Drinks at the bar, alwaysDrinks at the bar, always fun and feative. Food was solid, predictable, no complaints. Shared onion rings and spring rolls (very good spring rolls). Fried chicken, fish tacos, and filet for dnner, all fine and plentiful. Our server, Tammy, was the best--fun, funny, warm, and knowledgeable...knew just how and when to interact with us. She left all her tables in our section smiling and happy. She's a star! Eery visit we stop at Tropicale and we're never disappointed.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMEclectic mid century modern diningEnjoyed our dining experience. Close to where we were staying, great ambience, interesting menu, good service, moderate pricing.
Only negative for us was our food choices (salads) were a bit too salty for our tastes. Bar choices were nice and we enjoyed our cocktails. We will be back again next time we're in town.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNot the Same OldThe Tropicale is one of my favorite restaurants in the Palm Springs area. Where most of the nicer establishments in the area are either traditional steak houses or serve comfort food (albeit well-prepared), Tropicale offers unique, and quite delicious menu items. Check out the weekly specials. They even offer one-of-a kind cocktails. Service is attentive without being intrusive, and the atmosphere is perfect for an evening out: lively without being overly noisy. It's not cheap, but these elements make it worth the price.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMid Century Modern FunSleek Fifties tropical-themed restaurant, a real find. Friendly and attentive staff do their best to make sure you enjoy yourself. Too hot this past Sunday to brunch on the outdoor patio, but inside the cool retro vibe was perfect for a fun time with a friend. I had the Cobb salad, which is one of the best in the Desert. My companion had the Kobe beef sliders, which he said were absolutely delicious. Plentiful drinks are also a feature, and at brunch they have a very reasonable bottomless Bloody Mary or bottomless champagne option in addition to tons of other drinks.
For a fun dining experience, or just hanging out at either of the two bars (one inside, one outside) with friends, you can't go wrong with Tropicale.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were guided to a largeWe were guided to a large relaxing booth upon arrival. Decore was mod-tropical. Service- very attentive. The menu offered something for everyone with interesting selections, our brunch selections were delicious. If you like a Bloody Mary, don't miss the Tropicale's. I got the impression that the bar is a popular night spot and that the patio is very popular as well. We chose to sit indoors because of the warm day.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Palm Springs Must!You can't come to Palm Springs and miss this Gem. We dined at Tropicale on a Sunday night and the place was packed. A great vibe in the room. The food was amazing. I had the crab cake appetizer and bar none it was the best I've had. The tuna tartare that my daughter had was yummy and the onion ring tower my husband ordered was delicious. The batter was tasty and not at all greasy. The main dishes did not disappoint. The food portions are generous so bring your appetite. Wish I had known it was Sushi Sunday, I would have brought my Sushi appetite as there is no doubt amazing from what I observed. Service fast, efficient and super friendly.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA perfect eveningA truly memorable evening! Waitress was outstanding and the food was superb!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and vibe!We fell in love with the Tropicale.
Great, energetic vibe and excellent food.
We sampled 6 small dish entrees and they were all excellent.
The chocolate pistachio dessert is awesome!
The wine list is extensive with some reasonably priced house wines.
Need to go back to sample more real soon!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great!! Return all the timeWonderful...a special place for me and my husband, AND for our family and friends!!! Our first choice!!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMalways greathad reservations for a busy Friday night and at the last moment needed to increase the number of my guests - not a problem for them....thanks. the food and service were wonderful once again and really made the evening great.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMStunning step back in timeIncredible food - and stunning environment. The venue is a mix of retro mid century meets Casablanca via Club Tropicana. You could expect to see Humphry Bogart in a white tux playing piano and Lucile Ball having coctails with 50's era Elizabeth Taylor listens to Cyndi Lauper sing. All in an environment that is a glamorous cocktail society vibe with a casual Miami neon balmy tropical twist. It's utterly cool, chic and the most breathtakingly ambient garden bar I've ever seen. Food is a heady mix of soul, cajun tropical and modern American. Cocktails to die for. Highly recommended.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMTropicaleWe had a wonderful evening at Tropicale! Had clients, friends and family and really enjoyed the night! Staff was excellent!!!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA Little Night MusicThis was my first time here - was bringing clients here for dinner. It is one of their favorite places. I walked in and there was a piano player and a bass player - making great music ! 90% of the people were having martinis, too! A really energetic place, and the food and ambiance for dining was great. Have a good Happy Hour too. I will definitely be back!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a treatWe come to Palm Springs a few times each year and enjoy several restaurants here. This place is our only must eat at one of the nights we're in town.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways greatEvery time I dine here, I am completely sated, both gastronomically and socially. The food is outstanding, the atmosphere is pleasant, the service is great....and the drinks are tasty! I enjoy taking guests for their first visit to hearing their comments - and as usual, this trip a newbie to Tropicale and his praise was high as mine always is.
