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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Burger Joint
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“Iconic, vintage Borrego bar/restaurant. Great burgers and cocktails, live music on weekends, family friendly.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Excellent Mexican food and margaritas. Comfortable, cozy bar. For a more casual, less expensive Mexican option, try El Borrego on Palm Canyon Drive east of the round-about. Delicious street tacos and house-made Sangria.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
$$
“Excellent woodfired pizza, plus best beer and wine selection in town. Located on the circle (Christmas Circle) and attached to the beautiful Borrego Art Institute. Walk through the gallery after lunch!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Reliable breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a quiet, intimate setting. Outdoor seating option. Beer and wine only. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Get the patty melt and say hi to Steve! Bring a bill (Dollar, Loonie, Euro, Peso or otherwise) to put on the wall, as is tradition here. Anthony Bourdain goes here in his episode "U.S. Southwest".”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cozy, vintage bar and nice patio dining area in restaurant with beautiful mountain views. (We like the bar and back patio, but aren't big fans of the food in restaurant.)”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“Take a scenic drive to San Diego county local mountains. Stop here for great chef creations. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Family operation (Carlos and Irma) where the food is always fresh and delicious. Don't forget to try Irma's famous Mole sauce!”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“I love the outdoor seating under the shade by the fountain. Feels like I could be in Mexico! Good home-cooked food, $30 for a pitcher of margaritas and friendly service keep me coming back!”
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
“Love, love the quiche and cinnamon rolls here. Their pizza are like homemade. Meet Pam, the owner.”
  • 1 local recommends
Steakhouse
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Casino
  • 2 locals recommend