About Mitch's on El Paseo Prime Seafood

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!

73951 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Sushi, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Happy Hour Daily - Seasonal hours - subject to change

Cross Street:
Portola

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 779-9200

Website:
http://www.mitchsonelpaseo.com/

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

Mitch's on El Paseo Prime Seafood Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (29)
Good for a Date (19)
Special Occasion (16)
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Good for Birthdays (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Romantic (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Fun (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Happy Hour (8)
Casual (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Hot Spot (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Healthy (4)
Live Music (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Scenic View (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Authentic (3)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 5 hours ago

Risotto was served cold. The quality of the food was inconsistent with the price.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Disappointed with quality of lobster. Very dry. Sushi was good as was salmon. Overpriced for what you get. A few of our chairs were partially on patio and partially in the rocks towards the grass - very wobbly and uncomfortable. Waitress was nice but nothing special.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

Our foursome stuck to the sushi menu tasting 5 different items from rolls to poke tacos. Nothing disappointed. Great outdoor dining although the tables for 4 are a bit small and crowded when plates are served.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Mitch’s is our favorite restaurant. Those who are locals know it to have great food, excellent service, and the restaurant is beautiful. All in all a huge win

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Mitchs is a great dining spot. I go in bar area when on my own. Always excellent

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The outside patio is a delightful place to enjoy. Our waiter was excellent. We were not rushed and our food was well prepared and nicely presented. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 14, 2017

First time visit and enjoyed a great dinner. Actually, we ordered five appetizers to share: gazpacho w/shrimp, shrimp tempura, shrimp & lobster martini, spicy bbq shrimp and a dozen Kumamoto oysters on the half shell. All were outstanding and they gave us a great sampling of what Mitch’s has to offer. Our waiter/sommelier helped us pair them with a great bottle of Pinot Noir. We ate outside under the back canopy and the propane heaters helped take the edge off of the light chill in the air. All in all a wonderful evening, and we look forward to the opportunity to go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food was excellent and service was great!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Thank you Mitch, keep up the great work.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Best restaurant in palm desert 🌵
I always pick this spot for my bday dinner and my lunch dates !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, People Watching, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Live Music, Fun, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

seafood dishes wonderful .great scallops etc nice wine pours great bread

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We loved this place! Food was delicious, great patio dining!

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 11, 2017

wonderful evening. great waiter , John. Treated us great very entertaining. Had a fantastic meal with great atmosphere ! Cant. wait to go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Even if you show up without reservations during the busy season, the owners who are the maitre d's go out out of their way to be helpful in finding a table. No attitude whatsoever. My favorite part is the outdoor setting has a large grass lawn which makes it feel so open. There are plenty of heat lamps to make even winter dining lovely. And the food is always good, service friendly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I always love coming here. Great food!! On Saturday, I had Chilean Sea Bass (first time eating that fish)...DELICIOUS! I am going back to have it again! Everything at our table was great! We will continue to bring friends here. One couple had never been (they loved it), we brought the other couple back after taking them there for the first time. They wanted to go back! Going to bring my sister next. I told her about the sea bass, now she wants to have it!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were quite impressed with the quality of food for this large restaurant in Palm Desert. The outdoor patio was very pretty with the lights and the way the tables were set up. It was a bit cooler that evening and and they had plenty of heaters set up around the tables. Only complaint is that the Dover Sole was not hot when it arrived but it is a thin piece of fish and cools quickly. The other fish served came very hot. The prices were steep but the portions very ample. We look forward to coming again and trying out the sushi, or sitting in the cool looking bar and trying out some of their signature cocktails!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food mediocre! Restaurant disjointed and tacky! Food was terrible. Such a disappointment!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The staff is accommodating and helpful. There is complimentary valet parking . Food is delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Love this place its our go to place everytime we come to the desert....Mitch is awesome and all the servers are wonderful....and the sushi is incredible...must go!!
see you all soon.. :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We had a great meal with friends from out of town at Mitch's. This is one of our favorite places to eat in the desert. It was Halloween, a Tuesday night and the restaurant was pretty quiet. We sat outside. Dinner was a shared sushi roll, seafood entrees and dessert. Everything was terrific. It was Tuesday/half price wine night so we got to try a new Pinot Noir from the wine list after speaking with the sommelier.

