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Guillermo's Restaurante
Guillermo's Restaurante

Guillermo's Restaurante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.guillermosrestaurante.com/index.html
  • Phone: (760) 341-0980
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 74
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Guillermo's Restaurante
When you're in the mood for good times and great Mexican Cuisine, be sure to stop by Guillermo's Restaurante . The restaurant is located in one of the area's most pleasant settings and is known for its delightful staff and superb cuisine. The menu at Restaurante Guillermo's features a wide array of great selections, made from only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, with something sure to please every member of your group. Guillermo's Restaurante has established itself as one of the area's favorite culinary destinations and is sure to offer you a pleasantand unique dining experience every time you visit.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "My boyfriend and I were looking for a place to eat with good Mexican food. We came across Guillermo's and I must say we were pleased. I had the Tortilla soup which was really good and he had the Carnitas which were exceptional. Perfect portion size as well. I'd recommend trying if you are in the area."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Excellent menu choices. Good, friendly service, clean environment. Will definitely recommend to friends. Best Mexican restaurant in the Coachella Valley,miso far and I have tried at least ten of them."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Every time I introduce another person to Guillermo's, I find they are "hooked" as soon as they taste the unique warm salsa. It's addictive! This last lunch I took a friend who'd never been and immediately thought of several friends he cannot wait to take. The new lunch menu is sensational and the sopas are new but like every item, uniquely Guillermo's - the best I've ever tasted. I find Guillermo's margaritas the best in the desert. But I don't enjoy alcohol at lunch so tried a virgin margarita - blended - I could not have had a better drink on that 107 degree day! Totally refreshing."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Fun, Wonderful Menu, Great Service We will be back ..........................."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "ALWAYS good, nice food , nice people....dependable. Wonderful to be able to take my Dog"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is not your typical taco & fajita restaurant. This is FINE DINING. The atmosphere may be casual but the food is upscale. Excellent seafood. And if you are interested in tequila, Guillermo can give you a tasting and an education that will have you sipping tequilas, not just putting them in your margaritas."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food was delicious, beginning with the homemade salsa that accompanied the chips. As other reviewers have said, this is not typical Tex-Mex food. I had the octopus special, which was perfectly seasoned with a light smokey flavor. I will be tempted to order it again the next time we go there. The decor/ambience is very nice. The young wait staff were friendly and efficient. Not fancy, somewhat off the tourist path, reasonably priced. By far the best Mexican restaurant we have found in the Palm Springs area, and one of the best overall."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Took the family to Guillermo's while in Palm Desert in late May. Easily the best meal we had during our stay. Would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Mexican cuisine. Ask for a table on the patio."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Met the owner twice - very engaged in what's going on. Great food, excellent service."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "food was amazing service was excellent. definitely coming back again."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory over the French at Puebla. Although Mexico had numerous foreign invasions, this day, Mexico finally won! We celebrated both Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day here. Today, Mother's Day was a precio fixo brunch menu, a choice of entrees, PLUS a generous, full buffet, and "nearly" unlimited Margaritas or Mimosas. The food is American Mexican, but on a higher level than usual. The ingredients are better than usual. The service is attentive and gracious. I had the Pollo con Mole Poblano. The Poblano sauce is very good, the chicken moist and tender. DH had the Camarones Fajitas al Tequila. Bigger shrimp than elsewhere, perfectly cooked. Then came the Mariachis. How romantic! Perfect for Mother's Day."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Guillermo & his entire staff are all so friendly, courteous, & give excellent service. The food is the best Mexican food in the desert. Always fresh & DELICIOUS!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended by a friend and appears to be a neighborhood favorite. The food was good (nothing noteworthy) but the service was the worst we've experienced in quite some time: inattentive, dismissive and we were made to feel as if we were invisible. We were able to get what we needed from other servers, but ours was truly awful. We won't be back, and would not recommend a restaurant with such drastically inconsistent service. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "This was our 2nd time here and continue to be very satisfied with the experience. Excellent family run restaurant their pride shows throughout."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Forced my husband to go one more time. His carnitas was hard and dried out. For the fourth and last time I got the octopus dish. This time you could hardly find the octopus thru all the cut up peppers. My guest also go the octopus. Something has happened to change the food level since they expanded and added the large bar area. We will not go back. This is a higher end seafood Mexican food establishment."