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Tu Madres  Cantina & Grill, Indio, CA

Tu Madres Cantina & Grill

4.2
4.2
188 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
From the team behind Cork & Fork and Heirloom Craft Kitchen
A fresh and unique spin on traditional Mexican and Baja Style Cuisine.
Local and organic ingredients, a killer bar, and plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.
Your new favorite neighborhood Mexican Restaurant!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Dining Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 837-7787
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Andie Hubka
  • Neighbourhood
    La Quinta
  • Cross Street
    Jefferson and Avenue 50
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 188 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

188 Reviews
  1. IreneB

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The place was not opened on time,the food was tasteless. My quesadilla was burned. Salt shaker was empty, and food was cold. It was Birthday celebration,I was truly disappointed!

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  2. ChrisD

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    My dinner made me physically sick, the menus were filthy, the table was dirty and the front entrance was cluttered with outdoor heaters and dirty dishes.

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  3. weezer7612

    Palm Springs

    58 reviews

    1.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We will ever ever set foot in TU MADRES again ! We believe in supporting our local restaurants in La Quinta but in all our years of dining out the HEAD hostess wins the prize as the WORST SERVICE award ever! Sunday we had reservation at 5 pm. We had 5 people and could not fit at the table we were given. Head Hostess couldn’t have been less interested in helping us. We waited at front desk for 15 minutes for what we thought would be one of the open bigger tables or booths… during that time a party of 3 came in and head hostess sat them at a big booth. The junior hostess told us we could have the open bigger both once it was cleaned off. OH NOOOO…HEAD Hostess would have None OF THAT and took us BACK to the SAME table we originally couldn’t fit in which she told us “we either take it or we will come off reservation list and have to wait till unreserved table opens”. I couldn’t make this up…it was SO BIZARRE..I though restaurants wanted repeat local customer???

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  4. timS

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Hostess was rude. Food was cold Won’t be back

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Slow, didn’t get any of the sides we ordered. We love Cork & Fork and found this very disappointing for our out of town company

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  6. JamesM

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. Their carnitas are wonderful.

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  7. GeeR

    New York City

    74 reviews

    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Local casual excellent Mexican, with classic dishes and some new takes with Mexican flair. Good tequila and mezcal selection. I like it.

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  8. moodyfoody

    Greater Boston

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Your Mom's Restaurant AKA Tu Madres: Like the entire service industry, TM is short-staffed seated us upon arrival @ table of our choice. Rose, our server, was outstanding. Jaime, the bartender, checked on us too: good team work. Perfect Margarita; unsalted tortilla chips a welcome change (odd aftertaste tho?); guacamole not as good as Chula, local eatery up the road, but good enuff; enchiladas perfect!

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  9. robinetta

    Sacramento

    72 reviews

    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance, service, food…all terrific! The flavors were fantastic. We will be back!

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  10. Yearrounder

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I love Chef Andie. This was not her doing. However, our dinner enchiladas were cold, sent back and returned only warm. we just gave up. I really hate writing a bad review for any of her endeavors, but she needs to know this.

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  11. DenisC

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food and excellent staff. Our waitress was efficient and friendly. Our orders came out quickly. Very enjoyable evening in the patio.

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  12. Kevin

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was fantastic with great recommendations, very personable and engaging

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  13. DianeH

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had excellent service. Kristen was on the ball with everything. Our only complaint was that a diner was seated next to us with a small child who kept screaming with the parent doing nothing. This appears to be a typical problem at any restaurant. There should be an area in all restaurants where children under 12 are not seated to avoid an unruly child and disrupting other diners nearby.

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  14. greenee

    Palm Springs

    54 reviews

    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    As always , we enjoyed the food. However they are clearly struggling with staffing issues and training of existing staff.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a disappointing meal at Tu Madres. Due to a systems outage, the restaurant could not see any reservations or take credit cards. Not their fault; however, they handled it poorly. Their attitude when we arrived on time with our large group for our reservation was unhelpful - just told us to wait an indeterminate amount of time outside and offered no drinks or place to sit or anything to make up for their inability to honor reservations. Had closed the patio last minute so all parties were forced to sit indoors. Food was nothing special - a bit bland and much of it lukewarm.

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  16. Posey

    San Diego

    45 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The worst restaurant we have ever experienced. The receptionist was horrible, the server was overworked, the bathrooms were so near our table I could tell you every person that was waiting for the toilets. The food had no taste and the busboy brought his bucket with dirty dishes up to our table while loading our dirty dishes. NEVER will we return to this restaurant! I predict this restaurant to be closed within six months .

