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La Michoacana Restaurant

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16760 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-7249
+1 760-251-5312
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124 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Locally this place is known as the green jail. Teresa, the owner, is attentive and efficient. The food was very good and the enchiladas are very affordable and delicious. I had the fish taco and it was also good. This is a favourite place of ours and we will go back.

Thank auntylene
Jacksonville, Florida
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153 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The restaurant is out of town towards I-10. The bars in front were rather unique but we saw no indications of crime in the short time we were there. Spanish is spoken here (and English). The food was DEFINITELY very good, the locals who were there seemed to be locals. the service was friendly and excellent.

Thank Bill C
Desert Hot Springs, California
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My friend invited me to try this little local restaurant. It really is a hole-in-the wall (don't let the outside affect your trying this out), with real Michoacan recipes. I had the Chile Verde burrito and it was delicious. My friend enjoyed the Chile Carne with rice and beans. The salad presentation on his plate was impressive. Overall, I would... More 

Thank Richard B
Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I was hesitant to stop in as the outside looks anything but welcoming. I'm glad my friend pushed and said the we should pop our heads in and take a look. It's bright and charming inside. They serve good, solid, homemade food. We had enchiladas, chili rellenos, and a chimichanga. It was a very satisfying lunch stop.

Thank slc515
Lincoln City
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Great food and nice place . Pacifico beer , and wonderful food . Did not stop here for many months until some one told me it was the place to go . Now I don't want to go anywhere else .

Thank linda069
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

A very unassuming place I found from a YELP review. Obviously homemade food. Interesting restaurant to try but not sure I'd come back.

Thank catharina c
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

I have been looking for great Mexican food in this area for a long time. So many Mexican restaurants so few that are really good. I have driven by this one many many times and probably would have continued to do so. The Outside is not inviting. In fact you'll probably want to pass. Stop once and you'll return. The... More 

Thank AdventuresFromSD
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140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

We went for a casual lunch on a Monday and it was fairly quiet (about six people inside). Things started well when the fresh taco chips and salsa landed on the table. I had a delicious and filling carnitas plate (beans, rice, pork, salad). Friends enjoyed a burrito and an enchilada. This place has an authentic Mexican vibe and very... More 

1 Thank ccvvbb
La Puente, CA
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113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014 via mobile

Almost every time I go to the desert, I stop here to eat and have never been disappointed. The restaurant is small and quaint, but what it lacks in ambiance, it makes up for in delicious food! Prices are decent too!

1 Thank irtorres
San Diego, California
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131 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

We had worked Coachella this weekend and got a late start heading back towards LA. Sadly, the traffic was flat out brutal. Happily, we had missed dinner the night prior and wanted to get off of the freeway for some lunch. Yelp to the rescue! Great reviews steered us off of the freeway and towards La Michoacana. I like to... More 

Thank Jon S

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: 16760 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-7249
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Desert Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-251-5312

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?