Guillermo's Restaurante
Guillermo's Restaurante

Guillermo's Restaurante

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.guillermosrestaurante.com/index.html
  • Phone: 7603410980x
  • 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.
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Guillermo's Restaurante reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.9
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (9)fit for foodies (7)kid-friendly (5)special occasion (5)good for groups (4)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Go For It
    dezertguy
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Had our first dining experience here last Sunday and will be returning. No complaints. Food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superb food and service
    HerbieVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Great homemade salsa served warm and delicious 'old world' dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another excellent meal...
    1Ridley
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We enjoy this restaurant very much when visiting the desert. Recommended for interesting, authentic Mexican food and memorable margaritas!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lshimo
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is our 2nd time here and enjoyed the restaurant quite a bit... found this restaurant back in April. We came here this time for my husband's birthday. Food and service has been great both times!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Carnitas!
    Amayzing
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mario
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DELICIOUS
    luvwineanddine
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My family and I have dined at many Mexican restaurants. Guillermo's is an incredible find, a must try for those vacationing in or around Palm Desert. The service was also fantastic.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Guillermo's - Beyond Tex-Mex
    desertdiner
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place To Dine
    Perfect
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Fun, Wonderful Menu, Great Service We will be back ...........................
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.8
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 158 reviews are from the Guillermo's Restaurante reviews archive.
  • Good Food
    Di2Dine
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    ALWAYS good, nice food , nice people....dependable. Wonderful to be able to take my Dog
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet Mexican Food
    FoodDivaVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Muy sabroso
    golmec
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food
    SandK
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pshoward
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    EXCELLENT AS ALWAYS===FOOD IS GREAT, DRINKS ARE STRONG AND SERVICE IS VERY ATTENTIVE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salimone
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Met the owner twice - very engaged in what's going on. Great food, excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FOOD WAS AMAZING SERVICE AMAZING
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    food was amazing service was excellent. definitely coming back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Meaning of Cinco de Mayo
    theOracle
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Guillermo's
    lilo42VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    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.
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  • Impeccable!
    SpikeMuffinVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This was our 2nd time here and continue to be very satisfied with the experience. Excellent family run restaurant their pride shows throughout.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 5th time to be sure.
    RogersVIP
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic dinner in the desert
    wakesurfingdoc
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Brunch a must.
    food101
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    CCDINERVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is in a strip mall. Do not judge
    PamelaVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JUST OK
    sosodining
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    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
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  • Mexican local
    dinner234
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding upscale Mexican Food
    NinaJohnVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Wonderful shrimp dishes, chile relents, guacamole and of course love the skinny margaritas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was tasty and service
    tn1289
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Food was tasty and service was exceptional. Will come back in future.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Eats
    HungryBobVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    This is the second time we have eaten at Guillermo's. Good both times. First time was last year.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Mexican food in the desert!
    calfoodloverVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our home away from home
    MickeyVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal
    danbdt
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Wonderful service from staff, especially waiter Ulises. Fine food at good prices. Nice guitar music; not too loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Mexican food
    CapSerious
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mexican food with a difference
    dsrtdwlr
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • margaritaville
    Slim
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Mexican in Palm Desert
    CCDINERVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food, better Margaritas!
    JakeS
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet Authentic Mexican
    DesertdinerVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • what a find
    MOfromTO
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.