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Del Rey at Villa Royale

4.6
4.6
338 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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Booked 20 times today
  • 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

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 338 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. CM

    ChrisM

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Loved it but the music was way to loud for the intimate space that makes up this lovely restaurant

  2. p

    pdwm56

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate in court yard enjoyed the mussels, prawns and steak dishes in addition to the salads and drinks. Highly recommend.

  3. AR

    AllisonR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Very cool but very dark bar. The food was delicious! Pretty expensive but a fun night!

  4. G

    Gigi

    Toronto

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Fabulous meal, all the tapas were very tasty. Our favorites were the octopus, lamb chops, beet salad, charcuterie, shrimps. The only disappointment for us, was it is very dark, we could barely see our food, we had to turn our phone flashlights on and off. I would definitely go back.

  5. p

    pattiw

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious. Chef certainly knows what s/he’s doing! Excellent service and a lovely outdoor ambiance.

  6. f

    fourtysomething

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Super fun place, service was great, tapas and drinks were outstanding. Decor was kitschy and cute. Really an amazing dinner. Only downside was slightly slow, slightly dark, and there was a group a short distance from our table that was a bit loud for our date night, but obviously that’s luck of the draw. We will be back.

  7. WK

    WendyK

    San Diego

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot for cocktails and tapas. We'll be back.

  8. HS

    HighSchoolFriends4life

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Villa Royal provides a gorgeous setting for the Del Rey restaurant which has its own elegance, plush seating, golden lights. It’s the most romantic restaurant! But that wouldn’t matter if the food and drinks weren’t also fabulous, but they were. The charcuterie, parada salad, albondigas, pollo pint of & the bombas were all delicious. Plus, the service was stellar, plates brought out in the best combination, best timing, but no hovering. We also got a free desert because it was our anniversary. I will definitely come back when I’m in Palm Springs again.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are guests at the hotel and loved the fact that we could have such a great meal just a few steps from our room! Excellent service and great, fresh, well prepared food. Highly recommend!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Our second visit back since Jan 2020 Ambience is fantastic Food very good The waiting staff forgot about us at the end and pushed us as the kitchen was closing But staff very pleasant The only time we could get was 9pm so they should make allowances if people book late

  11. GL

    GrahamL

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Every bite was delicious!

  12. BB

    BrianB

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and great atmosphere. Very good drinks.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Quiet evening on the patio, avoiding the vid. Great ambiance, service-in-training was excellent (especially during short staffed season), and food was phenomenal. For two, we shared: 1. Roasted Beet Salad - 10 of 10 2. Pollo Pinatxo - 8 of 10 (corn salad is the star) 3. Brussels Sprouts with chorizo/dates - 10 of 10 4. Meatballs (Albondigas) - 9 of 10 Ambiance is great, cute local find…

  14. AL

    AlanL

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful rich dark atmosphere… sat next to fireplace… in very comfortable velvet covered chair. The tapas selection was so well curated- I have returned to Del Rey many times. They take meatballs and potatoes to a different level of cuisine. The Muercialigo is one of the best craft cocktails I have ever sipped. Wonderful experience.

  15. L

    Lounick

    Palm Springs

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Late night Christmas Eve light dinner. Especially considering one doesn’t expect the A team to be working on Christmas Eve, this was a very good return visit. Our server Chris was cheerful and efficient. The three tapas we had, chicken skewers, mushroom prosciutto flatbread and meatballs were creative, flavorful and well portioned. Nice by the glass wine selection. Looking forward to returning for a full dinner.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Christmas Eve dining. Friendly staff, great food, great wine, a great experience overall!

  17. w

    wtrask123

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and ambience are stellar, and the waitstaff very attentive. The martinis are a tad on the smaller side, fyi. The tapas plates were delicious, especially the mussels, which were in a fantastic tomato based broth that was more like a hearth soup. Order extra bread to soak it up. Originally, I booked a table inside but opted for the patio because it’s far too dark inside, which is the only complaint I have about Del Rey. Will be back there soon.

  18. LR

    LosRobles

    Chicago

    61 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall2food3service4ambience1

    Never again. Del Rey has an excellent tapas menu, good to very good food, excellent service and horrible atmosphere. The restaurant is totally, completely black, with 2 votive candles on a table for 4. You can't read the menu, can barely see your dining companions and the food. We had two use phone lights to illuminate the food while we ate. It was an awful dining experience and I'll never go back or recommend its

  19. B

    Belmontian

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing ambiance! Delicious food!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and great service.

  21. N

    Nancy

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    The food was excellent, but it was very dark inside and hard to see. Also, although it is tapas, with the table and the plates being so small, it was hard to navigate eating and drinking with more than one person at a time. Kind of uncomfortable.

  22. HT

    HenryT

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I don't want to tell anyone else about this FANTASTIC place because I'll probably have to reserve a table weeks in advance.

  23. NA

    NAnthy

    Atlantic City

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Ambience is key. Food could be better. Cocktails are awesome.

  24. BF

    BorisF

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience1

    From the moment we were seated the whole experience was disappointing. We arrived on time for an indoor reservation only to be offered a table right by the door or a high top in the bar. I chose the restaurant based on the promise of a cozy booth. Apparently there was a large party with several outdoor tables and it was raining. So they were given the entire back bumping us. No apologies or accommodation was offered. It was so dark we couldn’t see our food and the party was so loud we couldn’t hear each other or the servers. The food tasted ok, but the table and bread plates were way too small to hold our tapas and drinks

  25. CE

    ChadE

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Cozy little bar with solid cocktails and food. As other people have pointed out, it is dark inside. It took our eyes at least 10 minutes to adjust (and we have young eyes). Reminds me of a speak easy. Will definitely go again.

  26. j

    julic

    Columbus

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    A hidden gem that is perfect for a quiet evening with nice wine and food.

  27. RR

    RickR

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Great room and ambiance! Loved the music and service was excellent! However, it was freezing in there! We sat in the corner (great table) but could never warm up. We were both quite disappointed with the food. We ordered 3 tapas, 2 of which were not that great. The drinks were yummy and we will definitely be back; this time for drinks only. Apologies for the negative comments on the food, but it was our 4th visit and first time dining. The staff are both friendly and efficient!

  28. P

    Paulie

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is amazing. Some of the best tapas that I have ever had. Great atmosphere and service.

  29. M

    Mark

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very interesting (and delicious menu). Charming setting.

  30. DT

    DianeT

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Enjoyed wonderful craft cocktails and many tapas on the patio. Comfortable, charming setting. Excellent flavors

  31. LI

    LIsaL

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed our meal. The outdoor seating was lovely and we had the option to have the heater but didn’t need it. The service was excellent with our dishes quickly removed and water kept filled. Each of the tapas items was flavorful and we added a couple extra to our original selection. We’ll definitely return.

  32. C

    Croquet

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate indoors in their classic , dark, cocktail bar atmosphere, - perfect for us. We had 4 small plates, two of which were outstanding, and two were very good. And my wife's cocktail was intriguing and delicious. Looking forward to our next visit.

  33. CW

    CoreyW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was wonderful and the food was delicious. Very dark, sexy atmosphere.

  34. KC

    KikiC

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious Malbec and fried potatoes dish. Great for sharing plates!

  35. AM

    AngelinaM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall4food2service4ambience5

    Love the decor and the space but the food was just ok. Octopus was over cooked and rubbery and slimy at the same time. We only got a few plates and didn't finish them because they just weren't that great. Brussel sprouts were also mediocre. Seems like they were steamed and not quite enough. Chorizo in the dish were larger hard discs, not crumbled (also rubbery) and very light on the Manchego, almost couldn't taste it in the dish. We maybe ordered wrong, and would really like to have some food there that I would enjoy because it is a beautiful spot.

  36. S

    Stephanie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love the candlelit cozy ambience and the food is amazing. Can’t wait to go back.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Palm Springs’ best restaurant.

  38. A

    Anita

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    It is too bad the outdoor dining area has no relation or connection to the restaurant ie French doors opening form the restaurant to patio. When we asked waiter for advise on the white wine his reply was 'I don't know I only drink red' - a bit disappointing. I would only recommend friends to dine indoors.

  39. P

    Paulie

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing dining experience

  40. S

    Sunbuns

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great ambiance great music great food + drink

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Del Rey at Villa Royale is rated 4.6 stars by 338 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Del Rey at Villa Royale

1620 S Indian Trl Palm Springs, CA 92264-8842

  • 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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