Mitch's on El Paseo Prime Seafood

4.7
1365 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

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Sushi, Specialty Sake Selections, Prime Steaks and Seafood. Serving Lunch and Dinner. Bar Menu all night long! Climatized patio, Located at the corner of Portola & El Paseo in Palm Desert. Come join us for great food and a fabulous time!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Sushi, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Open Tuesday - Saturday
Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Happy Hour Daily - Seasonal hours - subject to change
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Phone number
(760) 779-9200
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Portola
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Parking details
Located in back of Plaza Roberge on Portola.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1365 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Mitch’s really has it all down perfectly. From Mitch greeting us as we walk in, to the fabulous service and then, there’s the food! Over the top great and so many choices, there’s really something for everyone’s food tastes. Sorry they will be closed for two months for summer!!!!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We had a Press Conference with 17 invited guests. We were made at home in Mitch's upstairs loft, a full bar, awesome food, and food service. Everyone Left with great information, but they also left well sated and happy. to get such attention and service at the "end" of the season is pretty unique. Try Mitch's for large parties too. They're fabulous.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

We drove in from Phoenix to see our jeweler on El Paseo. They recommended Mitch's as they know that we are gourmands and love fabulous food, cocktails, and wine. The dover sole and Chilean seabass and the accompanied risotto and potato dish, and the best grilled asparagus we have ever had any where, any time. This is now our favorite restaurant in Palm Desert. That is hard to say as there are so many good places to eat. If we lived there, we would be dining there every week.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Love Mitch’s. Welcome from the owner was appreciated ! We had a wonderful time. Will miss you until next season.


Thank you, Judy Estey

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Always an amazing time here. The food is always very good and the variety is great. Mitch is such a great guy and very personable. Really cares about his guests. The balloon cake is our favorite dessert of all time!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Food and service was amazing. They also had some live music which was very entertaining. Would definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Based on some reviews I read, we booked a reservation to meet up for dinner with some friends from Palm Springs. It seemed like a good midway point as we were coming from La Quinta. From the moment we walked in we were impressed with the husband and wife who were providing terrific musical entertainment. We were greeted by Mitch and seated within a few minutes of our arrival.

The evening only got better as we had a lovely server with a great personality. The menu provides a wonderful selection of starters, entrees and a very nice choice of wines. Three of us chose the Ahi while a fourth decided on a dinner of sushi. All of us absolutely loved our meals and before we knew it we had been dining and talking for 2 1/2 hours.

I highly recommend Mitch's on El Paseo. The owner provides a nice friendly atmosphere, terrific food and quality musical entertainment. You will not be disappointed. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

The food on the Summer menu special was wonderful. The specialty cocktails from the bar were very mediocre and not worth $14.00 each. Stick to the food and wine.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Wonderful but a bit on the expensive side (plan for over $100 for two w/o drinks for 2-course meal). However, you do get a fabulous meal in a very nice setting. Wife and I had sashimi starters (fabulous). Dover Sole (wonderful) and Scallops (also great). Friday and Saturday they have a live 2-piece band. Very good wine list. We'll be back.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Good sushi and wine. Ribeye tough as a board. I realize it come to the end of season food and nerves. We will give it another chance during season.

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3.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Disappointing after reading the reviews on Yelp and downloading their menu. Only selected items (50%) were available. Happy hour looks good but our party felt their dinner prices were on the higher side especially for alcohol. On very positive notes, service was very good and they had a duo playing who were absolutely fantastic.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

There’s not another place in Palm Desert like Mitch’s. The food is fantastic, service always great and the drinks are a generous pour, unlike some others on El Paseo. We just love going there. There’s something for everyone in choosing food. It’s a 10 !!!!!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Mitch’s meets any and all desires for a perfect meal, ambiance and enjoyable evening!

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Fantastic food and service. And 1/2 price wine night made it even better! We are definitely going to make this one of our “go-to” restaurants!

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Music... sorry way too loud! Could not here one another. Food was excellent!

