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The Tropicale
The Tropicale

The Tropicale Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thetropicale.com
  • Phone: (760) 866-1952
  • Hours of Operation: Saturday and Sunday Patio Brunch: 11:am to 4:pm; Daily Happy Hour (Bar and Lounge) 4:pm-7:pm, All night long Happy Hour (Bar and Lounge) Wednesday night; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5pm to 10pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm to 11pm. On Sundays nights we offer our dinner menu and also feature the best Sushi in town.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American, International
  • Executive Chef: Tony Di Lembo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Order wonderful Tropicale creations for any occasion. Call, place an order and we will have it ready for pick up. If you'd like to bring in your own special platters we can plate your choice of food and have them ready whenever you'd like.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our wonderful patio can be rented out for private functions.
  • Private Party Contact: Ranz Wienert (323) 823-9632
  • Entertainment: Every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 5:30, it's renowned jazz musician Derrik Lewis and his trio at the keyboard.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Open 365 days a year. Holiday special menus offered. Please call the restaurant to inquire.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Encilia
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Private parking is available in the back of the restaurant. There is also parking available in the Casino lot across the street as well as plenty of street parking.
A word from The Tropicale
A chic and sophisticated décor provides the setting for our distinctive "world cuisine", a provocative mix of zesty influences that creates a delightful dining experience in Palm Springs, California. Plush high-backed semicircular banquettes surround our dining room and offer comfortable and private seating. The cuisine has a light, exotic feel with an emphasis on Pacific Rim specialties, from Chilean Sea Bass baked in Banana Leaves or Kahlua-Barbecued Pork Chops to all sorts of tasty tapas, salads, wood-fired pizzas, and desserts. The Coral Seas Lounge, a hip mid-century style bar is lined with sexy black leather bar-stools and is reminiscent of the upbeat lounges of old Palm Springs. It wraps around the dining room and leads outside to a lush, tropical, 2000 square foot dining patio where a variety of specialty cocktails and old-school favorites are mixed - an ideal place where friends gather and martinis are sipped under the starlit desert sky.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a great meal out on the patio. We ordered a number of appetizers and shared. The service was amazing! Our server was fun, friendly and helpful. Also, they timed the flow of our orders so that as we finished enjoying an item the next one arrived almost immediately. We loved the salted beet stack with blue cheese - so delicious! A really wonderful experience, and we will definitely return the next time we are in Palm Springs."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Everything about the décor and menu says event or special occasion dining. But relaxed dining does not seem to be compatible. Our waiter was gracious and professional. However, even before our party of four had completed our entrees, the bus staff was swirling in to collect the plates. Our party was not lingering; we just weren't finished dining! We respectfully said we were not done and within five minutes, more bus staff come over to whisk away plates and cutlery. Dessert menus were thrust into our hands (mid-conversation). In just a couple of minutes the waiter was back to take our dessert orders. They really wanted to turn that table! At these prices and with this ambiance, I was not expecting the "bum's rush.""
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Unfortunately I was upset that mmy points were not credited due ti ONE incompetent staff.I had t"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We come to palm springs atleast once a year and now this restaurant is on our must visit list. the Service is great and the vibe is amazing with excellent food choices."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Made an Opentable reservation for Dinner, and was not told the only table was outside in 110 degree heat. We didn't accept the table and dined somewhere else. The reservation confirmation should have included the information that the table was outside."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "When I made this dinner reservation, in the notes portion I asked to be served cocktails and lavish appetizers upon our being seated. They didn't disappoint and all segments of our dinner reservation went just smashing. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This is a local favorite for us. Consistent excellence in food, presentation and service."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "One of the loveliest dining rooms in Palm Springs and a fabulous patio. Great bar, and a menu I would describe as gourmet comfort food. Generous portions, friendly and attractive staff, Tropicale has never disappointed."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I won't right a long reviews considering we didn't get much to review. Basically, we waited 2 hours for our entree and it never arrived. After 2 hours, we were no longer hungry and just done with waiting. So, we left without eating! They comped the drinks but we left with a terrible experience. The location is nice but I can't review the food since we didn't receive any."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We ate at "The Tropicale" a while back and decided to give it a try since our mother and aunt were visiting. It was one of the best decisions we made during their visit! From start to finish - everything was as close to perfect as it could have been. Reservations (open table) was a snap; arrived shortly before our reservation and we were promptly seated; our server arrived within a few moments of being seated and took our drink order; we were given a reasonable break to sip our drinks before our dinner order was taken; and the food came, in spite of being very busy - in very short order. The food was excellent as was the service and presentation. As the title indicated: "A great experience." Well done to everyone at "The Tropicale!""
