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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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Huntington, West Virginia
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Borrego Springs was overwhelmed by the volume of tourists coming to see the desert bloom. Wait times were long everywhere but some restaurants were successfully accommodating. The Red Ocotillo was underwater. Bathroom was nonfunctioning and two port-a-potties were in use but..... whew! Over an hour wait for food AFTER we were seated! Reasonable breakfast but nothing outstanding in any way.... More 

Thank annemyers62
San Diego, CA
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Anza Borrego Desert on a Monday to see this season's amazing wildflower display. We ate at the Red Ocotillo: The restaurant was understaffed, and the employee in charge of seating hungry visitors was clearly overwhelmed -- maintaining the waiting list was clearly too much of a challenge for him. Once (finally) seated, we waited way to long... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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271 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not a fan of having frozen food re-heated, but this place may be as good as it gets for this area.

Thank Terence B
Santa Clara, California
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch was excellent. Very busy cafe and service a bit slow but friendly and helpful. Varied menu for size of facility.

Thank lrp77
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in one night as the place looked buzzy. It had a great atmosphere with booths and bar seats for food & drink. Our server was part of the fun when we ordered - nothing was too much trouble. 'Sir' had a pint or two of craft beers and I had a delicious glass of house red. Will go back... More 

Thank Tellicherry
Salem, Oregon
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234 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are not many choices in Borrego Springs - it is an out of the way place. So, I was delightfully surprised that a venue with little competition could be as nice as the Red Ocotillo. Our meal was tasty. I had one of the better BLT's I've had in a while (I am always in search of the definitive... More 

Thank Ed R
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food! Breakfast one day and lunch the next. Nice, casual and two small dog-friendly patios. Just a local gem!

Thank Mary C
London, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my meal so much the first night (fried chicken with mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts and fried onions) that I returned the second night and was not disappointed. I had a burger which was very well presented and very tasty. Service was quick and efficient and prices very reasonable. There is also outside seating if preferred.

Thank EssexRon
El Cajon, California
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392 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my wife to the Red Ocotillo Restaurant this morning in Borrego Springs for breakfast before we toured the Anza-Borrego Dessert State Park. Sherii our server was so nice and hard working as she was literally running all over the restaurant helping everyone. The restaurant was packed and very busy, but Sherii should get paid double for the work... More 

Thank grandslamhomer
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80 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here on Sunday during a visit to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. It was an extremely busy time at the park and the restaurant was overwhelmed with people so it took awhile to be seated and served. But the food was wonderful. Our group enjoyed a typical egg & toast breakfast (they were out of french toast and... More 

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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
US$7 - US$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, Kids, Local cuisine, 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?