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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
  • Email: contact@guillermosrestaurante.com
  • 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 WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "This is the second time we have eaten at Guillermo's. Good both times. First time was last year."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Food was tasty and service was exceptional. Will come back in future."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Loved the food, the special margaritas, and the service! Returned two days later."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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
  • "Wonderful service from staff, especially waiter Ulises. Fine food at good prices. Nice guitar music; not too loud."
    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!"
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Shrimp special was excellent. Margaritas were incredible. This is one of the best Mexican restaurants in the valley. A definite Keeper!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "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
  • "Very enjoyable menu, nice selection. Drinks highly spirited! We had a fun evening enjoying the live music also. Will be back!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We only have the opportunity to vacation in Palm Desert once a year but we prioritize a dinner at Guillermo's. This Family run business creates and serves authentic Mexican food! A wonderful selection of dishes that you will enjoy. The service is friendly and attentive. Guillermo himself will come and check in with you at your table. Add Guillermo's to your must try while in Palm Desert."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We all liked our meals here and were very pleased with our server who was very excellent. I ordered a variation on a chili relleno and they were great in accommodation my uncommon modification requests. The atmosphere was really nice as well."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We've found the Palm Springs/Palm Desert to be curiously not up to par when it comes to Mexican food. It's mostly bland and boring. But not Guillermo's! We found it by accident and now eat there every year when we're in the area. It's really awesome! And one of the better places for Mexican for Vegetarians (as one of us are) if that matters to you."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Very expensive and terrible margaritas Almost 100 percent lime juice. Food was mediocre at best. my wife had a dish that had prawns, they were without any flavor. I had a house specialty that included everything that was just a lot of food. I asked for a extra shot of tequila in my second margarita hoping it would improve the flavor and was charged the eleven dollars plus an extra nine for the added tequila. It is a restaurant that will not see me again. I must say the outdoor ambiance was nice and the waitress was very good. My wife and I agreed that there are far better Mexican restaurants to try in the area."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "The food service and live entertainment are a definite must if you are truly looking for authentic Mexican food. Everything was spot on a And they are consistant in delivering quality food. It's family run and very friendly a definite must!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "It was our last night in Palm Desert and wanted Mexican. I read the reviews and they were right. It isn't authentic Mexican food, but they do have a lot of choices from filets to fish dishes. The service was great as even the manager stopped by. We had fajitas and they were very good! We were seated by the kitchen so it was a little loud and servers were standing around, but our server was good! It is a small place and in a small strip mall, but they had a nice guitar player so everyone could here him!!!!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Very good hot salsa Nice México City style restaurant"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Have been there twice and it is outstanding! Great food, service, variety menu, unusual dishes. Fresh hot chips and warm salsa and terrific guacamole. Great drinks as well. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I have been to Guillermo's several times now and the food has been exceptional every time. Depending on the time of the year, they may be really busy or you may be the only one there. Service has been pretty good each time I have been there, even when they are busy. The fajitas are outstanding."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great true gourmet Mexican fare!!! It's not your usual beans, rice, tortillas...much better with true flavors served with care and expertise. Family runs it. Servers are sons, daughters, nephews, nieces. Favorite of concierges!!!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Completely understaffed and unattentive to the guests. we had to ask for menus, ask to get a drink, ask for chips/salsa, and then wait nearly an hour for our food to be served. it was a complete waste of time. the hostess seemed incredibly inexperienced and couldn't attend to the guests nor was she friendly."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We have been eating here for years, and find both the food and service continue to deteriorate. They don't know how to manage reservations and we waited half an hour for a table. It took an additional half hour to get menus. The food was bland, the portions were stingy, and the margaritas were weak. We will not be going back."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Will definitely return. Attentive server (William), very good food. Could carry a conversation without yelling. Order an entree or special with the diablo sauce. It is delicious."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food, nice atmosphere with soft guitar music. The chili rellenos with shrimp were wonderful."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The service was okay. The hostess didn't greet us, talk to us or anything. It took me a minute to realize we were supposed to follow her as she gave no direction or verbal cues... She sorta just walked away. The person who cleaned up tables took the water in the glasses and threw it in the parking lot (we dined outside and thought this extremely odd), and the girl who brought out silverware and plates (not our waitress) didn't give us a clue as to what was going on either. We waited nearly 10 minutes before someone came to take our drink order. I went here based on reviews and would not visit again. The food was okay but nothing to write home about.... With the exception of margaritas and churros dessert. Those two items are spectacular!!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Our friends took us there and it was just amazing. What a great fun experience. Very extensive menu with unique as well as traditional dishes. The shrimp wheel wrapped in bacon was delicious and artistically presented. They serve warm salsa and fresh hot chips that are hard to stop eating. Their margaritas are fantastic, especially the mango one that I had. Located at the of El Paseo, if you don't know that it is there you will miss it. It is worth seeking out and going to. What a great find!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We were looking for someplace with food that was different and good. We had the mussels - very large but a little fishy tasting; the shrimp, squid, and octopus which was great, and enchiladas which were very good. My wife especially enjoyed the margaritas. It was quiet and the service was attentive. We would definitely return."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "One of our local favorites. The fish tacos and bar food was excellent, as usual."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Have only been here once, for dinner. Ate outside to avoid music, but inside appeared to have nicer feel. Tilapia was good, loved the sauce. Salmon dinner just plain salmon, white rice and small amount of mixed veggie. Just didn't have much appeal. Will go back to try more traditional dishes. It was very busy, other diners appeared to enjoy their dining experience."
    Dined on 2/7/2014