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Third time here this year: remains consistent. The food is good but nothing to write home about but their cocktails are awesome! Enjoy- go try them!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We went as a group of 4 and really enjoyed the whole experience - atmosphere, service and quality of good and drinks."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Every Sunday night is Sushi Sunday at Tropicale. It's fresh, well priced and the only problem is it's only available on Sunday nights. Love it!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I love this restaurant, its where I take new clients and friends when we want to have a fun time, and great food. However- if you ask for a booth, make sure they DON'T put you in the booth in the corner of the restaurant on the South Wall- it faces another table- if you're on a romantic date, you'll feel like you're dining with the 6 other people at the table immediately adjacent to it- it is not very intimate!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Again, a great evening with friends...all was wonderful!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I ate everything on my plate! Tried the BIGASS shrimp for the first time, and was NOT disappointed. This is probably my favorite place for dinner/cocktails. Love the ambiance, the food, the service is great & very attentive, and the bartender(s) make great cocktails."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Always the lace for friends and family...no exceptions!!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food was well prepared and well presented. Servers were knowledgeable, everything we had was pleasing to the palette and was thoroughly enjoyable. We have had continued great food and service at Tropicale."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Just so so. Great service but the monkfish was overlooked, and we have been numerous times. It just gets more disappointing each time One saving grace they have GF that is very good Unfortinately it won't be on the top of our list next time we go out"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This was my third time at Tropicale and it was just ok. The fried chicken entree was very delicious but the steak had really Bad flavors with mole sauce. I shared the 2 entrees with a girlfriend so we ended up only eating the one."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Food was great. Unfortunately experience was ruined by neighboring table with inappropriate conversation."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great Food and Drinks, Wonderful Friendly Service, Beautiful Decor. All in all a Very Comfortable Dining Experience. We just love The Tropicale. That is why we keep coming back time after time."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "One of my constant (and favorite) "go-to" places in the desert. Food and service is consistently good. I highly recommend Tropicale for any occasion."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We had reservations for a birthday celebration and requested to sit outside. The outdoor space is the quitessential Palm Springs al fresco dining experience. Tammy was our server and her energy and friendliness made our evening festive! She kept our drinks coming and we finished with the delicious chunky monkey sundae--yum! The restaurant is packed so definitely make reservations."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Tropicale is always a great venue to meet up with friends, enjoy some good food and great cocktails. We love it! A definitely spot for all and must for gay and straight travelers."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Always enjoy dining here. This most recent experience provided great food...shrimp and grits and fried chicken...some real food. Nothing fancy, but really good. Service was OK, not as exceptional as we have enjoyed in the past. Still worth a visit (and we'll go back, too)."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We were very disappointed with our waitress. We ordered one drink each and snacks which we were sharing. We asked that they be served on a separate plate to each of us. The waitress stated sorry we can't do that it is against our policy. We were shocked with her comment. Last week we were at the Ritz Carlton and was treated like royalty and they gave us individual plates..many of the restaurants do, as you probably know. The waitress did not return until we were almost finished to ask, if we wanted another drink. We had to call another waiter twice to have our waitress come to our table. As owners of our own business in Palm Springs for 38 years-we were shocked at the treatment and I would want to know, if my clients were treated this way."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The food was great, service was great and overall atmosphere was terrific. I took a friend there for a birthday celebration and it was perfect. The leftovers were good the next day so the experience felt that much more economical. Make a reservation, though, and be clear about whether you want to be inside or out. The place stays busy and there's not much room to change your mind, at least at dinnertime."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "A busy Saturday night and the service was up to par as usual. A wait assistant Jorge was excellent. Wonder why he's not a waiter as I was watching other waiters...I'm just saying. Anyway, food is good. Nothing spectacular, but above many other equally-priced places. Ambience is very lively and the interior of the restaurant is elegant and fun. I wish there wasn't so much "sweet" in the sauces and dishes. Hard to find a nice hearty savory dish. But, the menu is large enough, that you can be happy."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Excellent shrimp and cheesy grits with wonderful greens. Nice and spicy. These were some of the largest shrimp I have ever seen. Could have fed at least two. Also ordered a sliced beet and fried cheese salad to share---wonderful combination of ingredients."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We had never heard of it until a friend mentioned it several months ago. Guess they have been in business over six years. It is one of the best eating experiences we have had in a long time in the Palm Springs area. Can't wait to go back. They are open year-round."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "My friends and I loved our drinks, appetizers, dinner and service. It was outstanding!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Having dined five or six times now, I am most pleased to report that consistency in quality is alive and thriving at The Tropicale. Five star on all fronts! First time diners will be thrilled, returnees rewarded. A strong crowd pleaser!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Excellent, from getting one of the best parking spots, all the way to walking out the door after spending $220.00 !!!! Even the men's room was neat & tidy (and I have never seen black urinals ever!!!). Even though we dined on the special Palm Springs Dine Out Menu, I could tell that the regular menu is special also. Will have to make plans to eat Brunch there soon."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Sushi every Sunday night , best in the area. Regular menus great as well but go Sunday for the Sushi"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Even though it is restaurant week here in the Coachella Valley and Tropicale is participating in it, we chose to go on a Sunday because they have "Sushi Sundays?" Their sushi is excellent, not a huge menu, but all the good things. The food was excellent as always and the service also excellent. The patio is wonderful."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "as always, the food & staff were wonderful -- I always take my out of town guests to Tropicale for at least one meal."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This place was fabulous! We found a corner in the inside bar to have a drink while we waited for our table. Décor is so fun and totally Palm Springs! Appetizers were wonderful - spring roll and the Ahi. We were seated at a dining table outdoors...the outdoor area has such a great vibe and everyone is happy, mingling and having a great time. We ordered King Salmon and Flank steak - both great choices. Wait staff were gems!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I shouldn't write this because it will be everyone's new favorite, but it was fabulous!!! Food best we have had, service phenomenal and attentive! Wow was it good. Crab wedge so wonderful, just a hint of horseradish! Watermelon martini YummO! ;-) GOOOOOOOO"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "moved away from Palm Springs but whenever visiting always make it a place to stop for drinks and dinner. Love the ambiance and happy hour energy"
    Dined on 5/26/2014