Mitch's on El Paseo Prime Seafood
Mitch's on El Paseo Prime Seafood

Mitch's on El Paseo Prime Seafood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mitchsonelpaseo.com/
  • Phone: 7607799200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, Californian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Can handle small to large parties or events.
  • Private Party Contact: Milissa Epstein 7607799200

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Portola
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Located in back of Plaza Roberge on Portola.
A word from Mitch's on El Paseo Prime Seafood
Sushi, Specialty Sake Selections, Prime Steaks and Seafood.Serving Lunch and Dinner. Bar Menu all night long! Climatized patio, Located at the corner of Portola & El Paseo in Palm Desert. Come join us for great food and a fabulous time!
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Mitch's on El Paseo Prime Seafood reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (42)fit for foodies (25)special occasion (24)neighborhood gem (22)great for lunch (16)vibrant bar scene (15)romantic (14)notable wine list (12)good for groups (12)hot spot (12)scenic view (8)great for brunch (7)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Chatwell
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Booking was made for 7.30pm. We were seated at 8. The noise level was too high. Food was OK, service was OK - We were seated upstairs away from the ambiance. NO atmosphere at all, just band noise in the distance. Unless we ate outside I wouldn't bother going again. Too many great restaurants in Palm Desert to choose from.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a Waste
    860courtney
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We were so excited about Mitch's. We arrived and our table was not ready, we waited 45minutes for a table. While we waited the bartender informed us that it was the last night they were open before closing for the summer so they were out of everything. No sushi, and apparently no air conditioning. It was a sauna in there, all the patrons were sweating not just us. When we finally sat, we waited 25min before a server came to ask us who our server was, ummmmmmm NO ONE!! After being in the restaurant for over an hour we had not eaten anything and finally decided to leave. The waitress actually said "I don't blame you" I would never recommend this place to anyone I considered a friend. Shame!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was delicious but being our first time there it would have been nice to be seated by the misters on the patio. It was over 90 degrees at 6:30 pm and we we're seated far away from the misters and we were the second couple seated outside for dinner. It was unbearably warm!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jac Mac
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Excellent food and service. Lovely atmosphere. Music was very good, but a little loud for conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdoor dining at its best!
    LolaVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    As long as it isn't 95 degrees outside dining outside at Mitch's is a wonderful experience! Great lunch spot as well as evening dinner I always have the duck as it us so hard to find it prepared correctly. The skin was crisp, yet the inside moist and tender. My friends had sushi and remarked how awesome it was.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MITCH'S
    degostallionVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    KIND OF QUIET IN JUNE, BUT I WILL SAY VERY GOOD FISH... FRESH !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Inside at Mitch's
    TerrilmVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I sat inside only because it was hotter out. During high season its nice to be outside on the patio. Inside was lovely. Food good as always, Like the dining music and Mitch is as charming as ever.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't wait for Season!
    UniqueFoodFanVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    This restaurant is a fabulous find in Palm Desert! Located in the easterly end of the El Paseo "curve", and like many of the special places here do, they will be closing the end of June for the 3 hot summer months... I, for one, will be counting the days until they reopen. To combine awesome Japanese, yummy seafood, great turf and sports bar television under one roof is a feat Mitch's does with perfection...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PegabooooVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We have eaten at Mitch's many times and NORMALLY the food and service is excellent. Not this time. Our table was horrible as we thought we were sitting IN the kitchen with all the noise and servers all gathered around us, banging our chairs several times. It took almost 15 minutes for a server to even come by. Food was Ok. Mitchs is not a cheap place to eat but if the food and service is good then I don't mind paying. This time I did mind paying.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little disappointed.....
    Sande
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We went for Restaurant Week - our first visit at the restaurant. None of the items on the Restaurant Week menu were on the "usual" menu. I understand having to run a business, but it's nice to be able to try something that is from the menu. They were incredibly busy - and seemed short staffed. When our meal arrived, the plates were so hot that our server could barely hold them with the hot pad - and some of the food was a little "crusty" as if it had been under a warmer for too long. Overall, the food was good - not great but good. Great wine list. Service was just okay - nothing superb for what you would expect at a restaurant of this caliber.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service!
    BillEBoy4food
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The host, Gavin, and our server, Mickey, were absolutely wonderful. We had the "Restaurant Week" menu and felt the food was not what I thought a prime seafood restaurant would serve. The paella was less than authentic and the portions of the Superior White fish were small. The paella needed more seafood like lobster and squid. We will go back and give it another try sometime in the fall.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisey
    jamesVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Great seafood, our guests are susi fans and said it was over the top good and may have been the best ever. Difficult to have a conversation as the noise level is extermely high. In cooler weather the patio is perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Slow service.
    judi
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The restaurant has wonderful food.We have been there before and the food never disappoints us. Our waitress Summer was very slow and her service was not very good. Not up to par for a wonderful restaurant. . The noise level inside the restaurant is pretty high. We had a party of 6 and it was hard to talk.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Animals
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This may just my personnel idea. When one goes to a restaurant, you should not have to look at adog in the restaurant. If a dog is allowed, then the dog should be labeled as a service dog.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Leisurely Sunday
    WWCII
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    From the receptive greeting by the personable Ms. Milissa Epstein to our attentive servers our visit was superb. Thank you
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Night!!
