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About Las Casuelas Nuevas

Dine under the stars in the most beautiful garden patio north of Mexico City or inside our stunning hacienda-style restaurant. Whether it's a romantic evening for two or a large banquet you'll enjoy our regional Mexican Cuisine. Specialties include crab enchiladas, pollo en mole & spicy pork fajitas. Open for Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner and don't forget our fabulous Sunday Brunch. You'll also enjoy our strolling musicians.

70050 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm Lunch
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Dinner

Sunday
10:00 am -2:00 pm Brunch
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Lunch
5:00 pm- 9:00 pm Dinner

Happy Hour at the Bar
Friday & Saturday
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday - Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm




Cross Street:
Via Florencio

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 328-8844

Website:
http://www.lascasuelasnuevas.com/

Entertainment:
Seasonal: Nightly strolling Mariachi music.
Summer time: Week-end Mariachi music.

Parking Details:
Lots of on site parking.

Public Transit:
Bus stop two blocks away.

Executive Chef:
Ruben Ortiz

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Las Casuelas Nuevas Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (37)
Casual (34)
Authentic (27)
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Neighborhood Gem (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Fun (22)
Special Occasion (21)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Kid-friendly (15)
Good for a Date (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Live Music (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Romantic (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Spicy (7)
Business Meals (6)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Scenic View (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vegan (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tapas (3)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent Mexican restaurant, first visit for us. We will definitely come back when we are next in Palm Desert/Rancho Mirage area. Margaritas were very good - may be worth going for the larger house margarita which is $16 as opposed to the smaller one at $11, but less than half of the larger drink. Enchiladas were excellent - plenty of food!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Authentic, Fun, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

This is not very good Mexican food... table side guacamole was less than desirable.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Best Mexican food we’ve ever had. Great experience!

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Great variety and awesome service

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vip
 (Tallahassee)·Dined 6 days ago

We went after golf and had a nice dinner. The decor is great and the service was good. menu is extensive - a lot to like!

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food was good and service was friendly but we ate inside and the atmosphere was very flat and unwelcoming. It was also a bit too dark to read the menu. Memo: Sit in the outside area if we go again. Also, it was a birthday meal - reception commented on this when we checked in; thats the last we heard of that.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Birthday celebration. Willy our server was fantastic! And the food was delicious.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent food and service

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had a great time. Wait staff is excellent as are the rest of the staff. We loved the music!!!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Use to go here years ago
Went back and sorry to say it was not good
Margarita are a sweet mix (yuck) and the food ....well my wife could even eat hers
Really....it’s a great atmosphere but just plain bad food

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We were promptly seated and served. The portions were very generous. We both took boxes home. The food was delicious. Our server was Nicole. She gave us very good service, but her hair was a mess. She needs to learn to neatly pin it up in a twist so it doesn't fly in all directions.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Romantic
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Indoor dining had great ambience...service, food..excellent

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Worst dining experience and I've been going to Las Casuelas for years. First, I had a reservation and they separated our party into two separate tables (8 of us), had to redo one of our orders three times, never checked on us for refills, ordered drinks, never delivered - had to get up and walk to bar to get our drinks, had to request our check three times and then had
charges that weren't ours. I don't see us returning anytime soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I hadn't had mexican food in a while and this was just right for satisfying my craving. Our group all had different entrees and they were all good.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was New Years Eve, so it was very busy. But we were seated quickly and the food arrived without delay. Service was good, as was the food.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Having been to this restaurant many years ago the food quality has definitely changed. The intising outdoor patio lures you in but more of a tourist trap. We asked for a heater multiple times instead an umbrella was put up. Not sure how that really was helpful in keeping us warm on a chilly evening. Food as mediocre, tasteless & over salted. A disappointing evening for our last get together with friends before departing beautiful Rancho Mirage.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

When we visit the Coachella Valley, we go to one of the Las Casuelas establishments for fine Mexican food. You can count on ample portions, reasonable prices, salsa with just the right amount of heat and good service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Spicy, Casual
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We always enjoy the food and the staff. We especially enjoy sitting outside in the beautiful patio. We take guests a couple times a month and order the large margaritas.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

gotta love the mariachis!!! why we go..but the ladies at counter when you arrive need to be friendlier and more welcoming we thought....service parking good, we didn't care much for the particular table in middle room because servers kept rushing by with huge trays...gotta be another way to serve..food ok for most part but sauces too spicy and rice was burnt,portions cold be larger.. salads ok..

