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Taqueria by Maleza  - Maleza, Palm Springs, CA

Maleza

4.3
4.3
47 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
New for Summer 2024: Taqueria by Maleza is a Baja-inspired taqueria pop-up from Chef Ysaac Ramirez with daily taco specials, icy cocktails, poolside patio dining, and more.

A soulful new take on modern Mexican cuisine. Taking its cue from the Spanish word meaning “undergrowth” or “from the earth,” Maleza is an all-day restaurant and bar rooted in an earthy rusticity offset with airy Palm Springs ease.

Headed up by Executive Chef Ysaac Ramirez, Maleza serves up a Mexican-inspired share plate experience unlike anything else offered in the desert. The indoor/outdoor bar, led by Beverage Manager Nick Turner, features an extensive list of rare mezcals, craft cocktails, and a curated list of non-alcoholic cocktails, beers, and wines. Both food and drink pair expertly and coalesce to form an unforgettable experience.

Maleza features intimate restaurant seating, community tables for larger groups, and fire pit loungers for a more laid-back experience.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Regional Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 10:00 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 549-9528
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Ysaac Ramirez
  • Private party facilities
    Maleza is open all day and features communal dining tables, lounge seating, and a private dining room that overlooks the pool making it the perfect place to pre-party or post up all day.
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Springs
  • Cross street
    S Indian Canyon Dr and E Arenas Rd.
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Taqueria by Maleza

    Jun 2 - Sep 30, 2024
    New for Summer 2024: Taqueria by Maleza is a Baja-inspired taqueria pop-up from Chef Ysaac Ramirez with daily taco specials, icy cocktails, patio dining, and more. The indoor/outdoor bar, led by Beverage Manager Nick Turner, features an extensive list of rare mezcals, craft cocktails, and a curated list of non-alcoholic cocktails, beers, and wines. Both food and drink pair expertly and coalesce to form an unforgettable experience. Taqueria by Maleza features intimate restaurant seating, community tables for larger groups, and fire pit loungers for a more laid-back experience.
    Taqueria by Maleza Photo

Offers

  • Jueves de Drift

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Weekends start early at Drift. Join us Thursdays 7pm - 10pm for Jueves de Drift, a party born in our Baja backyard now blooming at Drifts stateside. Tap into the Cabo spirit weekly with live DJs, $5 tacos a la plancha, $5 beer, $8 cocktails, and night swims.
    Jueves de Drift Photo

What 47 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
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Mexican

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Mexican

47 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    When we got there the restaurant was very loud and service was slow and very small menu choice of food and drinks and ended leaving to have dinner else where

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very unassuming restaurant with outstanding food. Highly recommend!

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  3. TyroneD

    Las Vegas

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was good, food wasn’t memorable. Nice looking spot though.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My best friend and I came here to celebrate her birthday, and the whole experience was all around amazing! The service by Alex was extremely fast, and he was very welcoming and warm. We ordered the fish & shrimp tacos and both were to die for and extremely fresh. The guacamole was delicious too, and loved the tostadas that came with it. The cherry on top was the Maleza General Manager, Brian, who made our experience so special, by wishing my best friend a happy birthday and sending over some champagne. Can’t recommend Maleza enough, and can’t wait to come back!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful daytime birthday at the bar. Really liked the AC, service, tacos, drinks

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  6. PalmSpringsDiner

    Palm Springs

    603 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    603 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cheerful and fun; novel and delicious; friendly “vibes.” These descriptors and similar ones describe Maleza, a great little eatery on Indian Canyon, in the heart of Palm Springs. Very accommodating staff and “aim to please” attitudes by all combine to make this a cheerful stop for drinks and more. Great fun!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice casual but stylish vibe. Dinner menu is pared down for the summer, but everything we had was very fresh and flavorful. Good, creative drinks. Will definitely be back. 

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  8. TerranceR

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service were outstanding. The chairs are very uncomfortable (painted metal) and the table is metal slats as well. Food can fall through. This is an expensive restaurant. Why do they have uncomfortable seating?

    1 person found this helpful

  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very creative menu. Excellent service. It was awesome.

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  10. PaulaP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic dinner at Maleza! Everything from the service to the beautiful outdoor area to the absolutely delish food was wonderful. Next time we’re in the area again I definitely see coming back!

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FAQs

Maleza offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 549-9528.

Maleza is rated 4.3 stars by 47 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 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Maleza

284 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Additional information

  • Cross street
    S Indian Canyon Dr and E Arenas Rd.
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Springs
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 10:00 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Regional Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ysaac Ramirez
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (760) 549-9528
  • Private party facilities
    Maleza is open all day and features communal dining tables, lounge seating, and a private dining room that overlooks the pool making it the perfect place to pre-party or post up all day.
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