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The Tropicale

4.7
4.7
8290 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
A chic and sophisticated décor provides the setting for our distinctive "world cuisine", a provocative mix of zesty influences that creates a delightful dining experience in Palm Springs, California. Plush high-backed semicircular banquettes surround our dining room and offer comfortable and private seating. The cuisine has a light, exotic feel with an emphasis on Pacific Rim specialties, from Chilean Sea Bass baked in Banana Leaves or Kahlua-Barbecued Pork Chops to all sorts of tasty tapas, salads, wood-fired pizzas, and desserts. The Coral Seas Lounge, a hip mid-century style bar is lined with sexy black leather bar-stools and is reminiscent of the upbeat lounges of old Palm Springs. It wraps around the dining room and leads outside to a lush, tropical, 2000 square foot dining patio where a variety of specialty cocktails and old-school favorites are mixed - an ideal place where friends gather and martinis are sipped under the starlit desert sky.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, International

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:45 am–2:45 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 10:45 am–2:45 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 866-1952

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tony Di Lembo

  • Catering

    Order wonderful Tropicale creations for any occasion. Call, place an order and we will have it ready for pick up. If you'd like to bring in your own special platters we can plate your choice of food and have them ready whenever you'd like.

  • Private party facilities

    Our wonderful patio can be rented out for private functions.

  • Private party contact

    Lacei-Luv Clausen: (760) 866-1952

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Cross street

    Encilia

  • Parking details

    Private parking is available in the back of the restaurant but can be limited. There is also parking available in the Casino parking structure across the street as well as plenty of street parking.

  • Entertainment

    Every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 5:00, it's renowned jazz musician Derrik Lewis and his trio at the keyboard.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 8,290 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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    Good for Groups

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Good for Groups

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Californian

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  1. RA

    RonA

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    This restaurant is way over priced. The "Flat-Iron Steak" cost the same amount of money that a large Filet would at any 5 Star Steakhouse. We were interested in ordering Dessert but the slice of "Chocolate Cake" on the menu is $25.00!!! This was a one-and-done.
  2. j

    jamesp

    Central Coast

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was actually great and we all enjoyed our meals. However, the specialty cocktails leave a lot to be desired. We tried 3 of them and found them all to be underwhelming. Next time we’re going to stick to traditional cocktails and see if we fare better. The ambience is amazing and service was excellent.
  3. ST

    StaciT

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Those who ordered the fried chicken loved it. Don’t order the pizza, it was not good. The dessert and the service were exceptional.
  4. CK

    ChrisK

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely feel to this nod to the 50,s / 60,s restaurant / club. The cocktails were weak and thus overpriced, but, the food was great. We (me & wife) came here in 2019, pre pandemic, and we had same or similar dishes and they were equally good this time, big shrimp (prawns if you are from the UK), and good quality chicken & beef. Really enjoyed the experience.
  5. L

    Lorilynn

    Orange County

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Josh was outstanding! Friendly and very attentive. You need to add the Moroccan chicken special to your regular menu! 3 of us ordered it and we couldn’t believe how good it was! I’d come back for that every time!
  6. p

    psguy

    Palm Springs

    325 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    325 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best weekend brunch in Palm Springs! Another outstanding meal - both service and food!!! It's our go-to place.
  7. GH

    GregH

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Over priced for what you get. Desserts insanely expensive Great service. Ambiance was great.
  8. CF

    ChadF

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fun time at the bar with jared! crispy green beans and avocado goat cheese pizza always awesome!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible all around. But the service was exceptional! Probably wouldn’t recommend if you have young children with you.
  10. ER

    EdRa

    Palm Springs

    248 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    248 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my visiting family...treated beautifully as always...friendly, great food for all, LOVE to return soon...as we will!!!!!
  11. s

    socaldan529

    Anchorage

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    If Tropicale is so "proud to provide health insurance for its employees" then maybe they shouldn't be adding a "Emp. Health Ins" surcharge onto customer bills. I find it quite rude when a business owner chooses to do that. I as the customer shouldn't be guilted into subsidizing medical insurance for employees. In reality this is the perfect example of why we need single payer insurance. Why should an employee be at the mercy of their employer to be generous enough to offer health insurance?!? If you REALLY need to pass along that expense to your customers, for a benefit that "Tropicale is proud to provide" then maybe just increase your prices by that amount instead. The optics of a slight price increase to cover increased costs is better than a separate line item surcharge for a benefit "proudly" provided by the company.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the most fabulous night. The food was on point and the service was a plus. If I could give it 10 stars I would.
  13. A

    Allison

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant and bar .. the vibe is so much fun ! Great food ..owners and hosts are the best in the business 💖
  14. S

    Steve

    Palm Springs

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The annual Tropicale Leo party is a must! The food is consistently great, service is top notch, and the crows is always fun.
  15. GA