    KlasA
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Dinner with close friends and 1st night of restaurant week. Ever so impressed with the availability of all menu items. All was great...thanks! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch with girlfriends
    Klofcc
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Enjoyed a great lunch with quality food. Our waiters were accommodating and very nice. We loved the ambience of the restaurant. It was a full house.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    BeachbarbVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Took friends to lunch there, even though I had not been there myself. It was a relatively quiet place with a great atmosphere for a special lunch. I would like to try it for dinner sometime. The menu is varied with some very fine sushi included.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpentableFran
    OpenTableFan
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Took our guest from LA to Mitch's and this is our first time also, and everyone enjoyed their meals. The service was excellent. Ordered two rolls of sushi and they were very good, the rice wasn't rolled tight and packed. Sat outside which was very nice, but as soon as the sun starting setting, the flies came out. They hang bags of water to ward off flies because of the reflection from the sun through the water, which worked, until the sun started to set. Enjoyed our experience very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • P.D. gem
    dmfoodie1
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Excellent service and food!! Made reservations, table was ready once we checked in. Wait staff was excellent as well as dining on the patio. It was somewhat noisy due to a large table who sat directly behind us. Overall we had an excellent meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Summer Evening
    LWNLovelySummerEvening
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Our evening was wonderful due to our waiter being terrific Not to mention our food was excellent Special evening for us both It was lovely to dine outside
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service
    JHav
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Our server was Emily and that woman was awesome! She made the dinin experience. She was down to earth and personable! We'd go back because of her.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Dinner at Mitch's is always fabulous: great food, service and ambience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Darlene
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Mitch's on El Paseo was wonderful. Service top of the line, good food, and a fabulous classical Spanish guitar playing at the bar which filtered into the dining room. Very enjoyable music; but not too close and we could easily have conversations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice meal
    WobegonVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We were worried because of some of the reviews but had a good meal and excellent service on Mother's Day. Nice menu. My lobster/crab quesidilla had a couple of bites that were a just bit fishy but over all good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Must try Mitch's on El Paseo
    winegodess
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great outdoor seating for Mother's Day brunch. It was a pleasure to meet Mitch and his beautiful wife. The service by our server "Antonio" was excellent and the food was very good. Price/Ambiance was just right! We really enjoyed the afternoon there. I recommend to anyone who is looking for a nice upscale place to dine and unwind! WG
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brilliant Restaurant
    Brilliant
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Having been visiting Mitch's ever since he opened at the old Augusta I am delighted to report that each visit surpasses all previous ones. The attention to detail from the welcome to the good-bye is well appreciated.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience!
    Lotsamoxie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Not only was the food delicious, but the service was absolutely outstanding!! I have never seen so many attentive wait staff, and so friendly without being intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, poor service :(
    blondie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I was with my mom and sister to celebrate Mother's Day early (Saturday). When we first walked in, nobody acknowledged us. There is no reception desk, so you just walk in and stand there, I guess, until someone sees you. Once seated, it took a while for the waiter to come to our table. We had an 11:30 lunch reservation (they open at 11:30am) so we were the first customers there. Service was really slow. Empty beer bottles and plates sat in front of us, we had to ask for them to be cleared. The food was good, and so was the atmosphere. I appreciate good service, so I DOUBT I will return. I heard the sushi bar was good, so maybe I would try that over sitting at a table.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique & Great!
    WallyVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We were on vacation and stopped because read the other reviews. Not disappointed. Loved the place and food was great. I had their Sashimi Salad that was the most wonderful unique salad I had ever had. Husband had the Ahi Tuna meal and insisted we go back the next night to have the same things!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great evening
    EnJK
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Had a delightful dinner in the garden. The meal was excellent, the price of the oysters very reasonable, and the presentation outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant for wonderful seafood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 352 reviews are from the Mitch's on El Paseo Prime Seafood reviews archive.
  • food for foodies
    FoodieHeaven
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Have been here three times - twice for dinner and once for lunch- lunch was very average which was disappointing since dinner experience is exceptional. will recommend for dinner absolutely.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Very pleasant lunch on a shaded patio. Interesting menu. Food properly prepared and elegantly presented. Attentive waitstaff. Proprietor especially accommodating in response to a special request. Put Mitch's on your on your to-visit when Palm Desert.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Miss Mitch's!
    Barman
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Great experience with a quality happy hour. I had a delicious well seasoned dinner. I highly recommend the wild salmon & the bone in pork chop! Great fresh cocktail menu.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mitchs is in another era
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    its not worth the effort or time to go here. Maybe on reputation alone or selling liquor but dont go for great calamari or great ceviche cause it isnt happening there.. They dont even have shrirracha sauce, only chinese chills at the faux sushi entrees. service is nonexistant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My Favorite!
    JackieVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    When people ask me what my favorite restaurant is here in the desert, I never hesitate to tell them "Mitch's"!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites on El Paseo
    RandyVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Mitch and his entire crew are tremendous. You can't miss here, and the setting is great for just two our an entire group special event.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blah!
    foodiedude
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Nothing great about Mitch's. Had high hopes but it didn't deliver. If you are a "foodie" and/or have a sophisticated palate, try somewhere else (like outside of the desert all together!).
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    FoodieHeaven
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I had my first dining experience on Friday 4/25. It was so outstanding I wanted to come back the next night. I emailed all my foodie friends to tell them about my great experience. I think four of us will be coming back this coming Friday. Don't change a thing and for sure don't change the chef.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Grams
    CHeryVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Menu so good it was hard to chose, plus it has a sushi bar! I had one of the best salmons I have had and my husband had sole and che was very impressed. The patio seating was so pleasant and attractive. Our friends go there frequently and were not surprised at all regarding our raves. Hose wines wew very good, especially the Chardonnay. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic