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Del Rey at Villa Royale, Palm Springs, CA

Del Rey at Villa Royale

4.7
4.7
451 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
A piece of Palm Springs history, reimagined by Lighting Bar Co. and Provenance hotels.

Minors are not allowed.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean, Latin / Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 327-2314

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 451 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Romantic

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Your first challenge when entering is to wait for your eyes to adjust to the pitch black setting with those LED candles flickering. It's DARK. Even at the end of our dinner with our eyes fully adjusted, we still had no sense of other guests because the place is so dark. And so loud. It was distracting and hard to hear each other. We really waffled on leaving but the photos on their website looked so good, and on Yelp and Google too. In reality the restaurant is 10 times darker than how they photographed it. It's like eating by Braille. And so let's talk about the food. Both my date and I walked out of that restaurant with distended bellies and foggy brains. We realized everything was sweetened / sugared. The cauliflower dish was covered in grapes. The salad dressing was sweetened. It's so easy to make things taste "good" when you add fruit and sweets to it- that's how you convince children to eat their vegetables. The food was was plated attractively and we ate everything we ordered. But when we reflected on the experience, we realized we would never go back, except to maybe have a cocktail by the pool after they've completed the remodel. Yeah, the lamb was a bit tough, the chicken a bit dry, and when we mentioned to the staff that we found the place too dark they said "yeah we hear that a lot, but you shouldn't complain about darkness when you're in the desert." So let me get this straight, you hear that a lot? That's when we knew. One last thing- it may be called Tapas, but it didn't taste like it.
  2. MC

    MichaelC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic evening from the food to the service to the ambiance. Can’t recommend more highly.
  3. f

    foodaware

    Los Angeles

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Dark hideaway. A slightly lighter level of light would have been nice, while keeping the cozy feeling of the place. Ditto the music -- hip hop youthful. Not conducive -- to us, at least -- to a classic kind of cool. Our Tapas were excellent. Both the salt-cod croquettes and short rib empanadas were delicous. As were our cocktails.
  4. S

    Shelley

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First Time at Del Rey...it was wonderful. Food was tasty, cocktails were delicious, service was great and ambiance was on point. THANK YOU!
  5. MP

    MrPinkJB

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem. Celebrated our wedding anniversary here and were pleasantly surprised with every aspect of the experience from the ambience to the service. So glad we found the Del Rey.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Good design. Awful awful food and not good drinks. Everything I mean every drink was as sweet as a cosmo at a sex in the city premiere. I get better food at a Costco sample table. Overcooked chicken. Undercooked shrimp. Undercooked potato’s. How do you mess up a potato.
  7. AK

    AramieK

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dark and cozy booths with candlelight ambience. Fantastic drinks and service. Enjoyed several small shareable plates.
  8. r

    robert

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiet, cozy and perfect for our birthday celebration. We live in town and appreciate the ambiance.

    Del Rey at Villa RoyaleResponded on July 18, 2022Thanks for the great review and for dining with us! We will see you next time. :)

  9. C

    Chris

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing evening. Thank you service was great favors great and service so quick.
  10. J

    Jailton

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect. The ambulance was amazing and intimate. The food was a perfect compliment to the space and drinks were on point.
  11. J

    Jake

    Palm Springs

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious Tapas we had 8 of them and they were all very tasty and well presented. Music was a bit loud and the interior is very dark but the addition of candles to our table was a welcome touch!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service, amazing food abs drinks! One of my Favorite Palm Springs restaurants!
  13. IP

    IronPat1966

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I are celebrating our 29th anniversary. It was great ambiance and food, but the service was even better. Our server, Candice, and her team were on it and very helpful with our rushing us to order or to leave. We both highly recommend.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall lovely dinner. The best bacalao croquetas I have ever tasted. Memorable empanadas. Wine list leaves a lot to be desired and needs a selection of premium wines by the bottled in addition to the so-so wines offered by the glass.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fun place for cocktails and tapas. Friendly and helpful wait staff. Ambience has cool retro Palm Springs vibe. Dark and cozy.
  16. GG

    GessicaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very low key, great date night spot. Nice tapas selection and great drinks. One of our food item had a piece of hair in it. They replaced it and didn't charge
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in, we loved the ambiance. We had a nice corner table and, while others have commented that the dim lighting is a negative, we loved the vibe it gave off. Service was top notch and appropriately attentive. Our server made excellent suggestions and guided us through the menu. We tried the peppers, flatbread, asparagus, shrimp and octopus. Everything was delicious and nice portions for sharing. We loved our experience and will definitely recommend Del Rey and we will be back.
  18. DS