    GlendaA

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun place! The food and drinks are outstanding, as is the service. Had a quintessential Palm Springs vibe
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  17. LR

    LayneR

    Palm Springs

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. I would go back again.
  18. C

    Charles

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful small plates dining experience. We had the Pupu Platter, which was a meal for two, and spectacular Tangerine-Glazed Mandarin Calamari -- not your normal fried calamari, but tender sautéed pieces with green and red peppers -- Outstanding. It is an energetic place with great music in background -- not so loud that your couldn't enjoy your conversation in the dining room.
  19. GH

    GaryH

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dominique was the best waiter that we’ve had for a long time. His interaction with the birthday party there was fantastic and the rest of your staff was always on top of their job and making sure that our visit and our dinner was the best it could be
  20. R

    Robert

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, fantastic and festive. Love this spot.
  21. ML

    MaryLB

    Orange County

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tropicale was excellent as always. Food was totally on point, everything delicious, and our server did a fabulous job. We had a bit of an emergency come up during dinner and they were great about helping us close out quickly. The only thing that could have been better is that we were on the patio and even with the misters, it was 97 degrees and stiflingly hot at times at our table. Of course it's July in the desert, so shame on us for not booking an indoor table!
  22. A

    Allison

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in Palm Springs!! Love love love
  23. R

    Richard

    Palm Springs

    343 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    343 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dinner with friends. Gabe our waiter was really good, kept checking on us, drinks flowing. Great food, people, patio is awesome. We are weekly diners highly recommend.
  24. S

    Sam21

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Drinks and small plates for 4 in bar area. Excellent and attentive service. Food was great!
  25. W

    Writinglvr

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my husband here for his birthday. We had a wonderful time. We sat indoors in a very private booth. Our server was amazing and so was the food.
  26. MT

    MarcT

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best for a comparably good price, really. Tues in July was packed because this place is very popular, and loud. The patio was a bit quieter, actually, but hotter, too. Making a reservation, arriving early, gave a choice of two seating areas (we chose the most private) and attentive service. The food was surprisingly complex, layered, brave and expertly prepared -- the Italian wedge salad was a refined experience! Very good food with a tight menu (good seafood choices, particularly).
  27. D

    Deedee

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Nancy was outstanding. Food was delicious. We highly recommend.
  28. KE

    KarlE

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gabriel dis an awesome job as our waiter. All other servers did excellent. Cocktail prices seem a bit high. Overall, food prices for quality was good. A favorite place of ours!!
  29. IK

    IrasemaK

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time and we enjoyed the food and service
  30. m

    mdwalters

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The breakfast pizza was great, as was the service
  31. JM

    JoelM

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    We’re told we would get a table across from the bar, then we’re given a table near the door, with the comment that the other table was reserved. Apparently, the other reservation was more important than ours. Then waited over 30 minutes for service.
  32. MH

    MichaelH

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service in a beautiful outdoor patio under the misting system. Vibrant crowd and great for special occasions.
  33. JF

    JonathanF

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    you can’t go wrong with Tropicale!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Really terrible food. Sauces were like grocery store ketchup and mayo mixed together.
  35. JW

    JaniceW

    Orange County

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met friends from Orange County. They had never been to Tropicale and they loved it!
  36. c

    carbon

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place for celebrations. Food is always amazing and service has always been exceptional.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soooo good!
  38. RT

    RoTyRo

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fun place to dine. It tends to get a bit loud, now and then, but for us this only enhances the atmosphere. Service was impeccable, and the timing was always just right for new drinks, delivery of entrees, etc.
  39. RP

    RobertP

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took a friend for dinner; as usual, the service and food were excellent. Many options are offered on the menu from appetizers to entrees or a delicious pizza menu and generous size Ceasar salads with grilled salmon or chicken. A truly original restaurant with a nice dimly lit dining room with a great ambiance, or a covered cooled patio area that is just as nice as the interior. I have been eating here since they opened years ago and have never had a bad meal. My guests always appreciate the uniqueness of the dining experience.
  40. MG

    MitchG

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Received great customer service & really good food

FAQs

The Tropicale is rated 4.7 stars by 8290 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 54 times today
Google Map for The Tropicale

330 East Amado Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Encilia

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:45 am–2:45 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 10:45 am–2:45 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private parking is available in the back of the restaurant but can be limited. There is also parking available in the Casino parking structure across the street as well as plenty of street parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tony Di Lembo

  • Entertainment

    Every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 5:00, it's renowned jazz musician Derrik Lewis and his trio at the keyboard.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 866-1952

  • Catering

    Order wonderful Tropicale creations for any occasion. Call, place an order and we will have it ready for pick up. If you'd like to bring in your own special platters we can plate your choice of food and have them ready whenever you'd like.

  • Private party facilities

    Our wonderful patio can be rented out for private functions.

  • Private party contact

    Lacei-Luv Clausen: (760) 866-1952

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