Guillermo's Restaurante

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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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vipRealtorCamille7
Palm Springs
247 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Guillermos! It is clean, nicely decorated, comfortable and fun. The service is EXCELLENT! Fernanda always takes such good care of us! The FOOD is WONDERFUL!!!! You cannot go wrong dining at Guillermos. The tables have tablecloths and the dishes are custom made for the restaurant. Quality glasses. Beautifully prepared food and beverages. Wonderful friendly service. Whether you sit inside or outside under the Palapas you will enjoy your meal and experience at Guillermos. Please support these nice people during these unusual times!!!!

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vipester
Palm Springs
41 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had group of 10 people. Everyone raved about their meals! Carnitas dish and shrimp diabla both excellent!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Once-in-a-year get-together with nephew!

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vipfunfoods
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all loved our meals and service was the BEST!
Super friendly spot.
Plan to visit again and again!

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Wendy
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Basically, it was a very nice experience. Coming across that the attempt was to be a higher end Mexican restaurant, which it was relatively. The food had great presentation but it lacked flavor in all that we have tried, which was very disappointing and a determining factor not to frequent this restaurant. Each to his own, as they say! The quality of the freshness of the food was certainly there. The ambiance was fab, the service was not as it should be for the quality they were working at portraying.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always awesome!

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FoodE
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not the best experience. Service and food very slow. From the time we sat down until our food came out took over an hour. We had to ask the server for chips and salsa. Food was very average. A little disappointed after all the good reviews but perhaps we hit them on an off night.

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vipMarlinchaser
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was excellent. Food and drinks were perfect

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AndraC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very fresh and tasty ceviche! My husband really enjoyed the tamales.

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vipAudraR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Used to love but now just feels like a poor value and really overpriced

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Usually love the food! Ordered something that was too spicy this time!!!

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vipattyp
Palm Springs
34 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food and good service but crowded and noisy. Friday night might not be the best time to go. My wife is a Mexican food lover, and really likes the place; one of the best in the mid-valley.

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vipjake33
San Diego
53 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Super spot for authentic Mexican!!!

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vipTerry
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friends all on vacation

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vipSaltyInSeattle
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My wife and I had dinner at Guillermo's on a Friday evening. The staff were friendly and helpful, though a bit frantic as it was busy. We ordered special margaritas and they were OK, but not particularly noteworthy. Chips and salsa were delivered and the salsa was a light-green, super-mild soup more like a gazpacho than a salsa with little flavor. My wife ordered a chicken with poblano mole sauce that was tasty and well-prepared. I ordered filet mignon fajitas; the steak was tender and cooked perfectly, with lots of peppers and onions and sides of guacamole, sour cream, and refried beans. But the dish lacked flavor and was quite oily. Some Mexican spices and a tasty salsa would have been welcome. With all the great reviews, this should have been better. Our waiter though was wonderful, service attentive and friendly.

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vipRenR
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here quite often because the food and service are outstanding!

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vipSarah
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

This was our second visit to the restaurant this week. We had an outstanding experience on March 1 and decided to return on March 5. On March 5th, the service was terrible: two out of our three orders were incorrect and had to be returned. We had to wait for the correct orders to be prepared. Our waitress was rude and unapologetic. The guacamole, which was delicious on our first visit, was tasteless the second time. What was once our favorite restaurant is no longer one to which we will return......so disappointing!

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AlanD
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We go to Guillermo’s every year at least once while on vacation in Palm Desert, but have noticed a gradual decline in value for money.

The service i remains good, Guillermo is a friendly and gracious host, but the food quality is average at best, portions are small, andthe margaritas are expensive and taste watered down.

Will not return.

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vipEatoutoften
Pittsburgh
60 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was not typical mexican restaurant fare - both the chilies stuffed with shrimp and the sauteed octopus were outstanding with the sauce giving both a smokey flavor. Great casual spot.

