The Tropicale

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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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San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and atmosphere here! Service was great and even though we were one of the last ones seated they never made us feel rushed!

TV
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu, outstanding service as always. Noise level on the patio this visit was very bad due to a boisterous party of six, but that's certainly not a routine issue.

p
Palm Springs
262 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another excellent Sunday brunch at Tropicale - our go-to place for weekend brunch. Outstanding service by Lorrie. Outstanding meal! Looking forward to the next time.

ML
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Tropicale ambience and Palm Springs atmosphere and vibe! It's our favorite place to bring our out of town guests and clients for happy hours and brunch! good food, great cocktails and mock tails too!

R
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shawn did an amazing job!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went came to the Tropicale for my soon to be sister in laws bachelorette party! The food was excellent, our server made all the right suggestions and he was great! I would def come here again next time I’m in PS!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such good food, drinks and atmosphere. We had so much fun!

MF
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food
Always great service
Always a good time had by all

T
Palm Springs
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I live in Palm Springs and visit The Tropicale quite often.

However I will never make the mistake of a Saturday night visit. We sat outside and the service and food were fine as usual.

However it was like the NY Subway. Noisy, overcrowded -- with people constantly walking/brushing by/ bumping into our table. Also the over abundance of the repulsive Bachelorette Parties made the noise at an ear splitting level.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time here. Night out with my girlfriends for my birthday. The food was amazing, goat cheese with avocado flatbread, salmon bowl with black rice, shrimp tacos and the Pappardelle in cream sauce. Sat inside and the atmosphere is beautiful! Will try sitting on patio next time we come.

FR
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant for dinner and drinks. Great food, fun ambiance, and great service.

R
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was so good, decided to go back a second time!

a
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

very loud but very lively.A happy ambiance
Average age at our table was happy to get nice bread and butter

P
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe! Everyone is smiling, laughing, enjoy their group and moment. Food is excellent every time... and ALL the staff seem to be on point every time we go, which is about weekly.
LOVE the Trop!!

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tropicale was fantastic. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. I will definitely come here again.

BL
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything at The Tropicale is tasteful and comfortable. Skilled service, appealing dining and drink options, and a comfortable and flattering environment that’s a great retreat after the heat of the day subsides. Patio with full bar a plus, and low key live entertainment make it a lively highlight to any evening agenda.

R
Palm Springs
252 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from scotty our waiter
Great food, drinks, we had the steak salad, cobb salad and steak.

Everything was done perfectly. We are weekly diners you will never go wrong with a meal at Tropical

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. Love the ambiance. But as usual, there was a table full of intoxicated people next to ours and it was quite intrusive. Certainly not your fault but it did put a damper on what would’ve been a wonderful experience. We’ll be back.

TB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sterling was our server and she was great. The small plates were amazing.

m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable evening, didn't feel rushed, excellent food and drinks. great service from our waiter.

TG
West Sussex
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great venue and attentive service. Staff were happy to make dishes vegetarian if necessary. Would highly recommend if on a trip to Palm Springs, although it is a little pricey.

AZ
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food and service! The atmosphere inside is like a nice supper club. The jumbo shrimp in tempura batter was so good I would order as an entree!!

S
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Albina is always wonderful.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic !!!!

JP
Palm Springs
24 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love this place. The food and service is always great. It is one of my "go tos" in Palm Springs. Juan, our server, was beyond amazing!

OT
Palm Springs
28 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for the always amazing service and welcoming reception we receive every visit to Tropicale. However. I must admit, I'm close to needing a 12 step program to deal with my love of your chocolate cake!

MI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great evening at The Tripicale, which is why we keep coming back.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love Tropicale. They didn’t have my Open Table reservation at first but recovered very gracefully. The rest of the experience was delightful as usual.

SP
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner snd the staff was very accommodating.
Love this venue. ♡

AL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal with a boisterous group of 7. The staff was accommodating and helpful. We got small plates, pizza, and lots of drinks and had a blast. The food was fantastic - the Mandarin Calamari was not fried and was amazing! Can't wait to go again!

R
Palm Springs
253 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner this time we had the weekly special of sea bass and burger

Everything was great

You will never have a bad meal, we are weekly diners

FD
Palm Springs
324 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

One of our "serious" go-to favorites in the area, The Tropicale is consistently wonderful along all dimensions. It is welcoming and delightful, and we are always pleased when we dine there!

OT
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great evening catching up with friends. The staff were courteous, food and drink delicious. Always a must do when in PS.

DC
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday dinner. It was great I love the place. I was disappointed we were seated late but I got over myself
Enjoy it

OD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved this place everything was terrific like every dish we tried was just perfect. Loved it!

JT
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Go for the ambience, live music, happy hour at the bar, outdoor patio dining. Food very good to excellent. Very creative bar menu. Great service when not too busy. It's a tradition and I place we love to return to.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. I had the ahi poke for dinner and it was a perfect portion. We also ordered edamame and the Pupu platter. The coconut shrimp was amazing and the Thai Chicken Satay with the peanut sauce was wonderful.

D
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Raymond was our server and he was AMAZING!! He definitely made our experience the best possible!

MD
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The ambiance was exactly what we were looking for for a bachelorette dinner. However, the service was very slow and the waiter was not personable or attentive. The cocktails were good but the food was disappointing and certainly not worth the price.

SS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love everything about this place!
We just bought a vacation place in Palm Springs, and as a gay couple, decided to celebrate our 40th anniversary there. It was a great decision! We were treated like royalty (well, we are two queens ;-)
Though fairly new, it feels very much like a fantasy of old-school Palm Springs, with beautiful leather booths, romantic, dim lighting and the music of festive conversation all around us. Note: It’s so hard to find a place where the noise level is set to maximize conversation as opposed to energizing staff who feel the need to crank the music level ever higher and higher to stave off boredom. Much appreciated!!!
This is our ‘Musso & Franks’ in the desert, and our new go-to spot when in Palm Springs!
Thanks again!

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