The Tropicale

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6222 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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vipAquaV
San Diego
141 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The food was amazing and so was the service. This is one of the few happening places in Palm Springs!

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TomP
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food & friendly service - one of my favorite spots for years!

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MariaH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as was the service. All servers had masks on and seats were appropriately distanced. Misters made the air cooler so sitting outside was pleasant. Will definitely go back!

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Jabs
Portland
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting on the patio with the misters made for a cool evening despite the outside temp. Was our first time here and loved it. Ambience was fabulous...staff with masks and tables separated appropriately. Waiter, Camden, was amazing. Picked just the right cocktail for me! (He has a gift!). And ordered three separate entrees, all of them delicious! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST in this area as USUAL!

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Charles
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday/Anniversary

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vippsguy
Palm Springs
280 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sunday brunch at Tropicale is the best. Outstanding service, fabulous food and great outdoor ambience. The owners provide a COVID-19 safe environment with masks, social distancing and constantly cleaning and sanitizing. The large patio is misted and shaded for these hot August days. Looking forward to our next visit.

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vipRita
Palm Springs
135 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flat iron steak cooked to perfection. House made gravlox is the best ever. This is the best brunch in town. Don't miss it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They do a great job always!

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vipConnieA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful.!! The food was amazing and we felt very safe and protected. They do it right.

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vipbraun
New England
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Giving this a low overall rating due to lack of covid compliance. Tables are too close together . The patio is crowded with patrons and servers . You are constantly in close contact with people. The servers touch your glass to fill it with water constantly rather than filling it while it sits on your table. This shows a lack of training in covid sensitive serving. Disappointing as the food is good

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vipRichard
Palm Springs
278 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, this week we had the catfish from the weekly special menu and the organic brisket burger.

Everything was cooked to perfection, our waitress Albina is awesome. You will never have a bad meal at Tropicale highly recommend.

We are weekly diners, fun place, great service, great staff.

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Date10813
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the pork chop was outstanding. I would highly recommend it .

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vipDana
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During COVID-19 happy that Tropicale has spacious outdoor seating. It is the perfect escape from feeling quarantined

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We love the Tropicale, and we were stoked to have an option with a beautiful outdoor patio to keep people safe in the midst of the pandemic. Unfortunately Tropicale is packing too many people on their patio, there was definitely a lot less than six feet between tables and there were no clear paths to navigate the patio. They need to reduce the number of tables on their patio by at least 25%. The food was good though and the service was great as well.

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Stewie
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and amazing service! Second time we’ve been there, and now that we’ve moved to Palm Springs, it will be our ‘go-to’ spot for a night out and for when family and friends come to visit!

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DavidC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love, love, love Tropicale! Always great service, great drinks and amazing food! The ambiance great as well.

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JackN
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great outdoor patio. A little crowded given the current situation. Good, but pricey food. Great service and ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous patio and ambience. I love hanging out here. It’s pricey but I’ll pay it to get out of the house for a bit. The food is good and the cocktails are even better!

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VictorP
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice people good food. It’s usually a good experience in PS when it comes to service and this restaurant is an example of it.

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vipDayled
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for an anniversary brunch on recommendation from many people and loved it! Great people, good, service, atmosphere everything. It has a very classic old Palm Spring vide that is intoxicating. The frittata on the brunch menu is fantastic! Lovely large outdoor space with misters!

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vipWayneE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The space was so beautiful and my guest and I felt very safe during these Covid times. The server was excellent and always checking in and the food was delicious and creative. I highly recommend anyone visiting the PS area to dine at Tropicale. Tony the owner and host was so friendly and has a great restaurant.

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ShelbyH
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tropicale was fantastic! Even in the midst of a pandemic we were able to enjoy an incredible meal and experience a bit of Palm Springs nightlife and ambiance here.

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RobertP
Palm Springs
27 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Outdoor seating is beautiful. Staff is friendly and attentive. Wide choice of different menu items to choose from.

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SkylerD
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. Precautions were taken for safety. Even though it is that hot time of year it was very cool setting outside with the misters. Due to the virus we can only set outside at this time. Ranz was very nice as usual. A fun time.

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Danielh
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic job converting the patio to main dining. The patio is covered and supported by misters and fans. Quality of the food and staff is as good as one will find anywhere.

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vipRichard
Palm Springs
279 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This week we decided to have a light dinner, cobb salad and crab wedge salad.

Everything was done to perfection as usual, drinks were great, staff is awesome as usual.

We are weekly diners and never have a bad meal, highly recommend Tropicale.

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vipPickyButFair
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I always enjoy Tropicale.

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dlarosa
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. The food, drinks, and atmosphere are as good as it gets.

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vipLisa
Minneapolis
54 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tropicale never fails to disappoint. Marvelous martinis, great food and a beautiful patio—perfect for a night out on the town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience at the Tropicale. Every dish was exactly what we wanted and the drinks were strong with great flavor. Some dishes recommended to us we’re the spicy Dan Dan noodles, grilled trout, and firecracker shrimp... all 3 were fantastic. We will be back again!

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vipFrequentDiner
Palm Springs
439 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tropicale continues to be one of our favorites and we get there as often as we can. They VERY CLOSELY observe all possible Covid-related protocols, and we feel very safe, there. Importantly, the food is great (quite imaginative!), service is attentive, and the outdoor decor is festive. Yay!

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, this was my third time here. I was surprised to find out that to cut a birthday cake, it would be $3 a slice. When I asked if I can cut it myself the host/manager (maybe) was NOT happy about it. So I was disappointed in the very evident and quick change in demeanor he had with his response. Other than that it’s a great place!

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GrubGuy
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tropicale is always on our dining list when visiting PS. Never a bad meal.

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SusanJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is outstanding! The service is what brought us back two days in a row, and it will the food that will have us coming back each and every visit to Palm Springs! Kudos to the chef for continuing to offer a fantastic menu of options that are incredibly tasty!

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LeighG
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Because of COVID we had to sit outside however the restaurant went to great lengths to have lots of umbrellas open and misters running constantly to keep the 107 degree temperature to a minimum outside. That is the bad part. The service and food far outweighs the heat conditions. Highly recommend the Tropical!!!

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vipgmccallumii
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the time of COVID, the facility did an excellent job in accommodating everyone with the appropriate amount of social distancing. Our afternoon gathering was a shear delight! Many thanks to the thoughtful planning, wonderful servers and great food!

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MariaC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m from San Diego and drive to Palm Springs specifically for this restaurant, best coconut martini out there!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing staff and location. The food was really good as well. We just had small plates, every single one was great

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susanc
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio was hopping on Saturday night. All the servers are in masks and providing excellent food and service. Great food with big portions! Even the martini's are huge!!

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The Tropicale is rated 4.7 stars by 6222 OpenTable diners.

The Tropicale does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.thetropicale.com.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.