The Tropicale

4.7
6503 Reviews
$30 and under
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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Only irritating thing was we stood at podium for 15 min as host talked to friend. It was like we were invisible.

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vipEdRa
Palm Springs
215 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again getting back...SAFELY!!!...this time with friends back from Texas...and theyARE glad to be back!! Our favorite dinner setting...always great service, food and surroundings...just a second home...

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AngelaK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great we always have good food and time

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JWiii
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out for our anniversary and couldn't have been more delighted. All the things you want in a restaurant are here at Tropicale. Elegance, beauty, kind staff, delicious food, a flawless few hours. Thank you to our wait staff and chefs and to our head waiter Jesse for an extremely enjoyable evening.

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vipRichard
Palm Springs
289 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner this week. We are weekly diners and never have a bad meal, we would highly recommend Tropicale for dinner, brunch and Sunday Sushi.

The service is outstanding all the staff is the best in town.

This week we had, Crispy Southern-Fried Cat Fish Tomato, Andouille Sausage, Pepper & Okra Jambalaya - Rice Pilaf and Paella a la Valenciana Saffron Rice with Organic Chicken, Spanish Sausage, Tomato & Peas Tiger Prawns, Sea Scallops & Baby Clams - Lobster Broth from the weekly specials menu.

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JaneA
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mojito and drink specials are a must do!! Food is great too!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley our server was the best! (Mulan, the sad years) we loved your hospitality!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous atmosphere and colorful menu. Whatever you’re in the mood for, they have it

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vipEdRa
Palm Springs
216 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to return...always with friends...perfect service, drinks and food...who wants more???

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. From our witty server to the cocktails. I ordered the tropical coconut martini and my mom ordered the seasonal pumpkin spice martini both were very different but amazing. Food was also a treat. Can’t wait to visit soon!

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bass ever. Service was great. Restaurant was clean.

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vipEdRa
Palm Springs
216 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So GREAT to be back!!!! All the wonder as before...wonderful service and comfortable surroundings in this special age...and food to match!! Just not the same as take - out...love the ambiance!!! Here to stay and will be returning again often...feel safe, if careful...and worth the chance...

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Fishcoteque
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can never go wrong at Tropicale. Large and varied menu so theres' something for everyone and it's all great.

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SierraS
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch. Delicious food and great service. Fun and energetic atmosphere.

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BrandiA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for brunch with friends

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brad
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I like The Tropicale. We continue to go because the staff is great, the owners are kind, and the space itself is energetic and fun. The food is mostly average with a few good menu items, but we know what we’re getting when we go: a lovely evening with an OK meal.

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vipDiningJunkie
San Diego
93 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

I love this restaurant and the ambiance, but this trip was disappointing. Poor service. The starters were excellent but the entrees were below average and not even what was described on the menu. I asked for the manager but they never appeared. $400 for 6 guests, (no wine, etc) not worth it. Hopefully next trip is better.

LJ
vipLifeJurnee
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tropicale was top notch!! The patio for dining was equal to or better than some actual dining rooms that we've dined in. The lighting, landscape, seating and distancing were on point for a great evening of outdoor dining. My husband and I were in Palm Springs for a quick getaway, relaxing weekend and decided to try this restaurant and were so glad we did. We started with the wedge salad which was unlike any other we've ever had. You have to try it to believe it and truly enjoy it, even the description doesn't do it justice. But then, that could be said for our entire meal. I had the fried chicken, with sucotash and mashed potatoes; and my husband had the tomahawk pork chop with cabbage and pumpkin. Both meals were outstanding; cooked to perfection and tastes were unique and very satisfying. We loved every minute of our dining experience.

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VickiG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so impressed with the parking lot set up when we arrived at 6:00 but I would definitely recommend arriving early because as the night progressed, the crowd grew. We did not feel comfortable with COVID precautions with the increase of guests. Otherwise, we had a great dinner and would recommend an early dinner here.

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Allison
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the most fantastic place in Palm Springs ! The staff makes you feel like family ..

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vipStephenE
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is great here!

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Danielh
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in the area. Great food and service in spite of Covid restrictions. Brunch menu is varied, never have been disappointed.

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vipRichard
Palm Springs
290 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great evening. Dinner on the patio with great friends and the staff is out of this world.

We had the weekly special Spicy Szechwan Tangerine-Glazed Prawns Jumbo Selva Prawns - Scallion Fried Rice - Gai Lin Broccoli and Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Garlic & HerbsSalt-Roasted Yams - Maple Butter - Cranberry Pear Chutney

Everything was cooked to perfection. We would highly recommend brunch, dinner and Sushi Sunday at Tropicale, great place, great staff never disappointed.

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SkylerD
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not been in since early August. Ranz greeted me with a hug. Everyone knows me by name. The service was great as usual. My first time out to eat since early August like I stated. I had a nice time. Felt great on the patio too. Many thanks from Skyler!

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RubenL
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday experience like always. The food and service were outstanding. We would have given 5 stars but we had to send wine back twice because the glass had a chemical smell...:(

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place for all occasions.

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vipKCampbell
Grand Rapids
24 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love Tropicale but sometimes it's tough to know what to order. It's such a varied menu and as "Fried Chicken" seems to be their specialty - it seems that one of us must order it! Husband had the pasta with lamb - I had the Fried Chicken Salad. My salad came with 3 large fried pieces of meat - much too much for the meal. Wine was excellent and the patio is just delightful. Love it....

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MikeW
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go-to restaurant in Palm Springs. Always great food/service.

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AmyH
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table next to us had a barking dog. The yipping was so annoying. No staff members said anything.

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vipwilliamC
San Francisco
98 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely waiter! Excellent drinks & big small plates.

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vipscarlett
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has something for everyone. It has great original brunch items plus creative options that are so delicious. For instance the Spaghetti carbonara with poached eggs is a great unique mix of breakfast and lunch. Great breakfast cocktails, wonderful wait staff, excellent vibe, and a great outdoor patio make it an all around wonderful place to hang out on Sunday.

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vipcubaninPS
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to tropical for dinner and brunch. Owners are real nice. The service and food are excellent.

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vipTyler
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always good, very consistent and tasty food! Always go there when I'm in Palm Springs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is excellent. I’ve never had a bad experience and I try to go here whenever I am in Palm Springs

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KristinP
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service both times I’ve visited! The food and drinks are amazing and EVERYONE, from hostess to servers is extremely nice and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing ! Food was delicious service was on point!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar table. Bartender was awesome!

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vipRichard
Palm Springs
290 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are weekly diners at Tropicale, this week we had from the weekly specials menu: Pappardelle with Braised Lamb & Tomato Sugo English Peas - Reggio Parmesan Cheese and Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with Rosemary-Grilled California Swordfish Pasta with Slivered Garlic, Red Chili & Sicilian Olive Oil - Sundried Tomato Butter.

Everything was prepared to perfection our drinks were wonderful and the service was outstanding as usual.

Highly recommend Tropicale for brunch, dinner, Sushi Sunday great time all the time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are consistently perfect. Always enjoy my time with friends at the Tropicale.

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DavidP
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great meal and the staff was super helpful.

FAQs

The Tropicale is rated 4.7 stars by 6503 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.