The Tropicale

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6350 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
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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ChrisL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ambiance was great. 2/5 of our party enjoyed the food. Considering the price, that's not that great.

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vippsguy
Palm Springs
284 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another outstanding Sunday brunch at Tropicale. It's the best brunch experience in Palm Springs. The outdoor dining experience is perfect even when the weather is hot. Great shade, misters and social distancing. Service is always outstanding.

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vipMarkC
Palm Springs
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Brunch- excellent food with choices for most tastes and great attentive service.

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vipfrankp
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the staff and food are superb! Great energy and ambience! We are very much supportive of their continued success as we maneuver through these changing times!

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vipRita
Palm Springs
137 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch in gorgeous outdoor garden patio. outstanding food and service. Not to be missed.

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Juniet
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Was a good time until we found plastic in one of our drinks, we just wanted to leave lost our appetite if I'm honest.

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EvynM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best service and amazing food. Our server, Cesar, was awesome! Such a fun environment would definitely go back.

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vipckinatl
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great. Service was great. Table spacing was much closer than we would have liked. It’s still a pandemic!

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BDaysX2
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

it was sooo good, we went back for brunch the next day!

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VanHaarlemNL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tropicale is a great place to eat during the pandemic as they have a huge pre-existing outdoor dining area with a louvered roof that can be adjusted for the sun. The setting is very safe and "tropical". The Fish specials such as swordfish, yellow tail tuna and salmon are excellent with healthy pastas, vegetables and grains. The food is expensive and worth it and excellent for family and friends for a memorable dining experience.

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vipDTCDanny
Denver
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Palm Springs favorite! Always an excellence experience of food, service, and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at the Tropicale. Great drinks, service, and ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was a farewell dinner with a friend. The server was fabulous. It was a warm night but the misters, trees along with the ambiance were lovely.

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vipRichard
Palm Springs
283 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner again at Tropicale. We are weekly diners and never have a bad meal.

Our server Albina is awesome, bartenders Mikey & Rufo are great. The owner / chef prepares the best meals. We are never disappointed, highly recommend.

We also recommend brunch and Sushi Sunday's!!

This week we had Grilled California Swordsh & Spaghetti Puttanesca Crushed Tomato, Slivered Garlic, Capers, Sicilian Olives & Parmesan and Pan-Roasted Pacic Yellowtail Crisp Tempura Nori Roll with Spam & Cucumber Spicy Yellow Chili Salsa - Sea Bean, Scallion & Sesame Salad

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Mack
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Always love coming to the Tropicale when we're in Palm Springs, but the tables were way too close together and it was over crowded for out comfort during this time. Food was great per usual.

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DavidR
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Mediocre food all around, from tasteless meatballs to “meh” burgers, but the special pizza ($28) Was inedible - Looked and tasted like leftover crust, no sauce, little cheese, a pile of arugula on it and two whole, grainy sausages thrown on top. The waiter was disinterested in our feedback. It was taken away barely eaten.

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JudyJ
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the lamb chops amazing. The outdoor seating a patio cover was great.

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ahsum
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining on an elegant patio. Extensive menu options and delicious cocktails. Very friendly service!

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vipDWhite
Palm Springs
34 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Birthday Brunch for two of our group of five.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food and atmosphere! Loved this place, will return again next time I’m in town.

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dorism
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was as usual outsanding, great service and the best restaurant in the Coachella Valley.

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DanielD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences that I have had in a long time.

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Luism
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service is exceptional, lots of employees , they are kind, friendly prompt to see what I need even before I asked. Food was good. The ambience is fun and very accomodating. I've been there 3 times this past week. Love it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a wonderful meal! A must stop when visiting Palm Springs

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vipRichard
Palm Springs
284 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This week was a awesome meal. We had the weekly special of Pan-Seared Branzino Sea Bass, stuffed with Prosciutto & Basil Creamy Soft Polenta - Marcella’s Buttered Tomato Sauce.

It was one of the best meals we have had at Tropical. Everyone is great, the staff at the front to the runners, waiters, bartenders and the owners. They are always there making sure everyone's meal is perfect.

We are weekly diners and would highly recommend Tropical any time. Sushi Sunday is awesome as well !!!

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vipfrankp
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back to PS and experience Tropicale. One of our favorite restaurants and thoroughly enjoy the entire staff!

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JeremyP
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. They made sure we were comfortable with the table, great atmosphere, quick and friendly service and the food was great.

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JamesM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Good, service, wine, top notch as usual!

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vipKimB
Palm Springs
45 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and drinks with exceptional service! A great place to gather with a festive, tropical feel on the patio. Even with temps over 100 degrees, it was very comfortable. Absolutely love this place!!!

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vipthomass
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience1

The food was delicious as usual...but the service wasn't too good. We had finished our
appetizer before we ever got our starting cocktail. The waiter seemed somewhat distracted.
Then there was the crowded patio. Not really social distancing and when a table left, the bus boys threw on a new table cloth and that's it....no wiping down the chairs or other sanitizing. I think Tropicale counted their closed indoor dining room as their reduction in tables..they just packed the patio with more tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipCharlesA
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was fantastic. So patient with drunk people!

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ABoothPlease
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was very busy in the patio. Loud also. I would still go back for more.

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vipJamesM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner at Tropicale is always great, even in the time of a novel coronavirus. Everything was good and my martini was outstanding.

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VeronicaD
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional I love this place! perfect for a flirty date night, or for any occasion.

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Stewie
New England
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal accompanied by fantastic service!

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SamB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will revisit again and again! Everything was superb and everyone who worked there was so nice!

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vipetcDinner
Palm Springs
88 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE HAD A GREAT BRUNCH AND OUR SERVER WAS OUTSTANDING. THE CHAMPAGNE WAS FLOWING! WE ALWAYS HAVE GREAT TIME AT TROPICALE.

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vipEmilyR
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We're on vacation in Palm Springs right now and have eaten at 3 different restaurants and we came to The Tropicale for brunch and both my fiance and I agreed it was the best meal we had all weekend. Our server was great, the service was fast and the food was delicious! My fiance said it was the best huevos rancheros he's had in awhile. It's one of his go to orders at brunch so he's had a lot. They have great brunch cocktails and honestly it was pretty reasonably priced considering some other places. Would highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our go to place when we want a nice meal out on the town in Palm Springs.

FAQs

The Tropicale is rated 4.7 stars by 6350 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.