The Tropicale

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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

The Tropicale Restaurant in Palm Springs has a beautiful 3-course Thanksgiving Dinner complete with classic Tropicale flare as well as traditional Thanksgiving fare. Menu is $68 per person, children 12 and under are $28, the regular menu will not be available.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Come enjoy an amazing 3-course dinner at one of Palm Springs hottest destination restaurants, The Tropicale - and start your new year off right! Menu $125 per person, patio & dining room seating, the regular menu will not be available.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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K
Palm Springs
113 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good place to mingle and meet people in downtown Palm Springs. Very many choices on the menu and open late compared to many other places. Always a good choice. We will be back soon.

R
Palm Springs
48 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding! Been going about once a week lately - they never let us down here!

B
Portland
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go every year when we’re in Palm Springs! Have sent many friends and relatives there too. The food is fabulous and the staff is kind, professional and thoughtful! The drinks taste like drinks are supposed to taste! Seafood is fresh and the desserts are to die for. GO!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time for party of 7. Great food and great service. Really had a great Time. Sit on the patio if you can

R
Palm Springs
257 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner once again
We had the duck from the weekly special menu and the swordfish
Drinks were awesome
Never a bad meal. We are weekly diners great food, staff, owners

P
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the music and appetizers

DP
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The past couple of times we’ve been here, something has been off. This once hot restaurant seems to be missing s beat these days. The last time we were here we both got sick (sea bass special for dinner)... this time the food preparation just wasn’t up to normal ... fried chicken salad with limp greens. Also, the restaurant was largely empty and that never used to be the case. Service was fine. I hope they get it together because this has been our go to place in Palm Springs for many years.

PD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I requested the patio when I made the reservation. Our patio table was ready for us when we arrived. The service was excellent, almost too good. My complaint was the food arrived much too quickly after our cocktails, not giving us the opportunity to relax and visit. Everyone in the party really enjoyed their food. I would have liked my fried chicken a bit more moist, but it was very tasty. They accommodated our request without hesitation for another veggie instead of collard greens on the chicken. A delightful experience!

OT
Las Vegas
58 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is our 5th time to dine at Tropicale. They have redone the patio and added a ventilated roof which makes it much cozier and more intimate. The food is innovative and creative and wonderfully tasty. we were two couples. Both men had the Tomahawk Pork chop which was the largest pork chop; I have ever seen and prepared and seasoned perfectly. Both wives had the miso salmon and vegetable bowl which was also scrumptious. This is an excellent place to dine!

BB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing, the food, atmosphere, everything! One of the highlights of our trip.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The attention to detail and concerns for dietary restrictions were so genuine. Our waiter went above and beyond to make our experience enjoyable. We had a very memorable time and would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Palm Springs.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this restaurant. I do wish the bartenders could make a consistent Mai Tai. Some are great while others......not so much.

T
Palm Springs
92 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was terrific as always! Caesar is an excellent waiter. He knows the meals and he is honest in his recommendations! One of our favorite restaurants in the desert.

LM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Far East menu items were delectable. Scottie waited on us and he was personable, efficient and funny. We will return for sure as the food is always consistently good.

HZ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

really one of the best dining experiences here in PS. Nice ambiance, friendly staff and excellent food and drinks. I had the tomahawk pork chop and the chocolate cake as dessert. Just yummie yummie!

T
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Jeffery was great..................also Lori is good, best 2 server there I think that we have had.

FD
Palm Springs
339 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun. Welcoming. Splendid recipes and kitchen, incredibly professional personnel (without exception). With hundreds of restaurants in Palm Springs, Tropicale is in the top 1%. Fortunately, there ARE hundreds of PS eateries, so there are several in the top 1% -- but we enjoy the diversity of experiences among ALL of the Top 1%, including the Tropicale!

DL
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot for Sunday Brunch. The food, drinks and service always exceed our expectations.

PS
Los Angeles
234 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a frequent diner in this fine restaurant. Sometimes at the bar, sometimes a sit down evening. Wonderful attention to detail, food is always a generous portion, delicious and the martinis, superb!

