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The Tropicale

4.6
4.6
9133 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 145 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, International

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:45 am–2:45 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 10:45 am–2:45 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 866-1952

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tony Di Lembo

  • Catering

    Order wonderful Tropicale creations for any occasion. Call, place an order and we will have it ready for pick up. If you'd like to bring in your own special platters we can plate your choice of food and have them ready whenever you'd like.

  • Private party facilities

    Our wonderful patio can be rented out for private functions.

  • Private party contact

    Lacei-Luv Clausen: (760) 866-1952

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Cross street

    Encilia

  • Parking details

    Private parking is available in the back of the restaurant but can be limited. There is also parking available in the Casino parking structure across the street as well as plenty of street parking.

  • Entertainment

    Every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 5:00, it's renowned jazz musician Derrik Lewis and his trio at the keyboard.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 9,133 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Californian

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Most Booked

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Californian

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Most Booked

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  1. Geli

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food was really good. The waiter was remarkably welcoming and helpful. The whole place had a great vibe.
  2. ErickaJ

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    This restaurant has great ambiance and the location is ideal in the middle of downtown.
  3. Brent

    Chicago

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! We had a great time, our server was great with multiple food allergies. She guided me to a great meal. The pork chop was great, and the buttered grits were phenomenal, but my favorite was a side of their black eyed pea and Lima bean succotash. To die for!
  4. Brian

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We love the other patio more but it was fabulous and exactly what we wanted
  5. NerissaS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Didn’t know what to expect before booking here… the online photos scream desert tourist trap… happy to report the overall experience was amazing. Perfect place for dates or hangs with fun friends. Be prepared for above average prices BUT Thai place is not average: all the dishes are generously portioned and so delicious. Service is wonderful. Be sure to make reservations. If you don’t reserve a table, please be kind to the staff as they do their best to accommodate you when they can. Will definitely come back next time we’re in Palm Springs.
  6. JulieG

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wonderful service. Nice outdoor setting.
  7. JoeBear

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve never had a bad experience in food or service. Drinks and food are decadent and amazing !
  8. OlivierR

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good experience , great atmosphere , I enjoyed the place, I have been there many times , always coming back with friends You feel Palm Springs at the Tropical !
  9. AndrewC

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience and service. Enjoying the food and drinks as well!
  10. KatyP

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely birthday dinner! Attentive staff, tasty food, lively yet relaxed atmosphere.
  11. Ging

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service from the bartenders to the servers. Food always tastes great.
  12. nonimpressed

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    My friend's and my shrimp salads(2) were good, however, my husband's order for the catfish and andouille sausage was served with hot fish and meats, but, the grits were mushy and cold, not even tepid. He did not finish his dinner and was too polite to ask for a reheat.
  13. AriC

    Hawaii

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time and love when we come here very fun, great food, great service and fun vibe !!
  14. DonB

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tropicale is my favorite place to bring out of town guests. Great service and atmosphere is terrific.
  15. BeckiW

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant! Our server was great. The ambience? Well, they can’t choose their clientele which seems to be young girls in way too short pink sequined dresses-ha! The shrimp tempura still makes my mouth water. Our salads and pizza-delish! The hostess—crabby, but probably because of the pink sequins. Overall we loved our choice!
  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Nice atmosphere but the food was not good. Ordered a crispy nori ahi tuna roll but that was absolutely horrible. You can not call this a nori tuna roll. The whole roll was crispy and hard. Including the rice and didnt taste the so called fresh tuna. Idon’t know if the chef has ever been to Japan, but that was def not sushi. Sent it back, and we didnt had to pay for it, so that was solved wel. All the other was only fried and very salty. No taste at all. Unfortunately, we went for the good reviews but were not expecting this bad level :(
  17. PerfectDiningIsHardToFind

    Palm Springs

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service, and great table. Friends just moved to Palm Springs. Well done.
  18. Nair