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Live Music
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

As always - terrific! This is our go to place for an impromptu night out. We always choose the patio and almost always take our small dog.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Please refer to my husband’s full review on Yelp under Robert D.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had heard so many wonderful things about this restaurants so you can understand our frustration and surprise after our recent dinner at Las Casuelas Nuevas.
The Bad:
First, I was not given the option to choose indoor seating when I was making my dinner reservation on OpenTable. When I got to the restaurant and let the hostess know I had a reservation via OpenTable, she went to go check for a table to seat us at. She took us to a table outside (which is lovely but quite chilly on a December night). When I mentioned that I didn't select outside seating she informed me that this table was the only one available. I thought it was bad that the restaurant didn't at least offer us a table inside since I didn't choose a table outside. So I considered this, strike one.
Second, was the blandness of the food for the cost. We ordered the tableside guacamole which was pretty bland and overpriced. I've had way better guacamole for a lot less. For main course, my wife ordered the quinoa enchiladas which were also terribly bland (but good-sized portion) and I had the chile verde de puerco which was so dry. I was shocked as to how dry it was for the price at such a well-liked restaurant.

The Good:
Our server was fantastic and very friendly. He had a great personality and was very attentive.
Lastly, the margaritas. After having a mediocre and disappointing dinner, at least the margaritas were strong and tasty.

I definitely would not recommend this restaurant to anyone, especially for the price.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Liked the food but was too cold to be eating outside. The restuarant did not have appropriate
outdoor heaters for outside dining.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The service was awful. The food was mediocre at best. The restrooms were disgusting. We did speak with the manager, but nothing improved. I don't think he cared very much.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Las Casuelas Nuevas is a large Mexican food restaurant (so large it has two hosts - one for inside seating and one for outside) that serves the kind of food you would expect - everything from tacos and tostadas to meat and fish dishes. Nothing fancy. Nothing different or noteworthy about it. But if you in the mood for basic American-Mexican food with good-sized portions and tasty, this will do. I don't know how many seats they have, but they're obviously used to crowds, as the service was impeccable - maybe too efficient. They moved everything along quickly. We got our food within 10 minutes of ordering it and our stay at the restaurant was about 45 minutes. (So also good if you're in a hurry.) If you just like a good enchilada and a margarita, you can't go wrong here.

Tags: Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food at Las Casuelas is very good. It is authentic Mexican food. The atmosphere is very inviting and comfortable. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

We went there to celebrate a birthday and even told them and they nothing. They changed servers - drink order was wrong and the food was good but honestly not great! Very expensive birthday meal and not worth it! Won't be going back there.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Casuelas is always our favorite for Mexican in the Desert.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 25, 2017

My favorite place to get crunchy tacos. I wouldn't go there again on Christmas Eve. I had reservations so I didn't wait long but it was so crowded service was slow. It was very cold in the restaurant. No strolling singers. Waitress tried her best and was friendly. She got us cups of soup fast since we were cold and hungry. Normally this place is not so hectic but it was a holiday. Wonderful to sit outside in the Summer. Food is good. My soup was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The table side guacamole was delicious. It was Christmas Eve and my family had a wonderful dinner.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This place never disappoints. Maria our server was most attentive despite being Christmas Eve and the place was packed.... as it should be.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Overpriced basic mexican food...$20 for a top shelf margarita??

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Went for the live mariachi music. Food is served in plentiful portions but just average in flavor. Ambiance is cozy.

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 23, 2017

All was very good. We had to switch tables as our chairs were in the kitchen pathway and we were constantly bumped. After that all was well!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Best Sunday buffet in the desert. Outstanding prime rib. Surprise at a Mexican restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Great for Brunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great food! Great service!

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food and terrific service. I always enjoy this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Just excellent, as always. Even on a chilly evening the heaters make outdoor dining a treat

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

No way will we ever recommend this restaurant. We’ve been going to the old restaurant for over 20 years and at this new restaurant a few times. The few times we’ve been in this place, the reception treated us always unfavorably and I’m just tired of putting up with this place. I specifically said we had a disabled person and they keep offering the farthest places even though there were several open nearby table. We made a reservation and had to wait. A white couple came by with no reservations and they sat them within seconds. They could have said that they were looking for a better seat but no, just had us stood there without letting us know what’s going on. We want to support this restaurant but I’m done. We get treated better at Fleming’s, Roy’s, and Mastro’s. It’s not even a first class place and the people have poor customer service skills. Shameful. Will not go back.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

I just love it here and will make it a regular spot for visiting relatives and get togethers with friends. I took my 91 year old father here and he said it was the best food he's ever had!
Now, that says a lot.
I especially love the patio and think the ambience is special. I may even come here alone just to be surrounded by the beauty and good food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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