Alebrije Bistro Mexico

4.4
163 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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A great Mexican establishment serving excellent food and drinks, Chef Winner of Top Chef Mexico 2017, México City Cuisine in the Desert, Ingredients from Oaxaca, Puebla, México City & more, Great Mexican Wines Selection, Crafty Mexican beer and Cocktails, excellent Service and ambiance.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(760) 537-1279
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
E. Tachevah Dr.
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Parking details
The Parking Lot is behind the Restaurant, the 2 street access can via W. Via Lola, and make right in Cam del Corte and first parking lot in the right size.or coming from W. Vereda Sur. make a Left in Cam del Corte and will be the second parking lot in your left size.
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 163 People Are Saying
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R
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Second time, the food is outstanding in taste and creative powers of the chef.
Face it, tacos are tacos.
But here the Mexican base menu is opened to new and good interpretations of flavor, presentation and taste .
However, the service while very good when they r at the table, fall through the floor once they leave.
The appear to favor some guests greatly and then leaving several tables alone.
And the last time they had four tables, and it looked like one was their choice.
We almost walked out because of that.
But we got the attention of female behind the bar who was dancing by herself and got a second margarita.
The food was very good when we finally got it 30 minutes after that second drink.
They have a location that has failed before as a restsurant, I hope not for the owners, but the service can be the rock that sinks them.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary date. Was awesome!

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r
Palm Springs
71 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great new Mexican Restaurant that came to Palm Springs.. We had a wonderful meal. Delirious, & well presented . The service could not have been better.

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p
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We arrived for our reservation at 11 for Sunday brunch and saw that they changed hours to 11:30. As the staff came outside to set up, they did not apologize or ask if we wanted water as we stood in the heat.
The food was okay. Fish tacos - not good. People liked the chilaquiles and pancakes were good although they were out of bananas. One order of chilaquiles was forgotten so she had to wait about 15 minutes while the rest of the party finished their meals. We were told it took long because they had to fry tortilla chips. Why weren't they ready? We ordered chips and guacamole, which was very citrusy. We received about 10 chips and had to ask for more, as did another table. We were never offered a beverage or appetizer to make up for their mistake.
We will not go back - there are so many restaurants in Palm Springs with a superior brunch and better ambiance. So disappointed.

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New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was very nice. We had to move once due to qan strange ordor, but once settled we had an enjoyble time. The appetizer-octopus, was very good, through I doubt It comes directly from Mexico as he waiter insisted.

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OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

6 of us for dinner, first time there, we all loved the food and loved our overall experience. Three thumbs up, Alejandro and company. Great job!!!

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OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening, beautiful venue, and exceptional food and service. One of my favorite restaurants in Palm Springs!

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Palm Springs
164 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time...and will return!! We live in PS and this is a great new addition to our places to enjoy. New and smart design, tasteful food and very good service...made to feel very welcomed and comfortable. A real gem...

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KN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I had high hopes for Alebrije. Our initial impression was good. The margaritas were flavorful with a hint of smokiness. The Shrimp Aguachile and Trio Cauliflower appetizers were good. Disappointment began with the Cured Nopal Salad - it really was just bland. When entrees arrived the biggest disappointment was the Roasted Suckling Pig. It was served as a small mound of sauce covered meat topped with a couple of slices of radish and some green onions. It was grossly over-priced at $32. I've had better tasting (and more attractively served) pork in street tacos. The Fish a la Veracruzana was OK, but no more than that. We skipped desert and the bill was $215 with tip for three diners.

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RW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The duck is excellent as is the New York steak. The service was outstanding, very attentive. Cocktails were some of the best-great bar tender! It's the second time we've been there and will return.

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T
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a real Foodie experience! I loved every dish served for our entire table. Very creative and fresh! Beautiful presentation. Can't wait to try everything on the menu! !!

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S
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, it’s my new favorite in Palm Springs- good food, fun atmosphere, very friendly staff! Keep up the good work!

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HC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is number one in Palm Springs, Jay waiter was a 10+++

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VD
Orange County
77 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Celebrated Father’s Day on Saturday with an 11:00 a.m. Reservation, however the restaurant wasn’t open until 11:30. The hostess was aware and said they have to fix the error. Since we were on a time schedule for additional family events this negatively affected our schedule.

Service was slow and got slower as more patrons arrived. Definitely not Mexico City service !

Meal was average.

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HK
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was all amazing and service was knowledgeable and excited about the menu.

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T
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Experienced this restaurant for the first time during PS Restaurant week. Was very pleased with creative menu, attentive staff and very good food (and margaritas).

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t
Palm Springs
77 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decor, service, food quality, flavor of food, friendliness - all outstanding!

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D
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alebrije serves real Mexican cuisine - rather than typical Americanized Mexican food. Now I like a good burrito as much as the next guy, but what you get here are the flavors and spices of Mexico you love in real restaurant dishes you might find at a nice restaurant in Mexico City. A wonderful place to eat with great staff and nice surroundings.

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JB
London
16 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for Restaurant Week - $39 for four courses was an absolute steal! All items were great, each with a unique twist or kick. Will definitely be back to enjoy the regular menu. Margarita’s were also great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Love the idea behind the restaurant. Mexican cuisine with an upscale twist. It was restaurant week, which gives a set menu with limited options. This made it easy to try different dishes. The ceviche, salad, and soup were all great, but the main course (pulled pork) was lacking, compared to the dishes prior to. The desert was good but being from New Mexico, I’ve had better at less of a price. The drinks were interesting and unique, but the service needs some work. A 4 course meal took almost 2 hours, and only 3/4 of the drinks served to our table actually made it to the table. The kitchen seemed ready and speedy, while the front of the server seemed unable to handle his 4 tables.
All-in-all, we gave the food a solid B and the service a C-. We’ll try it again, but aren’t in too much of a hurry to go back. Disappointing, as we were hoping this could be the answer to our need for a good Mexican food restaurant close to home.

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FD
Palm Springs
182 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Alibrije is an excellent complement to the Palm Springs area dining scene. Everything and everyone is AUTHENTIC. The personal warmth and enthusiasm is apparent immediately upon arrival and is sustained throughout the entire experience. The food is flavorful, innovative, and refreshingly "special." There are many very good "Mexican" restaurants in the Palm Springs area, but there is certainly room for this one, as well -- and in some areas, "a touch above" most of the rest. We are eager to return (and will!).

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C
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We went during restaurant week and each tried a soups/salad, appetizer, and main dish. Not sure if what we had is on the normal menu, but the scallop ceviche, poblano soup, pulled pork, and mahi fish entree were all excellent and a far cry from traditional Tex-Mex. It's a bit pricey but well worth it, in our opinion.

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OT
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined here numerous times and adore Alebrije. The service is warm, helpful and very professional. Every meal has been a delicious surprise. This is not typical Mexican food, this is Mexican Fine Dining that incorporates the flavours of Mexico with sophistication and flair.

By the way, the Mexican wines the staff have suggested to us are outstanding. Who knew there was a world of quality wines coming from Mexico?

Try the suckling pig. You won’t be disappointed.

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C
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

The food was mediocre, the entre was served cold and had to be returned and 3 out of 4 didn't eat the desert. My friend noticed that I, and my husband, were served very small pieces of fish compared to hers. When the server brought our new, heated servings of fish, the portions were larger. If I were serving one dessert, I would make sure it appealed to a larger number of people. Flan and rice pudding and one bite of vanilla ice cream are not something most people would order. Ice cream with berries or even ice cream and cookies would have been a better choice.
My friend choked on the hot soup---too spicy.
The chef should concentrate on quality of ingredients (the vegetables were tough) seasonings (don't overdue) and getting the food out hot.
This is lengthy because it would be sad to see this restaurant fail.

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AZ
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Authentic Mexica City Food. Cocktails were unique and very good. Service was friendly and attentive.

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KM
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a delight to sit and have a conversation with the wait staff. They gave excellent recommendations. That's pretty easy since everything is so good and worthy of a taste. We were pleasantly surprised by the owner stopping over and conversing about Mexico and food selections.

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NB
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This may show my lack of sophistication, but my prime rib and mashed potatoes were on the cool side, which was interesting because the plate was piping hot. Because I can eat cold raw beef as I’m preparing it, it was OK for me—the flavor and juiciness were excellent—but It may not be for some. This was restaurant week so we had a variety of interesting starters, salads and soups. So many more restaurants here that I may or may not go back; wasn’t the best but not the worst either. Our server Paula did an excellent job taking care of our table.