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been here a few times and always love it , food is fabulous, drinks are good , service is great
  19. LindaH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice ambiance. Sergio was a very attentive waiter Appetizers we delicious. Great seasoning on the chicken satay. Flavorful onion rings and dip. Tender ribs. Perfect firecracker shrimp. Seafood stew amazing although they had to heat it up for us Steak flatbread was massive and tasty.
  20. DavidR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food and drinks were great, service was diligent and professional
  21. CalebT

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely one of our top 5 restaurants of all time. Incredible vibe, incredible food and incredibly friendly.
  22. JohnS

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the food and the service was outstanding!
  23. TrendComa

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Tropicale is fun and the menu seems original. Service was upbeat and the food was all delicious 24 bucks is too much for the dessert, but it was a good dessert. The other prices were reasonable, considering the quality of the food.
  24. Wonderfulfun

    Palm Springs

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Just the best setting. Our way to wish marvelous, friendly, helpful, cucumber martini off the chart as well as the food fried rice with eggs and pork belly chicken and waffles California omelette. Oh wonderful.
  25. LeahA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and it was delightful. Full of life and energy. Misting from above helped keep things cool but did occasionally drip water on my head haha. Food was superb. Service was superb. Drinks were superb. It was such a smooth and top class experience. Definitely will return. Make reservations!
  26. HannahM

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Our waitress was very rude and unkind. We were traveling from out of town and so excited to eat at this well known restaurant. The food was good, but unfortunately our server really impacted our experience in a negative way.
  27. diningrayme

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE this place! Excellent EVERYTHING! We brought our 2 small dogs and they were welcomed just as much as we were. Great outdoor space, INCREDIBLE FOOD, outstanding service (JOSH, YEAH!), every need was attended to by all of the wait staff for the smallest of requests. We will be making it a point to go back every time we are in Palm Springs.
  28. Donb

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, consistent excellent service (in this case by Mark) and consistent excellent food quality! We love Tropicale!
  29. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. We ordered the appetizers and they are all just incredible.
  30. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite place in Palm Springs. Always consistent, always on point!
  31. NadiaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, delicious food, and amazing ambiance!!! Was perfect for our girls weekend
  32. JP12

    Palm Springs

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place all around! Great food and lots of energy!
  33. EdRa

    Palm Springs

    274 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    274 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday lunch...she wanted to come from LA to Tropicale!!! And it was worth it!!! Great meal and service...visited warmly in comfortable patio area...another wonderful time here...thank you!!!!
  34. MiLo

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cat fight experience was truly unique! What a hoot!
  35. TeshaT

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun place with a delicious happy hour menu!
  36. TessaL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Excellent food, amazing drinks. Service very friendly. Terrific experience always!
  37. Fishcoteque

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fabulous. Never disappoints. Highly recommended.
  38. GaryK

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you're looking for a delicious meal that won't break the bank, The Tropicale is the place for you! This restaurant offers an extensive menu with something for everyone, plus great happy hour specials. Whether you're in the mood for Mexican or Thai food, you're sure to find something tempting at The Tropicale.
  39. EatOutOften

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of four had drinks and shared small plates—pupu platter, edamame, goat cheese salad and chicken satay. It was the perfect amount for four and delicious!
  40. LindaM

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Damon, our waiter was amazing and the coconut martini out of this world!

FAQs

The Tropicale is rated 4.6 stars by 9133 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 145 times today
Google Map for The Tropicale

330 East Amado Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Encilia

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:45 am–2:45 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 10:45 am–2:45 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private parking is available in the back of the restaurant but can be limited. There is also parking available in the Casino parking structure across the street as well as plenty of street parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tony Di Lembo

  • Entertainment

    Every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 5:00, it's renowned jazz musician Derrik Lewis and his trio at the keyboard.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 866-1952

  • Catering

    Order wonderful Tropicale creations for any occasion. Call, place an order and we will have it ready for pick up. If you'd like to bring in your own special platters we can plate your choice of food and have them ready whenever you'd like.

  • Private party facilities

    Our wonderful patio can be rented out for private functions.

  • Private party contact

    Lacei-Luv Clausen: (760) 866-1952

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