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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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Guillermo's Restaurante Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (27)
Casual (22)
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Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for Groups (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Live Music (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Fun (10)
Cozy (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Spicy (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tapas (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Romantic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

We reserved a table in the restaurant for dinner at 6:00.
We got there at 5:00 and had happy hour Margaritas in the bar first.
The margaritas (served in lovely glasses)and food were good.

Nice evening! We'll be back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, Cozy
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 6 days ago

Great authentic food and excellent service, we will be back!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 days ago

This restaurant really has it together. Snappy service, amazing food and nice ambience. We will keep coming back to enjoy the experience. Easy to recommend this restaurant to those family and friends who have not been there yet.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Food and service is excellent. Service staff is friendly and helpful.

Tags: Live Music, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This was our first visit to Guillermo's and we will be back again soon. The menu covers a wide range of choices and it was a little overwhelming so we asked our server for recommendations. He recommended Carnitas Michoacanas and the three of us decided to go with that choice. It was AMAZING. It was tender, moist and tasty. In addition, our server was attentive and all our needs were met. Overall it was a great experience. Highly recommend Guillermo's.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Fabulous food and service. Our waiter even found our credit card which had somehow fallen under the table! Many good and unusual choices on the menu. We will return next time we are in Palm Desert.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I relish the variety of {Mexican] restaurants here in the Coachella Valley; but kudos must go to serving local food ingredients FRESHly prepared. Not one part of the dishes prepared came from cans. Warm salsa was a treat as well. I'm not used to white tablecloth service at lunch with Mexican fare - but I could get used to it quickly. Excellent service ups the game to almost fine dining at the noon hour. Family management on site as well. First time customer but will be a regular as of now.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Central Texas)·Dined on February 5, 2018

New restaurant in the El Paseo area. Let me tell you, this place is awesome. The periquitos rellenos for an appetizer were superb, as was the traditional, very fresh, guacamole. I had the Carnitas Michoacanas that were just over the moon good. A nice Modelo Especial to top of a great meal. This place is where it's at and we will be back often. 10 out of 10 good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Authentic, Spicy, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food and service were great. It was a bit noisy but it was a Saturday night.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food. Great drinks. Reasonably priced. We will return to explore the menu in greater depth

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Just average mexican food. Nothing we had was special. Margaritas were watered down and I would rate them as the worst of any we have had in this area. All this said, the ambiance is great. So, if you want a very nice environment and just ok food and drink, this is your place,
Given the choices of good mexican food we have in the area, I doubt we will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The best Mexican food that I’ve ever had.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Don’t go to Guillermo’s for their tacos, fajitas, or enchiladas. I’m sure there good, but you’ll be missing out. Do go for their authentic, regional Mexican cuisine, favoring preparations from Michoacán, where the owner, Guillermo, is from. This family-owned and operated business serves up some of the finest Mexican food I’ve had outside Mexico and a certain five-star restaurant in Chicago. I liked it so much, I returned a second night for more. The first night, my spouse and I shared the Ensalada De Jicama Con Pepino, a jicama and cucumber dressed with a tasty vinaigrette and chili powder. We tried two entrees. One was the Camarones Ixtapa - a delicious preparation of smoked tuna, shrimp, and octopus sautéed with onions, chili poblano, chili guajillo, and mojo sauce. The other was the amazing Molcajete (Plato Azteca). Served in a scalding hot clay pot, this stew includes grilled beef, chicken, chorizo, and panela cheese. Served bubbling hot, It’s a delectable combination of heat and savory ingredients. The second night, I tried the Filete De Cameron Al Cuervo - tequila-marinated shrimp wrapped in bacon and served with garlic mojo sauce. There is much, much more to try.

The staff is welcoming, the bartender, Mario, is knowledgeable of their very large selection of tequila and mezcal, and Guillermo’s son serves as sommelier.

