It is so refreshing to have a real Mexican restaurant in Palm Springs with creative food you might encounter in Mexico City, rather than the usual americanized version of Mexican food.
Service was very good and the meal delicious.
We will be back
Fantastic food gem in downtown area! The Chilaquiles and Bloody Mary were perfect! Thanks to the Chef and to Fabiola and the wonderful servers! They made my birthday quite memorable :) I will be coming back!!!!
Fabulous, fabulous PS restaurant. Outstanding, innovative food, excellent service, great ambiance, wonderful vibe
We had a wonderful dinner with friends , the service was great and the food delicious,
Watch out for the spicy tequila drinks , my sister in law said her drink was one of the best she has very had ! Fun night was had by all
Delicious Mexican food!
We had been there for lunch and wanted to go back for dinner. When another restaurant canceled our anniversary reservations less that 3 hours before, we thought of Alebrije. It was serendipity. Everything worked. We were seated at the right time and the food and service were great. We plan to go back soon.
Mexican food has reached a whole different level here. Exceptional food served beautifully and with excellent Mexican wine. Who knew?
Excellent food and our waiter was very knowledgeable of the menus and very helpful. I would highly recommend and will go again the next time I am in Palm Springs.
Nice venue, generally attentive service, & some creative dishes. The majority of our group really enjoyed their entrees, the remaining 2 described them as good or OK. (Specifically, the duck was tough and the lechon was nothing special.) All of us felt the menu is highly overpriced.
Great wine menu with lots of wines from Valle de Guadalupe!! Menu is good but limited. Had expected more mole - since the name referred to Oaxaca. And tortillas. But still very good.
We actually found the restaurant thru Open Table and LOVED IT. Exquisite food perfectly prepared. Limited menu which is fine because there were great choices in every style of this “Mexico City” upscale style restaurant...NOT TexMex.
This was our second visit and we just love the creative and unique Mexican dishes - very different from traditional Mexican food. We will definitely be back. Outstandingly creative use of ingredients.
The food and service were amazing would like the menu to be a little larger but everything was incredible. Amazing menu
The restaurant is semi modern looking-not my style-but still very nice. The hosts were kind and helpful.
Table for two was very small and wobbly, then I got a mosquito in my glass of wine (this was unfortunate) but the server quickly fixed both. As far as the menu goes, it is not very extensive. The appetizer section has three types of seafood "ceviche-like" options out of the five they offer. We ordered the bone marrow: it was okay, it lacked acidity and about four minutes longer in the oven; we also ordered the poblano soup which was my favorite pick from the entire meal.
Finally, for our entrees we had the lamb and pork. We were confused as both plates looked exactly the same; we were also surprised both meats were braised and shredded. This was not explained in the menu so we were expecting whole chunks of meat not shreds, regardless of that the price range was ridiculous. I don't think 5 oz of shredded meat merits the grand price of $28-32. I mean, for the price three tacos here I can go down to any taco joint and feed a family of four.
The expectations for this place were higher because I've heard good things about it but all in all the final bill is not worth the visit. Will not be returning unless someone else is paying. Decent food just really expensive for what it is.
This unassuming place was a real gem. A VERY creative cocktail menu followed by authentic México City, Oaxaca and other regional specialties. We went for lunch and were very happy. Will go back for dinner soon!
We went to Alebrije with an opened mind. I had heard from a few locals (which we are too) both positive and negative experiences. I really do hope they make it. It’s a nice addition to the food scene in Palm Springs. We were seated promptly, but then it seemed there was some confusion as to what waiter was working our table. After several minutes, a very friendly waiter took our drink orders. The drinks arrived, but our waiter then disappeared. We weren’t in any big rush, but knowing some of the reviews, I started to get a little antsy. About 20min passed and we flagged down the waiter as did the table seated next to us who were already seated when we arrived. We placed our order and the rest of the night was great. Pepper soup was delicious as was the octopus ceviche, Pescado and pork. It feels like they just need a good organized manager to keep staff on track. We’d go back and recommend this to foodie types. There are no endless baskets of chips and salsa here, so don’t come expecting that. The menu is small and good. I do hope they eventually add specials to the menu to keep us coming back.
The lechon (suckling pig) is delicious!
The food was incredible and the service sublime.
Superb food with excellent service. Real Mexico City menu. Love the selection and there is a vegetarian special nightly.
This is a great new restaurant. Food is outstanding...inventive, fresh, and unexpected flavors. Interior is beautifut with both intimate and group space. Service is excellent. Not your everyday Mexican restsurant. Clearly chef driven.
Don't read the hype for the money, which was roughly $80 per person we spent, there were 6 of us and 3 of us had cold entrees! too many other places to get great dinners in PS.
I’ve been remiss in my reviewing having now enjoyed TWO meals at Alebrije Bistro Mexico since my last set of comments.
I continue to be impressed with the outstanding quality of the food, service, ambiance, oh and yes, the owners Alejandro and Fabiola! I would be remiss if I did not mention how wonderful the entire team that they have built. Going to Alebrije feels like going home for dinner!
While I love to cook myself, I also enjoy dining out when I can find a restaurant that serves food that is the same quality, and has been given the same love and attention to detail, that I give when preparing meals for friends. Recently I’ve been on a bit of a dining out binge and I have to say I’ve not found another restaurant in the Coachella Valley that I love as much as Alebrije. The quality, quantity and value for your dollar are, in my opinion, unparalleled in this area. I say with a great deal of confidence that Alebrije could stand shoulder to shoulder with the finest restaurants in Los Angeles and New York, having spent extensive time in both cities.