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vipGreatmexican
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always look forward to our meals at Guillermo's. Everything about this authentic Mexican restaurant is topnotch. It is a wonderfully managed family restaurant and everyone there is friendly and helpful. Highly recommend Guillermo's if you live in the desert or are here for a visit.

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vipMaryD
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The menu has some dishes that go beyond your typical Mexican fare that are delicious.

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vipBunny
Calgary
77 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Took our guests for drinks and dinner. Excellent cocktails and food. Lots of options on menu. Really enjoyed the shrimp tacos. Good energy and our waiter was great!

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Foodie1
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service very consistent and high value.
Staff very welcoming and friendly and appreciate our business
Guillermo is such a nice man

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vipLowenstein
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very loud. In and out very n under an hour...not so fine dinning

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration for special partner. Food was fast and terrific with reservation. Very busy even on midweek early evening. Walk-in waits Sox 45 minutes. Server was tops

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vipPortofino
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pretty good for margarita. Home made chips good but their dip tasted like minestrone soup. Asked for salsa and charges $2.50. Though dinner was bland diablo sauce was not good, tasted like canned. Will not return.

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3nightsaweek
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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vipChesterfield
Seattle
114 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took out of town friends to Guillermo’s and it was a major hit. Highly recommend the Mexican Sea Bass with their special Diablo Sauce.

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HerbertP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Made reservations for 6pm. Arrived on time and were seated right away. We ate there once before without a reservation and were seated in the bar. Not very nice. So we learned to make a reservation this time. There are two rooms, one that is very quite. We were very happy to be seated there. We are Vegan and not many Mexican restaurants serve Vegan options, but Guillermo's does. The waiter was familiar with Vegan needs and was able to answer our questions about weather the menu item was ok. I had potato enchilada and my wife had fajitas. The food was excellent, our water glasses were kept full, and the waiter checked back a couple of times to make sure we were happy. It was a very pleasent experience and we will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

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TomK
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is the epitome of an upscale Mexican restaurant. Real good food at moderate prices.

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landgm
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very noisy place. The table that we were out was very close to the next table that I could understand their whispering.
I saw only 1 restroom stall for this large restaurant.

The food was varied not just traditional tacos. I had the octopus which was excellent. My companion had the carnitas and is still raving about it.

The margaritas are priced on the high side but were very tasty

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vipJBfoodie
London
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Upon reading reviews on Yelp, I booked a table for myself and my two children. Looking for authentic Mexican food, but got what I consider to be white-washed Mexican food. Refried beans seemed like they might be out of the can. Rice with corn, carrots and peas in it just isn’t authentic Mexican rice to me. Kids meals lacked a taco option, which was disappointing, but they accommodated our request. Tortilla soup was too spicy for my child, and they never mentioned on the menu or in person that it was spicy. They comped it, which was appreciated. No a la carte menu for tacos or other Mexican items you would normally find at Mexican restaurants. There were only dinner platters that started at $18. The portions were large, but lacked flavor. The staff was friendly and accommodating, but it took 40 minutes to get our food which is a long time to wait especially with children. Guillermo came around and introduced himself which was a nice touch. But my hope was to enjoy a nice authentic Mexican meal. I felt it was inauthentic and lacked options most diners might want which is the choice to go a la carte. I wouldn’t recommend this spot to someone who knows and desires real Mexican food.

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vipSlim
Salt Lake City
41 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love, love the warm salsa!! And the Boss margarita’s are the best!! Never disappoints

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!!!

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Arch
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always friendly service at reasonable prices. This family owned restaurant is a neighborhood favorite.

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vipCinewriter
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Best margaritas in the desert! And the happy hour has great food as well...get the peppers stuffed with shrimp! Combo fajitas at dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fun date great food and margaritas

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vipMikeT
Minneapolis
127 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great service and food. Margaritas are terrific too. I like Guillermo’s Margarita. You should definitely make a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was OK for 2 of us but the other two did not eat their dinner. Guacamole, Salsa and chips were good but fajitas not so good this time. Drinks were very good.

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