Put this amazing restaurant on your to-do list for the Palm Springs area.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Loved their combo frajitas! Classy place to eat dinner!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Stopped in for a late lunch on our way from the airport to our hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The restaurant was fairly empty at that hour and the attentiveness of the servers was understandably outstanding. Our meals were excellent. My only observation was the salsa was a bit bland in my opinion. I like a bit more spice. The restaurant is well decorated and there is patio seating. We will be back on our next trip. Highly recommend.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was great. Read reviews and wasn’t disappointed.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We’ve been here twice in the past two weeks. First time the food was outstanding as was our server. The second time things were not quite as good. The carnitas were over cooked and dry - disappointing. The enchiladas suisas were tasty but nothing special. We will give this restaurant another try and make other entree choices given our first time there was so positive.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This is our second visit and we brought friends with us. It was just as good the second time. This is more upscale- healthier Mexican food. The atmosphere is part of the charm. It is just nicely appointed. The food is very well prepared and very tasty. The server was efficient but not very happy in her work. You got the idea that she would rather be somewhere else. They made an error in the order and she seemed annoyed with us and did not apologize for the error. I'd still recommend this spot for the atmosphere and great food. Later the manager made the rounds and was very cordial and welcoming. IF you want really good Mexican food in Palm Desert, Guillermo's is the place.

Tags: Live Music, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Guillermo's was excellent. Started with the chips and salsa/guacamole, great dinner and churchs with caramel and ice cream and everything was delicious. We drove from Los Angeles to see a show and chose Guillermo's after Tommy Bahama was booked up. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Our new spot when we are in town.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Fun, Cozy, Vegan, Casual, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great service, exceptional food, Guillermo’s sets the bar high!
We have eaten here numerous times, ordering different things and have never been disappointed. The staff is polite and attentive. There’s just no comparison in the valley that we have found!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Not your ur typical Mexican menu. Very comfortable restaurant with very interesting menu selections. Our party of four all had different entrees and will need to return to try the others that we couldn't order this time. The appetizer, peppers stuffed with shrimp were excellent. The waitstaff were attentive but did not rush us and the guitar music added a pleasant touch to our family experience. The noise level, was unlike many restaurants was comfortable and allowed easy conversations. We will certainly return for another meal with n our next vacation in the area.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2018

came in for the first time to watch football. two T V's at the bar not at a good angle from the dining room. Menu is intensive i judge a mexican place by the Chili Rieno - its ok had better

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We make a point to have dinner here whenever we are in the Palm Springs Palm desert area. Excellent service, authentic food and the Margaritas. We always get the Mazatlán salad to start.

Great local find

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food, margaritas and the service are all a cut above most Mexican restaurants. Fine dining, for sure.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Delicious, fresh, authentic Mexican food. Ambiance is warm and comfortable-like dining in a friend’s lovely home. Food is gourmet and excellent. A true neighborhood gem.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Got a last min reservations as everything was packed on a Saturday during the holidays. Had chicken fajitas that had zero seasoning and didn't taste like they were from an authentic Mexican restaurant. More like what you would expect from an Applebees.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 30, 2017

First time in the area - Guillermo’s came highly recommended by friends and didn’t disappoint! Great margaritas, fabulous, fresh food ( the Serrano homemade hot sauce was divine) and very efficient and friendly servers made for a very enjoyable experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

So good. Service and food top notch.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had been to Guillermo’s a few times, and LOVED it. Friends called to say, they were coming to visit, so I made reservations . They enjoyed it thoroughly. Unique foods, phenomenal presentation, and I can’t wait to go again

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great authentic Mexican restaurant like in Mexico! Really enjoyed it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food and excellent Margarita's! We will be back!

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Wonderful evening with amazing food. We walked right in with our reservation.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had an excellent traditional Mexican meal with natural and fresh ingrediants. The owner personally visited the table and spent a few minutes telling us the history of the restaurant. Well worth a visit!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 24, 2017

As always the food, service and ambiance were great, that's why we chose Guillermo's for our Christmas Eve dining. Thanks for a great evening! See you soon.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Pretty restaurant and good service. Some of the dishes were better than others. Good margaritas that are quite pricey.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Loved the guitar player.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 11, 2017

great mexican food at reasonable prices, nice quitar music and ambiance.

Tags: Hot Spot, Live Music, Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Really unique and delicious menu for Mexican cuisine.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

As we told the owner as we were leaving, this is a special place. The food is the best Mexican food that I have had outside of Mexico City in quite a few years. I am sure this is the best Mexican restaurant in the Coachella Valley. It is a family operation and they do a great job. We got a bonus being able to listen to a gentleman playing some lovely Spanish guitar music. I look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Service and meals were perfect. Would definitely return. I had the filet steak which was cooked perfectly.

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