The Tropicale

4.7
6538 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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vipMelissa
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service, outstanding food, beautiful and fun ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were a little disappointed that the tables were not spaced out a bit more. The service & food were wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service, food and ambience!

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vipMarkPS
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Cobb salad. It was plentiful and the ingredients were fresh. Since the covid outbreak, I have only dined or celebrated happy hour on the patio, but I felt safe while there and did not feel like anyone was compromising the safety of my health.

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vipPeterS
Palm Springs
35 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tropicale is always festive and fun. Had an amazing hamburger. Great drinks!

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vipMichaelJ
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will miss you for three weeks. Stay strong!

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CarolT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday brunch on the patio. Food was fabulous!

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vippsguy
Palm Springs
291 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another awesome weekend brunch at Tropicale. As always, food and service were outstanding. Bummed that we have to wait 3 weeks before restaurants can reopen for outdoor dining. But as soon as we can, we'll be back for dining on their beautiful and safe patio.

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JWSkipB
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just such a great atmosphere!

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SallyG
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch at The Tropical and it was a very pleasant, relaxing experience. The staff were courteous and professional and food delicious. I would highly recommend it.

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vipSFJeff
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service, fun atmosphere, safe distancing, and great food!

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vipRichard
Palm Springs
291 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

This week we had the mai-mai tacos from the weekly special's menu. As always cooked to perfection.

You will never go wrong with a meal at Tropicale, brunch, dinner, Sunday Sushi everything is really delicious.

The staff from the min. you walk in are fabulous. Everyone is so nice and pleasant. We would highly recommend.

P.S. We are weekly diners !!! Best place in Palm Springs.

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vipJudyz
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best experience in town. The tight community feel with a perfect meal every single time. The only challenge is knowing what to try next.
I love bring new guests here as I know that they will not be disappointed . There is something on the menu for every craving so you can't go wrong.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Great drinks, great service, great food. They’ve done a nice job post-Covid with the patio. Warm and inviting

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute place!

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viptravelboy
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great service and food with iconic retro tropical setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.

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SusanG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for my birthday and daughters birthday too ! Had such a great time .

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vippsguy
Palm Springs
291 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another outstanding Sunday brunch at Tropicale. The best brunch spot in Palm Springs. Perfect outdoor dining. Great food and outstanding service. Looking forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Service was great! Would highly recommend!

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vipTerriD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Not a very covid friendly place to eat and we felt very uncomfortable with the lack of proper spacing between tables! The waiter provided great service and it was a nice atmosphere with lots of heaters.

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vipMichaelJ
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipRichard
Palm Springs
292 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner!! We are weekly diners at Tropicale never a bad meal or service. The entire staff is wonderful from the owners down to the food runners always polite, quick, professional.

This week we had the Roadhouse Beef & Bacon Burger Ground Brisket - Grilled Onions, American Cheese & Secret Sauce Pick-a-Pepper Relish - Crispy Onion Rings and Crispy Southern-Fried Catfish Tomato, Andouille Sausage, Pepper & Okra Jambalaya - Rice Pilaf.

A perfect meal.

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GrubGuy
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is absolutely one of our favorite go to restaurants while visiting the desert. Each trip we always visit at least one maybe two times. The service is great, food always a treat. This time we had a family member concerned about the COVID exposure risk of dining at a restaurant. I relayed this to the staff a couple days prior to our visit and the delivered by seating us in a private nook area of the patio. It was a wonderful evening.

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RogerR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice outside space, nice variety of appetizers and mains. Our server was very attentive and helpful. Had the excellent calamari, a salad and we each ordered a pizza. That along with a nice bottle of red wine made for a perfect evening.

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chrism
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Lovely place but the food was too salty and there was no enough heaters.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 Birthdays! Our fave place when in town, best restaurant and atmosphere in the CV

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vipMisbal
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
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 on November 22, 2020
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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LisaP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Palm Springs! The atmosphere, food and service is excellent! Yummy cocktails, too.
They have a wonderful outdoor seating area, with appropriate social distancing. It was a little cool and they had heaters to feel more comfortable dining outside.

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AngelaK
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great we always have good food and time

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JWiii
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
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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vipDavbo
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food arrived lukewarm. Turkey was tough and chewy, stuffing
was subpar with too many mushrooms and no sausage. Mashed potatoes were the only good item. Meal needed rolls. Dessert was very good. Salad was overdressed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience1

They are not doing well at social distancing the tables.

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vipNicholasR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant, would eat there again. Apps were a hit!

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YvetteM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and can't wait to go back. It's pricey though, but a nice treat now and then.

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vipRichard
Palm Springs
292 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
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 on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

The Tropicale is rated 4.7 stars by 6538 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.