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Authentic Mexican food in Palm Springs and surrounding cities

jeffandnat Apr 4, 2010 12:01 AM

Looking for the best Mexican food in the valley. Any price range, hole in the wall, cash only, whatever it takes to get the good stuff. I am more interested in machaca, carnitas, barbacoa,etc. Not looking for a place with cheese enchilada combo plates. (e.g. Las Casuelas)

Thanks in advance fellow chowhounders!

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    Davebr Apr 13, 2010 06:15 PM

    Head into the center of Cathedral City and stop just about anywhere. Today I had a Fritangas Burritto at the grocery store Cardenas on Date Palm dr. The homemade flour tortilla was filled with carnitas, buche and chuletos. (Sorry for all the bad spelling).
    I also really enjoy the birra tortas dipped in chile sauce at Taquoria de San Miguel also on Date Palm dr.
    Its easy to figure out---There are a ton of older people in Palm Springs. Cathedral City is where the laborers live. The food is the best and soooooo cheap.

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      Maggie19 Apr 9, 2010 09:08 AM

      JJ's Oasis .... North Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs. Excellent sauces & chips. Authentic and reasonable. Killer slow cooked pork (Achiote) in many of the dishes....Try their flan as well.

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        RBCal Apr 5, 2010 08:34 AM

        Taqueria Tlaquepaque‎
        650 East Sunny Dunes Road, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8194
        (760) 325-1125‎

        It's a dive but authentic Mexican. They have birria ands sesos among other exotic meats.

        Taqueria Tlaquepaque
        650 E Sunny Dunes Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264

        1. monku Apr 4, 2010 12:22 AM

          El Galito in Cathedral City.
          Hole-in-the-wall kind of place that's been there 30+ years. Home style Mexican food and their chips and salsa are addicting as hell. I was a Las Casuelas fan until I found this place.
          Cash only
          Closed Sundays.

          El Gallito Restaurant‎
          68820 Grove Street (set in right off of Hwy 111)
          Cathedral City, CA 92234-1222
          (760) 328-7794‎

          El Gallito Restaurant
          68820 Grove St, Cathedral City, CA 92234

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