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68703 Perez Rd. (Cathedral Canyon Dr.) Send to Phone
No flourishes, nothing fancy, but this Coachella Valley treasure contents itself with serving good East Texas barbecue and down-home pies.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Tootie's Texas Barbeque Restaurant Review

: The Coachella Valley has a lot of different types of restaurants, but barbecue doesn't rise to the peak of the list. Tootie's in Cathedral City is one of the top spots for some good ol' fashion 'cue. Situated along an industrial strip, its authentic East Texas barbecue is slow cooked at a snail's pace. Brisket takes up to 17 hours, using a method of indirect smoking, with the sauce served on the side. The choice of meats also includes pulled pork, pork ribs, turkey breast, chicken and sausage, and there are three levels of hot sauce: regular, Kick Ass and XXX. To call the place unpretentious would be pretentious. It has changed hands, but the current owner is dedicated to maintaining tradition and is preserving all of the well-loved recipes, including the bourbon pecan pie, a sweet potato pie and a fruit cobbler, all based on old East Texan family recipes. Customers split between eating in, taking out and having their barbecue catered. Limited morning selections include a breakfast burrito.


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