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Road trip from Palm Springs to Phoenix

tstrum Feb 18, 2009 08:03 PM

I am driving highway 10 from Palm Springs to Phoenix and looking for a great diner or Mexican cantina. Some great local gems with homemade food is what I am looking for.

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    duck833 RE: tstrum Feb 18, 2009 08:06 PM

    Just drive fast and get to Phoenix ASAP, nothing in between.

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      hohokam RE: duck833 Feb 18, 2009 08:28 PM

      I tend to agree with this advice. Unless one has a desperate need to eat during the 4-hour drive between the Desert Cities and Phx, I'd recommend eating at either end of the trip rather than anywhere in the middle.

      We make the round trip drive between Phx and southwestern Riverside County at least twice a year, and in all the time we have been doing that, we have only stopped once to eat a meal along the way. La Casita Dos, the restaurant where we ate, was obviously a local favorite, but I don't know that I would call it a chow-worthy "gem". Decent grub, but there are many better options once you hit the Phx metro area, which is only 2 hours away.

      La Casita Dos
      830 W Rice St, Blythe, CA 92225

      1. re: hohokam
        azhotdish RE: hohokam Feb 18, 2009 08:41 PM

        interesting, we were just through there this weekend and the guy at the gas station recommended the other mexican place across the highway. there were a lot of cars over there.

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          hohokam RE: azhotdish Feb 18, 2009 08:58 PM

          La Casita Dos was hopping when we stopped there, with people having to wait around 10 minutes for tables, but I'm pretty sure that was at the peak of the lunch rush.

          Maybe we'll check out the other place the next time we're in Blythe and feeling like we're going to pass out from hunger.

    2. Chandavkl RE: tstrum Feb 18, 2009 10:11 PM

      There might be something, but I sure haven't seen it.

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        RBCal RE: tstrum Feb 19, 2009 06:54 AM

        Lalo's Mexican Food
        9080 E Hobsonway
        Blythe, CA 92225
        (760) 921-8553

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          melcarr RE: tstrum Feb 19, 2009 10:52 AM

          It's very close to you but right off the 10 in Bermuda Dunes is Macario's Restaurant. It's family owned and their food is so delicious. We used to live in Santa Monica but moved to Tempe in '04 - whenever we cross the desert, we always stop there and if we're not hungry, we'll get it to go.

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