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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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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came here for breakfast on Easter morning. We sat outside on the deck and had a fabulous breakfast. The food was great, the waiter was very friendly and the view was perfect. The only thing I would say that was not perfect was that we had to wait a long time for our food, (the restaurant was not crowded)... More 

Thank Beth S
Sharps Chapel, Tennessee
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped here because it was pet friendly. The food was good but we did have to wait about 30-40 minutes to be seated.

Thank SRHopper01
Bakersfield, California
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were tired from our hike and stopped at Red Ocotillo for a bite. My husband had a Club House Sandwich on Rye which was delicious. I had a bite of his and agree! I ordered the Club Salad with Blue Cheese and it was really good! My husband had a bite of mine and he agreed. We ate outside... More 

Thank 13bstock01
Pasadena, California
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very friendly and, especially, dog friendly cafe. Prompt service includes a water bowl and a homemade biscuit for the dog. The food was quite satisfactory- we liked the onion rings and my husband was really happy with the patty melt. Big portions- nice staff. We'd go back.

Thank castlegreenph
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is cute, and has a nice patio. The food was fine. However, like most places in this town, the wait was long. Thankfully, they give out free coffee cake while you are waiting...waiting... for your meal. I think the servers were doing their best, but of the two, one was slow and one was...let's say "brash." In all,... More 

Thank Nothern
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can be a long wait during meal times. We waited 40 minutes for a table for 4 at about 1pm. Not sure if they take reservations. We would return but may plan on odd hours.

Thank Tango23ca
Los Angeles
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed lunch there. Can order breakfast for lunch too. Quick service. Good food. Had a kids menu too.

Thank toptan
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Borrego doesn't have many restaurant options but most of them are pretty good and Red Ocotillo is one of the best. The food is tasty, they have Negra Modelo, and the service is friendly. The bathroom is currently a portapotty but it's not a deal breaker as a regular bathroom is close by in the park at Christmas Tree Circle.

Thank Jjjeeefffeee
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent breakfast food, good coffee -- but a bit overpriced, and a ridiculously long wait for the food to arrive from the kitchen on a not terribly busy weekend morning. Server was friendly but harried and never served me the coffee cake they offered everyone else. The host was officious and a little ridiculous (asking me and my small dog... More 

Thank 32655Lisa
San Diego, California
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121 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there on a weekday for breakfast. I was not greeted upon arrival. I wandered to a table and seated myself. People who arrived later than me were served first. It was a twenty-minute wait for service even though the restaurant wasn't full. Several of the items listed on the menu were not available. No one came around to... More 

Thank Russell B

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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
USD 7 - USD 17
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?