The outside dining area is really pretty and interesting. And at least on this evening, it was nice and quiet---no loud music, or loud people. This allowed us to really enjoy the food, conversation and company.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This place looks like an 1980’s cruise ship and it’s adequate if your standards are very low. I would never go back.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I'm sorry to say that for all of the times I have wanted to love Mitch's, I have yet to love Mitch's. Nothing is ever great. And some things are awful. They never get the steak cooked correctly. The crab legs are often dry and overcooked and they never give you the whole leg. The joint is not what anyone is paying for. The oyster selection is weak at best, and not varieties that are typically beloved. The wait staff, though charming and quick, don't even know what type of oysters they've served you because they have no method. The patio is beautiful and romantic unless you're there towards the end of the day when they start folding tables all around you. It is a beautiful location and a very pale attempt at a fine seafood restaurant

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Everything was great - we just happened to go when they had opening menu so the value was suppurb
Judy D

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, People Watching
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Loved everything about the place except the price of the house glass of wine...

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Mitch's is always a pleasure to dine with friends.
They are exceptional across all categories
It would be a go to restaurant for us but the menu is pricey. Wonderful for a nice evening out with good friends.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fabulous as always. So glad to have them back open for the season.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Mitch's is an open, eclectic space where you are warmly welcomed and treated well. Food is fresh, beautifully presented, and delicious. The whole evening was a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Anytime we come to Palm Desert we make a point of eating at least one evening at Mitch's. We have never been disappointed. The food and service are both great and the open air patio is delightful.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Although everyone very nice, hostess attempted to give us WORST table in the restaurant and we had reservations! Both salads came with zero dressing and were suppose to be tossed. Very boring steak salad. Lettuce, tomato, steak and dried onion topping.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Other than a loud table behind us everything was great...food was very good and the half price wine really made me smile.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Mitch's is always the perfect choice for group dining, date night, or special occasion. There is something on the menu for everyone, yet the menu is not overwhelming. The quality is superb and the owners take pride in their restaurant and make effort to have relationships with the locals and strangers. Don't be surprised if you see a few celebrities in from time to time there as well during the season.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Excellent as always!!
We LOVE this place, the food and especially the staff!!

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal, Casual, Business Meals, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Loved the ambiance, the service was wonderful and the food was amazing!!!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tapas, Authentic, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 8, 2017

So glad to have Mitch’s open again for the season, we love this place. One of the best restaurants in the Coachella Valley. The appetizer list is wonderful and huge, just be careful to not get too full. We will be back often, great food, cocktails and service! Live it!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Dinner at Mitch's is a must whenever we get to the desert. The truffle lobster and shrimp fried rice needs to be on the table no matter what else we order. The seafood is fresh, the service is friendly and attentive, the portions are satisfying and the management always makes us feel welcome..

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had the most amazing meal of our vacation. Dining outdoors under the moon n mountains was magical. We ordered handmade sushi 🍣 which was unbelievable and sea bass to die for. All was overseen by Mitch who shared a story from our hometown. We will never miss coming here when we return to the dessert. ♥️🌹

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Just an outstanding evening. First time at Mitchs and was not disappointed. Sat outside on the patio and the ambiance was perfect. Had the best Chilean sea bass I have ever had!!!! Phenomenal. Not the least expensive Resteraunt in the valley, but you get what you pay for, well worth it. Will return again for sure.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We dined the night of their reopening and for the first night back everything was pretty smooth! We loved our server. The food was good but a bit over priced. Seating outside was delightful!

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

We were so impressed with the fact that Mitch himself actually seated us. Very impressive to see the owner so involved. Food, service, and atmosphere were top -notch. We highly recommend.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Mitch's is my favorite it Palm Desert
The food was excellent as always
The service was 10 out 10 thanks to Isaac!!!!

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