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Address: 25579 Highway 79, Santa Ysabel, CA
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Just another Indian Casino

Four of us rode our motorcycles up Palomar Mountain and then stopped at the Orchard Café in the Santa Ysabel Casino for lunch. We were seated quickly at a nice table with a great... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2014
Gordon C
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Carlsbad, California
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Warner Springs, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The casino went bankrupt awhile back and is closed so don't make the drive. Too bad as it was nice for travelers and locals alike.

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Thank Kathryn F
Ramona, California
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25 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Was in a pretty spot out in the San Diego back country. Nice spot up on a hill. Closed now, permanently. They just couldn't make it work after making a big investment in a nice building.

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Thank Dawn92065
Carlsbad, California
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560 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

Four of us rode our motorcycles up Palomar Mountain and then stopped at the Orchard Café in the Santa Ysabel Casino for lunch. We were seated quickly at a nice table with a great view of the mountains. Two of us had the chicken salad, one had the taco salad and I had the Chef's Salad. Our server was friendly... More 

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1 Thank Gordon C
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

I stumbled upon this place driving back from a trip to the mountains. For those looking for a more intimate casino, this may be the place. The staff were very friendly and had a greeter at the door. Like any casino, the booze is a bit overpriced. There is a good variety of slot machines. The casino has a wine... More 

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1 Thank Russell B
Ramona, California
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197 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2013

When the Casino opened, the food was pretty great. They offered a prime rib for an Old Las Vegas deal one night a week, and we went often. More recently the restaurant has tried other cuisines including Mexican, which have not been quite as great. The bar is fun, with an array of microbrews. It is situated in the middle... More 

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Thank rcurry17
Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

Casino Santa Ysabel was an unexpected stop on our way back from Julian, CA. We thought we could check out the Casino and get a bite to eat. This Casino is a very small one, but very clean and modern. This Casino has a beautiful view of Lake Henshaw. We signed up for the player cards before playing the slots.... More 

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1 Thank Darcy S
North Las Vegas, Nevada
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60 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012

We have a second home in Borrego Springs and like to stop here to play occasionally our our way home. The cafe food very good and they have specials all the time. Great prices. The only reason we didn't give it a better rating is alot of the slots seem dated and not a huge variety. We understand it's called... More 

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Bonita CA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

I'd driven past the road that leads up to the casino severals times. On this day, I decided to drop by. The first thing I noticed was that the parking lot was 90% empty. I could tell by the layout that there was a great view overlooking the east, so I walked to the far side of the parking lot... More 

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Thank onewhowaits
San Diego, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

There is nothing like being a local, and being a part of the back woods community I am always very excited to see a local business pop-up, especially when it's a business which can help out my good friends on the rez. However, for some reason every time my neighbors and I make the trip to the Santa Ysabel Casino... More 

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Thank Willis S
Ramona, California, USA
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88 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

Not worth the price of gas from Ramona, round trip. A rip-off in every sense. Either stay home or go to Barona.

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