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The Tropicale

4.7
4.7
8699 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 179 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 8,699 people are saying

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

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  1. TZ

    ThomasZ

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a birthday. Service and food were great. Very busy so make reservations!
  2. AH

    AmyH

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were delicious! Multiple parties of very loud and obnoxious people. Luckily once their food arrived, they quieted down.
  3. KP

    KPete

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Really great friendly service. Cocktails were awesome. And it has a great Palm Springs vibe! Food was ok
  4. RF

    RadicalFood

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love this place. It's not just the very essence of Palm Springs, but so fun. The people watching is awesome. The food is great, the drinks are... well... kinda huge, and the ambiance both inside and outside is perfect. The music that pipes through the restaurant is also funky. I wish I could get that playlist!
  5. SH

    ScottH

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always it was a delight Food and service were both excellent. They go out of their way to retain clients who return regularly.
  6. FE

    FastEddie

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Tropicale is the best restaurant in Palm Springs.
  7. L

    Luvdiningout

    Palm Springs

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food, Service and Ambiance. The outside dining is incredible. Love this place.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    It’s truly terrible. When the best thing you can say about a meal is that it is filling. Everything was cold, tough, and mostly inedible. After reading the reviews, I was so very excited to try your local hotspot, I never expected to be so disappointed. We ended up leaving and getting food elsewhere.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    My husband and I both ordered the fried chicken. My husband ordered a mix of the chicken breast and dark meat. When he cut into his chicken it was raw. We sent it back and when it was returned it was still raw. The waiter was great and took it off our bill. Additionally, the mashed potatoes and gravy did not taste home made. It had a salty unnatural constancy similar to the canned stuff.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Our waitress was not as attentive as several other servers we’ve had in the past.
  11. BJ

    BevJ

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Selection, Food, Atmosphere, Spirits, Friendliness and Service Stupendous ! Thank you Tropicale for putting all the fabulous qualities together in our little Palm Springs City 🙂
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, service, and food.
  13. M

    Mike

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  14. SW

    SusanW

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is a solid place. Been going for years and it’s always good. The patio is really nice atmospherically and they have plenty of heaters to keep you warm. The salmon bowl with black rice and veggies is my go to. Two of us ordered and and were not diss appointed. The guys had the friend chicken which they devoured. Happy to go here anytime.
  15. JH

    JosephH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    tired and worn out interior vibe and staff - not a single smile to found on anyone the night we visited. didn't seem staff were happy at all, food was over sauced and uninspired (black bean bowl of some sort and a brisket burger) drinks were overly sweet, and why do you need to ruin a margarita by stuffing a tall glass with an orange wedge, lime wedge, and pineapple chunks? oh - just to make the glass look full! duh... had a nice meal and ambiance there in the past but not anymore:/
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great service and ambiance ! Food was not so great. We did not enjoy our meals.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience
  18. AM

    AMEHF

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Our service and the food were both mediocre at best.
  19. TN

    ThomasN

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Although crowded we were seated on time for our reservation. Our server, Jacob was excellent- just the right amount of attention and friendly. The food was very good. An enjoyable evening.
  20. CB

    ChrisB

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great! Thank you Tropical. Xtra great server tonight.
  21. GB

    GreyB

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best date nights ever! The cocktails were incredible (especially the coconut martini!!) and the pupu platter was fantastic. The outdoor patio was more than warm enough (even in january) with heaters at every table.
  22. P

    Pamacea

    Denver

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch on a Saturday at the Tropicale. We were served complimentary warm, housemade coffee cake as we were seated. I ordered a Cobb salad, which was one of the best I've ever had--full of fresh, crunchy produce, delicious roquefort crumbles, and perfectly ripe and unblemished slices of avocado. The roast chicken in the salad was plentiful and tender. I asked for onion, and they added a cupful on the side. The wine (a chardonnay) was also good. The patio is lovely, with lots of greenery, a fountain, and heaters that the staff are quick to turn on if you are chilly. Great, friendly service.
  23. JR

    JamesR

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    The restaurant is very nice and our meals and service were wonderful although we were set at a tiny high top table for 2 by the front door next to the piano which is right in the heaviest traffic location in the restaurant. Guests coming and going, waiters going by with food, people carrying stacks of menus, bussers carrying crates of glasses, buckets of ice, etc. We were there to have a romantic dinner for a special occasion and it was anything but that. If we go back we would definitely get a table outside in back which would have been much more quiet.
  24. j

    jjmfoodie

    Denver

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Sat in the far corner of patio by a chair storage, staff was in & out carrying chairs & disrupting through entire meal. Felt rushed by waiter to turn the table, food was less that mediocre. Very disappointed with entire night.
  25. B

    Barb

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service. Very solid food and so much to choose from. We had Spaghetti & meatballs. Delicious! I had their wonton soup with shrimp and lobster. Very good! We would definitely return.
  26. RG

    RickG

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great environment! The food and drinks were exceptional. The bartenders were also awesome! I highly recommend!
  27. VK

    VickiK

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought friends here for their first visit and now they know why I come here every time I visit Palm Springs. Great food and drinks, fun atmosphere, nice people!
  28. KC

    KennethC

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All great every time. Great atmosphere, service , drinks and food
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place and great service. The food and drinks were great.
  30. CL

    ChristinaL

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the warm greeting by the hostess, friendly staff, great food and lively atmosphere
  31. KW

    KimW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice restaurant. Very cool decor. Lovely staff. Great variety. Generous portions. Bananas foster cheesecake was amazing
  32. d

    dwayne

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Service was sorta slow. Took a long time for our apps to come out and when they did they were cold. Partly because we were outside and the heater bear us was out of propane for almost 10 minutes and it was very cold.
  33. KL

    KathyL

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, as always! Food & service to five stars plus! Ambiance is uplifting & fun, staff are The BEST! Great menu and one of our fav restaurants in Palm Springs!
  35. MB

    MelissaB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant. I’m a local and for the food quality (consistency), service and ambiance just cannot be better. We probably go here every couple of months. Their desserts are delicious and worth every penny! I love that they have a sale coals menu which changes. The chicken parm and pineapple upside down cake were amazing! We sat in Ashley’s section and she is such a wonderful server.
  36. MR

    MartinaR

    Columbus

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to La Tropicale and it was everything we wanted! Great atmosphere, friendly people, excellent service from the minute we walked in. Oh, exquisite cocktails crafted Perfectly with the best ingredients and served with exquisite garnishes. Pear martini and ginger martini are seriously great. The mandarin calamari appetizer was outstanding. Two of us had the specials - ricotta ravioli and sausage for one and the chicken Parmesan - sublime. The burger and onion rings were top notch. Husband picked key lime pie and we all indulged - presentation and deliciousness-10 stars
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    they whole team was a delight! highly recommend for any occasion ✨
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always exceptional food and service!
  39. DD

    DowntownDrew

    Pittsburgh

    231 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    231 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    One of Palm Springs most popular restaurants. We love the retro decor reminiscent of old Palm Springs. A large menu offers something for just about everyone.
  40. SH

    SarahH

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ford and service were great! Fun environment! I’m

FAQs

The Tropicale is rated 4.7 stars by 8699 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 179 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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