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Fix on El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA

Fix on El Paseo

4.1
4.1
270 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bistro
We are a California style Bistro serving Breakfast Lunch and Dinner, we take pride in serving only the freshest ingredients. We offer pet friendly al fresco dining. We have the best patio on El Paseo directly across from the Gardens On El Paseo.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Californian, Café

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 8:00 am–6:00 pm Wed–Sun 8:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 340-3040

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Gerry Vargas

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Desert

  • Cross street

    In between Larkspur and San Pablo

  • Parking details

    Could park behind Café Des Beaux-Arts or across the street in The Gardens

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 270 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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    Hot Spot

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Outdoor Dining

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service is impeccable!!
  2. PP

    PattyP

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food & drink & service were great...but the music was a little loud for us...
  3. CP

    CindyP

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We always enjoy our meals at the Fix. Especially the Bloody Mary!! Best drink in town. Well priced great food !!
  4. V

    Vmcg

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    We had guests in town and took them to Fix. In truth, most of the other places we had in mind were booked. The meal was just awful. We were told the chef prepared prime rib, something he usually only does on Thursday. So several of us jumped on the special. As it turns out, we suspect the chef did prepare the rib on Thursday but failed to sell it, so he served the rest to us that night. God , it was awful! Greyish slab of meat with zero flavor! How can you mess up prime rib??! It was chewy and colorless, with a pale au jus drizzled over it. Total rip-off almost inedible My sis in law had salmon with veggies, which turned out to be a huge serving of undercooked TURNIPS!!! Who serves turnips with anything? And when underdone…. Well, we paid several hundred dollars for a party of 5 and we tipped 20% as well. The waiter was ok, tho not particularly attentive. The place was empty even tho it was a Saturday night. Now I know why. I live here year round and predict I won’t be seeing Fix on El Paseo next fall. This place won’t make it thru the summer.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The customers and workers were super nice
  6. DB

    DonaldB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We booked to hit the 3 to 5 happy hour. Arrived with a reservation and were told they had no food for order until 5 so no happy hour food. Also were not offered happy hour drinks. We left and went to Stuffrd in La Quinta instead. Long drive for nothing
  7. W

    Watterz1

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The prime rib is so flavorful and juicy. The wait staff is awesome and is always very attentive. We love coming here f0r dinners.
  8. A

    Ally

    New York Area

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice patio Dog friendly Excellent service and good food.
  9. L

    Littlelori

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around great experience. The staff and the food were fantastic. We will definitely be back.
  10. SC

    SueC

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best quality of service and food. It’s the most wonderful setting on El Paseo and family run. The wine list is fantastic snd prices that are the most reasonable in the desert. Love love love this restaurant and all the staff.
  11. i

    ilovegoodfood

    Palm Springs

    34 reviews

    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We have been going to Fix way before it was popular. The food is good and fresh (3 out of 5 stars). Pricing is comparable to most places around town. The wine pour and selection are generous and good. The service is friendly and very attentive. It is our go-to place when we don't feel like going far or getting dressy.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Prime rib was the special and they ran out. No soup for soup of the day. Very disappointing experience!
  13. ED

    ExpectantDiner

    Denver

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Our service was not great. The waiter was unfriendly and slow.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Breaded Sanddabs were awful for being a feature dish.
  15. S

    Seattlenerd

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. But live music, while good, was too loud for easy conversation at outdoor tables. And the outdoor bar patrons, loud and rambunctious, hurting the ambience for dining.
  16. SO

    SOLPD

    Palm Springs

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our evening got off to a rough start thanks to approximately 15 women who were VERY LOUD and perhaps a bit intoxicated. We changed tables but could still hear them until they eventually left the restaurant. About the time they left the live music started. Very talented duo, treated us to some great music. It was very cool and made the evening really enjoyable. There were 4 of us we all had something different, everyone said they'd order their entree again. Drinks were generous pours and our server JP was THE BEST as well as the team of other guys he worked with...we had a GREAT time and will go back again on a Sunday night!!!!
  17. SB

    SandraB

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    I ordered stroganoff and it had more noodles than beef which was chewy and not much flavor
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch or dinner spot while shopping El Paseo
  19. E

    Enjoysgoodfood

    Montana

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Had never been to Fix, so got a last-minute reservation on a Sunday evening. We were seated at a nice table outside. They had live music which was pleasant. I must say, though, that some of the patrons were ready to party and were a little inappropriate. Hello DPA. Didn’t expect that. Our server disappeared and we had to ask someone to take our order. The food was very good, though. And the partiers took off, so overall it was a decent experience.
  20. C

    Chooksfriend

    Orange County

    67 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    This was our 3rd time and have enjoyed it before. We waited over an hour to get our food. Disappointing. We will try it again and chock it up to an isolated experience. Filet was outstanding!
  21. DM