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  17. SEANM

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Save your money and eat at Taco Gonzalez. The food is sub par and at $15 for two tacos is really unreasonable. The Asada quesadilla was so full of peppers and so little steak it was un-edible. Queso fundito was water velveta at best. Service was okay but when we asked to sit on the patio (that had 4 open tables and had specifically asked to sit outside when making the reservation) we were told there was nothing available. Will not be going back.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Sorry, can’t rate the food as we left after sitting at our table for 25 minutes and not even being spoken to by a server. Was given water and chips(not very good) and salsa(very spicy). Very poor!!

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  19. BeerBoy

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent dishes, Barbados and Carnitas were fantastic. This is just a very solid place for high quality Mexican cuisine

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  20. TitosMartiniup

    Palm Springs

    68 reviews

    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience at Tu Madres. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. The Ahi wonton appetizer was amazing as was the shrimp cocktail. Really big! Definitely intended for sharing. The enchiladas and tacos al pastor were very flavorful. We look forward to coming back soon and trying other selections. The classic margarita with fresh citrus was good, but I would have preferred it to be a little stronger…I like to taste the tequila.

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  21. jacknvon

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered short rib burrito with sour cream but it did not have sour cream. Salsa with the chips is very spicy. Fish tacos - fish (mahi mahi) was quite tough. Very friendly service. Probably won’t be back.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Heard good things about this place so we decided to give it a try. We were greeted and seated right away. The only flaw, if you can call it a flaw, is their located in a strip mall and the patio dining sits right off the parking lot. That said, the staff were very friendly and service was excellent. Giselle was amazing at making sure we received and were enjoying everything everything. The food was equally amazing. I had the vegan burrito and added the impossible burger “meat” to it. It was amazing and it really didn’t need the added “meat”. My friends raved about the carnitas plate, the fish tacos and the shrimp Caesar salad. We will definitely go back.

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  23. LuvDzrt

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food!!!

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  24. SarahB

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All 4 of us were thrilled with the “clean, no fuss no big heavy foods”. I’m not happy it’s so far from our Palm Desert homes but if back in the area a MUST. loved it. All of us.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The guacamole made fresh was tasty. The steak and Carnitas burrito was delicious and it was a good thing we chose to share it as it was it was a very large serving.

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  26. DeviK

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First of all we loved that you have a vegan menu! And the drinks menu was really spectacular. The noise level was pretty loud in the place but we had a great time and enjoyed the food.

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  27. STCLAQ

    Palm Springs

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michelle, our waiter, was attentive, friendly and passionate about the food, which was delicious. Very fresh, flavorful and interesting cuisine. We’ll be back.

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  28. MKay1

    Palm Springs

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant, preparing unique southwest/Mexican food and also has a full service bar.

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  29. MonteB

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and excellent service. Overall excellent value.

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  30. MKay1

    Palm Springs

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique wonderful food!

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  31. DanielleS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. The noise level was a little high to thoroughly enjoy the conversation at our own table but will definitely go back.

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  32. KenJ

    Palm Springs

    23 reviews

    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately on this night the service was nice just overwhelmed by too few servers. The restaurant is super noisy. Hard to have a conversation. The food is good quality just not interesting at all. Marguerites we’re 6 out of 10.

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  33. CarolB

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food , love the margarita glasses. Service was great. We will be back

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  34. Grace

    Palm Springs

    47 reviews

    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Good interesting but not great. Our server was nice but not well informed about dishes.

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  35. LindaJ

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great menu food was good

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  36. Gabby

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was terrible, i ordered the queso fundido and it looked like clam shower. Baja bowl was flavorless. Only thing that was good was my drink.

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  37. MikeR

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is fabulous in every way. Food, atmosphere, service and menu selections. A true 5 stars. M.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this place! Everything was great. We were a party of eight and sat in a very comfortable booth in the back corner. We went on a Thursday night so it wasn’t too busy or loud. Our server was so attentive and sweet. We ordered a lot of food because it all sounded so good on the menu and all was delicious.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Found this place after wanting to try a New Mexican restaurant. We had the shrimp taquitos to start. Absolutely amazing!!!! Side of gauc and chips. Would definitely be coming back just for these. The service was great and staff was friendly.

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  40. LQLocalResident

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Tu Madres does not disappoint. True to the owners' lineage in hand crafted food, its offerings are innovative and flavorful. Our only issue this visit is that Tortilla Soup was brought out with the main dish and it was lukewarm. Maybe had been sitting, waiting to be delivered. Had to be reheated.

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Tu Madres Cantina & Grill is rated 4.2 stars by 188 OpenTable diners.

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49990 Jefferson St Ste 110, Indio, CA 92201

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Jefferson and Avenue 50
  • Neighbourhood
    La Quinta
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Dining Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Andie Hubka
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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