minutes someone took our beverage order but would not take our food order. After another 10 minutes we ordered...More

Thank cjd
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Four of us visited Pablito's after a hike through "The Slot" in Boreggo State Park (a must activity for anyone who likes hiking - both experienced and novice). The Corona was cold. The glasses frosted. The limes fresh. The decor is very welcoming and the...More

Thank Reklaw252
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, 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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