    DickandMorry

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early dinner before event at the Living Desert. The prime rib (a Thursday special) was excellent. The Salmon was also excellent as was the waiters.
  22. C

    Cliffm

    Palm Springs

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Came with a new couple and was served by Alfonso P. He was outstanding as he had helped us before. He is a great representative of this restaurant and his service was excellent. Our friends even spoke of his fine work. The food was excellent, but both our seafood dishes could have used a little more salt, but otherwise very good. Drinks and the rest was excellent. We definitely plan to return!
  23. s

    sallyc

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We went on a Thursday evening, the only night they serve primer rib. The dinner was outstanding: artistically presented and delicious. My husband was able to get a rare cut which is usually difficult with a slow roasted prime rib. They also mixed a more potent horseradish sauce on request from my husband. Wait staff was very attentive with water and bread (yummy!) We opted to eat inside after hostess seated us at a sunny table (though there appeared to be many tables available on their shaded patio) The bar clientele must have been there awhile as they were very LOUD! The bar area is next to the dining tables. It is an attractive looking area.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We didn’t go to Dinner to hear loud live music. We went to visit with friends but couldn’t hear each other speak. I wouldn’t go back
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent martini’s!
  26. BC

    BethC

    Seattle

    57 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    I was very disappointed in the Fix on this visit. I had a reservation for an outside table and they tried to seat us in a table that was visably slanted downhill. I have severe back pain and can't sit in a chair at an angle that steep. No one should have been sat at that table, back pain or not. The hostess rather rudely told us our only option was to sit inside. We wound up in a very noisy table inside, surrounded by large parties with kids, next to the bar and the bus station. The bar tenders and servers did their best to serve us in a timely manner but the service was slow and it was so loud we could barely hear each other talk.
  27. B

    Bunny

    Calgary

    153 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Have been here many times. The food is generally very good. This time however my husband’s steak was underdone and my Brussels sprouts were bitter and also underdone. The salmon was very nice and well cooked. Drinks were good although my Sancerre could have been better chilled. The service was pretty good. It was a busy night and so a little slow getting drinks from the bar. We like this restaurant so will likely be back but hoping for 5 stars next time!!
  28. T

    Theogony

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    When we entered a host greeted us and we told her we had a reservation and our name. She then picked up menus and turned and walked away. After a bit I asked another host if I was supposed to follow she gave us a sorry look and nodded. Our server was not very knowledgeable about the menu items nor did she know about the weekly special. My Prime Rib was very good and I would recommend it. My wife said the beet salad was also good but the Salmon tasted and smelled old. Being an experienced Salmon fisher I concurred. However this was our first time at the restaurant and I usually give a restaurant 2 tries.
  29. BC

    BillC

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had heard some negative reviews from others, our experience was off the charts, great food, great service and ambiance and the music was a fantastic plus,, helps when the weather is so good you can sit outdoors
  30. LS

    LindaS

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We did have to wait a few minutes for our reservation, but that was not really a problem. My friend and I shared the beet salad for a starter and agreed that the dressing was outstanding. We had gone on a Saturday night because the Website stated that they had Prime Rib on Thursday and Saturday nights. When we looked at the menu, it said they only had Prime Rib on Thursday! However, our waiter JP, assured us that it was available. It was delicious and we brought some home 'for later'. Our meal was not rushed and we had a delightful evening with thoughtful service.
  31. AP

    AlexanderP

    Palm Springs

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The waitstaff could not have been more friendly or attentive. Top notch, friendly service! Great food. A welcome addition to ElPaseo. Highly recommended!
  32. R

    Roxpete

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great fun place to have lunch or dinner. Very festive sitting streetside.
  33. l

    luv2eat

    Seattle

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Just fine food and services but nothing special
  34. CN

    CarrieN

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely dinner along El Paseo with Mountain View’s in the distance.
  35. SG

    SusieG

    Anchorage

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for dinner! Staff, service, and food are excellent!
  36. C

    Cathy

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our entire meal/time at the restaurant was great !! And the singer n guitar player - excellent
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Fun time. Helpful friendly staff!
  38. S

    Sweetgreta

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Enjoyed! Attentive staff & fun experience.
  39. RM

    RobertM

    Palm Springs

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Parking next to impossible on busy nights so take UBER. I had sole which was passable water refills didn't get done No malt Vinegar available Daily GRill Much better
  40. DH

    DonnaH

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service , food delicious and really nice time overall.

FAQs

Fix on El Paseo is rated 4.1 stars by 270 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


Google Map for Fix on El Paseo

73580 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4372

Additional information

  • Cross street

    In between Larkspur and San Pablo

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Desert

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 8:00 am–6:00 pm Wed–Sun 8:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Californian, Café

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Could park behind Café Des Beaux-Arts or across the street in The Gardens

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gerry Vargas

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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