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Cantala at Riviera Palm Springs

568 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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It’s all about cravings. Satisfying the ones you have, and creating sensory experiences that are totally unexpected. Fine dining is re-defined in Cantala, taking the stage with eco-friendly fish, delicious premium cuts of meat, locally grown farm fresh produce and “sharables” you’ll have difficulty, well, sharing.

Our Then & Now dinner menu features dishes popular during the ’60s, when the Rat Pack members were frequent guests, alongside contemporary American favorites. Cantala is a popular destination for both hotel guests and locals, known for its quality seafood, premium cut meats and locally grown Coachella Valley produce.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, Italian
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Hours of operation
Sunday through Thursday
5:30pm - 10:00pm

Friday through Saturday
5:30pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(760) 778-6659
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Cross street
Vista Chino
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking with restaurant validation. Enter at front entrance to Riviera Palm Springs.
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Public transit
On the weekends, Buzz Trolley offers free transportation throughout Downtown Palm Springs. There is a Trolley Stop directly across the street from the Riviera entrance.
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Private Dining

Cozy and intimate, the private dining room is a cork lined chamber with eclectic art, featuring a collection of baskets made by hand to support disadvantaged communities around the world.

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What 568 People Are Saying
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3.6  based on recent ratings
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57% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Manitoba)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Beautiful courtyard setting that was marred by squealing heaters, whining children and a very loud talker at a table placed very close - her husband cheated on her and she was not afraid to share. The restaurant was basically empty but the noise was distracting and annoying.
The menu was was underwhelming and there were no specials or additions. No sparkling wine by the glass and a poor beer selection.
The server was lovely enough but had limited knowledge of the menu and did not bring a steak knife for my husband’s lukewarm steak. That said, my salmon was delicious; I enjoyed every bite.
Overall the price was steep for a meal that we were happy to finish and leave, not to return.

5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Easy to make reservations and we even arrived a bit early and was seated right away. We came for the preset Valentine meal. Delicious and a wonderful choice of food. The ambiance on the patio is wonderful and beautiful lighting. The stray cats surprised me at first then I got used to them and seemed fine. Service was a bit slow. There were a few times no one seemed to pay attention to us. Also the music had some kind of loud whistle sound going on for awhile which was annoying. But overall definitely a beautiful setting and will surely come for a meal or appetizers again.

MikeL (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food and Service were excellent. I had a fish dish with scallops.

vipmarissa (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The service was extremely disappointing. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a staff so careless. We waited over an hour and 45 minutes to get our food and it arrived cold and far from worth the wait. They apologized but it followed with a very weak excuse. If there was ownership I would be ok but there was none. I would never go back.

OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
1.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

My wife and I, made reservations for her Birthday, only to find out that there was a private wine tasting. Hostest did not apologize only told us we can sit at the bar by the lobby. Unfortunately, we did not get to experience Cantala.

vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
1.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

No service whatsoever. Very poorly managed.

SB81 (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Had a reservation for NYE for a group of 6. We were promptly seated outside with no heater despite every other table having 2 heaters. We asked the hostess, we asked bus boys, we asked anyone that worked there for heat since it was pretty chilly that night. Everyone said they would look in to it. Eventually we were told that we had to wait for another table to finish eating and that they would bring a heater over. So an hour later we finally got a heater that died 15 minutes later and again we couldn't get a replacement tank.

When we arrived all we got was bread and water. 20 minutes later without seeing our server we asked one of the bus boys for our server. They came back and said that the server was busy and asked them to cover for him. She took our order and drinks and did a great job. Eventually our food showed up (which was delicious), but by that point I just wanted to get out of there.

JamesHunt (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent service, attentive staff, good food and reasonably priced, okay ambience. Love the hotel design and decor.

OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner 2017 was a bit dissapointing. Overbooked and understaffed. Main dish was sold out (lamb), and we got salmon (which was good) and steak (too well done) in stead. Also sparkling wine was sold out (!?), except for a cheap spanish option which they tried to pour us as if it were mumm napa (hiding the etiquette). Poor waiter was busy serving many tables, and made mistakes with our bill. At the end the dinner was ok value for money after complaining about the bill, but didn't meet the ezpectations for a pre-booked christmas dinner.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

The chicken was perfectly cooked - tender and juicy and served with roasted Brussel sprouts!
Our waitress was the best and very attentive.