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The Tropicale, Palm Springs, CA
The Tropicale, Palm Springs, CA
The Tropicale, Palm Springs, CA
The Tropicale, Palm Springs, CA
The Tropicale, Palm Springs, CA

The Tropicale

4.7
4.7
9763 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 145 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 9,763 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Hot spot

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Lively

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Most Booked

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Hot spot

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Lively

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Californian

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Most Booked

9,763 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tropicale is our regular choice whenever we have guests visiting, as it has such great ambience. Everyone always enjoys it. The service is great, food wonderful, great selection of drinks…you can’t go wrong!

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  2. RichS

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful seating outside. Attentive staff with wonderful food and service

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  3. JohnT

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated outdoors. What a fabulous space! Server was delightful. Food was excellent. My friend from the Midwest had asked me to pick a location and I must say, you made me look good. Will be dining with you again. Thank you.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the second time we’ve been to The Tropicale on a holiday from Australia and a quick visit to Palm Springs. It was one of the culinary highlights when we went there a few years ago, and again this time, it was just as wonderful. The drinks and the food and the staff and the atmosphere were all exceptional - it’s just a shame we had no room left for desert ….

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  5. Micki

    San Diego

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was stellar, the entrees had quality along with nice sized portions, and though quite loud— the vibrancy added to the upbeat vibe. However, the desserts ( and wine glasses) were so expensive it was almost laughable! I think one cake came in a few dollars less than my entree!! I would recommend this restaurant— but would also recommend that you find a different restaurant for dessert and after dinner cocktails

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  6. Dori

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our first time there. Very nice decor. Food was very good and waitress was excellent. It was packed so a little noisy.

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  7. Kathleen

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Shrimp Louie Salad. Wines by glass are quite expensive, however, and wish there was more variety.

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  8. MaryV

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and atmosphere! Loved our experience!

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  9. LadyCarlsbad

    Sacramento

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice evening out with local friends and grateful we were able to reserve a table for 6 a few days prior

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  10. KyleH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful dining experience! See you again soon!

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  11. jenniferb

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great happy hour menu with many delicious options. Amazing cocktails. Highly recommend.

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  12. CynZin

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Happy Hour on a Sunday evening and apparently, many other people did, too; Tropicale was packed. We had heard Happy Hour was popular, so I made a suggestion to seat us on the patio and that we were coming for Happy Hour. The patio is lovely with mature olive and palm trees and white lights. We were greeted and put in an order for cocktails. The cocktails were fine but definitely no bargain and neither was the food. We ordered the chicken nachos and the scazzo? Pizza with pepperoni and hot honey. The nachos were chips with big, cold chicken strips that I suppose had some odd attempt at mole on the chicken. There wasn’t much cheese and no beans, it was not appetizing at all. The pizza was quite good, though; we would order again. Service was efficient given how busy it was during Happy Hour. I’d go again for a drink during Happy Hour and go somewhere else for dinner.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place!! Must go to when visiting Palm Springs!

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  14. HNHN

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Prices seem to have gone up steeply. Coconut martini still amazing. But now it’s priced so I’ll only have one.

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  15. JovaniD

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place but I don’t like that the restaurant charges clients for their’s employees health insurance. That’s not my obligation, it’s theirs.

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  16. PaulM

    Palm Springs

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I gotta say, Tropicale impressed me in a new way last night. We had a nice dinner last night with friends, and a mistake was made by our server that left us unhappy when we left. But the server realized her mistake after we left, and called me AT HOME this morning to apologize and make it better. Tropicale has always had good table-side service, and the way they proactively reached out was very impressive. Hats off to them for turning a mistake and an unhappy situation into a win for everyone. Good food, good service, and a genuine concern for their customers. It's hard to beat that.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service! Food was delicious and the chef worked around my many food allergies. Highly recommend!

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  18. JohnB

    Saskatoon

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    When I booked I thought I was getting the bar. Reservation system is confusing. The whiskey sour was made by a new bartender. Too sweet, no sour. Sent back. Pizza was boring. Just average. Go to the bar for an appie. Dissapiinting overall

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service and food was amazing! First time there and will definitely be back!

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  20. Sistergal

    Central Coast

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous brunch for 7 women. Food was excellent, unlimited mimosas and great service from our server Damon. Everyone enjoyed the experience.

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  21. KimberlyM

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the vibe here! It was definitely mid century modern and the food was a fun twist on tropical Latin and Asian cuisines. We loved all our dishes! I especially loved the baby back rib appetizer.

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  22. ScottD

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Steak skewers, blue cheese/walnut salad and sausage pizza were sensational. Damon provides excellent/professional service, ask for him. Thanks Tropicale for a perfect evening of dining.

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  23. MARIOA

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, always a great dining experience. Josh was helpful with menu choices for our friend visiting for the first time.

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  24. LizB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time at Tropicale with my friends and we loved it! The portions were large and the food was delicious. The server was friendly! Definitely go back.

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  25. SarahS

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service! The brie burger was the best burger I've ever had. The tuna was so fresh and flavorful.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    There was an urgency in the air. Please enjoy your meal and drinks but finish quickly so that we can get someone else in your place

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  27. mil1ion

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always! Have eaten here MANY times over the years and it remains one of our favorite places.

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  28. Bill

    Palm Springs

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service in a pleasant atmosphere. Expect to pay for quality. Very worthwhile as a very special evening.

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  29. JanetG

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The patio provided the perfect setting for a delicious dinner. The coconut martini was delicious!

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  30. Love2DineOut

    Palm Springs

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Tropicale!!! Frequent as much as I can. Service & food is always superb !

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time here with my fiancé for Valentine’s Day and we absolutely know this will be our yearly spot! The food, service, and ambiance is 10/10. Could not recommend this restaurant enough!

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  32. Ledstang

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    For the first time ever at Tropicale, the service was poor. Server brought out bread late with our entrees, never asked how our meal was during the eve. Was not around for us to address these issues. We’ve been to Tropicale at least 20 times over the last 10 years. Might take a break for a while.

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  33. CERM75

    Palm Springs

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was ok, the food was delicious. We never hear for any specials, I don’t know if they have one or not. I’ll be back, it’s a nice place n the atmosphere is great

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  34. LarryD

    Kansas City

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was exceptional. The food was okay, nothing to rave about. I realize it was Valentine’s Day but it seemed a little under whelming.

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  35. Denny

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I loved the tangerine-glazed Mandarin calamari and the Vietnamese shaking beef salad. I would definitely order both in the future.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a night out. Good food choices, share plates, very lively crowd. Our table was near the front door so lots of traffic as it was a busy night. We will be back

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  37. MaryM

    Palm Springs

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is wonderful! Hadn’t been there for dinner in a few years and was very surprised to see the new tiki area…loved it..great atmosphere…and the food and drinks were fabulous…this restaurant is a gem!

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  38. LauriS

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was impeccable, very attentive. Appetizer salads were big enough for a main entree. shared the pizza special which was also delicious.

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  39. AndrewJ

    Manitoba

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always! Sara was a great server and the food was amazing!

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  40. IraG

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I thought the tomahawk pork chop was tough and flavorless. Not doing it again. Everyone else liked their meal.

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FAQs

The Tropicale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 866-1952.

The Tropicale is rated 4.7 stars by 9763 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 145 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, 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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