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Feb 18, 2009 08:03 PM

Road trip from Palm Springs to Phoenix

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

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    1. re: duck833

      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

        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.

        1. re: azhotdish

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

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

        1. 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.