    DavidS

    Los Angeles

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Love the outside seating….. was too hot now so sat inside, was cool but very dark. Looking for romantic, this is it! Everything we ordered was delicious, which was almost everything. Specialty drinks also fun and delicious!
  19. GM

    GinaM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    quiet, sexy setting. Food was wonderful. Definitely memorable.
  20. s

    sallym

    Orlando

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food and atmosphere
  21. MP

    MikeP

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic tapas restaurant! A taste of Barcelona in Palm Springs!
  22. C

    Cindy

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Just like prior reviewers it was Super Dark when first entering but your eyes will quickly adjust. It was small, intimate, not tight, but spaced out nicely. The music was very good and the artwork cool. My bartender made the perfect cosmopolitan. I’m super picky because it’s always too red or too tart. This was perfection. As for the food, the dates were very delicious, but two? How about 4? The empanada was a nice size and it’s split. So perhaps order one or two appetizers then order an entree, which are nice for sharing. We ordered mussels which were sooo delicious. Now the best part. We left the restaurant and while almost exiting the property the busboy came running out to give my husband his wallet which had slipped out of his pocket. So nice! The evening would have taken a serious turn had he not returned it so quickly. Yae!
  23. S

    Scottr

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening at this little-known spot. Everything about the experience was unique from its neighborhood location, chic setting, terrific interior ambiance, unusual drink menu, wonderful tapas and outstanding service. The music was nice but could have been a little toned down a little to facilitate conversation. Over A+.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing experience!!! Such a dark moody vibe and out of this world food. So delicious!
  25. C

    Canuck99

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb cocktails, tasty food, and knowledgeable server. We loved our dining experience at Del Rey.
  26. EC

    ElleC

    New York Area

    180 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    180 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Lovely rustic ambiance outdoors and speakeasy-ish indoors. Very friendly server, however we were extremely rushed with plates coming out super quick one after the other because the kitchen had a hard close at 9:30pm (they should not offer 8:45pm or 9pm reservation options if they rush customers out within 30 minutes of being seated). Some dishes were better than others - the mussels were great, oxtail empanadas good, the lamb chops and Brussels sprouts subpar - regardless, all dishes came out lukewarm/cool, which is odd if the kitchen was rushing dishes out.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Decor and ambience was perfection.
  28. Y

    Yamirp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! The food has always been great. I'm cuban / Spanish and you have taken tapas to a beautifully delicious place for the desert. I just wish the dishes would be bigger, I would love to gain the weight eating your food. Thank you for the great service and food. I will continue to go there!
  29. L

    Lauren

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My server was attentive but not intrusive. Great atmosphere and solid Spanish style tapas in a beautiful setting
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dates were delicious adding one more would be perfect. 3 instead of 2. Shrimp dish was excellent
  31. CH

    CHRISJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice Atmosphere, the service was great, and the food was terrific!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was great, everything was fantastic!
  33. j

    joannec

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place for intimate dinner. Food is tapas and very good for the most part although had to send the Spanish mussels dish back. Service was friendly and attentive. We absolutely loved the music! Had to ask for the playlist when leaving. Would go back and try more dishes. Overall a lovely evening out.
  34. M

    Mauistateofmind

    Hawaii

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great Cocktails (except for the Martini). The small plates are very creative and tasty. It is dark inside so your eyes need to adjust, but the ambience is amazing. Our server, Fatima, was attentive and pleasant. We have been before and definitely will on our next trip to Palm Desert.
  35. AH

    AllisonH

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food and drinks were awesome. But we did get our food before our drinks (glass of wine and a cocktail) and we had to ask about them. Otherwise our experience was very enjoyable. Would go again and bring my husband.
  36. J

    James

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall1food3service4ambience1
    The restaurant is so poorly lit we had to use flashlights to read the menu. We like romantic places, but you need some light directed on your table to read the menu. The Tapas were mediocre. I wanted to order Lamb---but when they told me they didn't have any mint jelly--I cancelled the order. Empanadas not good. The restaurant only had 10 people in it, but it took almost 30 minutes to get a drink. Never coming back. The only good thing was the waitress was very attentive and always explaining that the bartender was "backed up" every 5 minutes while we waited so long for our drinks.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food and drinks were great! Romantic spot for a dinner date.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food was excellent, staff was pleasant The Sangria marvelous.
  39. GF

    GFrasier

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Start to finish
  40. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasted just like Spain! Very nice job. Inside a little too dark tho. I could barely see my food. Next time I will sit on patio.

FAQs

Del Rey at Villa Royale is rated 4.7 stars by 451 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Del Rey at Villa Royale

1620 S Indian Trl, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8842

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean, Latin / Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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