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South of The Border

11719 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-3605
+1 760-251-4000
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tamales” (13 reviews)
“beans” (11 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11719 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-3605
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eaten here for 20+ yrs every time we are in Desert Hot Spring. Great service and great food. Would recommend anything on the menu. Full bath yummy margaritas. Generous with the chips/salsa.

Thank MarthaB222
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice home made food in a great little restaurant. Chips and salsa were fresh and the choice of Mexican dishes was very good. We will go back.

Thank golfjj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly family atmosphere and good reasonable food. The fajita was most satisfying and the drinks were great. Recommended!

Thank wt930
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

The best tamales I’ve ever had - fresh corn makes it into an entirely new (and delicious) dish. The spinach enchiladas were fantastic - tasting of spinach and great seasonings. Nothing was smothered in cheese. I’m a “live to eat” person and had been disappointed...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

After reading such good reviews, we felt let down after our recent meal here. The food was ok, nothing really stood out, but service was very slow, even though the place was not that busy. We felt like an inconvenience to our waitress.

Thank AlaskaLH
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

True to form, we rely on TripAdvisor for recommendations. I had the Burro Peregoso (Burrito filled with Shredded Beef). The flavor was outstanding. The servers were pleasant and responsive. The restaurant is clean and is privately owned, not part of a national chain. We will...More

Thank coxaloharc
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

It’s literally a taste of Mexico here , the customer service is amazing plus the margaritas are hand made to perfection 5.95 for regular or 6.95 for Mango or Strawberry. We were a table of 6 called ahead , table was ready for everyone the...More

Thank RL619
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Very disappointed in this restaurant. I thought we had a real find. Awards on the walls, but they were from 2004. Run of the mill bad Mexican restaurant. The shrimp enchiladas were very small and there were only two with very little shrimp, and it...More

Thank David L
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Great margaritas, very friendly staff and great food. This is our go-to for family meals in Desert Hot Springs.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Very slow service Some loud machine going off in the front of the restaurant. Again slow service took 45 minutes for our food to arrive Margaritas are good.

Thank David P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11719 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-3605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Desert Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-251-4000
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