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Permanently Closed - Rocco's Electric Red Room and Ice Cream Emporium

616 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Rocco’s Electric hosts breakfast, brunch, and a midday ice-cream social every weekend.
Weekend brunch features all your favorites with flavorful twists. Along with ice cream. Lots of ice cream.
For drinks and dinner, the ten-seat bar is first come, first serve. For table service, there is indoor seating and outdoor seating around our fire pits. Our menu has everything from snacks, to salads, to tacos, to hearty main dishes that you can order for one – or share with friends.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Mexican, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
For summer hours and special event inquiries call 760.322.1900

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Phone number
(760) 322-1900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Robert Sevaly
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Cross street
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Parking details
Private Hotel Parking
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Sunset/E. Palm Canyon
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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lnack (Palm Springs)
2.0  Dined on April 30, 2016

The restaurant was almost completely empty except for the outdoor dining area (which is where we were seated and enjoyed). Despite liking the look outside, the dining was a bit awkward hunched around the firepit. Our waiter seemed anxious, was stumbling over his words a lot, and couldn't answer basic questions about what beers were on tap (like a name? or style?), even after he went back to check with the bar. The food was OK, but nothing particularly memorable or exciting. We had one dish that was pretty tasty, but most of the others (especially the vegetarian items) were really bland and overpriced. Overall, we would definitely not return. For a Saturday night, it was a sleepy vibe and less impressive on all accounts than we would have hoped for.

vipPSartist (Palm Springs)
1.0  Dined on April 2, 2016

We always want to be impressed by a new place but this was one of the most disappointing restaurant experiences we've had in recent memory. The service was so slow, the scrambled eggs had to be sent back because they were over cooked. The potatoes were cold and had to be sent back. we had to ask several times for catsup and ice tea. 20 minutes would go by without seeing a server.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on March 12, 2016

Great hotel, used to be a different great resteraunt, the ambiance is awesome, servers lovely but the food is a complete and utter dude. Do not waste your money.

vipTwoN (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 20, 2016

Thid is a wonderful find in our neighborhood. The outdoor seating is beautiful and inviting. There was a lot of variation in small plates, each one a gem. We loved the Manchego cheese and the shrimp. We want to go back. Two minuses: the noise from the pool distracts from the ambiance and the foliage up against the back seating needs to be cut back. Orlando was a great server even though he was swamped.

patandmaryjo (Portland)
2.0  Dined on February 20, 2016

Tinto was in its last day of existence when we dined there, and the short-timer attitude of the staff was painfully obvious. We were relegated to the few wines left in the bar--unless we wanted to spring for a $140 Rioja-- despite being shown a full list on the menu. Though the dishes we ordered were very nicely presented, the punch of flavor we expected (from a previous visit) was a mere whisper. We are really sorry they were not the great restaurant we remembered, but if they had continued in this vein, we would not have returned. We wish the replacement business luck and will give them a fair trial when they open.

vipSusan (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 20, 2016

We tried a number of dishes and shared - everything was terrific. Tomato and beet salad, flat iron steak, brussel sprout salad....each item had a unique and delicious flavor. Good wines. Beautiful place.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Great meal! Valentine pre-fix menu with wine pairing at the outdoor fire pit. Service was delightful and attentive. Only drawback was not being able to hear the blues guitarist in the bar.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

Decided to avoid the usual suspects for Valentine's Day dinner. The small plates at Tinto were great. The octopus and stuffed dates were a tablewide favorite. The low ceilings and tile floors could not muffle the noise. Tables in the room we were in were close together and the bass beating through the walls from El Jefe made dinner conversation a challenge.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

Back room was high energy (bit loud). Large tables - great for larger groups. Service was good but food was only mediocre.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

We had been to the restaurant before and were expecting to order the Valentine's Day special menu with wine pairings, and sit in the lovely dining room. Instead we got a cramped table in the bar, and ordered tapas, leaving early. Food was great. Tae was bad.