The Tropicale

4.7
7354 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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PatsyT
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, tasty food & cocktails. 5 stars👍🏻

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific brunch with friends. Our server was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ended up sitting at the bar and had great service , delicious food and a fun atmosphere. Our bartender/waiter was wonderful!

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marg
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

the atmosphere was fun and lively. the prime rib burger with brie was great BUT my pu pu plate was COLD except for two shrimp. Cold ribs, cold chicken , cold steak.......I spoke to the server and he said it should have been NOT cold but that they had 800 reservations today......NO adjustment to the bill and my dinner was not consumed!

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vipKenny
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch on. Saturday afternoon in their outdoor oasis.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service. Our server was phenomenal. Great experience

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vipMichelleT
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great meal

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Barbara
Portland
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted onion rings for lunch!
They are the best! The staff is wonderful too

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio and cocktail selection. Food was very good.

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vipPaulie
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends in town

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vipJoelM
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Did not check for vaccination status for seating inside. Do not appreciate Topicale’s general lack of adherence to Covid rules.

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viptmcc
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Great efficient service but rushed , we were out in 45 min , that's with cocktails , appy and main. Not intentional , and in fact we didn't even order wine as there wasn't time to finish our cocktail before dinner came.
We have been before and love the retro ambiance. Next time we will really slow walk our order so that we aren't assembly lined.
Food was "good" - $140 for 1 appy , 1 salad,1 main and 2 cocktails. Vaccine status seemed like Honor system, mask requirement more strict.

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HeatherG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The online photos don’t do this place justice. The ambiance, food, drinks & service are all incredible. So glad we stumbled upon this place!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome being able to enjoy the patio when the rain and wind were blowing. Nice job on the patio cover and it’s option to be opened closed with fans and heaters!

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GaryG
Palm Springs
29 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Poor service from our waiter but the support staff were good. Portions have shrunk while the prices have not. We were not checked for COVID-19 vaccination although the city requires it. This used to be my favorite restaurant in town but not any more!

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SarahBD
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely dining experience for our whole family!! We booked a table on the patio for our daughter’s 12th birthday and it was fabulous from beginning to end. Service was impeccable, ambiance was stunning, food was DELICIOUS, and the complimentary birthday ice cream in puff pastry dessert made my daughter so happy! Thank you Tropicale, we will definitely be back!

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vippshouse1
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good, even with tourists hooting and hollering as they treat Palm Springs like a "e ticket" ride at Disneyland.

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vipDennis
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for dinner or brunch!!! Reservations a must!

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ChristopherK
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing setting and vibe. We enjoyed the crab salad and the Cesar with salmon with a nice bottle of wine

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vipsfchuck
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anytime we travel to Palm Springs, we make sure to have a meal here. We always enjoy the food and the people who work here are all great!

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vipPalmSpringsDiner
Palm Springs
503 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lively and delightful experience, a visit to the Tropicale rarely disappoints. We enjoy the decor, the "vibe," the menu, and the service. Whether dining inside or out, the Tropicale is a favorite of locals and visitors, alike.

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LudimC
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and fabulous people!!! Love this place!!

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vipjohnb
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Ambience is the same old space. The inside dining room Hasn't been updated in more than 12 yrs. Lights were flicking which was very annoying.
Also, proof of vaccine was not being required for Patrons which is against local Palm Springs policy. This establishment has been bucking all Covid safety issues since they were able to be reopened.
Won't return until they ACT in the best interest of the public. Too many other good restaurants to support this business owner.

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vipRobert
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We have been dining at Tropicale on a fairly regular basis since it opened about 14 years ago. The vibe of the restaurant both inside and on the patio is Palm Springs at its best. Great variety from small plates to entrees to pizza. Cocktails are done well and wait staff attentive. Sushi Sunday is one of our favorites. My all time favorite dish on the menu is salmon bowl. Fish cooked perfectly along with very fresh veggies over black rice. If you are dining alone, the bars both inside and out guarantee a pleasant social experience. Reserve early since this is one of the most popular restaurants in Palm Springs.

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vipBruno
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our server, Aaron was covering far too many tables. I suppose it's the whole COVID worker shortage thing, but it is frustrating for everyone. My spouse had the special Oktoberfest schnitzel and a German bier. He was in heaven. I had the shrimp Louie salad done to perfection with shrimp the size of small lobsters! Looking forward to going again.

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JimB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The pork was ok but the green vegetable was so tough it was uneatable.

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ChefMom
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food! Try the Pupu Platter, Moroccan Lamb Meatballs all were very good! Also recommend the Ginger Martini; smooth and flavorful; pairs well with and balances the Pupu Platter.

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vipFernandoD
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Tropicale

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vipKathyD
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Tropicale is our favorite restaurant. We love the food and ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Average menu. Servers were friendly but service was spotty. Very boisterous atmosphere.

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vipJudyz
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi Sunday is always a hit...
of course we followed it up with apple pie with cinnamon gelato and it was topped off with an apple crisp..

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vipfrankp
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service, great food and great atmosphere! A must for all visiting Palm Springs!

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JudyS
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best blood orange martini!!!

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Cindy
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and fabulous drinks. Food was just okay

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley was wonderful attentive and knowledgeable. When she is your server the experience is magical.

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CourtneyC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tropicale never disappoints. The food and service are wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready on time, the service was off the chart as usual, the food was excellent! By far my favorite restaurant in Palm Springs. Thank you once again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
47 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again WONDERFUL as usual. We will be back again.

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vipSteve
Palm Springs
32 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails, I love this place. You can’t go wrong with Chef Tony and his creative and delicious creations. If you’re local or visiting, make time to stop at the Tropicale for drinks and a bite. You won’t be sorry.

FAQs

The Tropicale is rated 4.7 stars by 7354 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.