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Mexicali Bar & Grill

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1690 Spruce St, Riverside, CA 92507-2425
+1 951-781-6682
11:00 - 21:00
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Orange, California
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156 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This location is convenient for a quick lunch during the work week. The location has plenty of parking and the restaurant is large enough so you don't have to wait for a table even at prime lunch times. The tables and vinyl covered benches and chairs are older and in need of some repair but the food is authentic Mexican... More 

Thank Gwen C
Perth, Australia
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107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We set out for dinner and arrived to find the restaurant we intended to go to was closed. Fortunately for use across the car park was the Mexicali Bar & Grill, what a find definitely not your typical Mexican food. I had the Pollo En Mole Poblano, and was this different to any other Mexican food I have ever tasted.... More 

Thank blc45reb
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Greeted immediately upon entering. Chips and salsa are very good. Torta de Asada very good but would have been happier if it were a little bigger.

Thank Leoa710
Covina, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I go to lunch there quite often and it never disappoints. The waitress are quick and attentive. Mexicali has an extensive menu and you won't be disappointed. They feature lunch specials daily during the week. One of my favorites happen to be their potato tacos, carne asada salad and they have an awesome corn appetizer. They also have an extensive... More 

Thank hrgflores
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418 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Not your typical tex mex fest. A lot of original and authentic menu items. Had 6 people at lunch and not a one was disappointed. Service was spot on. Highly recommended.

Thank tmarcone
Port Hueneme, California
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240 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Mexicali is not your ordinary same-old-rice-and-beans place. How about grilled fresh vegetables, homemade sauces (tomatillo really tasty), and some killer marisco enchiladas. Want to go back and try some of the South American grilled meats, I hear they rock. Went there late Friday night (45 minutes before closing) and nobody tried to shove us out the door. I suggest staying... More 

Thank Robert B
Fullerton, California
1 review
Reviewed 21 August 2015

I went in for lunch and there were quite a few people yet the staff( girls) remain quick and attentive. The Mexican cantina decor was nice but there were also booths adjacent to the bar. The food was excellent and the portions were adequate. All in all I enjoyed it would recommend to all

Thank ellery M
Riverside, California
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154 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

I have tried various items from the menu and they all were very tasty.....don"t think you could go wrong with anything ordered here....service and family environment are very friendly and attentive. Small bar area for great margaritas.....

Thank pb7711111111111111
Riverside, California
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

At one time, Mexicali had excellent food however, that is no longer the case. We went for an early dinner around 5:30pm and there were only 4 tables being served and only one waitress. I ordered cheese enchilada and chile relleno plate and my dinner companions ordered crispy tacos. One asked for no chiles in the pico de gallo on... More 

Thank Cyndi C
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

I work close by and have lunch on occasions here. I always sit at the bar side and get fast service from Tony the bartender/server. The shrimp cocktail here is awesome and the ceviche is so good and the salsa with the chips are so good. The owner Lupita is friendly and its a well prices place to have good... More 

Thank Ariel P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1690 Spruce St, Riverside, CA 92507-2425
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-781-6682

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