The Tropicale

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6315 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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vipKimB
Palm Springs
45 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipCharlesA
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was fantastic. So patient with drunk people!

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vipJamesM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal accompanied by fantastic service!

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SamB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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MichelleD
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time as usual, food and service excellent!

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KateB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is one of our favorite date night spots when we visit Palm Springs. The variety of food choices and cocktails are wonderful. The service is always pleasant and love the colorful ambiance.

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vipNapoleon
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places to dine in PD area. Can't beat it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tropicale is one of my “go to” places when I’m in town. I brought a couple of friends who had never been before. From the cocktails, wines, appetizers to mains the have an eclectic menu. Perfect place, for a special occasion. Beautiful patio and phenomenal ambiance.

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vipJenniferK
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice patio, excellent food and a lively energetic atmosphere. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here, thanks for the fabulous experience!

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vipMichaelJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our weekly date Night with Tropicale.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine atmosphere, excellent server, Kamden. He went out of his way to make dining perfect. Wonderful food. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food3service4ambience1

Way too packed with people. I know they are trying to maximize outdoor space but we were packed at a high top at a busy corner of servers and customers Wish we had taken a pass until indoor dining reopens Way too loud and way too busy

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vipRichard
Palm Springs
281 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are weekly diners. This week I had the swordfish from the weekly specials menu.
Our other dish was off the menu private dish made for us by the chef / owner of oysters, jumbo prawns and shrimp. It was the best dish ever.

You will never have a bad meal at Tropicale, the staff is the best from the front desk to the runners everyone does their job, friendly, safe.

Highly recommend.

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vipGaryL
Dallas
62 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed our meal which included appitisers and entries. Only concern was tables although on patio seemed pretty close together.

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Hoagito
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining and good precautions - staff were all courteous and the cocktails amazing.

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AlexV
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was really Good and the food well it was okay for me my partner loved the hamburger and the fires but the chicken was flavorless

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vipMarkC
Palm Springs
38 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy trying something new on their menu! Staff is always safe and professional.

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Clrvoyant17
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to The Tropicale for 8 years now! The place is “Best in Class” because of its staff, menu and ambience (kind of like “Palm Springs Meets Havana”.).

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Crabcakes
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first time out since the beginning of the pandemic. It was lovely to sit on the patio. Our server was excellent, the drinks were tasty, and the food quite good. The ambience and the staff are the real stars here.

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JimK
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was great. Food was excellent and service was wonderful. This is one of my favorite places to eat in Palm Springs, my out of town visitor was very impressed.

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GlennM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food. It was hot night so misters we’re going full blast

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TimC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food is amazing. The portions are great. I come here almost every time I’m in town. It’s absolutely worth it.

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vipTamiO
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always outstanding! My iced tea is always full and the staff genuinely happy to help.

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banningseniors
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tropicale has done a great job during the restaurant closures. They expanded their outdoor dining and opened up the bar tables for dining, also. Atmosphere at Tropicale is always upbeat and fun. Food was great and the service is excellent. So nice to see so many of the servers back to work again. Great job, Tropicale. We have always been a big fan of your restaurant, but that has doubled because of the way you handled the pandemic closures. Bravo

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vipTravelingFools
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, superior food and superior service! Highly recommended.

MJ
vipMichaelJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks again for taking care of us for Rita’s Birthday. We are blessed to be able to reserve a piece of your patio for outside dining during COVID.

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CelesteM
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food. Fun atmosphere. Felt safe with all the waitstaff and masks.

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vipRichard
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great evening, especially during these troubled times. Charming staff, great welcome by the host and guys at front desk. Energetic, staff all help each other for a very pleasant experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Great service and good food. There’s literally zero precautionary measures - crowded outdoor space, people congregating by the bar, staff has no adequate PPE. Cesar, our waiter, was amazing and we got seated in the adjacent parking lot where we felt safe. However, I’d hope owners take this pandemic seriously and implement measures to protect their staff and customers

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TropicaleGuest
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

They're doing the best they can on the patio. Things seem a little off right now.

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vipSteve
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new specials menu weekly makes The Tropicale a new place to visit for us weekly. In addition to the fantastic staff and owners, the atmosphere and food are best in the valley. I highly recommend this gem. Try the fried chicken, try the frittata, and try the martinis.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite in Palm Springs! Wonderful food and great staff!

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vipZeus
Palm Springs
52 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great time. Felt very safe. Tables distanced, everyone work masks to& from tables.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

easy fast great food

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