Our 2nd visit in four days & planning a third in the next week. Fabulous & unique food! Great margs. Delightful waitstaff. Favorites so far are: bone marrow, scallop appetizer, rib eye, pork, fish & just to be sure you try it-bone marrow. Only open a month but everything ship shape. GO!,,,,,
Everything was outstanding. This isn’t the kind of place that you go to get chips and salsa - if you want that go somewhere else - but if you want great modern Mexican cuisine, this is the place for you. And get the cocktail with the agave worm salt. Trust me.
There is potential here but work needs to be done. Enjoyed drinks and apps, best margarita I have had in the valley. Soup and roasted cauliflower were creative, well prepared and flavorful. Problems started after that. Wait for mains was long, with excuses and avoidance by the waitstaff for likely 45 minutes if not longer. Manager came over saying everything is prepared from scratch. Blah, blah, blah. When they finally arrived 3 of the 4 were quite good; 2 fish and 1 vegetarian were pleasing to the eye and the palate. Chili releno side was cold and way to cheesy. Dud was the duck; though tender it was gamey and the described preparation and sauce sounded much better on the menu. Dull and was left half eaten. To their credit, they comped us 3 desserts which weren't very good; carrot cake (at a Mercian place?) was way too sweet and the flan had the texture of jello. The best was the berry shortcake but again, what's Mexican about that? They also deducted $30 from the bill. Bottom line; kinks to work out with the menu and especially with the service but we will give this place another try though we'll wait for a little while to return.
The kitchen was super slow; we waited 40 mins for dinner. The food runner was clueless. The waiter was sweet.
Modern Mexican done well! Highly recommend.
This experience left the majority of us disappointed . The service was attentive and responsive but everyone felt portions are too large and prices excessive. The flavours need enrichment and attention to serving everything hot is necessary .
Actually never got a chance to have dinner! The owner sat us at our table. He was very friendly and appreciative that we made reservations specifically because of reading the menu and bio of the chef.
And that was the end of service, except for the water pourer who came right away.
We sat for 15 minutes without anyone taking our drink order and food order.
We tried to get the owners attention but he was too busy hugging ad greeting obviously acquaintances!
We got up and left and went to Trio down the street which as always was spot on as far as service, promptness and food.
Too bad because we were looking forward to a truly Mexico. City influenced cuisine.
What a wonderful addition to the restaurant scene in Palm Springs. The food was excellent authentic Mexican food-not Texmex;the cocktails and wine were wonderful; the staff were very friendly and very attentive; and the atmosphere was perfect. I would encourage you to give this restaurant a try. I believe you will not be disappointed.
Fantastic Mexican with fresh ingredients and a more evolved, sophisticated menu. Delicious & Definitely not garden variety with great service too!
Great staff. Imaginative food. Delightful setting. Delicious evening
Average food that was overpriced. Staff slow and inattentive
Our food was great, the presentation was beautiful, the service was very friendly although a bit slow due to a very busy night. This is cuisine, not Tex/ Mex.
I will definitely be back for more!
"Prawns" should be revised to" 5 baby shrimp that may someday grow up to be prawns"
Great new spot in town with fantastic food, a wonderful vibe, and very good service. Check it out!
At last Palm Springs has a serious authentic Mexican restaurant Great menu, caring owner and waitstaff. They even have very good Mexican wine ( who knew). This will be a repeat for us.
We recently invited friends to join us for our first time at Alebrije Bistro Mexico. It was not what I expected...it was more than I expected. It is not your typical Mexican menu. You will not find a taco or refried beans on the dinner menu. The food was incredible and prepared by a very creative and talented chef. We will definitely be back.
Everything was very good our waiter was top notch, food was awesome.
Love this new restaurant.
Nice food but the Shrimp meal was too much expensive for what i got.
Around 35$ for 5 small shrimps in a small plate with some veggies.
I would put this plate in the appetizer section for 12$.
Our waiter Christian was on point !
The only comment is food was tasty however portion on Prawns dish
Seemed skimpy to the others, especially for the price of $32.
Outstanding dining. Bar and dining room beautifully designed with jewel tone colors, very comfortable furniture, hammered silverware, and kitchen towel style napkins. Quiet enough for conversation. Soft lighting. Service was perfect changing silverware and glassware as necessary. Cauliflower appetizer unusual and delicious. Both Pablano and Lentil soups excellent. Seafood entree perfectly cooked and accompanied by bountiful selection of fresh vegetables and edible flowers. Beautiful color and texture. Finished meal with amazing meringue dessert. The house margarita is original and well balanced. Recommend highly.
Definitely not your typical Mexican restaurant. Everything we had was fantastic...our server was great too...first time bit definitely will be back
Loved it. The depth of flavors will win you over
It was good food the orange and grapefruit salad was fabulous. The order got a bit screwed up but I put it down to being new and working out the kinks. I hope they change their menu at least monthly as I can see being a limited menu that one would get border quick. We will go back again to give it another try. The lamb was okay, the pork was very good. They did say they will have different nights, such as a 4 course wine tasting, a tequila tasting menu so it should be interesting.
