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About Guillermo's Restaurante

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.

72850 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

Cross Street:
Highway 74

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 341-0980

Website:
http://www.guillermosrestaurante.com/

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Guillermo's Restaurante Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (12)
Authentic (10)
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Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Groups (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Fun (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Cozy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Spicy (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Romantic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

We come to Palm Desert from LA. This is one of our favorite places. The food was better than ever...and Guillermo always so warm and welcoming. Do your soul a favor and visit Guillermo's!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I have been serval times and this is one of my favorites. Great food and service
Killer Margaritas ( although a little too sweet ...tell them and they will make it with more lime)

The place is very clean and lively with sports on tv at the bar

Guillermo is so friendly and always comes out to speak

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Spicy, Great Beer
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always a favorite every time we are in the dearest. Family owned & run, which makes a difference. Attention to detail as well as great, authentic food.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We sat outside and the resturant was very full inside and out. The last few times we have eaten there has not been good service. We have to ask for water , chips and salsa at least three times.
Also annoying was a girl that came in selling chocolate bars going around to every table.!! She
and her sister were going all over that resturant bothering the customers. Not very professional to be annoyed by children selling candy!
They should be more attentive to their customers
and to peddlers annoying their customers.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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food4
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fabulous food and service. I’d go back every day to eat thru the menu!!

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was outstanding, only the acoustics is poor when guitarist is playing. Service and staff are outstanding

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food,service, and atmosphere. We were visiting and when we come back we will
return

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Good food, GREAT service, very attentive. Interesting menu, a little bit different than every other mainstream Mexican restaurant. Lots of shrimp, and fish dishes.

Tags: Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Live Music
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food3
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Guillermo's is not your average neighborhood Tex-Mex spot. The menu is impressive and goes well beyond the typical burritos, enchiladas and tacos drawn from a common pot that we so often find. My wife's Fajitas were outstanding and the Molcajete was the best I've ever had. Service was prompt and friendly.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent dinner. We loved the carnitas and chile rellenos. Margarita were delicious too. Recommend this great mexican restaurant in Palm Desert!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Warm, friendly atmosphere, good flavors, generous portions. Easy conversation at round table for 6.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Reasonable prices just the right amount of food.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food and service were terrific as usual! The octopus dish was fantastic - would highly recommend it!!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Best Mexican in Palm Desert. Bar none. Family owned and authentic.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 23, 2017

My husband and I dine at Guillermo’s every time we come to the desert. This visit our entres were amazing: Bertha’s chicken tamales and Pollo con mole poblano. Finished with tres leches cake. A wow dining experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food is unusual but not, at least to me, interesting. The squash side was under-cooked. The shrimp wrapped with bacon in a spiral was tough and salty. Plenty of duct tape on the booth cushions did not add to the ambiance.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Guillermo's is DELICIOUS! Don’t go here thinking you are going to get your “standard” Mexican food. I describe Guillermo’s to my friends as “gourmet” Mexican food. Their food is almost delicate in the seasonings. Nothing is over-powering, none of the tastes are hidden. I even love their mixed vegetables! My favorite meal is the periquitos stuffed with shrimp appetizer (sometimes hot, but always really tasty) followed by the rib dinner. Yes, I said “ribs” in a Mexican restaurant. So good!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Guillermo's is one of our go to places in Palm Desert. Truly authentic Mexican cuisine served in a great, family atmosphere. The staff is top notch and very knowledgeable about the menu. Menu has a wide variety of dishes and the house specialties are superb.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We love it! Food and Service is excellent! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Having read all the good reviews my expectations were high. We were disappointed. The octopus was oily and could have been more flavorful. Also a little tough. The chicken mole came with very little mole. Maybe a third of each breast was covered. The flavor of the sauce was good, but had to ask for more. The service, however, was attentive.

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food3
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We often eat at Guillermo's. The food is delicious and the sauces divine. The service is excellent and the wait staff friendly.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

The BEST authentic mexican dining experience in a very very long time!! The food was outstanding, service spot on, the signature dishes crazy good!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Food is consistently terrific. Service is excellent. This is a well run family business and they try to see to every detail.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Delicious Mexican food that is notches above the average Mexican restaurant. Love it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We've been to this restaurant before. Good food and service. Will be back again!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Very disappointed. I asked our waitress for another batch of tortillas. She asked me just one? I said yes knowing that there should be 3-4 tortillas in each pack. Moments later she returned with only 1 tortilla in the tortilla warmer. I called another waiter since she wasn't around & explained that I was expecting more tortillas in each pack. He showed us an attitude & asked ok how many do you want? I told him if I can have just 2 more. A minute later our original waitress showed up and instead of apologizing for the misunderstanding, she confronted and basically yelled at us that she asked we gave her the wrong answer. I think I'll never go back again.

Tags: Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 22, 2017

The best guacamole ever! I didn't care for the chicken tortilla soup, waitress took it off the bill without me asking. Nice ambience, linen tabke cloths. Kids meal didn't come with drink, extra $3

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Always a pleasure dining at this family business, not a chain like so many desert Mexican restaurants. Upscale in its charming atmosphere, large bar, sometimes live guitar entertainment , professional waitstaff & broader menu options.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 16, 2017

I chose this restaurant for a get-together with an old friend based on their dinner menu. This is definitely not the usual Americanized Mexican food but interesting and authentic dishes. I had a wonderful mussels dish to start and then a truly wonderful octopus entree. My wife and our friend enjoyed they ordered although they were less adventurous than I was. we look forward to going back and trying many more dishes. The margaritas were quite good too, including one they call skinny. The owner stopped by to chat a few times and he is very nice. They let us sit there for over three hours on a Friday night without ever feeling rushed.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Saw other reviews and decided to give them a try. Food was excellent and service was constantly attentive.

Tags: Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Was surprised when ordering carniasada that it came as a whole peice and not cut up. Rice a little bland-margaritas were amazing. I'd sefinateltnfonagain.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2017

This is a fabulous family run restaurant. All the recipes are authentic family restaurant. Everything is delicious and freshly prepared every day. The Michoacána Carnitas are amazing, smoked for hours till crispy on the outside and tender served with a fruity and tangy tomatilla sauce. The octopus and the ceviche are also stand outs. In fact there is nothing we have eaten that isn't exceptional.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Casual, Live Music
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 5, 2017

The crowds line up during the season to eat here so we decided to wait till it got slower. The food and service were great. A bit pricey but worth it if you want a very different type of Spanish food. Many interesting items on the menu you don't see in other Spanish restaurants.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Drinks were good. They need to offer combo plates so we can taste everything

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Outstanding food and impeccable service! We eat here often and bring guests that are visiting from out of town. They are impressed every time and find the menu to be a wonderful change from the standard fare that one often finds in Mexican restaurants. Servers are always well trained and obviously committed to making their guests have a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Every time we visit the desert area, we make reservations at Guillermo's! The carnitas plate is my favorite...crispy, moist and flavorful. Great margaritas and the service is great as well!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Good night under seasoned across the board.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Love this restaurant. We drive from Paml Springs knowing we will always have a terrific meal. They surprised our 2 riends with 2 huge, delicious pieces of cake for their birthdays.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Consistently good food and service. Great family-owned restaurant.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 24, 2017

This is the second time we went to this restaurant and everything was absolutely delicious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date
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