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The Tropicale

4.6
4101 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Perfect For:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Hot Spot
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary American, International
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Hours of operation
Saturday and Sunday Patio Brunch: 11:am to 2:45pm; Daily Happy Hour (Bar and Lounge) 4:pm-7:pm, All night long Happy Hour (Bar and Lounge) Wednesday night; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5pm to 10pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm to 11pm. On Sundays nights we offer our dinner menu and also feature the best Sushi in town.
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Phone number
(760) 866-1952
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tony Di Lembo
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Private party facilities
Our wonderful patio can be rented out for private functions.
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Private party contact
Ranz Wienert: (323) 823-9632
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Encilia
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Parking details
Private parking is available in the back of the restaurant. There is also parking available in the Casino lot across the street as well as plenty of street parking.
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Entertainment
Every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 5:30, it's renowned jazz musician Derrik Lewis and his trio at the keyboard.
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Special events & promotions
Open 365 days a year. Holiday special menus offered. Please call the restaurant to inquire.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4101 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great experience, as always. The noise level is sometimes more than I'd like at Tropicale but the food is consistently good and the service welcoming.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent restaurant with a true Palm Springs vibe

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

We went to enjoy our last night in Palm Springs in the outdoor patio. The service was prompt and friendly and the food was delicious. The only problem was the weather was very cool and the heaters were not near us.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service. Will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

LOVED this place ... fun people of all types and ages - seemed like EVERYONE was smiling in there ... really a VERY positive vibe. We even went TWICE during our vacation stay ... "Mallory" and "Scotty" were really great servers /// will def go back !!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Tropicale is our go to place in Palms Springs and we are locals. The chef is fabulous. And the bar is the best in all of Palm Springs. Our special hangout...

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Love this place!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was amazing and server went above and beyond

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Food has really gone downhill. Lamb Meatballs were all filling, didn't even taste like lamb. Short ribs were not fall-off-the-bone like previous occasions and the fried chicken, with very few mashed potatoes, was soggy, like it had been sitting around for a while.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always great. Service is above there’s in the area.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always a pleasure eating here.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Best restaurant in Palm Springs. And our favorite, we go at least once a week. Dianna

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Really enjoyed the food! Especially the Pork Chop. I

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Very dependable venue for a fun evening with good food and drink. Always good for a first nighter arriving in Palm Springs.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Thanks for another great dinner!! Always great to visit when I'm in town.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Never disappointing. Great atmosphere, friendly service, and good food.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We love this place. The hosts and wait staff are amazing, in addition to the great atmosphere and delicious food. Thank you! Tim

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Tropicale is a great go-to for any occasion! One of the best in town!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The Tropicale has a unique menu for brunch with optional bottomless mimosas. The beef brisket burger is my favorite. The patio is such a comfortable area and the staff is fantastic.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Fun and yum. That’s all you need to know ❤️🌴

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Busy at 7pm. Food was excellent and the service was superb. Richard was our waiter and he made sure we had a lovely dessert for our birthday boy! Highly recommend the Restuarant.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

So delicious! Must try the coconut martini and southern fried chicken!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great dinner, we are weekly diners. The catfish on the specials menu was great, the burger from the main menu was cooked perfectly.

Great service from our bartender Chris.

Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Lovely place. I did asked for patio on my reservation and they were unable to do that.

Also when we first arrived our table was delayed. Not a problem. Went to the bar for a drink and sat for over 10 minutes before anyone came by to take our order.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very pricey foe very average food.... atmosphere is unique - maybe just go for a dink. The patio is pretty if you can get a seat out there.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always a favorite! Greats drinks , great food and friendly staff. An outdoor bar area with outdoor dining make for a fun night .

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

One of our many visits to this fun spot. We brought six newbies with us who were suitably impressed with the overall vibe....Bustling bartenders and wait staff, good menu choices, pretty patio, and happy patrons.
We’ll be back:)

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food lacking, better during past visits. Mixed drinks always great.
Will visit again when less crowded, staff somewhat overwhelmed due too spring break.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great atmosphere with hosts, servers and staff who care, and with excellent food and bar. Outdoors is nice at the right times of year and indoors has a MidMod retro vibe that cannot be beat in Palm Springs. I love this place, and like to bring guests and business associates here. I highly recommend it!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We were there to celebrate an anniversary. Great food, wonderful service and delightful atmosphere!

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1.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food has consistently gone downhill. I took folks here as a “first time” Palm Springs experience and it was terrible. When we complained to the manager we were offered a “free desert.” I’d spend my money elsewhere which is too bad for what was at one time a favorite Palm Springs establishment.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

my 3rd visit in the past 2 weeks. Good food, good service, very happening place. Everyone is friendly!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We always enjoy our visits to Tropicale as do all our friends that we introduced it to.
We especially like dining in the courtyard and prefer to dine inside only when it’s cold or rainy...which is seldom in lovely Palm Springs!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

This was our first time at Tropicale. Loved the ambience, the food and service. A true don't miss!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The menu item of flatbread with steak was underwhelming. Steak pieces are to big and flatbread was soggy . My spring rolls were poorly constructed

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Another excellent time at The Tropicale! The food was wonderful and the service by Scotty was impeccable! We stop by every year when we get to Palm Springs. The staff is always friendly and very accommodating!

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2.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Evening out with friends was a huge frustration. Our first round of drinks and appetizers were eaten and dirty dishes removed before waitress showed up to take our dinner order ( a full hour after we were seated). When food arrived 2 of the dishes were hot and 2 cold. We had to send them back to be heated. All four dishes were only mediocre. Won't return or recommend - service terrible and food not worth it.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Fantastic food, service, friendly, and quaint! Highly recommended.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food not so good. Server not so good. Half our table of six didn’t eat half their food. Server wasn’t very interested in our experience at all.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter lunch with friends

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