This place was such a pleasant surprise. I was initially thrown off base when I first read the menu. After Eric described everything I truly did want to order everything. The unusual variety and blends of seasonings was amazing. I am excited to return and try some other new items. Our table enjoyed grilled citrus salad , octopus salad, pork and ribeye. I do agree with another reviewer that had commented on the rolls. I would skip them and do a small corn muffin instead to better compliment the food. Sorry no room for dessert. Oh yes- did have a pitcher of yummy margaritas. Thank you for a great evening.
Very disappointing after reading the hype. Service issues you expect with a new restaurant so I won't comment on those, but when the claim is of a top chef from Mexico City your expectations get set high. All of our dishes were uninspiring and not good. When I read the other reviews posted here I cannot believe I was at the same place. One good thing...the Mexican wines were very good.
My overall review would have been 5 stars but the service was lacking. It was obvious that the restaurant is new and they're still working out the kinks. Our waiter was extremely nice & did his best, but there were many problems. It took about 1/2 hour to get our drinks and water. Only 3 of 4 drinks arrived together. We ordered appetizers and main courses. Unfortunately, our main courses showed up first, about 1/2 hour after ordering. We told them we would skip the appetizers if it meant having our entrees sit under heat lamps. They promised they would re-fire, so we waited another 20 minutes or so for appetizers. When we got our entries, two of our party felt their food had been sitting awhile. I'd like to stress that our food and drinks were great! It's a lovely & unusual menu for Palm Springs - just what we need. The food was perfectly prepared, with just the right spice. I believe that this will be a special restaurant once they get their act together.
Menu was the same as our last time there two weeks ago. Would like to see more variety...even as specials (wasn't offered a special on either visit). Service was poor--it's either a server problem or a kitchen problem...maybe both.
The food is inventive and fresh. We've worked through most of the menu at this point and won't go back until there is some variety. Good wine list. Interesting cocktails.
We're a tough crowd.
Wonderful selection of Mexican wines that accompany the awesome cuisine of Mexico’s capital.
Exciting addition to the local dining scene! Alejandro's creations are different, delicious, and the wine list of Mexican wines is very different!
Fabulous! NOT your typical Mexican restaurant but haute Mexico City cuisine with wonderful creative menu and priced accordingly. Our best meal in Palm Springs.
A future James Beard award winner. The chef has a incredible creative flare that you don't often find in a dinning experience. After our first meal we book our second night before leaving the restaurant .
Both the food and service was amazing!! The owner visited our table multiple times to check to see how how our meal was. I highly recommend and will definitely visit again soon.
Four of us dined here and had a truly wonderful meal. Don't expect rice and beans. This is high quality regional cuisine. The flan was the best we have ever had. Staff is exceptional.
Lots of potential here for a great experience. Still working out the kinks in service. Warm and hospitable owners.
We were in Palm Springs for Modernism Week and were looking for good Mexican food. Alebrije Bistro Mexico had excellent reviews for only being opened 5 days. We gave them a try and were happy we did. Obviously the word is out, because by the end of the evening, the restaurant was packed.
The hostess was very kind and welcomed us. Our waiter Eric gave excellent food recommendations and was very attentive. The manager came around and asked how our meal was and explained that the chef orders fresh ingredients daily. It was apparent, as our food was so fresh and tasty.
The chef won Top Chef in Mexico and has creative & delicious food options.
This is not your typical Mexican restaurant. They do not serve chips and salsa, but home baked rolls with butter. We started with the Al Pastor Pineapple Margarita and the Roasted Orange Salad. The Pescado Fish with Roasted Artichoke and Chile Relleno was so delicious. We ended the meal with Eric's recommendation of Amaretto Flan.
We are foodies and this was one of the best meals we've had.
It's refreshing to have a Mexican restaurant that is unique in combining non-traditional ingredients. Alebrije Bistro is a fine new restaurant and we highly recommend supporting them!
We were so excited to try this great new restaurant in the fabulous Uptown Design District. We have been long time fans of the fine cuisine that one would find in Mexico City. This new hot spot did not disappoint. We were a group of 6 adults and a few kids. The appetizers were a sheer delight; octopus, ceviche, and tomato salad. We then moved on to sample 4 different entrees which were just as fabulous! Cocktails throw this new venue over the top!
Very attentive service and great food!
Excellent use of the former Dish space, minor floor layout alterations and a lighting re-design, have opened the room up, and somehow created an acoustic treatment that reduces the former restaurant's issue with background noise. The food is re-imagined Mexican Regional cuisine prepared to an unbelievably high-standard, and the Service was exceptional for a restaurant that has only been in operation for a week. The only thing that the management might consider improving is the chairs at the tables are a bit unforgiving for a dinning experience that could last more than two hours.
Amazing!! Alebrije is a beautifully decorated, warm and friendly restaurant. The food is authentic Mexican food. Steeped in history and tradition. Complex soups and sauces ... flavors ... it's an all around incredible experience. The wine list show cases some great Mexican wines. Just do yourself a favor and go!