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About The Tropicale

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.

330 East Amado Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Contemporary American, International

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.

Cross Street:
Encilia

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 866-1952

Website:
http://www.thetropicale.com/

Entertainment:
Every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 5:30, it's renowned jazz musician Derrik Lewis and his trio at the keyboard.

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Tony Di Lembo

Private Party Facilities:
Our wonderful patio can be rented out for private functions.

Private Party Contact:
Ranz Wienert: (323) 823-9632

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Open 365 days a year. Holiday special menus offered. Please call the restaurant to inquire.

The Tropicale Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (141)
Vibrant Bar Scene (108)
Special Occasion (101)
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Hot Spot (101)
People Watching (96)
Fun (96)
Good for a Date (88)
Bar Seating (86)
Good for Birthdays (81)
Good for Anniversaries (80)
Happy Hour (78)
Creative Cuisine (77)
Neighborhood Gem (76)
Casual (76)
Comfort Food (68)
Fit for Foodies (65)
Handcrafted Cocktails (65)
Good for Groups (63)
Romantic (58)
Great for Brunch (41)
Pre/post Theatre (40)
Worth the Drive (40)
Sunday Lunch (39)
Cozy (37)
Authentic (35)
Great for Lunch (35)
Tapas (35)
Local Ingredients (33)
Business Meals (30)
Late-night Find (29)
Healthy (25)
Live Music (24)
Quick Bite (22)
Tasting Menu (22)
Seasonal (22)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Gluten Free Options (17)
Scenic View (13)
Paleo Friendly (12)
Organic (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Spicy (11)
Vegan (9)
Great Beer (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Live Sports (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
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 (London)·Dined 9 hours ago

Our absolutely worst dining experience in Palm Springs!

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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Very disappointed in management. Made a reservation 3 months in advance for 30th birthday for larger group, manager calls me 12 minutes before our reservation asking if we can push it back an hour due to weather. Made some excuses about the weather forecast and my name on the list, but the truth is poor communication and bad management. Avoid for any special occasion.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Great atmosphere, service and cocktails. Generous food serves but quality was just average.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

The food is delicious- the salmon, the calamari, everything! Great drinks and people watching- a fun place to spend the evening. Best place to eat in Palm Springs.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 3 days ago

We had brunch on the very pleasant outdoor patio. The food and service were terrific. Definitely worth a repeat visit.

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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

Tropicale is one of the 'hot' locations in Palm Springs. We went on a Saturday night, so we knew what we were getting into. We expected it to be very busy, and it was. BUT - we got a place at the bar and had an excellent drink, from a friendly and professional bartender. We were called to our table within a couple minutes of our reservation time. We had excellent table service, from a professional and personable server. The menu was eclectic, but we both found something we liked. Tropicale deserves its reputation and the volume of business they get - it's simply a fun, quality, exciting place to go.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

One of the best restaurants in So California. I’m here as often as I can eat here which is about two or three times a month.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined 3 days ago

Our steak was good, but far too charred on the outside.
Best meal we had during our weekend in PS!

Tags: People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Love this place great food retro vibe!!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food! Hottest spot in town, and you will need a reservation!

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, People Watching, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

Love this place! Delicious food, great drinks and a lively patio...

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

Great meal and service

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Great night on the patio celebrating a friend’s birthday.

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 (Mobile)·Dined 6 days ago

Great location , nice ambiance, music a plus , food ok, but service uneven and hurried

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

This is our third time to patronize Tropicale in just as many trips to Palm Springs and we are always pleased. But we were especially impressed this time by the personalized care of the host and hostess to seat us inside for our special occasion so we could appreciate the wonderful ambiance of the Tropicale. Every course was delicious and the drinks were beautiful and creative concoctions of the nectar of the gods!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 6 days ago

And where would my husband and I choose to spend Valentine's Day?? In our favorite restaurant...by the fountain (honored our request!!) with great food, ambiance and service...thank you Mallory!! We are here often and love each visit...though the regular menu is fabulous, Tony has many specials that we select from since we have enjoyed most of the regulars!!! YOU should have that "problem"!! We love it...

