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Kitchen in the Desert, Twentynine Palms, CA

Kitchen in the Desert

4.5
4.5
667 Reviews
$31 to $50
Caribbean
Kitchen in the Desert is a Caribbean and New American restaurant located just outside the Twentynine Palms entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. We pride ourselves in making high quality food from scratch using fresh ingredients and providing a comfortable environment to enjoy it in. We have a full bar plus beer and wine and are open nightly from 5 to 10pm. *Please be advised that all reservations are for outdoor seating, so please dress accordingly.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Caribbean, American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Fri–Sun 7:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 865-0245
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Twentynine Palms
  • Cross street
    6427 Mesquite Ave, Twentynine Palms CALIFORNIA 92277
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 667 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Innovative

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Healthy

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Innovative

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Healthy

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for outdoor dining

667 Reviews
  1. MonicaH

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A pleasant surprise to have a dining experience of this quality in the desert! Highly recommend the jerk chicken—-unforgettably delicious! And a simple spring mix salad that was so beautifully composed that it was a revelation…we couldn't stop raving about it. the atmosphere was just lovely and left us grateful for such a magical night in Joshua Tree!

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  2. JMGB11

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Literally one of the most delightful dining experiences I've had in a long while! The music and lighting were perfectly set, food was delicious and the service seemed to collaborate well as a team. My friends and I traveled to Joshua Tree from all parts of the country and we'd dine here again in a heartbeat.

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  3. BobC

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the place after a day of hiking. The food was good.

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  4. DanielleH

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I was looking forward to this solo dinner because it came highly recommended but I was quickly disappointed. It seems as though my server may have been a little frazzled and overworked. 20 minutes after placing my order (a cocktail, brussels, vegetables and a smash burger), my burger came out. I had not gotten my drink yet. 10 minutes after that my server came over to ask if I had received my drink, I said no, 5 minutes later she came back to say my chit was lost and it would be right out…it came out shortly after. I ate half of my burger as I was saving room for the Brussels and vegetables I had ordered. An hour and 15 minutes after ordering, still no brussels and vegetables, the server came over to ask if I had received my other items, again, I said no. I saw her bounce from table to table many times before coming back 10 minutes later to tell me she would buy me a drink for the wait. I declined and asked for my food to go, as I had now been there for almost 2 hours. There was no urgency in bringing me my food, or my cheque, and no apology.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We made res but table not ready. Stated birthday but paid for all drinks and deserts.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service! Can’t wait to go back.

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  7. Sambrero57

    Denver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love a good tapas restaurant and this one was an unexpected gem. Absolutely delicious shareable plates that were perfectly executed. Two of us shared five plates - bacon wrapped dates, Dan Dan Noodles, beet and apple salad, Brussels sprouts and seeet plantains. The food was exceptional, the service was fast and the price was shockingly reasonable for what we ordered. They have a great cocktail and mocktail list.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Really liked this place! The food was delicious and the bacon wrapped dates were amazing! the service was good too. The only complaint was the music and noise level. Overall had a great time!

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  9. MalcolmB

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Absolutely dreadful experience. Slow service. Seated on plastic chairs in a sandpit surrounded by ramshackle rusting tin roofs. Famous jerk chicken came out uncooked And the quality of the meat was worse than fast food chicken at Popeyes down the road. Do not go there.

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  10. sidnlulu

    Portland

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service and the food were outstanding. However, the music was so loud (especially the base) you could barely hear the other people at the table. The music did not complement how wonderful the food was.

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FAQs

Kitchen in the Desert offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 865-0245.

Kitchen in the Desert is rated 4.5 stars by 667 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 41 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Kitchen in the Desert

6427 Mesquite Ave, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    6427 Mesquite Ave, Twentynine Palms CALIFORNIA 92277
  • Neighborhood
    Twentynine Palms
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Fri–Sun 7:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Caribbean, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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