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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • 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 via mobile

Friendly hosts & delicious food. Festive atmosphere but mellow enough for conversation. Shredded beef tacos are superb. We were impressed by the beer selection of imports & domestic.

Thank Murray C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The salsa and chips are addictive. Great specials and choices for seniors. Excellent food and service,

Thank Ronayne S
Reviewed 29 April 2018

i couldn't find anything wrong here. i've eaten here a couple of different times and it is consistently good. i believe it is family owned and operated.

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 7 April 2018

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 April 2018

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 29 March 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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