We started with 3 wonderful appetizers - roasted beets (YUM!!!!), spring rolls, and a tuna nori - all so wonderful you think it can get any better but it does with the main course. I had the Pork chop saltimbucco, my guests the kobi flat iron steak and chlean sea bass - OH>>>MY>>>>>GOODNESS!!!!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat brunch on a beautiful SundayA cooler than normal Sunday in May allowed us to have a great brunch on the spacious patio. The menu reads delicious which translated into a wonderful meal, and our server (Laurie) was the icing on the cake. Time and money well spent!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!The patio is beautiful and festive. The food is excellent, the waiters all so friendly. Had such a fun time. Thanks!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Tropicale has been openedThe Tropicale has been opened for around 5 years but we've never tried it for some reason. We absolutely loved it! Can't wait to go back!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time at Tropicale!I went there with a group on a bachelorette party weekend. It had been recommended to me by a friend who has been going there for years. She said it was one of her faves, so I picked it for our nice dinner night. It did NOT disappoint! The staff I spoke with were very accommodating and friendly, and put us in a really nice spot on the patio. Our waiter was very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was excellent. I had the grilled trout, which was very good and cooked just right. We also got the pupu platter to start, which we all loved! The drinks were excellent as well. We got a pitcher of the basil lemongrass mojotos... delish! We all left extremely happy with our experience. I would definitely give my full recommendation!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThey cleverly accommodateThey cleverly accommodate a group of 9 of us. Food and service were excellent. I love this restaurant!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThis Resturant is my favoriteThis Resturant is my favorite in the destert and is always good5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMStart to finishBeginning with cocktails from the bartender [attentive & friendly] to the waiter and support staff it was a great meal. When we first sat down and the waiter came to the table, we mentioned we wanted to have a leisurely meal and "catch up" - even though it was another usual busy night, the waiter was wonderful....paced the courses out - we weren't rushed and had a great night.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentEverything at The Tropicale was great--from the excellent and friendly service to a table location on the patio. Would definitely recommend patio seating. The food was exceptional--coconut martinis are a new favorite. Our party enjoyed the Fried Chicken, Roasted Chicken and Pork Chops. All were wonderful.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLove ItConsistently good food and service, great vibe, always fun.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA GEM IN THE DESERT!One of the best spots in Palm Springs. Going strong now for 5 years which is not surprizing at all. It is somewhat off the beaten tourist track which is good, because you will find more locals here than visitors. The spicy shrimp are to die for! The calamari with orange sauce simply splendid. A tight management team that supports the service team with great independence. Don't miss Tropicale.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTropicalisiousSince the first time we went to Tropicale,when it opened,we have not been dissappointed! The service is always friendly and attentive, the food is imaginative and good. The garden patio is exceptional for not only a romatic evening but also for people watching. Drinks are nvere rushed and just the right size and quantity.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTropicale is my favorite brunchTropicale is my favorite brunch in Palm Springs. Food, drink and service is always outstanding. It's a vibrant scene but you can still enjoy the company you're with. I always recommend this restaurant to friends and tourists. I love the bar scene too.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGood all aroundExcellent food and the staff is great... the restaurant is excellent for entertaining friends and just going out as a couple.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways very good!I have dined at Tropicale many times. What's amazing is that it excellent every time. This place has its act together. Reservations are always in order. Drinks and bartenders are good. Wait staff is A+ and of course the food is delicious. I had a stuffed pork chop and it was excellent and my date has the salmon bowl and he loved it. Stu4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways. Great time here. BestAlways. Great time here. Best patio dining in the desert. Incredible food4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice ambiance , the seatingVery nice ambiance , the seating was in the corner and romantic as I had asked. Quick seating , nice service. I recommend the Tropicale and will be back.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA visit to Tropicale is alwaysA visit to Tropicale is always a special event! Great food and service and a fun experience for our entire party!