AP
Palm Springs
43 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always dependable; a great time in a beautiful setting

LC
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went by myself and was treated so well.... staff very attentive and made me feel comfortable... the food was delicious.. I had the the vege pizza and wine... I absolutely love tropical... my favorite!!!!

R
Palm Springs
257 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and service from the host / hostess, bartenders and waiters.

Brought out of town family to Tropical one of the best meal they have had, big thank you to Ranz (owner) for making our guest feel right at home.

The meal was great the filet mignon was excellent (from a cattle farmer) one of the best steaks we have had. The cobb salad and fried shrimp were done perfectly.

We are local weekly diners very much enjoyed sharing our favorite place in Palm Springs with out of town family.

R
Palm Springs
48 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every single time we come here, each staff member makes you feel welcomed and that your business is appreciated!. Service couldn’t be better and the food is always over the top! Going back next week end- it’s a fun place to be.

DS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The scene is hot and the drinks are good, but don't go for the food!

WH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a wonderful night with friends and a great meal. However the service wasn’t quite up to snuff—the waiter kept forgetting what he promised to bring: bread, wine chiller etc.

KN
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great server and a great meal. Tropicale has a elegant, Art Deco vibe that was refreshing and relaxing. Service was the BEST. Food and drinks were awesome. Well be back for sure.

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Love the restaurant. Patio is amazing. Staff was friendly. We were sat clear in the back. The table location was not worth the price.

AG
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the food, ambiance and service. As our group grew, the staff was very accomodating. We ordered a little late in the evening, but never felt rushed. It's very energetic. Server had a great recommendation on a custom drink too. Thank you Tropicale for a great night!

AA
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

The atmosphere is great. The food is just ok. The service wasn't great at all. They got our orders wrong, took a very long time to get their attention when needed, beer was warm and items were missing from our order.

JS
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great outside dining area. Love that that have live music.

DW
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Raymond was an excellent server. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Palm Springs.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Palm Springs. The food is incredible. Ate lunch with a party of 8 and everyone loved their food. The staff are incredibly helpful and attentive. Decor is fabulous. Music is great. Clean and tasteful. Every visit is a joy.

DA
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has always been good. Great Staff and great food. Compliment to the chef. However, I must say, The straight people are taking over... as usual.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went on a whim after reading such good reviews. Did not disappoint. It was hopping at 9:30pm on a Saturday and the energy was great. My wife had coconut tiger prawns with a Peach sangria. I had an Octoberfest cheese, Hefeweizen, and bratwurst soup special as well as a Thai chili lime steak salad. All was amazing. Looking forward to going back.

G
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

Rushed service with staff overwhelmed and unable to manage the tables. We had our entrees arrive while we were halfway through our appetizers. So sad to see this place decline in service

LF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Such a fun place! Great for visitors and locals alike. Great distance to downtown, pretty good food, and THE BEST VIBES!

DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Server was great, my wife loved her steak salad, whereas I could not stomach my brisket burger on a pretzel bun. While the taste was not too bad, the meat was nothing special plus a little dry, & the bottom pretzel bun was soaked through with grease, while the top was tough & dry. The melted brie cheese was good though. Also, while my wife liked my side of onion rings, I thought they were too doughy. I did not send my food back because I’m always too afraid to do so thanks to the movie Waiting.

J
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are raving fans! We have now eaten here 7 times since we moved to the area and have taken several of our guest there now. Every-time we have gone in has been wonderful. Staff is always friendly and provide the best service.. The food is fantastic and the chicken is by far the best I have ever had. We look forward to our next visit and trying the next item on the menu.

R
Palm Springs
257 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food once again.
Our bartender Mickey is awesome perfect drinks.
We had the weekly special of sausages for Oktoberfest three different types
Also had the wedge salad and house dinner salad
You will never have a bad meal at Tropical, we are weekly diners

JS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Tropicale! Fun. Great food. Stellar service.

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