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JM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We came to this restaurant during restaurant week. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t have noticed this place. It’s a nondescript looking restaurant with patio seating in the middle of the street in north Palm Springs . I’m glad we gave it a try. The food was delicious. We started with the grilled chicken salad appetizer which was actually a pretty sizeable chicken filet topping a nice mixed green salad. It was very moist and tasty. Then we had the chicken mole enchiladas which were melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The cheese which was queso fresco was very light and refreshing and not too filling. We wolfed that sucker down and sopped up every last drop of the mole just in time for the bite-size slice of flan which was small but delicious . I will definitely go there again.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This exciting new restaurant is located in the,former DISH space. Very exciting cuisine, excellent service and a great addition. Finally, a Mexican restaurant that celebrates Mexico City cooking, rather than the chips and salsa crowd. Truly outstanding food and lovely interior design combine to make this a very special place.

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RH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Alebrije during Restaurant Week, which made it amazingly affordable. The four courses were all delicious and different from other local restaurants - truly Mexico City style. Do not come if you expect chips and salsa. Our server Chris was friendly and attentive. We especially appreciated the Mexican wines from Valle de Gualdelupe on the wine list.

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P
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time to this restaurant, went for "Restaurant Week". The service was excellent, the food was unique and good. Just don't expect this to be a typical mexican restaurant, no chips on the tables here. This is an upscale restaurant with mexican flavors and unique dishes.

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RB
Palm Springs
166 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Don't understand the high ratings. Very limited menu and very expensive. Understood going in that the food would not be typical Mexican (tacos, enchiladas, etc.), but the meals were mediocre at best. Just not worth it. No need to return.

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PS
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When someone talks about Mexican food most people think of tacos, beans and rice. If they talk about fancy Mexican food then maybe they mean arrachera, fajitas or whole red snapper. This is NOT that type of restaurant. This is sophisticated, amazing fine dinning with unusual ingredients artfully prepared in a sublime setting. If you want to treat yourself to a really unique and amazing Mexican foodie experience than this is the place!

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f
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate here during Palm springs Dining Week and thoroughly enjoyed the food. Excellent tastes! The Margaritas were a little to tart, but the waiter realized that they did not look the right color so he changed them for fresh, very good service. The owner too was attentive and we had a wonderful evening. My only request would be to get better sized tables, we were four and there was not enough room for a water bottle, wine bottle, cocktails, glasses and such.

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p
Palm Springs
35 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, greeted by owner during our meal for 2018 Restaurant Week. Quiet ambience, not a chips and salsa Mexican but upscale high quality food. Great selection of food items, dined with three friends and all came away with very positive experience and promise to return!

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h
Palm Springs
78 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alebrije's Restaurant Week menu is fantastic! Delicious and definitely great value at $39 for 4 courses at dinner. Their roasted suckling pig lechon is a signature dish, but any of the choices are excellent, including a vegetarian option. It's a great way to sample this newly opened restaurant, as most at first might expect it to be a tex-mex type cuisine, but it's so much more sophisticated and genuine. Alebrije could hold its own with any of the great restaurants in Mexico City. Not to be missed.

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t
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

the food was good, but not fabulous. I did not care for the salsa verde; too sweet

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l
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great New Mexican restaurant to add to Palm Spring. I was in heaven as they had chicken mole enchiladas! Great specialty cocktails. All the staff super friendly. Not a tradional Mexican restaurant, more upscale.

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ML
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at Alebrije and it was wonderful. Mom and I visited during restaurant week and left very satisfied. It's true Mexico City cuisine (for those who do not know, it is flavorful and not spicy), with attentive service. We're already planning our next visit. Special kudos to Moroni, our server, and the pastry chef (your carrot cake is amazing!). Thanks for a great evening.

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J
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New modern, upscale, creative Mexican cuisine - a much needed and welcome addition to the Palm Springs dining scene. Incredible meal, and great staff. Gloria, the bartender is a wonderful mixologist and great to talk to. She will immediately make you feel welcome.

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