Guillermo's Restaurante

4.7
761 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Afternoon Tea
Mon 11:00 am–11:15 am
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Phone number
(760) 341-0980
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Highway 74
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Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 761 People Are Saying
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LD
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic and delicious dishes! Great atmosphere warm and friendly!

Y
Los Angeles
147 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Extremely cool indoor ambiance while 120° outside. Delish margs! One of the best tomatoEE salsas evaaa! Shrimps moist & tasty with mild kick. Perfectly well done chicken fajitas steaming vapor smokin' piping hot plate! This is Not your traditional chicken tacos place. Wish they'd prepare side order of guacamole "table-side", not ahead of time. Truly Excellent Service!!

MS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guillermo’s is my absolute FAVORITE Mexican Restaurant. Not just in the Desert but anywhere, even Mexico. The food is beyond delicious, the menu is extensive and the margaritas are the best. Great ambiance, stellar service; not to be missed!

PB
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful hostess, waitress and support staff. Had a great night with excellent food!

NG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is authentic, organic, delicious. Service was great!

AB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I liked my meal. Everyone else in my party did not like theirs. One friend politely sent their food back and the waitress seemed perturbed. Like I said, I liked it - I just think they have their own unique take on some classic dishes. Ask how it is prepared I guess before you order.

f
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When something as basic as white rice tastes fantastic, imagine the rest of the meal!

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the history and family owned generational community and cuisine. It is important to have roots and anchors in resort communities. Many return visitors to our community depend on repeat experiences whenever they come into town and whenever they recommend an establishment to their good friends going into town or staying in their homes or condos. This is what this family establishment provides and delivers.
Even during the summer months when staffing can be hard and unpredictable, this restaurant was crowded,lively and if there may have been a glitch on an item; the entire family all the way up to senor Guillermo stepped in to get things quickly and quietly back on track.
A very enjoyable and festive evening

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great margaritas, chips & salsa, and dinner and we will be back!!

GW
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love love love Guillermo’s! We found this place by accident on our last visit and it has become our “must go” to place whenever we visit now. The food, ambiance and service are all authentic. We live in So California and have lots of great Mexican food options, and I would have to say this is in my top 3 Mexican places you can find in all of SoCal. Highly recommend it. Thank you again to Guillermo and staff for an amazing experience. Looking forward to seeing you all on our next visit to the desert!

DP
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guillermo’s is one of our favorite restaurants! We drive 2 hours just to get our Cuervo shrimp dish. Outstanding service, Guillermo’s is not your typical “tacos, beans, and rice”. They serve authentic food with fabulous margaritas. You won’t be disappointed.

T
Palm Springs
38 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot believe I have not discovered this gem until now. Authentic, delicious, beautifully presented food; great service and good value. The guacamole appetizer, variety of heat salsa were a great intro to our delicious entres. A Michigan style pork asada and a Mexican halibut with Diablo salsa..
Strongly recommended.

G
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Mexican restaurant is always where we take visitors. Never disappoints. We always feel as if we are returning home.

U
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I'm not sure why all the rave reviews except I notice that people tend to give out very easy 4 star reviews even if food is underwhelming as is the case here. I had carne asada and the meat was mediocre quality. The salsa was not very good nor were the chicken flautas. If you want a mediocre dining experience this is the place.

LV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

second time coming to Guillermos from Los Angeles. They have the best house made lime margaritas.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always good; always welcoming.

J
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the ambience. Open but not loud. The food was very good - starting with the salsa. The salad with mango and jicama was fresh and delicious. The mole was excellent as well as the enchiladas with potatoes. The salmon was prepared beautifully! It was a birthday celebration and everyone was very happy! We will definitely go back!

SH
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the BEST and AUTHENTIC Mexican food anywhere!!!!

G
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Very good food and a family owned and run restaurant.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food! The best fajitas and salsa I have ever had!!

N
Palm Springs
81 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal start to end.

OT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service is excellent ! Very knowledgeable wait staff and extremely gracious and friendly. Food is supremely prepared and presented , elegant Mexican, not slop all over your plate.