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Looked for a place to go on our last night in the desert-read some reviews on line and decided to try Guillermo's. Originally booked for 7.30 PM but decided to go earlier. They were very accommodating and seated us straight away. Sat outside on a beautiful warm night. Ordered Ceviche starters- to die for. Also ordered the Guacamole- they brought me celery sticks instead of chips- delicious. Grilled prawns for a main course also very good. Son also enjoyed the kids menu-cheese Quesadillas excellent "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "We recently went to Guillermo's for Easter Sunday Brunch. We were seated promptly and waited upon quickly. For their brunch they offer one main dish from a menu and then there is a buffet, as well as almost bottomless margaritas all included in the price. There are Mariachis strolling around playing while you enjoy your brunch. I highly recommend Guillermo's Restaurante any time, Lunch Dinner and especially the brunch. The staff, (most of whom are family) provide great service."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Guillermo and his sons and daughter treat everyone so well. The guacamole is the best ever, delicious margarita's wonderful chicken mole, carnitas and BBQ ribs too. Always a pleasure ..special kudos to son William who has been our waiter on 2 occasions..he is terrific."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Family owned and you will know it by the service. Prices are fair for the food and quality. Drinks are waterey for the price. I would go back, but have my pre--dinner drink first."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The service was Fantastic. The food however was not. The best thing we had twas the hot green salsa they brought out with the chips. Guacamole was very good-not great. The Camarones a la Diabla was the most disappointing dish. I asked for 7-8 spicy. It came out very very bland. As I always have this dish on my birthday I was sorely disappointed. The flan had a very thick consistency which did not allow me to fully enjoy the flavor. Reason 50% of the total dining experience was good, mainly due to the service. Oh did I mention when I asked for more green sauce to put on my shrimp- 10 minutes later I was told they were out and might have some soon, adding if you still need it by then. Guess we are down to 2 stars"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Guacamole was exceptional as were the churros. Food, service were very good but ambience was better. Really liked the guitarist. Great dinner background music. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Wonderful shrimp dishes, chile relents, guacamole and of course love the skinny margaritas."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Food was tasty and service was exceptional. Will come back in future."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This is the second time we have eaten at Guillermo's. Good both times. First time was last year."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I've been eating out in the desert for 36 years and this is the best Mexican restaurant. Family owned and very friendly. We'll be back for sure."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "amazing authentic Mexican food, definitely one of our favorites… this is truly a family run restaurant, which is a good thing, because it is a wonderful family!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Wonderful service from staff, especially waiter Ulises. Fine food at good prices. Nice guitar music; not too loud."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The young girl who showed us to our table needs to cheer up! Other than that, we had great service and great food! We'll be back!!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This is not your standard fair. Though you will find the usual items, there are a variety of dishes that will not be found elsewhere."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Had a lovely time again. The margaritas are AMAZING (the Boss) ... love it! Service was quite slow this time-but they we're very very busy. The owner was there and handled it great!! Thank you"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Guillermo himself is a welcoming presence, his son William is a fabulous waiter...the food is so tasty; especially the carnitas,chicken mole, guacamole and of course the margaritas!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Guillermo's was a great find! From its impressive margarita menu to it upscale authentic Mexican cuisine, this place has it all. The chips, salsa, and guacamole were some of the best ever, while the Shrimp Diabla was to die for. The fajitas were simply outstanding as well. We really enjoyed sampling different margaritas. The live acoustical guitar performance created an authentic ambience as well not to mention the great service! Not a cheap place by any means but well worth the price of admission! Definitely will be back on our next visit to Palm Desert!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food is fresh and inventive yet stays true to traditional Mexican. Very happily surprised at how delicious Everything was and look forward to going back. Keep in mind this is not a place to go if you just want a taco but more for a Fine dining experience."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Found this on open table. And they were fantastic. Great food. Lovely drinks. Very attentive including having our kids food out in a jiffy (which all parents know is key to success) . Definitely going back.... with family and without kids so we can enjoy the delicious drinks a bit more."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Usual great meal. We had carne asada and something that came in a stone mortar & my husband said was excellent ……and 3 beers ….and the usual chips & dip to start, all for $56 ( pretax & tip). In spite of the reasonable price, the service was attentive & courteous , efficient and the staff are all friendly and act like they own the place ! I have been recommending this restaurant because we enjoy going there , and it looks like it is getting busier each visit, thanks!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Loved the food, the special margaritas, and the service! Returned two days later."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food here is wonderful and the Margaritas are delicious. We have been here several times and are never disappointed. We live in Palm Desert and like bringing friends and family to enjoy the meals served in this restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food was bland and the service was not the best. We won't be back."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Is one if the few times in southern California that I experience a real , Mexico City restaurant . I order a chicken in mole verde, and was accompanied with rice and veggies. Came with veggies and real Mexican white rice. If you like hot salsa , they have a chilango salsa real spice ."
    Dined on 3/12/2014