The Tropicale

4.7
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6027 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
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFourRings
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out since the lockdown and everything went great they take all the rules very seriously and we felt very comfortable. The food and service were outstanding especially our server she was very patient and helpful with great suggestions .

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LaurieS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at the restaurant was awesome! Our server was a delight knowledgeable and professional. The drinks were super yummy our dinner was spot on

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vipMatt
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening? The ambiance of Tropicale has returned, even under difficult circumstances.

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Mauid95
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner:) service was awesome. When we sat down they didn’t explain that the menu was limited which explained why we had 2 full menus, & 2 shorter versions but that’s understandable with reopening but they just need to let you know as we were looking on the full menu. With that said we all enjoyed our food, drinks & service and drove 34 minutes and would do it again!!!!!

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vipDelafave3
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fun place. Great people. Great food. Great bloody Mary’s. My friend in PS say it’s the place to go.

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vipMitchG
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food / Customer dining experience!!

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KarenM
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great menu, we love Tropicale!

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vipMichaelJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Not enough social distancing between tables.

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GimmeFood
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was amazing. Everyone was very happy with their dinners. Cocktails were wonderful! My only issue is that there was not enough social distancing between tables. The patio was completely full. Made me a little concerned.

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vipwdcguy
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the second day after restaurants were allowed to offer dine-in service as Coronageddon began to subside. What a wonderful experience to dine in a restaurant again—and especially one of my favorite ones in Palm Springs. The service and food were great, like always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! The food was great and our server was amazing.

MD
vipMDC1
Palm Springs
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite for locals and tourists

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LAvisitor
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, indoors and outdoors. Great staff.

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vipFoodie53
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really good experience being that the food and service was excellent!! I’ll definitely be taking friends there again

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vipAndrewM
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food and menu has really improved here over the years.

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vipStriper9
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great fried chicken !! Drink prices on the $$$$$ side!

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Bubba10
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a classic. Always good to take guests to feel the Palm Springs vibe. the staff is very attentive and helpful.

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SteveJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best combination of great food and drink with remarkable ambience. Super thoughtful staff. Love this place. Maybe the best margaritas I’ve ever had!

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vipRichard
Palm Springs
271 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We held a 60th birthday party at Tropicale.

You will never have a bad meal, drink or service at Tropicale, we are weekly diners and highly recommend.

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ShaunaD
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Arron was the best. What a fun spot!! We will be back post corona.. Stay well

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RichardD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place great atmosphere.

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vipMlaugh
Las Vegas
38 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A birthday for a friend and that is where he chose. Food is always good and reliable. Server was outstanding.

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vipGaydoo
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The Tropical is always our choice for bringing out-of-town guests for a taste of old Palm Springs. We love the atmosphere, the drag queens, the music, and the tropical cocktails. I ordered the avocado & goat cheese pizza, but I didn’t care for it. Too many sprouts. The rest of our food was good tho, especially the gluten free pizza crust. So go for the fun & the atmosphere, don’t put too much emphasis on the food. Great place!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was great and ambiance was superb!

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vipAdanac
Calgary
29 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As usual a great destination. However we suggest that you discontinue the charge to patrons to cover the cost of health insurance . I know this is optional but it puts the wait staff and,patrons in an uncomfortable situation. That is not the way to solve this human resource issue.

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ReneeB
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone loves the vibe. The device was excellent. Staff very friendly. Wine selection was organic and/or biodynamic. Love that!! Something for all diets.

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vipZeus
Palm Springs
51 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great dinner, underwhelming service.

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Tucsonwinterresident49
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service — great people watching. Lively place!

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dahnh
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

it's been better in the past.
twice in a row now i've gone and it's been mediocre, in terms of the food.
i wish they would find a cuisine identity and develop it.

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vipDavidB
Louisville
35 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends. Dinner nice. Very noisy inside.

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vipJoeW
Palm Springs
61 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! The Shanghai Scrimp special was amazing,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were friendly and attentive. Our server made excellent suggestions and was clearly knowledgeable about the menu. The food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Confusion with getting a heater .
Not the usual 10

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James
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, pretty location. Prices are way too high.

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Rave
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A return trip for one of us and we were all thrilled! Delicious food and drinks. Cool high energy atmosphere. Great highlight of a quick trip to the desert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose was our server and he was excellent.
The food and ambience was excellent too. 😁

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TimothyM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place is great. The service from the moment we walked in the door was great. The host was welcoming and found the perfect spot for us to sit. Our server, Sterling was the best. She was friendly and went above and beyond. The food was delicious and came out in a timely manner. Loved the experience and would go back!

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vipSteven
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Was disappointed with the table. Two parties sat in a walkway with patrons and service staff bumping us all through the meal. Never happened to us before and we dine there often.

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vippsguy
Palm Springs
271 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous Sunday brunch at one of our favorite restaurants. Awesome food, outstanding service and a wonderful setting.

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vipDowntownDrew
Pittsburgh
171 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Tropicale is one of Palm Springs most popular restaurants & rightly so. A varied menu well prepared & served in the ambiance of Old Palm Spirngs is always a winner.

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The Tropicale is rated 4.7 stars by 6027 OpenTable diners.

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

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