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Fix on El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA

Fix on El Paseo

4.3
4.3
351 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.

We will be offering a special pre-fixe menu on Christmas Eve. Please join us!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Californian, Café

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 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

    James Gonzales

  • 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, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 351 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. thomasr

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The pasta sauce on my pasta was the best I ever had including homemade sauce we make. My wife 's Caribbean sea bass was awesome with a great sauce.
  2. SusieC

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time sitting out on the patio. Our server JP was very friendly and attentive. The food was great! We were there for dinner but the lunch menu looks great too!
  3. Gerronimo

    Palm Springs

    51 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Worst service ever...we were a party of 7 and EVERYBODY complained. Waiter was very inattentive. Never came by to refill water glasses, was asked 3 times for condiments which never came, and threw left-over meals away instead of in a take-home boxes. And for all of this crappy service, we were forced to pay a mandatory 20% gratuity. Noise level was very high preventing conversations.....none of us will ever go back there again.
  4. RKSeattle

    Portland

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Good food, horribly slooooow service. 30 minutes to get drinks, 45 for food and another 30 for our check. Rally took away from the experience
  5. Boss

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outdoor seating is pleasant and the staff are exceptional. They are especially good at following through on special requests.
  6. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a dream! Fantastic food, gorgeous outdoor scenery, beautiful music! Loved it.
  7. Foodie

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The location has a nice ambiance and the food is good.
  8. AlexA

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor seating with live music. Prompt service and good food.
  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Food was mediocre. Had the sole, the lamb and the parmigiana. Lamb was tough/overcooked. Parmigiana was bland and lacked sauce. Fish was average. Ambiance was a very nice patio setting. A nice buzzy eatery with avg food.
  10. Bunny

    Calgary

    182 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    182 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We come here often. The food is good and the cocktail list and wine list is very reasonable. There was no special as it was Friday night. The guitar player is a nice addition. Our server was friendly and very attentive. Overall a great evening. One comment I would make is to take note of the chair pads as they often have “stains” on them.
  11. Thomas

    Minneapolis

    112 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was quite good however the service was spotty with much too much time between courses. Waitress was very pleasant but needed additional training. Nice surroundings so I hope it improves.
  12. BeckyM

    Dallas

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was delicious and the service was excellent. We will be back!
  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Service was slow.. meals mediocre lamb chops disappointing.. short ribs pretty good but veggies undercooked. Music was nice
  14. davids

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Menu is interesting and food was excellent. Service was very attentive. Location is not as nice as some other restaurants on El Paseo.
  15. MikeD

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal & service. Love the environment. We ate outdoors. Been here before and will come again.
  16. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Unfortunately our food was not great. We got the salmon which was pretty plan no seasoning. Then the Caribbean sea bass was not cooked. When we cut into it it was completely raw inside. They did try to fix it and recook the same piece of fish. Not ideal and was not appetizing. Both dishes had no flavor. Not sure why this is a trend in the desert food is so bland.
  17. robertb

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    We were disappointed in our dinner at The Fix. My husband had the rack of lamb and it was tasteless. Usually lamb has a sweet, distinctive taste and the quality of the piece of meat had no taste. I had the hanger steak which tasted very bland as well. If you want quality meat, you should go elsewhere.
  18. ArmandoF

    Central Coast

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Prime rib was far from medium rare. Tiny scoop of mashed potatoes. Not worth it
  19. GoodFoodFan

    Los Angeles

    47 reviews

    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food was pretty good. My wife had the sole fish, which she said was really good. I had the Salmon, which was fair. Our friend had the Chicken Marsala which looked good. The service was fair. The hostess and servers look like they are burnt out.
  20. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go to this restaurant quite often and it’s always been excellent. The service is fantastic and the servers and staff are friendly. The food is great amd the prices are a great value. This is one of our favorite restaurants.
  21. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent server and the food was amazing
  22. Donghia

    Palm Springs

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really love this place! Hector was a perfect server and the meal was superb, as always. A true El Paseo gem.
  23. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Ambiance was wonderful. Pork chop dry and not seasoned well. Service was ok
  24. Alicia

    Los Angeles

    117 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our dinner with friends at Fix. Good service. Our dinners were average faire.
  25. ColleenR

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Our server was wonderful. Our beet salad and the vegtables were very good. It was prime rib night and I ordered mine Rare, was told it would be medium it was well done and no flavor. The out side crust was ok. When you feature prime rib it should be great. We were eating at 5:45, I cannot imagine what it would taste like if we had an 8:00 pm reservation
  26. JohnH

    Phoenix

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and service but we had a packed in feel.
  27. OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was on point 👌🏼 great service,food and reasonable prices. We will be returning soon.
  28. LisaS

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Service started good but died off. Fish dishes were over cooked and not worth the price. Fish at Pacifica way better! Sorry but we like to come for lunch.
  29. DeniseC

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    The services was outstanding!!! The outdoor space is great during nice weather. I ate inside because it was very cold. The Martini was delish and our server was amazing!! I ordered the Blacked Sea Bass with mango salsa and a coconut sauce. Unfortunately my fish was way overcooked and very dry, and there was no blacked spice to mention. The coconut sauce was bland. I will go back again and try another dish, we all have a bad night every now and then, but it's not top on my list.
  30. PatrickG

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The Fix was pretty good, but some food issues. The appetizers and salads were great. The main course was just ok. Not bad but not great. Service was great and the atmosphere was gross too. Overall above average but not 5 stars.
  31. MegN

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. Lovely evening. Our server was very very pleasant.
  32. Foodie

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely evening Food was very good Note that menu online is different from the menu at Fix (fewer options than on line)
  33. NancyR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Free corkage and a free glass of wine because they thought we waited too long to get our dinner! Very nice staff. Will definitely go again.
  34. KathiM

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hector was a great server, service all around was great! Great food!
  35. Shelley

    Portland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service!
  36. BeachGal

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Fix several months ago and was less than impressed from the food to the service, however this weekend we gave them another chance and it was 100% different wonderful service and the food was outstanding! Can’t wait to return. Thank you for all the improvements!
  37. PatriciaJ

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the outdoor ambiance. The food was great. Some of the best salmon I have had in the valley. Service was great. They are very attentive.
  38. Carolyn

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Very reasonably priced. Good selection. Good service. Pleasant live music that was very well done and not too loud. Would definitely return!
  39. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good was excellent as well as servers. We chose to sit inside as it was a bit cool. Regretted that decision. With the lamps out door would have been fine. Overall enjoyable evening
  40. Northwestie

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent as always. Servers and other staff are always super friendly. Beautiful evening sitting on ElPaseo.

FAQs

Fix on El Paseo is rated 4.3 stars by 351 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 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

    James Gonzales

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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