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

We were there for Valentines day. The drinks are amazing. I had a coconut martini and my husband had a cucumber watermelon mojito. The food was pretty good but I think not as good as usual because they were so busy for Valentines day. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Very fun and enjoyable

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Very overwhelmed on Valentine’s Day. Good was ok.. drinks were ok.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Atmosphere was great, my meal was great, my wife's was not. She sent her steak (ordered medium rare) back because it was fully cooked, and the second try was medium at best. Great atmosphere; food, meh.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentine’s day

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was good. Waiter was effeciient but for valentines it was understaffed. We waited a lot for different things like bread , coffee etc. host was friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 7 days ago

I like Tropicale, especially sitting outdoors. I'll actually be there twice this week. But dinner recently was a little disappointing. The fried chicken tasted good at first but became rather gloppy. I've had excellent pork chops there, especially the Cuban, but the Hawaiian, which a friend had, isn't as good. Big desserts at high prices. Key lime pie with a mountain of meringue is ordinary. So perhaps we just need to make better choices next time.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 7 days ago

Great ambiance and wonderful food.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 7 days ago

We had tables on each side of us less than 12 inches .. we might has we had a table for 6 instead of 2 .. talked we all 4 sets of people next to us . I had just said I feel like they have us like sardines and the next table came and sat down and said the same comment .
There we tables a foot behind us too . To get out , the table behind us had to stand .
Waiter sucked cause he couldn’t get to our table .. no place to maneuver to fill our waters .. we got out as quickly as possible .. what a waste of 80.00 ..
the patio should have never had so many tables , I am sure it was a code violation ..
if I ever go back I won’t sit on patio ..I feel bad I told my new husband how nice tropical was , his first experience there wasn’t very good .
Our first Valentine’s Day .. total bust
Mark 8018981822

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 days ago

Great service. Great ambiance, especiaĺly the patio. The food was very good and in large enough portions. The waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

Not impressive. Food was so-so. Service was average. Food server, unsatisfactory. He was rushed and made us feel uncomfortable when ordering. My burger would have been more enjoyable at Mc Donald’s and much cheaper, I might add. Will we return? No.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 13, 2018

I was disappointed by my dinner at Tropicale. The decor is a kitschy throwback to a 1960's Hawaiian theme done wrong. I didn't really find the atmosphere that appetizing. But I've heard it's better if you dine outside. Our waiter sounded like a used car salesman, pushing us to buy extras with a pitch about how this and that had won an award. At his recommendation I ordered the pork chop. The pork chop was dry, which is understandable because it was a really thick cut and I it's hard to cook a pork chop that's thicker than an inch without drying it out. It was served on rice with spam in it. Which was really weird. I know pineapple/spam rice is a thing in Hawaii but it is weird to serve meat on meat. Especially a nice cut like a pork chop on cheap processed spam. This paired with the pupu platter as an appetizer which was 80% meat. After dinner I felt like I got my protein for the next three months. I did enjoy the live pianist crooning standards in that old 60s style.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent meals and courteous staff. Very upscale dining experience.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food, service and ambiance. Best restaurant in Palm Springs.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 13, 2018

I was blown away with how wonderful our experience was. Thank you so such a great time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent food. Excellent experience.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 13, 2018

It was just fabulous.
We loved it.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Good vibe. Popular restaurant. Great outdoor seating.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2018

The food, (buttermilk chicken, pork chop, salad) and wine, service and ambiance of the patio were all very good, with one caveat: my husband and I split a salad, resulting in an upcharge of $5.00 of which we had not been informed by the waiter, and only discovered when our bill came.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great service once again from Chris & Mikey at the bar. Sea bass was great from the special menu.

Never a bad meal, we are weekly diners and would recommend Tropical any time. Always ask for Chris & Mikey for your bartenders

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Vegan, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great place for a fun meal in a fun atmosphere. Absolutely enjoyed the unique decor. The menu is somewhat all over the place, but lots of great selections. The wine and cocktail list was tantalizing! We had great service. Bustling place for a Sunday night, so we knew we would have a great experience. Definitely recommend.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Too busy, service is rushed when server at your table, slow to come back but servers were pleasant. Food was just okay.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We loved this place. By far the best Caesar salad I’ve ever had and super friendly service. We’ll be back

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