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El Matador

13450 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-5908
+1 760-329-4424
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“burrito” (3 reviews)
“mexican food” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
13450 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-5908
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Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Great Al pastor tacos or burritos. Late night cravings satisfaction. Nothing locally good opened till midnight during weekends. Or even weekdays opened late night.

Thank Leodan A
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

The food is very ordinary Mexican. Everything was ok but don't expect anything special in any way. Service was friendly but again nothing special.

Thank SSCC47
Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

Awesome food and service. I ordered a vegetarian taco salad and it was filling and delicious. The taco salad offered guacamole, beans, rice, cheese just to name a few. Normally, when ordering veggie taco salads from other Mexican locations, it lacks flavor and items to...More

Thank Wrldtraveler365
Reviewed 19 February 2015

This place has much more potential. The place seems to be a favorite among the locals, cause when I went with some friends, it was pretty full. That could explain why it took so long for us to get our food, but perhaps it was...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Our family has been going to this little gem for many years!! There is no better Mexi crusine in Desert Hot Springs!! I always get the combination plates. Great prices and awesome food very consistent! Outside order window if you want a take out or...More

Thank MortamusMentions
Reviewed 26 August 2014

The food was delicious and the service was good. Service was very friendly, too. A definite thumbs up!

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

I LOVE their tacos, best thing there. Their burritos are really good also and they have a spot inside you can sit down at to eat in case you don't want to sit outside.

1  Thank Carla G
Reviewed 14 April 2014

This restaurant is clean and the food and flavored margaritas are worth stopping for. My wife and I had lunch here. With all of the choices in the area for Mexican food, I can say we were not disappointed with this place.I had a burrito...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Their varied flavored margaritas are sooo good, we had ours "virgin" and still they were good. Their diverse menu gives you plenty to choose from. The waiters are very nice and go out of their way to please you. Go there once in a while,...More

1  Thank Alicia M
Reviewed 8 April 2013

We were visiting California for the first time, We were fairly new to Mexican food but enjoy spicy foods, we had experienced a Mariachi band at a restaurant in Fortuna can just about hear again great but noisy. We were recommended to the El Matador...More

2  Thank DelboyBedfordshire
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13450 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-5908
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Desert Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-329-4424
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