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The Tropicale

4.7
4.7
8304 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

10:30 PM


Booked 106 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 8,304 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. ER

    EdRa

    Palm Springs

    249 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    249 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took visiting family…OF COURSE!!… greeted welcomingly and all enjoyed the evening…as expected… from drinks to dessert!!! Our number one choice…for about 15 years!!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The coconut jumbo shrimp, lamb meatball, and Thai steak salad were delicious! Great fruity cocktails too, not too sweet :)
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    I never saw the restaurant so empty. My pork chop was Inedible
  4. S

    Shanef

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu was intimidating but everything we got was good!! Our waitress had some great recommendations. (Beef skewers, tuna roll, spaghetti and meatballs and fried chicken salad). Huge portions. Very cool atmosphere. Drinks were very sweet!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tropicale always delivers with excellent food, drink and service. Dined for Brunch and had the King Salmon Benedict and the bloody mary. House made mix garnished with an assortment of veggies - yummy!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10.. great service, great food.. must visit. We’ll definitely be back to this restaurant.
  7. j

    jrkstl

    St. Louis

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Service okay but spotty, but to be fair we chose a Saturday night when apparently every bachelorette party in Southern California decided to come, so it was busy. They sent the wrong flatbread, but since the waiter disappeared for a bit we ate it anyway. Just okay, but no hurry to return.
  8. j

    jjaceface

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Really nice cocktail menu and the food was wonderful. There is plenty of patio seating and they keep it very comfortable in the 100° weather.
  9. CW

    CarlW

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had excellent service and the staff accommodated us when our group added an extra two people. We were treated like family. Many don’t know that the Italian dishes are excellent and one in our party raved about the prawns. A wonderful evening enjoyed by all.
  10. R

    Richard

    Palm Springs

    344 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    344 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service once again at Tropicale Our waitress Andrea is awesome we are weekly diners highly recommend great food great service great atmosphere perfect place to enjoy your brunch or dinner
  11. SM

    SueM

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service impeccable. Quality of food, impeccable!
  12. DD

    DavidD

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection and great service
  13. RA

    RonA

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    This restaurant is way over priced. The "Flat-Iron Steak" cost the same amount of money that a large Filet would at any 5 Star Steakhouse. We were interested in ordering Dessert but the slice of "Chocolate Cake" on the menu is $25.00!!! This was a one-and-done.
  14. j

    jamesp

    Central Coast

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was actually great and we all enjoyed our meals. However, the specialty cocktails leave a lot to be desired. We tried 3 of them and found them all to be underwhelming. Next time we’re going to stick to traditional cocktails and see if we fare better. The ambience is amazing and service was excellent.
  15. LB

    LarBar

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The atmosphere and food are great! Prices are ok, but they need more waitstaff. Our waiter really couldn’t up with too many tables and too far apart!
  16. ST

    StaciT

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Those who ordered the fried chicken loved it. Don’t order the pizza, it was not good. The dessert and the service were exceptional.
  17. CK

    ChrisK

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely feel to this nod to the 50,s / 60,s restaurant / club. The cocktails were weak and thus overpriced, but, the food was great. We (me & wife) came here in 2019, pre pandemic, and we had same or similar dishes and they were equally good this time, big shrimp (prawns if you are from the UK), and good quality chicken & beef. Really enjoyed the experience.
  18. L

    Lorilynn

    Orange County

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Josh was outstanding! Friendly and very attentive. You need to add the Moroccan chicken special to your regular menu! 3 of us ordered it and we couldn’t believe how good it was! I’d come back for that every time!
  19. p

    psguy

    Palm Springs

    325 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    325 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best weekend brunch in Palm Springs! Another outstanding meal - both service and food!!! It's our go-to place.
  20. GH

    GregH

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Over priced for what you get. Desserts insanely expensive Great service. Ambiance was great.
  21. CF

    ChadF

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fun time at the bar with jared! crispy green beans and avocado goat cheese pizza always awesome!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible all around. But the service was exceptional! Probably wouldn’t recommend if you have young children with you.
  23. ER

    EdRa

    Palm Springs

    250 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    250 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my visiting family...treated beautifully as always...friendly, great food for all, LOVE to return soon...as we will!!!!!
  24. s

    socaldan529

    Anchorage

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    If Tropicale is so "proud to provide health insurance for its employees" then maybe they shouldn't be adding a "Emp. Health Ins" surcharge onto customer bills. I find it quite rude when a business owner chooses to do that. I as the customer shouldn't be guilted into subsidizing medical insurance for employees. In reality this is the perfect example of why we need single payer insurance. Why should an employee be at the mercy of their employer to be generous enough to offer health insurance?!? If you REALLY need to pass along that expense to your customers, for a benefit that "Tropicale is proud to provide" then maybe just increase your prices by that amount instead. The optics of a slight price increase to cover increased costs is better than a separate line item surcharge for a benefit "proudly" provided by the company.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the most fabulous night. The food was on point and the service was a plus. If I could give it 10 stars I would.
  26. A

    Allison

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant and bar .. the vibe is so much fun ! Great food ..owners and hosts are the best in the business 💖
  27. S

    Steve

    Palm Springs

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The annual Tropicale Leo party is a must! The food is consistently great, service is top notch, and the crows is always fun.
  28. GA

    GlendaA

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun place! The food and drinks are outstanding, as is the service. Had a quintessential Palm Springs vibe
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  30. LR

    LayneR

    Palm Springs

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. I would go back again.
  31. C

    Charles

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful small plates dining experience. We had the Pupu Platter, which was a meal for two, and spectacular Tangerine-Glazed Mandarin Calamari -- not your normal fried calamari, but tender sautéed pieces with green and red peppers -- Outstanding. It is an energetic place with great music in background -- not so loud that your couldn't enjoy your conversation in the dining room.
  32. GH

    GaryH

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dominique was the best waiter that we’ve had for a long time. His interaction with the birthday party there was fantastic and the rest of your staff was always on top of their job and making sure that our visit and our dinner was the best it could be
  33. R

    Robert

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, fantastic and festive. Love this spot.
  34. ML

    MaryLB

    Orange County

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tropicale was excellent as always. Food was totally on point, everything delicious, and our server did a fabulous job. We had a bit of an emergency come up during dinner and they were great about helping us close out quickly. The only thing that could have been better is that we were on the patio and even with the misters, it was 97 degrees and stiflingly hot at times at our table. Of course it's July in the desert, so shame on us for not booking an indoor table!
  35. A

    Allison

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in Palm Springs!! Love love love
  36. R

    Richard

    Palm Springs

    344 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    344 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dinner with friends. Gabe our waiter was really good, kept checking on us, drinks flowing. Great food, people, patio is awesome. We are weekly diners highly recommend.
  37. S

    Sam21

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Drinks and small plates for 4 in bar area. Excellent and attentive service. Food was great!
  38. W

    Writinglvr

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my husband here for his birthday. We had a wonderful time. We sat indoors in a very private booth. Our server was amazing and so was the food.
  39. MT

    MarcT

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best for a comparably good price, really. Tues in July was packed because this place is very popular, and loud. The patio was a bit quieter, actually, but hotter, too. Making a reservation, arriving early, gave a choice of two seating areas (we chose the most private) and attentive service. The food was surprisingly complex, layered, brave and expertly prepared -- the Italian wedge salad was a refined experience! Very good food with a tight menu (good seafood choices, particularly).
  40. D

    Deedee

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Nancy was outstanding. Food was delicious. We highly recommend.

FAQs

The Tropicale is rated 4.7 stars by 8304 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 106 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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