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The Tropicale

4.6
4113 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Perfect For:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • People Watching
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 4113 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

Very good food and fun atmosphere. Enjoyed the smll plates and the fresh baked cookies!!

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Lovely evening — again!
Outdoor seating is always our first choice.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great time even though we were charged full price for Happy Hour small plates.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The energy & ambiance are always so much fun. Staff is knowledgeable & attentive, love this place whenever in the desert.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Stopped in for a couple of drinks and a quick bite. The hums is great, as always the bartenders Chris and Rufu took care of us. We are weekly diners and would recommend any time.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Dan gave us excellent service and the staff were excellent in keeping our water, bread, etc. serviced.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We totally enjoyed our evening here! Huge martinis and the food was outstanding!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Birthday celebrations. Table was too crowded. Too dark to see food. Service good

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Not as great an experience as previous visits. Service was friendly but spotty and rushed.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

First time. Great service. Friendly, fun. Little high the prices for Happy Hour. For two with one beer we paid 60.00 with tips.

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5.0Dined 6 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 6 days ago

Excellent restaurant with a true Palm Springs vibe

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We visited The Tropicale twice during our recent stay in Palm Springs. The Tropicale is very popular and thus very busy. The staff tends to become overwhelmed and not attentive. On the second visit one dish was served piping hot while the other a seafood entree was served lukewarm. After flagging down the waiter, he briskly took the now cool dish away. By the time the seafood entree was replaced, my partner had already completed his meal. So not a pleasant dining experience. No follow-up or apologies from management.

Still recommend - but maybe more for happy hour ...

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

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 on April 16, 2018

Great food and service. Will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

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 on April 15, 2018

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 on April 15, 2018

Love this place!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was amazing and server went above and beyond

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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 on April 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Always a pleasure eating here.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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 11, 2018

Tropicale is a very special place because it is super chic but you’re made to feel like family.

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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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