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMRandz, Tony are always theRandz, Tony are always the best of the best in Palm Springs. Tony's menu is great. Food never disappoints.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to the Tropical forWe went to the Tropical for Sunday brunch. The food was fantastic! Our waiter Aaron was the best. We will be back.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Tropicale manyI have been to Tropicale many times but this time I went with two that had never been and two that hadn't been in a very long time. We had the best seat I have ever had the best waitor I have ever had, there and the food was as good as always so it was the best experience I have ever had there.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a nice find in the middleWhat a nice find in the middle of old Palm Springs.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTropicale has been my favoriteTropicale has been my favorite Palm Springs restaurant since it opened. And it never ceases to meet expectations. Plan on spending a long afternoon and evening there when the days are nice and warm... the patio bar is made for lounging, chatting and enjoying one of their great drinks. If you're a martini drinker, ask for their special olives.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dinner from startExcellent dinner from start to finish. We were seated immediately. Had a table in a cozy little outdoor area. Service was prompt and friendly. Salad, entrees and desert were fabulous. The bar area did get a little loud, otherwise this would be 5 stars. Would recommend and will go back!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI came here for appetizersI came here for appetizers and drinks on the patio with a group of friends and it was exactly the pleasant experience I was looking for. The bar was hopping but we did not feel at all crowded at our table. The service food and ambience were excellent. We did not stay for dinner but we were welcome to do so by the staff and did not feel at all rushed. I would definitely recommend visitors to Palm Springs to come here. I would recommend making a reservation for optimum service.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA very interesting menu coupledA very interesting menu coupled with great service and a sparkling atmosphere.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSushi Sunday and MoreVery pleased with the Tropicale. Would definitely return.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual, the best serviceAs usual, the best service and brunch. Love this place.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite restaurant inOur favorite restaurant in Palm Springs and the entire Coachella Valley! Food, drinks and ambience are always top-notch. Ditto the service. All the staff are friendly and efficient, with Lacey being our favorite server. She's a natural and makes your dining experience even more enjoyable....we never want to leave!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food. But OMG,Delicious food. But OMG, a $25 corkage fee!@!?? Outrageous!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. WeGreat food and service. We felt welcome from the first moment and the service was superb. Excellent food.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstanding food, great service,outstanding food, great service, fabulous drinks. Comfortable inside or out.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA great spot for outdoor SundayA great spot for outdoor Sunday brunch. The food and service is always outstanding. Tropicale is our favorite destination for brunch. We also love dinner and one of our favorite watering holes too.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the small plates!!We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. My husband and I chose to dine on small plates. Morrocan meatballs were delicious. Also enjoyed the Pupu Platter. The two plates were enough food for the 2 of us however we also enjoyed the onion ring tower. Great spice to the dipping sauce. Glad we made a reservation. Our request for a patio table was accommodated. We went to the Tropicale on our last night in Palm Springs. Wish we had gone earlier in our vacation as we would have gone a couple of more times to try some of the other dishes. We highly recommend The Tropicale.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't wait to go back!Wonderful spot full of lively, happy eaters and servers. Make a reservation if you want a seat on the cozy patio! Get the baby back ribs, drool!!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA tropical oasis in the desertThe Tropicale has an energetic, tropical, somewhat Hawaiian vibe with wonderful semi-circular booths for intimate dining. It has a large, vibrant, bar scene with live music (at least on the Thursday night we were there). The food has something for everyone--from pizzas to spaghetti to sophisticated fish, pork, and beef dishes, and inventive appetizers. Although very near the casino, It's a bit off the beaten tourist track; most of the patrons seem to be regulars. We went there twice during our month-long stay in Palm Springs.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM