Del Rey at Villa Royale

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Romantic, beautiful setting.

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GiddianB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, servers were friendly and playlist was on point!

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psterryair
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming and relaxed atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience overall!!!

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TBPlante
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great ambiance and we loved the food. We can't wait to go back after Palm Springs cools down a bit and we could linger over our meal and drinks. It was simply too hot to sit and enjoy for a long period of time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful hotel. Looking forward to staying here on the future! Food was amazing! Abondigas all the way!

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AnthonyL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fulsome endorsement for this desert gem.

Service, flavor profile, and commitment to safety are all rated excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Little hidden gem of Palm Springs!

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the patio. Great drinks and food. The servers were extremely helpful and polite. Highly recommend.

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JeneilleA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience, esp during covid. The entire staff were very helpful, along with hotel, were compliant with all safety measures. Will definitely go back.

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vipMelissaC
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this hidden gem! The food is always exceptional and the ambience, too. We are locals and it's one of our favorite places to bring guests and to visit for our own "staycations."

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting, great location, great service and great food!

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vipFrequentDiner
Palm Springs
450 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint, delightful, and charming -- these are the best ways to describe the Del Rey at the Villa Royale. A sequestered and intimate dining area, specializing in "small plates" with an interesting drinks/ wine menu, the Del Rey is a gem. The al fresco dining is relaxed, with a menu that is limited, but sufficient. It's difficult to imagine a better place to enjoy cocktails or wine while exploring the various small plate offerings. Not really suited for a hearty appetite or comfort food, the Del Rey, instead, provides imaginative light dining in a most convivial environment. The staff is great -- most professional and attentive! For a warm and charming light repast, the Del Rey may be just the place. Genteel elegance, hushed and refined, especially catering to the younger (though genteel) crowd.

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vipSabine
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate there while we had a lovely stay at Villa Royal. Surviving Covid-19 only patio dining was permitted. They have a lovely patio with misters. It was a lovely spot. Quiet. Service was on point. Food menu was small. Not too many choices (way more choices of wine and cocktails.)
Food was fresh and tasty. We had a bottle of time. We shared the hummus plate with flatbread . A salad, the Brussels spoilers and a shrimp dish. All of it were very fresh and very tasty! We loved it all!!

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Reann
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Drinks were amazing! Definitely coming back here ASAP.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great drinks, great food, and great overall experience considering this was also during pandemic times.

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MarcusH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and variety of foods to share. Excellent sangria!
Took my parents for an anniversary celebration and had a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Unfortunately we came during COVID-19... limited menu and patio dining only. Killer drinks, decent food, indoor looks really cool with retro Hollywood styling. Have to comeback for hotel and restaurant when everything is open again.

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LMills
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Del Rey's dining courtyard is tucked away in a charming hotel. Food and service was very good in these challenging COVID times.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good!

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palmspringsfoody4u
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Tapas, menu a little limited but probably due to COVID-19 and only opening back up recently

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Dark, sexy. Yummy.

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fishisfun85
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We all felt the food was very good but Very expensive for tapas ( small plates)

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2foodiesmom
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good. Service was good to start and then about the time our meal should have arrived our server disappeared, the hostess grudgingly helped out and the busboy was a hero and took it upon himself to make sure we got our meal and finally the check.

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MelissaS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, I go every time I’m in Palm Springs. The cocktails are fabulous and the vegan options are delicious!

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vipAlina
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Our server was rude and she was rarely seen. We brought a few friends here for a celebration, and we were bummed to find out that they no longer serve full dinners. This used to be my favorite place.

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Naramama
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

love this place, great vibe, lighting, and the food is so delicious! Bar service was a touch slow, but it just made you sip your drink a little slower!

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mick
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit since the redo has taken place was a pleasant surprise. Del Rey was more than we expected with fantastic service, food, and ambiance. The variety of small plates was outstanding, starting with the beet salad, beef and pork meatballs, flatiron steak, and shrimp, and ending with rice pudding and French Toast desserts!! The specialty cocktails were also superb! Congratulations to all involved with this wonderful addition to the Palm Springs restaurant scene. We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Read the reviews so I sort of k ew what to expect. I did not say anything to my wife about it. I thought the space/ambiance sounded very different and that’s why I booked it. My wife thought it was great and so out of the ordinary from what we are used to. Being from NYC neither of could think of a similar type space in Manhattan. I’m not a fan of small plates but wanted to try del reys. We were not disappointed! Space was different and enjoyable. The food was great. We had the calamari, the cauliflower and the steak. All were delicious!

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vipSheilaA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We have been to the Del Rey a few times before and have loved the vibe of the place and the food. List last visit on Friday night however was not great. We had the meatballs, the chicken, the potatoes brava and all three dishes tasted like the chef had used the same spices. The potatoes brava were so hot we could barely eat them and they were about the furthest thing from what that dish should be. We also had the brussel sprouts and they were the best dish out of all of them. Our server was excellent but I don't think we'll return for a long while. Too bad, such a nice spot in Palm Springs.

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CarolynC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Zombies for hostess and servers. Zero personalities had to pry information . Did not feel welcome. Food is overpriced and ok. No lighting, very hard to see and read the limited menu. With so many other great places available, skip this one.

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Laurasf
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little hideaway with nice drinks and small plates.

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Isaidyes
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, prompt and friendly. Nice variety on the dinner menu, larger portions than expected, food was fresh and flavorful. Nice quiet dining, cozy dim lighting in the inside seats.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My friend and I had a great evening at Del Rey. We shared a few tapas which all were delicious, they had a good wine selection, and moody/vibey ambiance. The wait staff checked on us a few too many times - in typical Spanish restaurants, you are left alone to eat and drink at ease, but I felt like it was every five minutes they were asking how things were, which made us feel like they were pushing us out even though there were plenty of tables open. Aside from that, we had a great time and will definitely be back!

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vipLAURAH
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, attentive service and warm & cozy setting. People complain about how dark it is but it made the space romantic and sexy! We sat in a booth and there was an overhead lamp that was bright enough to make it an romantic dinner!!!

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vipJames
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Swank, sexy and snug, Del Ray does not disappoint. Service was efficient and kind. We ordered all small plates, six of them, and it seemed like a good sampling of the menu. Bring your platinum card.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service wish I remembered her name. Very sweet and food was phenomenal. Love the meatball, pulpo, and bombas

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cattt
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food & service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing hidden gem.

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RobertD
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire evening was fantastic! We had a great table and our server Zoe was awesome! She knew the entire menu and gave great recommendations... the music had a very sexy vibe, the lights were dim and the food was delicious... It was a great experience!

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Del Rey at Villa Royale is rated 4.5 stars by 176 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.