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El Rodeo Cafe

) #72 of 210 Restaurants in Palm Desert £ Mexican, , Latin
44820 San Pablo Ave, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-3576
+1 760-346-5046
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“burrito” (6 reviews)
“beans” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
44820 San Pablo Ave, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-3576
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a little cafe in a strip plaza that is not much to look at but we all had delicious food and nice cold beer. Best Mexican food I've had in ages. Highly recommend it.

Thank jmariec240
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Came here with my brother- and sister-in-law, my wife, and our two grand daughters (6 & 4). This is a small Mexican restaurant - maybe two dozen seats at tables with five or six stools at a counter. It is located, as many excellent Mexican...More

1  Thank Richard G
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

East coast family in search of authentic Mexican food on Spring Break in Palm Desert. Perfect spot! Great service and stayed open late just for us! Delicious food! No advertising, only word of mouth referrals. Definitely try it out!

Thank DBG888
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Most customers at El Rodeo are spanish-speaking, and evidently know where to find good Mexican food. We had lunch (carne asada burritos, chile rellenos) - wonderful food and friendly service. Very inexpensive.

Thank none4methanx
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is a very relaxed, small cafe (about 8 tables). It's about a block off of Palm Desert Dr. on San Pablo. Look carefully or you might drive by it the first time like we did. The staff acted like family, and they might be....More

Thank Rocks_road
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food here is wonderful, and the prices can't be beat. It's a bit more than a taqueria but not a 'restaurant' like say Agave Fresh. They have about ten table and a counter with eight or so stools. The service is tops. The chili...More

Thank Spencer M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

had a very good torts here. i thought everything was good not great. i would go back in a pinch but i overall i'd say it's a pretty average place. nothing to write home about

Thank LuxTravelGuy
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I have been looking for a really good, not quite famous yet, Mexican restaurant. In our quest, we decided to give this place a try for lunch. My wife had the tamales, I had the Carne Asada burrito. Next time I go, and I will...More

Thank NGTB_1
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Town late and looked for an casual inexpensive Mexican food restaurant. We found El Rodeo Cafe on Trip Advisor and glad we did. Make sure you set your GPS otherwise you will miss this small restaurant. It has no outside sign! The...More

Thank Gailybird
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Palm Desert is not known for inexpensive restaurants. But, I imagine even rich California folks would enjoy a hole in the wall Mexican Restaurant with good food for a low price. The salsa was fresh and tasty with cilantro and onions in the tomato base....More

Thank Darius M
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8 April 2017|
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Response from Darius M | Reviewed this property |
We had a very attentive waitress and menus at the table. Realize that this is difficult to find after dark. But, it's worth the effort.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44820 San Pablo Ave, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-3576
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-346-5046
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