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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
9655 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 157 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 9,655 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 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

9,655 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was incredible! The hosts and the server were awesome and EXCEEDED my expectations on my request on the cake. 11/10

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  2. DianePSP

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time. Fun with great food and drinks! Thank you!

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  3. LagunaMM

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made a reservation for the patio and were seated immediately. Our waiter was exceptional. We ordered multiple appetizers from the happy hour menu and a couple of rounds of drinks. The ambience on the patio was so cool and we really enjoyed it. (Had heat lamps as needed). The bill was a little pricey but it was a special occasion. We tipped 25% because it was worth it.

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  4. DeborahW

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this retaurant! We have been going here for over ten years! The owners are wonderful and the servers are always so friendly and provide great service. Food is always delicious and the ambiance is second to none! I just wish they had some vegan options!

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  5. Sandi

    Las Vegas

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambiance...just love the open air patio! Service is ALWAYS outstanding. Drinks are a little pricey but good!

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  6. tammym

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful! Had the blueberry lemon drop w the best darn chicken I’ve ever eaten. So much food. It won.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat out on their lovely patio and had a wonderful meal and outstanding service. We come here almost every year during our annual visit to Palm Desert, it never disappoints!

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  8. AidenH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Palm Springs in my opinion. Have the pu pu platter, fried chicken and a blood orange martini, fantastic!!

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  9. garyb

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat on patio as they are dog friendly there. Great ambiance with plenty of heaters. Fried chicken was delicious and PUPU platter well done. Great drinks. Good service.

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  10. CharS

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Need a couple more fish options but everything was great!

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  11. Loud

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It would be nice if there were more vegan and vegetarian options.

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  12. Hodag73

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate outside at 5:30 and had drinks and appetizers. Was wonderful. The Pupu plate and edimame were perfect for our group of 4

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  13. Tankman

    Kansas City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always one of our favorite restaurants in Palm Springs and a very good place to take guests.

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  14. Juliet

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal! Great service! We loved our night here.

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  15. JosephS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful reunion meal with friends. I was taken aback at the price of drinks. While the food, service and ambiance were very good, the drink prices will likely keep me from returning very often.

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  16. SusanG

    Indiana

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Karissa was a great server! Wonderful personality, helpful and professional.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and delicious food as always! The Tropicale is a regular spot for us and anytime we have friends visiting.

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  18. jenb

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tropicale never disappoints. Amazing service, great vibe. Everyone is happy when they leave the Tropicale. A true PS gem.

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  19. Bellevuediner55

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to numerous restaurants during our stay, but Tropicale was a highlight. The food was delicious, it was delivered promptly and the server was kind and gracious. We booked a table for 6 pm and sat at 6pm. The place was packed, and we sat on the patio, but it felt like it was an inside the dining room. I recommend this place highly.

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  20. CarolineR

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic calamari, chips and guacamole and margaritas hit the spot

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  21. tonyl

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Outrageous prices for what you get: -cocktails @ $26 -cup of regular coffee ("latte machine broken") @ $7.50! -slice of cheesecake @ $24! We used to be regulars but won't go again.

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  22. JuanA

    Los Angeles

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tropicale has the best vibe in Palm Springs! Had a blast last night. Cocktails delicious. Food really tasty. Best night!

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  23. AndyZakMarr

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very energized busy vibe but incredible embiance combined with amazing service and food make this our number one pick when friends are visiting for the first time and want to give them a special treat !

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  24. Moose

    New York City

    169 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    169 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I requested a quiet table and was given a table way in the back on the patio; it was just perfect. Our service was just great, and the food was also good. No complaints. We have eaten here many times. This was a very good visit.

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  25. Wickie

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding by every measure...a true Palm Springs experience!!

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  26. LindaB

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love The Tropicale! It’s a great place to kick off your vay-cay in Palm Springs! The food is delightfully plated and consistently as delicious as it looks! We also adore the staff and appreciate the care they show to guests.

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  27. BlackPoodle

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tropicale is my favorite restaurant in Palm Springs. The ambiance is over the top fabulous, the wait staff goes out of their way to be friendly and accommodating, and the food and drinks are superb. Love it!!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    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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  29. RichS

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    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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  30. JohnT

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    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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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    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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  32. Micki

    San Diego

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    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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  33. Dori

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    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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  34. Kathleen

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    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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  35. CTCaldroney

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at The Tropicale stood out as one of the highlights of our recent vacation to Palm Springs. We had dinner there twice; both nights we had a wonderful experience. Our servers (Sarah and Karissa) were both charming, engaging and helpful; with the wonderful options on the menu their advice helped us make the most of our meals. The appetizers were both substantial and extremely tasty, and the generous portions of the entrees were almost too much to finish. The fried chicken (recommended on our first night) stood out as one of the best examples of this dish we’ve ever tried. While the noise can make it difficult to hear, it’s an indicator of just how popular this restaurant is; we had several locals recommend it to us. It’s well worth a stop or three on any visit!

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  36. MaryV

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

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

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  37. KyleH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    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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  38. LadyCarlsbad

    Sacramento

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    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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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. Lovely place for a special occasion. A little pricy but the decor is very fun. Shouts Palm Springs!

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  40. jenniferb

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    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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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 9655 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 157 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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