Top 10 restaurants in Indio, United States

April 14, 2018 Layne Dawes

Set in the picturesque Coachella Valley, Indio boasts spectacular panoramas with distant foothills, soft blue skies, and easy access to phenomenal golf courses and other outdoor activities. Known as the “City of Festivals”, Indio has annual festivals that celebrate Native American culture, hot air ballooning, art, and food. The Coachella Valley is home to golf-happy communities like Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, and La Quinta. A unique combination of year-round temperate weather, distinctive desert and mountain terrain, and exceptionally high maintenance standards rewards golfers with fantastic play experiences in and near Indio. The Indio golf menu, please: Heading the list of places to tee up are The Golf Club at Terra Lago, Eagle Falls Golf Course, Indio Golf Course, and Indian Palms Country Club. A fun family-oriented activity is the Shields Date Farm, a great educational experience where you can learn how dates are grown and sample a date shake. To learn more about the area, visit the Coachella Valley History Museum on Miles Avenue. If you like to wager, Indio is home to the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, which has 2,000 slots and video poker and 40 table games, including bingo. Popular Indio festivals include the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival in February, The Coachella Valley Stagecoach Country Festival in April, and the Indio International Tamale Festival in December.
Things to do in Indio

1. Tkb Bakery & Deli

44911 Golf Center Pkwy, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92201-3394 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 760-775-8330
Excellent
87%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 359 reviews

Tkb Bakery & Deli

Reviewed By 859beccas - Scottsdale, Arizona

This place is amazing!! Right away as you walk in you have to walk past and insane amount of cookies, cakes, muffins, and more that make you want to maybe skip eating lunch and just get desert! After you pick your mouth up from wanting to devour all the baked goods you have a varies amount of sandwiches to choose from. All the sandwiches have so many options on them as well and such funny names. You can tell by the names of what your ordering the business has a sense of humor. While your trying to figure out what to eat your assisted by a vary animated man who helps you figure out what you want, any substitutions or requests they are on it. I have a wheat allergy and they offered to make any sandwich a salad or put it on a gluten free bread. There gluten free bread is by far the best bread I have ever had. All the others in my group each had a different home made bread they all said they were the best they have had before. The group that works there you can tell they all love the product and what they do, they were all so nice and helpful and full of energy!! I loved my experience there and would never pass this town and not stop here!

2. La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill and Bar

78250 Highway 111, La Quinta, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92253-2074 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks SGD 39 - SGD 41 +1 760-360-5991
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill and Bar

From the moment you approach the Cliffhouse you are surrounded by the dramatic sights and sounds of this desert destination. Jutting from a massive rock outcropping above the desert floor the Cliffhouse is renowned for its spectacular views across the valley and providing a lively, casual destination to enjoy a menu of American classics with innovative preparations focused on premium steaks and seafood at great prices. The historic ranch house ambiance complete with a massive fireplace, expansive windows and rustic beamed ceilings creates a warm welcoming environment from which to gaze at the magnificent mountains, share a meal and conversation and stay awhile. The menu highlights vibrant flavors from the valley along with a generous selection of fresh fish and seafood. The wine list has been thoughtfully chosen to complement the food and provide reasonably priced selections including rare and limited bottles.

Reviewed By lookin4luxury - Albany, Oregon

This was a special dinner for us. Complementary valet parking and a visually interesting structure/waterfall display. Reservations are recommended and the sunset is popular. We had salmon, ribeye and scallops. All were amazing. We were easily done in under an hour from driving on the property. Attire was casual but people had made an effort--resort casual with heels for example. Expect $40-50 per person but worth it given the food quality and artful prep.

3. Mario's Italian Cafe

42104 Washington St, Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203-8163 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 760-772-6100
Excellent
48%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 160 reviews

Mario's Italian Cafe

Reviewed By culdad - Rancho Murieta, California

the best italian at the most reasonable price around...veal parmasean to die for on a,bed of spaghetti...sauce was terrific...our server might have owned the place because took pride in serving us...always wanting to know if we needed anything..he was terrific...and the food was cheap...

4. The Cafe at Shields

80225 US Highway 111, Shields Date Garden, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92201-6538 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts American Express, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks SGD 14 - SGD 20 +1 760-775-0902
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 478 reviews

The Cafe at Shields

Temporarily Closed due to renovations. Regular hours will resume Mon., Sep. 11th.<br>Another great season has passed, and a new one begins to bloom at Shields&apos; Cafe. For those of you who have come to our store and tried our incomparable date shake, watched the Romance and Sex Life of the Date, toured our inspirational date gardens, but have not yet tried our restaurant, we invite you to join us the next time you are in the area. At the Cafe, we strive for quality in all aspects: food, service, and atmosphere.<br>Specialties: Our guests can expect to find a variety of delicious items including our signature salads topped with homemade dressings, sandwiches served on homemade bread, authentic Mexican cuisine (using organic/cage free eggs and hormone/antibiotic free beef). We understand the importance of serving fresh, high quality food, and we strive to do so every day. Whether you are looking for a light, fresh lunch, we assure you that our meal selection will be pleasingly satisfying!

