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Restaurant of the Week: El Mexicali Cafe

Indio, California: Do you recall when we visited the El Mexicali Cafe in Indio... the Mexican place on the train tracks that is famous for a shrimp-stuffed pepper appetizer served with soy sauce? They have opened a branch very close to our RV park, in a little strip-mall. Today we decided to check it out for lunch.

My Driver ordered the heart-healthy steak and cheese quesadilla. I had a little bite and thought it was pretty yummy... if you like marinated grilled beef smothered in cheese... and who doesn't?

VERDICT? Yes. I think it would be best to go with a group of friends for dinner, so we could order several appetizers to share. The dining room is attractive, new and very clean. The help (the family) was very friendly and service was good. The menu is absolutely huge - so much to choose from. Free parking. Beer & Wine only (no margaritas). Kids menu, and they are open for breakfast.

El Mexicali Cafe
47-150 Washington St., Suite B
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-625-1541

Until my next update, I remain, your spicy correspondent.

RV PARK:  Motorcoach Country Club - The Crown Jewel of Motorcoach Resorts. 400 sites, three pools, three spas, fitness center, golf, bocce ball, tennis, 2-mile waterway, fine-dining restaurant, bar, security, planned activities, perfectly maintained. Sites for sale or rent.