I hope each of you that reads this review will give Alebrije a try, I promise you won’t be sorry.
Second time customer, as good if not better than the first time. The food was excellent, the service was great and my friends thoroughly enjoyed it. Truly truly authentic foods from Mexico. I highly recommend the pablano soup, the chills rellenos, any of the fish dishes and the bone marrow.
Delicious fine Mexican Bistro food. A welcome addition to the Palm Springs dining scene. End your delicious meal with an awesome cup of Coachella Valley Coffee.
Outstanding evening of food and fun with great service and great flavors!
Extremely noisy...service was ok, but for the price, I would expect better. There were 4 of us. The table was too small for the oversized glassware and plates. My fish was quite good. The house margarita I had was fine. My expectations were for upscale Mexican which I am not sure this is what they are aiming for. With the noise bouncing off the walls, the prices they charge just don’t work. The whole experience just was off for me.
Recommended by neighbor. Had a terrific time. Staff knowledgeable and involved. Inventive menu of upscale Mexican food
As an homage to the Spinners, the BEST recommendation I can make is with their famous song – I keep working my way through the menu (with apologies!)
I took a friend to dinner at Alebrije to celebrate his birthday last night. My friend is of Latino heritage so I told he he’d get some true Mexican food, not the Tex-Mex faire that is standard throughout the Coachella Valley. At the end of the evening he said I was spot on and that he loved everything he had eaten.
I tried the lamb for the first-time last night and, no surprise, it was exquisite. It was tender and packed with flavor. In some respects, the preparation mirrors that of the Lechon (pork) in that it is fall apart tender. Served with an amazing sauce I would heartily recommend it.
Once again, I ordered an amazing Mexican wine with the help of a most excellent server by the name of Jay (I’d recommend you ask for his section). I believe that within the next 10 years Mexican wines will be able to stand alongside French and California wines.
I will say, without hesitation, that Alebrije Bistro Mexico is worth the drive from anywhere in the Coachella valley and is unparalleled in the quality, preparation and presentation of authentic Mexican food.
Enjoyable evening, house margaritas a bargain, attentive waiter, initial service prompt but big time lapse awaiting desert
Appetizers attractive with tasty but tepid cauliflower needing a little more brownimg and heat with bone marrow entree beging for touch of herbs,; hot tortillas but partnered pork on the dry side Carrot cake and flan good choices for desert. Room for improvement but we will certainly come back for another try
NOS ATENDIERON MUY BIEN Y LA COMIDA EXQUISITA. RESALTARIA QUE ES UN LUGAR DONDE PUEDE UNO PROBAR EL AUTENTICO SAZON DE LA COMIDA MEXICANA. FELICIDADES.
great food and staff...a must dine in the desert spot...
Asi asi. I was excited to try a new restaurant in PS and a cuisine I haven't had before--urban upscale Mexico City style. I took friends from San Francisco. The food on the menu sounded amazing -- unfortunately the completed dishes were not. The good: the drinks were excellent (watch out for the red pepper on the rim of Al pastor....) La Paloma was good (mild). Chile Relleno is prepared without a batter and is excellent. Cauliflower appetizer: too cold and the 3 ways of preparation weren't distinctive. And it was a bit too al dente for my preference. Heirloom tomatoes: not memorable. PESCADO Fish a la Veracruzana, Fried Artichoke, Chile Relleno: The fish was cooked perfectly, green beans, asparagus and artichoke were nearly raw (unappetizing), loved the chile relleno and the tomato sauce was tasty. But all food needed salt. LECHON Roasted Suckling Pig, Salsa Verde, Habanero, Roasted Corn -- Roasted pork with tortillas: excellent. Our server was outstanding. The owner came by to check we were happy and when I said my second drink was too sweet a new one appeared within minutes. I would return to try the happy hour menu and have more tequila drinks. 3 vegetarian options sounded good but we didn't try.
Wonderful and creative food - it was unique preparations for each course and very tasty. We have already shared with our friends that this is a great place to go. Highly recommend the bone marrow appetizer - it was fabulous!
One of the best restaurants in Palm Springs IMHO. Authentic Mexican flavors a universe away from the formulaic menus around town. Near perfect execution and great care combined with warm, professional service make this truly a destination to go out of your way for. Bravo
Had the lamb but, my partner had the steak and it was wonderful.
Dinner was very good - very tasty. This is a Mexican restaurant, but don't think TexMex - no shade of oily rice or refried beans! The service was very friendly and attentive. A bit pricey. Still worth it considering the experience.
Decided to give the new place a try! Did not disappoint, food quality is amazing, everything is fresh, perfectly seasoned and prepared, presentation is top notch! The Cauliflower appetizer is absolutely amazing! The Smash Cocktails are amazing, fresh ingredients, nice presentation! The Flan for desert is out of this world! Its a must have. First time, was a home run, can't wait to return!! The owner is a great guy, very nice and genuinely cares about your experience. Nice addition to the Palm Springs Food Scene. Will return and soon!!
food creatively prepared but no restaurant worth $120 for 2 for dinner. would try for happy hour or lunch
Server was inexperienced, uninformed, sweet but not prepared for the job!
Wine list was marginal and although we were interested in Mexican wine, there wasn’t anyone who could inspire us.
The Cauliflower appetizer was very nice -luckily!
The romaine salad was limp and included a big brown core on the plate. Pepper wasn’t offered and when we asked we were presented a small boring shaker.
We decided to cut our losses and left before we ordered dinner.
The manager was quite gracious and said and did all the right things. We felt attention to detail was lacking...
Maybe they just need a little time to mature.
We definitely will give them time.