Reviewed By JLTP - Dix Hiils, NY

There is ample outdoor seating at this restaurant, some in the open, others shaded by umbrellas. My wife and I both had waffles with various accompaniments. The waffles were quite good. We also both preferred the homemade strawberry topping and whipped cream vs. peaches with cinnamon or maple syrup. Service was good, as well. We will be back.

5. Pueblo Viejo Grill

81931 Ca-111, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92201 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 760-342-5900
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 370 reviews

Pueblo Viejo Grill

Reviewed By Travelkeepsyouyoung - Seattle

We have eaten at the Palm Desert Pueblo Viejo Grill many times and thought we would give the original place a try. If you go get their early as this place is relatively small and gets packed. This is a testament to the great tasting food they serve. There is adequate parking next to the restaurant. The servers are polite and work with you to help choose the menu item that fits your needs. They have a full service bar and cold beer on tap and in the bottle.

6. Cork & Fork

47875 Caleo Bay Dr, La Quinta, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92253-6386 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner 760-777-7555
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 233 reviews

Cork & Fork

Reviewed By eatsandtreats64

Thank goodness for this restaurant because the dining options in the area are limited. It is a small restaurant, and we appreciated that while trying to maximize seating the restaurant preserves some space between the tables so as to provide patrons with a sense of privacy. The waitstaff's attitude JUST borders on indifferent so perhaps some work in that area is needed. We really enjoyed a number of items on the menu-no complaints about the food. Yes, it's located in a strip mall, but then isn't everything in Palm Springs in a strip mall? Would definitely return. Reservations highly recommended.

7. Pom

84245 Indio Springs Dr, Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92203-3405 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 760-342-5000
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 176 reviews

Pom

Sleek, airy, casual dining. The POM evolves in sophistication from breakfast, lunch to dinner. Enjoy delicious food prepared with only the freshest ingredients. Executive Chef Freddy hand picks the herbs from his own garden. POM offers California cuisine fused with tastes from Latin America and Italy. There is something for everyone.

Reviewed By FoodtoDish - Palm Springs, California

Consistently good food. A surprise for a casino. Great choices on the menu from fried chicken to a wide array of salads. The chicken enchiladas can't be beat and the portobello mushroom tower with chicken and grilled vegetables is sensational. Samefor the fresh fish tacos and house made guacamole. Service is warm, friendly, and efficient too!

8. El Mexicali Cafe

82720 Indio Blvd, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92201-3136 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, Latin Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast SGD 7 - SGD 24 +1 760-347-1280
Excellent
59%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 204 reviews

El Mexicali Cafe

We specialize in serving authentic Mexican food from secret family recipes, including seafood specialties, plus cocktails from a full bar! Our Chiles Gueritos are a popular local favorite - shrimp stuffed yellow peppers topped with mayo and soy sauce. Our restaurant offers a unique dining experience that&apos;s just like eating at home with family and friends. The "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" of the trains passing by on the train tracks behind us is also something you&apos;ll never forget! Opened in 1981, El Mexicali Cafe on Indio Blvd. Is one of the longest-running woman-owned eateries in the Coachella Valley. El Mexicali Cafe Day was establishes on March 19 in the City of Indio, and you can typically count on something special at the restaurant to celebrate the occasion.

Reviewed By Jose B - Lakewood, California

Came in for breakfast on a saturday morning. A decent crowd was there which is a good sign. Did not wait to be seated. Service was very good and attentive. We ordered the red chiliquiles and chorizo and potatoes plate, with side of beans. All...MoreThanks for leaving a review for El Mexicali #2. This page is for our location on Indio Blvd and we invite you to stop in and visit us soon.

9. Louise's Pantry

47150 Washington St, La Quinta, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92253-2089 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 760-771-3330
Excellent
53%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 240 reviews

Louise's Pantry

Reviewed By Colleen G - Tumwater, Washington, United States

Very busy place but they do offer complimentary mimosas while you wait. We were there on a Sunday at 11 and waited 20 mins. to be seated then waited another 15 mins to get menus and coffee. Food was good, large portions so consider sharing.

10. In-N-Out Burger

82043 US Highway 111, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92201-5686 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 26 +1 800-786-1000
Excellent
57%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 163 reviews

In-N-Out Burger

At In-N-Out Burger, quality is everything. Stop by to enjoy our menu of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries and shakes. In-N-Out makes fast food the old fashioned way.

Reviewed By misopiso88 - Seattle, Washington

Great burgers, amazing prices! 17 of us went to In-N-Out for lunch and it was less than $100! Wahooo! The kids loved it and the grandparents did too.

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