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Red Ocotillo

721 Avenida Sureste, Off Christmas Circle, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
+1 760-767-7400
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“eggs benedict” (14 reviews)
“coffee cake” (7 reviews)
“meatloaf” (6 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
721 Avenida Sureste, Off Christmas Circle, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent comfort food, as advertised. We had the liver and bacon and cabbage rolls. Both as good or better than tasted anywhere else.

Thank Alan Robert L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was in Borrego Springs for the annual camping trip with the San Diego Bicycle Club & wanted to find a restaurant for lunch. Farm to table restaurant that even has a garden right next to patio. After bicycling in the heat I was ready for...More

Thank 783BarbaraT
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We ate here a couple of times including once just for ice-cream to get out of the heat! The décor is interesting & eclectic and made for interesting conversation about it. The service was very good and the food very tasty. It was clearly all...More

Thank JAMC7
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Really nice friendly server. We ate outside-it was nice to watch the hummingbirds flit around. The coffee was nice and strong, and the little piece of coffee cake was delicious! Husband enjoyed his crabcake Benedict, their scramble was great, and the rosemary garlic home fries...More

Thank Edie B
PalmsIndianHead, Public Relations Manager at Red Ocotillo, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2018

We thank you for your kind words about our staff and food! We hope to see you around again soon.

Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

A lovely breakfast at the Red Occotillo, it's a really relaxed restaurant, in England we would say a cafe tea room. It's quite small and intimate but the tables aren't too close together. There are trivial pursuit cards on the tables to keep you e...More

Thank Nick B
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Dine indoors or outside by the Chef’s garden. Owned by Cindy and David, who also own Crazy Coyote Steakhouse, the menu offers well prepared dishes including the best meatloaf (3 different meats) with mashed potatoes on the planet!

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed September 19, 2018

What a treat it was. We had been hiking for three hours and stopped at the Red Ocotillo on our way back to the hotel. We just wanted a "little" something to eat and ordered the turkey sandwich. Wow, it was huge and prepared to...More

1  Thank roadrunner199
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

We have been to The Red Ocotillo for several years, and have only been more and more impressed with every visit. The sandwiches, burgers & entrees taste wonderful and show real care in the preparation. We also love the main waitress, Sherri; she makes everyone...More

Thank megplatis
PalmsIndianHead, Guest Relations Manager at Red Ocotillo, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

We are so happy that you stop by on every visit! Thank you for your very kind words regarding our food and staff. Sherri is an incredible server and she's a crucial part of our team! We hope to see you again on your next...More

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Restaurant was Not that crowded either. Food was very nice when it finally arrived. Not the servers fault...just need a new kitchen staff.

Thank Larry F
Reviewed July 7, 2018

So glad that we stopped by here for lunch right before the waitress said that they were taking a vacation in July. This is a tiny building, perhaps an old converted house, right off Christmas Circle. Inside it was spacious and bright with pops of...More

Thank Eva S
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November 30, 2016|
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Response from Betz G | Reviewed this property |
They have beer for sure, and I think wine also. They have a little 3-4 seat bar inside so I'm sure they wine as well. We were on the patio with our dogs, so didn't see.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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
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Breakfast, lunch and dinner, pet friendly patio dining, good food, beer, wine, mimosas, bloody maries and margaritas, wi-fi access.
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