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El Gallito

68820 Grove St., Cathedral City, CA - (760) 328-7794
Serving locals for nearly a quarter century now, El Gallito offers a broad menu of mostly familiar Mexican dishes such as tacos, chilies rellenos, enchiladas, and burritos.
66% Approval Rating (15 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
carnitas
red and green chili
chicken mole
Chimichanga
El Gallito Especial
Tortillas
Chips and Salsa

Highlighted Reviews

rating
Michael Stern - Photos (2)
Roadfood.com Editor
" In and around Palm Springs, there are plenty of swank restaurants, but few simple places that serve real food at reasonable prices. That is why we were thrilled to find a pretty little cafĂ© named El Gallito by the side of the road in Cathedral City. Serving locals ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

68820 Grove St., Cathedral City, CA
(760) 328-7794

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Chicken Mole, which uses both white and dark meat, is a Friday-only special.
"Chicken Mole, which uses both white and dark meat, is a Friday-only special."
Cliff Strutz





If you want to sample both the red and green chile, the El Gallito Especial is the way to go. That is Chile Colorado on the left, Chile Verde on the right.
"If you want to sample both the red and green chile, the El Gallito Especial is the way to go. That is Chile Colorado on the left, Chile Verde on the right."
Cliff Strutz


The salsa here is fiery hot!
"The salsa here is fiery hot!"
Cliff Strutz


We aren't 100% sure that the tortillas are made in-house, but they are perfect for sopping up the leftover chile.
"We aren't 100% sure that the tortillas are made in-house, but they are perfect for sopping up the leftover chile."
Cliff Strutz


The chimichanga features shredded beef, melted cheese, Ranchera sauce, and generous portions of sour cream and guacamole.
"The chimichanga features shredded beef, melted cheese, Ranchera sauce, and generous portions of sour cream and guacamole."
Cliff Strutz


Chickens seem to be a big part of the interior decor.
"Chickens seem to be a big part of the interior decor."
Cliff Strutz


Not a famous restaurant, but a landmark for those in search of honest meals
"Not a famous restaurant, but a landmark for those in search of honest meals"
Michael Stern


El Gallito's brightly-painted exterior almost glows in the California desert sunlight.
"El Gallito's brightly-painted exterior almost glows in the California desert sunlight. "
Michael Stern



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