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Dining Around the Desert: Tacos Gonzalez in Indio

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Tacos Gonzalez is a tiny little taqueria right on Hwy 111 and Jefferson on the North/East corner. It consistently comes up when we ask anyone where the best tacos are. It’s a true mom and pop organization, with a very friendly, helpful staff and about 8 tables. You order at the counter but they are very attentive and if you need or want something more, they will take your order and you pay at the end of your meal.

We enjoyed beef, chicken, and pork tacos along with a couple of beers, chips and salsa. All were very tasty, the service was quick and it measured up to all of the good reviews.

They are pretty much open 8AM to 8PM every day, but they’ll close for example on Mother’s Day so that the staff can have the day off. They don’t have a website, but there are plenty of reviews on Yelp and they also have a Facebook page. I don’t think anything is over $10 on the menu and the portions are generous.


80120 US Hwy 111
Indio, CA 92201

(760) 347-6858

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2019 Troon Card Summer Test Drive

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Taco Bell is Opening a Hotel in Palm Springs This Summer

It’s certain to be a limited, but colorful, run

by Farley Elliott  May 16, 2019, 12:20pm PDT

Settings inside the Taco Bell Hotel/ Taco Bell

Settings inside the Taco Bell Hotel/ Taco Bell

This is not a drill: Taco Bell is opening an entire hotel in Palm Springs. That’s right, everyone’s favorite Southern California born-and-bred late night munchies spot, founded on a possibly stolen recipe, is adding to its hospitality offerings with a standalone hotel out in the desert. The Irvine-based company already owns a wedding venue in Las Vegas

Taco Bell made the surprise hotel announcement just this morning, showing off some key details for the property along the way. Not only will there be all the usual amenities found on property, from a restaurant to a pool, a gift shop, and hair salon, but each will will be branded heavily with the company’s signature style, fonts, and colors. In short: It’s the single best way to actually live más, and it starts up this summer.

Reps for the restaurant are quick to note that, while the resort hotel is only open for a limited time starting on August 9, their plans for the property are “very valid and very legitimate,” per Business Insider. Word is that the run will only last a few days, and that reservations will become available next month on a first-come, first-serve basis.

As for the actual hotel property’s address, the number of rooms, price, and other key details, those things remain to be seen. But who cares?! It’s a Taco Bell hotel, folks. And, really, it can’t be any more stunty than all those endlessly derivative Instagram food installations that keep popping up in Los Angeles.

Toughest Hole in the Desert

They call it Alcatraz — an island green that taunts players at the tee a mere 166 yards away at PGA West in La Quinta.

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The 17th hole at PGA West is touted by pros as being among the sport's most diabolical.   PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY PGA WEST

The 17th hole at PGA West is touted by pros as being among the sport's most diabolical.

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY PGA WEST

They call it Alcatraz — an island green that taunts players at the tee a mere 166 yards away. The entire Pete Dye–designed Stadium Course at PGA West in La Quinta brims with hazards, and the 17th hole, with more lake than grass, is touted by pros as being among the sport’s most diabolical. As Dye described it, “Love and hate can be found here.”

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Its 1987 PGA Tour debut stirred up quite the rumble. “The course is on the outskirts of Indio but host [Bob] Hope says the back tees are in Hemet. It doesn’t matter where they are. No one will ever play them,” Los Angeles Times columnist Jim Murray wrote that year. “You need a camel, a canoe, a priest and a tourniquet to get through it.” In the 1987 Skins Game, swinging alongside Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Fuzzy Zoeller, Dallas-born Lee Trevino conquered Alcatraz with a hole-in-one. Even so, tour pros collectively — and successfully — signed a petition to remove Stadium Course from the rotation in 1988. It took almost three decades for the Professional Golfers Association to warm up to Dye’s design, but in 2016, Alcatraz reassumed its position on the tour. Jason Dufner cinched his 2016 CareerBuilder Challenge (now Desert Classic) victory with a par-saving recovery shot from the 17th green’s rocky perimeter.

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Keen to try your hand at Alcatraz’s par 3? Book a stay at sister property La Quinta Resort & Club to take advantage of special golf offers. Stadium Course reservation fees are discounted June through September.