LD
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guillermo's consistently serves the BEST Mexican food in the Desert.... Staff is welcoming and fun and the restaurant itself is high energy, colorful and very clean!! Fav spot of ours!!

GT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant.
Good reception, very good food

KB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff. Very friendly and well spoken hostess and waitress.

BC
Denver
71 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Mexican food, definitely not Tex-Mex.

RC
Palm Springs
207 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Guillermos! Fernanda always takes excellent care of us. The restaurant is very clean and comfortable. The menu selections are wonderful. We both had the Chile Verde - wow! We also always have the flan for dessert. This restaurant is a neighborhood gem! It is always busy too for good reason!

DW
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the VERY BEST MEXICAN I’ve ever had. Authentic. Family owned. Superior, very friendly and helpful service. They went above and beyond to help us select the perfect meal. Their house specialties, including the bacon wrapped shrimp and their Carnitas Michoacanas were two extraordinary entrees! We were five lifelong friends visiting from Seattle and Phoenix and each of us felt it was the best authentic Mexican meal we had ever had. And we loved the chips and warm salsa-unique but oh so good! If we had been there on our first day instead of our last we would have returned everyday! It’s a small and very inviting restaurant and the love and care the family puts into everything they do makes it a very special experience. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

A
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

THis was our second time there..my husband and I went the first time by ourselves. The service was very good, the food was good and we had a nice time. The second time we took friends and we were all disappointed...Our server was definitely having a bad day and it showed in our “lack” of service..one thing was our friend wanted a simple quesadilla..waiter stated they didn’t have any tortillas..excuse me..we’re in a mexican restaurant and then with my husbands dinner the waiter brought tortillas..I had the suissa’s and you have a choice of sauces..I didn’t even get asked..no hot sauce..no asking if we wanted another drink..just disappointed..if we go back it will be a long time..

p
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited Guillermo's for the first time for dinner upon the recommendation of friends. It was as good as they said. Chips and salsa were delicious, the white wine sangria was the best I've had, and the daily special - halibut - was cooked well and the rice and vegetables were excellent.

SG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to go. Family owned and they always make the customers feel like a part of the family.

SW
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Extremely disappointed in a venue we have frequented often. The portions of all our entrees were embarrassingly small. Particularly disstressing because we brought newcomers to the desert for their first experience. There was literally no value from entree to $$$$. Embarrassing for all.

A
Palm Springs
39 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great experience start to finish. We brought our 5 year old daughter & they welcomed her & then some. As it was our first visit here we weren’t sure what to expect. We knew it would be good based on past reviews. It was excellent! Got the diablo sauce on the side no matter what you order. Yummy chips & I loved the warm salsa. Friendly staff through & through. Kinda funky location but it’s super nic!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. I started with a cucumber jalapeno margarita, so good! They bring you warm chips and warm chips and warm salsa which Was a first, but amazing. Then we shared fajitas with filet mignon and chicken. Best we've had anywhere. Highly recommend.

JT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily one of the top restaurants in the Palm Springs area. All four of us ordered fish (salmon, red snapper, and octopus). We all were more than satisfied. Service was still good although the restaurant was packed, outside on the patio and in. We made a reservation and were glad we did.

LD
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff extremely helpful waiter..lots of fun!

CS
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant. Great food. Really enjoyed my visit and highly recommend

AJ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Service was excellent. A lively restaurant filled with happy people.

RC
Palm Springs
207 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This time of year is perfect for dining outside on the nice patio at Guillermo's. The food and service is always great here! I love the fact they use tablecloths for both lunch and dinner. The custom plates are special and the cocktail and water glasses are fun! We ordered the Chile verde and carne assay. Both are always excellent - full of flavor and so tender. We ordered the flan for dessert. It's the best we've ever had!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. I had the combo fajitas and my husband enjoyed the carnitas. Excellent service. Fresh tortillas and delicious salsa. This will become a regular for us when coming to Palm Desert. Our waiter, Peru, was very attentive and made the experience so enjoyable!

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