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  • Assaggio
  • Carmelita's

Anza-Borrego Foundation 2015 Sponsor

Night Sky Friendly Business

ABDNHA Business Member 2014

You may find only a dozen restaurants here, but they offer enough diversity and flavor to satisfy every appetite. From  savory fresh Mexican to our favorite California cuisine and sophisticated Continental fare, there's a surprising array of choices to meet your tastes and budget.


At the Borrego Springs Airport, Route S-22. Assaggio serves lunch and dinner and offers a wide variety of classic Italian entrees and wines. Enjoy spectacular sunset views over the runway at the bar.

Tues.-Sun. 11:00 A.M. – 9:30 P.M.

Big Horn Restaurant

At Palm Canyon Resort, 221 Palm Canyon Drive. Burgers, ribs, steaks, chicken, salads, and vegetarian specialties served in a casual environment. Serving breakfast on weekends. Dine on the patio, in the dining room, or at the bar.

Thu. – Sun. call for services & hours.

Bighorn Fudge Co.

In The Center, 590 Palm Canyon Drive. Bighorn Fudge Co., famous for its fresh "Cream & Butter" fudge, is also noted for its gourmet coffees and luscious Blue Bunny ice creams. Friendly service and a spotless environment await you at this popular gathering place.

Tue.-Sun 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Butterfield Room / Fox Den

At la Casa del Zorro, 3845 Yaqui Pass Road. Enjoy upscale dining options in the Fox Den Bar and the Butterfield Dining Room. You'll find expertly prepared California and continental cuisine, incuding daily specials, served in an elegant atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch, & dinner – dinner reservations recommended.

Call for services & hours


In the Mall, 587 Palm Canyon Drive. Breakfast pastries, delicious coffees. Sandwiches to order. Savory pizzas – choose your favorite toppings. Pizza delivery available every evening. Free Wi-Fi service.

Daily 7:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M., 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.

Carlee's Place

At Christmas Circle, 660 Palm Canyon Drive. The locals' favorite! Reliably good food, including great burgers, healthy salads, steaks, ribs and more, served in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Extended bar hours. Full bar, pool table, Karaoke nights.

Restaurant: Daily 11:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Bar: Sun. – Thurs. 11:00 A.M.
Fri. & Sat. 11:00 A.M. - Midnight

Carmelita’s Mexican Grill & Cantina

In the Mall, 575 Palm Canyon Drive. Best Mexican food in town! Full bar. Reservations suggested for large parties. Menudo, ceviche, fajitas, Mexican-style shrimp cocktails, great guacamole, and friendly service. Complete plates, or a la carte.

Sun. – Thu. 9:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Fri. & Sat. 8:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Coyote Steakhouse

At The Palms at Indian Head, 2220 Hoberg Road. Located in a noted mid-century lodge once frequented by high-profile Hollywood stars, there's a special ambience here, a hint of mystery and history. This popular dining room offers WiFi access and a pet-friendly patio overlooking the pool. Available after 5 P.M., the Coyote Steakhouse dinner menu features steaks, chops, and seafood entrees along with full bar service.

Call for services & hours

Jilberto's Taco Shop

At Christmas Circle, 655 Palm Canyon Drive. The authentic taco shop in town. A go-to place for great tacos, fresh salsas, fish burritos, and more (cheap too)!

Daily 7:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.

Kendall’s Cafe

In the Mall, 528 Palm Canyon Drive. Everybody’s favorite meeting place for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Classic diner-style, featuring Mexican & American dishes. Daily specials, Friday night fish fry, beer & wine, catering.

Daily 6:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Pablito's of the Desert

In The Center, 590 Palm Canyon Drive. Classic Mexican menu in a relaxed environment with a spacious patio. Great Margaritas!

Daily 11:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M., 5:00 – 9:00 P.M.

Red Ocotillo

721 Avenue Sureste, just off Christmas Circle.  Enjoy a delightful meal in a casual mid-century modern atmosphere in the heart of the village! This  popular destination for breakfast, lunch and dinner offers a pet-friendly patio and mountain views. The menu features "all-day breakfast" items, home made soups, terrific burgers, crisp salads, and enormous sandwiches. Serving beer and wine.

Daily 6:30 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.

The Arches

At Borrego Springs Resort, 1112 Tilting T Drive. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bar menus served in a resort-style restaurant with expansive views of the pristine golf course and Santa Rosa Mountains.

Sun. – Thu. 7:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Fri. & Sat. 7:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.