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The Tropicale

4.6
3931 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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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 3931 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMandM (Orange County)
4.0  Dined a day ago

Always great food every time... Would recommend for sure..

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Very nice great service wonderful decor
Only criticism is that I made the reservation weeks ago and we still had to wait half hour for our table
They need to manage that better

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vipSFLocal (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

We've been to Tropicale many times and have enjoyed most experiences. However, the last time we went we had a 7pm reservation and we didn't get seated until 7:45. It was so crowded that we just had to stand in a busy corridor. The front desk staff was very apologetic, but they should have done something to make up for this situation; they didn't.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Go for the scene but not the food despite generous portions

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SusanN (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We really enjoyed our meal. Nice live music and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Love Tropicale. The patio is great! We had a terrific meal and server

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HappyTraveller (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Truly the most wonderful ambiance with Cuban music in the background the whole time. Beautiful surroundings and very attentive staff. Food was exceptional. Best shrimp tacos we’ve ever had and artisanal pizza to die for. I wish we could return every week, but made our trip all the more memorable. Thank you so much!

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NancyB 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Our server, Richard, was super! Made our dining experience so great! Food was very good. Loved the pu pu platter! Calamari was fantastic!

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vipPtownBoyz (New England)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great time wonderful place

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

45 minutes late from reservation
Offered complimentary dessert and wine but charged us
Had to ask for water and silverware
Forgot a salad
Waiter seemed from outer space

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SusanF 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great dining experience. Haven’t been in a while and it was fabulous! Service was off the charts, food was excellent. 😊 and then the Ambience was perfect! I be back🤣

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vipGeoffreyD (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Never disappoints !

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

Our server really over-sold us on the meal selection which was steak ordered at medium to coming to us well-done. Service was slow. Took quite awhile between receiving appetizers to placing our meal order. Was there from a recommendation by a close friend who knew the owner. When I mentioned that to the server she dismissed it.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

The outside vibe with fountains and lights is fun and festive! Prices very reasonable.

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vip10marinlocals (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

No complaints

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jimt 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We're relatively new to Palm Springs. A friend suggested the Tropicale as a great place to take visitors. We dined there on Feb 19th with an old friend, and everything was great! Very attentive help, great food. This was our 2nd visit, and the tangerine calamari and tomahawk pork chops still stood out as winners. This time we dined indoors.
On our first visit during PS's Pride Weekend in November, 5 of us dined out on the patio to celebrate PS Pride and our 4th anniversary. An equally great experience. Reservations worked great both times.

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Gianfranco (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 7 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.

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Mark (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

DIned at Tropicale with a group who had not been there. We sat outside which was lively and crowded. Everyone enjoyed a tasty cocktail and then dinner. My friends loved it as much as I always have.

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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BethE 
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Love this place great food retro vibe!!

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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vipRichard (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Once again great food and service. We sat at the bar with our favorite bartenders Chris & Mickey. The catfish on the special's menu is great and the filet was cooked perfectly.

We would highly recommend we are weekly diners and enjoy all the food and drinks

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vipOpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great meal and service

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Always the best place in Palm Springs to dine. Food is consistently good and the specials are very creative, changing every week. The staff is always upbeat and incredibly well trained. We travel to Palm Spring several times a year from Ohio and end up spending half our nights at the Tropicale.

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