Authentic Mexican Food In A Friendly Setting

Living in Southern California and especially the Palm Springs area, you expect to have access to great Mexican food. With Pueblo Viejo Grill, that’s what you get.

Even though they have been open since ‘05, we just recently discovered them on HWY 111, just West of Monroe in Indio. They have good reviews on Yelp, so we decided to give them a try.

Small, Colorful Local Hangout

Pueblo Viejo Grill is a small, colorful space that's usually very busy. However, the tables turn fairly quickly there and the longest we’ve waited was about 20 minutes (reservations for parties of six or more only).

I’ve enjoyed both the Tostada Salad with Shredded Chicken and the Fajita Salad with Grilled Chicken. The Chile Verde Burrito was also excellent. Next will be the Viva Chile Relleno.

#4: Famous Tamales

The No. 4 Pueblo Viejo Famous Tamale with pork is my husband Bill's favorite. This entree includes refried beans and Mexican-style rice. The rice and beans are likely some of the best we’ve had. They are flavorful and stand on their own, not just as a side dish.

While waiting for our entrees, we made the mistake of munching on their fresh housemade chips and salsa. Once you go down this path it’s hard to stop.

Margaritaville in Indio

As you’d expect, they have just about any kind of tequila you might fancy and any flavor Margarita. I enjoy the Skinny Margarita made with Agave and Fresh Lime. They also have a full bar.

New Palm Desert Location Opening Soon

Soon, you’ll be able to enjoy the experience at their new location in Palm Desert in the old TGI Friday’s space. They should be open by the end of December, and we look forward to visiting them there as well.

Pueblo Viejo Grill features Fajita specials on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Seafood on Wednesdays and Happy Hour daily along with lunch specials from 11-3. 

They make every dish from scratch using only the freshest premium ingredients. The menu also features all the usual items from Quesadillas to Fish Tacos to Steak Ranchero.

Pueblo Viejo Grill is located at 81931 Highway 111 in Indio (just west of Monroe). (760) 342-5900.

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