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Address: 11154 Highway 76, Pala, CA 92059-2904
Phone Number:
877-WIN-PALA (946-7252)

Try your luck at any of the 2,000 slot machines or 59 table games including...

Try your luck at any of the 2,000 slot machines or 59 table games including Baccarat, Blackjack, Pai-Gow and Caribbean Stud Poker.

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Great casino

a large casino with lots of slots and table games. It has 6 or 7 restaurants. Luis Rey's has a great happy hour with cheap beer, margaritas and street tacos. Live music in the... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
San Marcos, California
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you love to eat, you have to make a trip to the Pala Casino and Resort Saturday/Sunday Brunch Buffet. The selection is great, and all the crab legs, oysters, shrimp, birria de res and homemade menudo. I had a great feast for a king!

Thank Jesus B
San Marcos, California
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

a large casino with lots of slots and table games. It has 6 or 7 restaurants. Luis Rey's has a great happy hour with cheap beer, margaritas and street tacos. Live music in the center bar daily. Slots were fairly loose for me.

1 Thank Michele_G_12120
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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73 reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

In Canada you are not allowed to smoke in the casino's so we found it to be too much. Every machine we wanted to play at there was a smoker puffing away right beside us. Didn't stay too long but had some pretty decent luck, left with a tad more than we went in with ! ! !

Thank Lisamac979
Rio Vista, California
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383 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This was NOT a fun casino. Tight machines - so tight you couldn't win $5 on any machine playing at any cost. You do win at first when they offer to pay you back when you get a card and lose $30 to $100 . Someone told me that is their hook. After that - no wins. And the machines... More 

Thank Crt1943
Oceanside, California
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8 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We live in the San Diego area. My husband and I recently had Sunday brunch at the Pala Casino buffet. This is one of the best buffets that I have visited. The service and food was excellent. The variety of foods to choose from was amazing. We liked the comfortable dining experience. It's a great place to take the family... More 

Thank kareneaster
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I usually stop over when I travel between Riverside and San Diego. Very good food and spend some time on slot machines

Thank Bob T
Spring Lake, Michigan
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173 reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Pala has by far the best buffet I have ever seen. $35.00 but well worth it. All you can eat of any cuisine imaginable, Super clean and fresh foods cooked to order. Also spent four hours of video poker and came out ahead,so it was a great night. Highly recommended.

Thank 2ndAmendment1776
Bend, Oregon
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

As with most casinos, it is there for one purpose - to make money. That said, it is a very nice facility and we really enjoyed the (overpriced) buffet.

1 Thank BendSanta
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

The casino was big and beautiful! My 1 time he i was amazed with how big it was they had a lot of different selections of games the staff was incredible and friendly they had a great selection of food and restaurants and their gift shop is to die for I did not stay over night however the first time... More 

1 Thank Justin760
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I visit Pala regularly and have realized that hardly anyone wins money there. Their slot machines are rigged to so that they don't even give back ANYTHING. My friends and I noticed that mostly everyone is constantly shaking heads as to how tight this place is.O wish there was a gaming commission or some government agency would take a look... More 

3 Thank Sassan F

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