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Only had inside seating, bar music is loud. Suggest a table not too close to bar.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

service is great and it always nice that Mitch comes by to say hello.
we are new to the area (as a second home) and the food is a great mixture. some can have sushi and others can have steak or fish.
great drink menu and always great ambiance.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Dine at Mitch's frequently. Food is always great as well as the service. The wine list is special with a number of great wines including Sea Smoke Chardonnay.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Was amszing

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Mitch and his staff were so hospitable and accommodating. We enjoyed our experience immensely and will definitely be returning.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Mitch greeted us at the door. Everyone was very friendly. Service was impeccable. Food was great. I tied the new paella and it was the best I ever had. Lots of fish.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We were on a double anniversary date with 2 other couples, so we had a table for 6. A large party came in and was seated near us, and it quickly became too loud to carry on our conversations. Without having to say anything we were quickly wisked away to a quieter table and even given a complementary flask of wine. Classy touch Mitch's!! We come out to the desert every year for our anniversary weekend, and we will be back to Mitch's for sure!! Excellent customer service through-out our meal, and a lovely and beautiful venue to share a meal with friends.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Food was excellent. Noise level awful

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

I love great seafood and I have to say Mitch’s is at the top of my list as one of the best overall seafood restaurants I’ve ever had the pleasure to visit
The service is superb and everything we tried was very fresh and delicious
They have live music up by the bar playing a variety of old 70s and 80s music
Mitch and his wife were there both nights greeting and mingling with their guests which gave a great family feel to the place
Free valet parking was a nice touch also
Meals are moderately priced but well worth it if your looking for great seafood and a great time !

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

We love coming to Mitch’s!! My husband wanted to celebrate his birthday there. They’re always so welcoming and personable, with great food and service staff. Their food is always delicious....

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

What a phenomenal time! Mitch was wonderful. Can’t wait to visit again.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Food was ok. The restaurant felt a little outdated and my chair at the table was cloth and had stains all over it! It was super busy and a little loud but everyone was very nice, I felt it wasn’t the “nice/fancy” dinner I was hoping for!

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1.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The whole experience was not very good, from being seated in a poor location, and waiting 10 minutes for a new table. The waiter saw us seated and continued on talking with his buddy for another 10 minutes

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Restaurant week

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Tried Mitch’s for the first time during Restaurant Week. Our dining experience was five star from the excellent service to the halibut cooked to perfection. Highly recommend. Good value for what you receive during Restaurant Week. Strawberry cake excellent; arugula salad excellent; service was promptl and always watching to fill our every need. We will return.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Wonderful menu, food & service. More casual than we expected. Will try the bar on the next visit. Good small plate selection.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Great food; our server was wonderful. Will definitely return in cooler weather

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

The food was fantastic, and the service was even better.

First time there - tried it during PD Restaurant Week - we'll be back. Even during the Valley's off-season, there was a nice vibe.

Sashimi bar options were bountiful.

Only knock: we think she was a manager...with a big head of hair, would constantly walk around, playing with/primping her hair, fluffing it up. It was so much so that we began shielding our food when she walked by so we wouldn't get a stray hair follicle as a "gift".

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Fabulous as always! Food was great, service spectacular. We will be back!

Thank you, judy

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Fabulous time! My friends birthday and was served a wonderful desert. We will be back

Thank you, judy Estey

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Lovely outdoor patio setting, fabulous food preparation and presentation, wait staff and owner say "yes" to customer requests. We have enjoyed lunch and dinner at Mitch's, and we'll be back.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

First time, and we will add this to our regular list whenever we are in the area!! Best waiter we've had in quite some time. So very attentive, even though he was busy! Food was amazing, great wine list. A must go!!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Mitch’s is one of our most favorite places in Palm Desert! The food is over the top and service fantastic. If you’re lucky, Mitch will be there and greet you! Truly a great place to be!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We always make sure to go to Mitch's resturante every time we come to the Desert and we always enjoy our experience and the warm and personable service as well as fantastic food. The live music, out door setting, taste and quality of the food and the superb service has been consistently and pleasantly enjoyed by our family and friends. Thank you we all do appreciate it. we recommend this resturante for any occasion.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We love Mitch’s and come here when we visit about once a month. The service this time was inattentive. Kitchen staff dropped food off as if they were racing elsewhere without asking if we wanted pepper or chopsticks or anything. This caused some waits and cold food because of it. Server turnover seems high. The long time servers are the best. We will go back and hope it’s better next time. The apple dumpling dessert is the best! Mitch is the best host in town!

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