Our “reserved” table was not ready when we arrived in time for our Open Table reservation. Eventually we were led to a high top in the bar - the only available table according to the host. Not quite what we would have hoped for on this occasion, and not at all appreciated. However, it was growing late, we were hungry, so we acquiesced.
We did enjoy our dinners. The food and atmosphere will bring us back. We’ll probably call the restaurant directly next time instead of using Open Table. Sometimes I feel that Open Table clients receive less than preferential treatment.
Excellent food each of the 4 times I have been there. Seated on time this visit. Last time had to wait almost an hour for a confirmed OT reservation. Noise level is very high. Sit outside if possible if you want to have a conversation. But the food is the draw for me.
Tropical is my #1 go to for a great, fun place to meet friends for dinner!
Great food. Great atmosphere. Love this place!!
A Palm Springs standard that totally lives up to its hype.
I wanted to love this place but between our initial greeting with what appeared to be the manager having a conversation with a co worker about her personal life and not acknowledging us, to our drinks taking almost 20 mins, to our app never being delivered, and our server only being around every once and a while, it made it hard. With that, it felt like one of those, " when it rains, it pours" kind of situations and I have faith that that's not a true representation of who they are. I'm sure this place is great. Hopefully it was just an off night
Just another one of many great nights at this vibrant spot with my husband.
Meat loaf was awful. Waiter wanted us in and out fast.
I’m sure they like to pad their bottom line.
Go have a drink at the bar there and then go out for dinner elsewhere.
Always feel uplifted , the food the people the energy at Tropicale is the best.
This is the 2nd time we've ordered the Coconut Shrimp from the Small Plates menu, only to receive them over cooked and not very appetizing .
We wish you could correct this issue, as this is one of our fav things to order on the Small Plates menu! Besides the fact is your kitchen is always spot on and consistent.
Except for this one dish.
Always a treat to dine at Tropical. Very lively environment.
Good food, great, friendly service. Love the atmosphere.
Go at least twice while in Palm Springs for 2 weeks.
We had a great dinner out on the patio, fortunately with some heaters nearby since we are all Californians! Two people ordered the duck special and devoured it! My husband and I both ordered the spaghetti and meatballs, which we easily could have shared. It was delicious. I just had my leftovers for lunch today and they were still so yummy. The atmosphere out on the patio was wonderful, we could chat easily and quite enjoyed the evening. We will be back soon!
As always this place is so consistent and never lets us down. Love that they have weekly specials and the Sunday Sushi is awesome!
Another fabulous Sunday brunch with outstanding food and service (thank you Lorrie!). The brunch menu has some new dishes to try so we will be back. Weekend outside brunch at Tropicale is one of my favorite things to do in Palm Springs.
As usual, Tropicale was amazing! It’s the go-to place for any occasion! My fav in PS!
The Tropicale is consistently great. Varied menu, good food and drinks, nice atmosphere in and out, friendly competent superior staff. One of the very best places to go in Pam Springs area.
Tropicale is a Palm Springs favorite with its excellent menu and energetic crowd that frequents this establishment. The drinks are generous and the staff is attentive. Whether out for an evening on the town or just a sit down dinner for 2, you cannot go wrong eating there.
i am a big fan of Tropicale. great service and great food and great ambience. i took out of town guests for their first time and it was a hit
Probably the best Server I’ve ever had at Tropicale- she was personable, took her time to describe the specials and answer questions - attentive and calming. Biggest complaint is the bussing service: they’re running around dropping things onto the table, whisking them away - they always feel rushed, impersonal and its makes an unpleasant background to an otherwise lovely setting. The bus service is always my biggest complaint here: they can be efficient without running around. Food is typically high standard, however the appetizers and mains will come out quickly after ordering - not allowing you to enjoy pre-dinner cocktails. Again, the impression is to rush for client urnover.
Going to Tropicale felt like it was a essential stop on my first visit to Palm Springs in decades. The place had great energy, I had a delicious fried chicken salad (really amazing) and I left feeling like a got an energy boost from everyone around me.
Wonderful dinner with out-of-town guests on St. Paddy's Day. There was such an energetic and fun vibe--just a delightful evening and excellent food.
Good food at a reasonable price
Great services from our favorite waiter Dan, drinks by Mikey at the bar was perfect.
We had the fried chicken salad which was great 4 large chicken breast.
The chicken Marseillaise from the specials menu was perfectly cooked.
It was a great time for all, we are weekly dinners and would highly recommend Tropical
Great service and food. We had a inside booth and was easily able to talk to each other. Outside tends to be louder but wonderful under the stars!
Excellent food and service.
Always have great meals and the servers consistently accommodate my food allergies!
Nice ambiance, busy bar and outside dining, very attentive service, gay-mixed atmosphere,
With a close friend, quick bite and cocktail at the bar, excellent service and wonderful food... PuPu Platter and split a burger....we will be back :)
Always a great experience and I have never had a bad meal here
Great food,service and atmosphere. We always enjoy this place. Had a reservation but got but had to wait for a table. other than that , great.
Loved every minutes of it .top everything
My husband and adult children went to the Tropicale for my husband's birthday. The service was great, and the atmosphere was very fun. We all loved our meals and drinks. We would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Palm Springs.
Celebrating 95th birthday. The waitstaff. Scotty and Jeffrey did a great job. Food was wonderful as usual.
We had heard about Tropicale as a MUST to eat at while in Palm Springs so we made reservations a few weeks out and awaited the dining experience. We were greeted quickly and seated in less than a minute. Our servers were polite, friendly, and came by to make sure everything was to our liking. Food was excellent and we enjoyed ALL the dining experiences like music and the visits from the next door establishment which were awesome! We were away from our 2 kids for the 2 days so this was a definitely pleasurable experience! We'll BE BACK!
First time here. Recommend by friends back home. Great vibe, with wonderful food and great wait staff. We were the last group to leave. Will definitely go back.
Wonderful experience. Great food, pleasant wait staff, nice atmosphere.
Love this place! Happy hour in the bar area is always fun. And the outdoor seating is very festive. The food is consistently great, and the service is really good. Great place to bring out of town guests.
Traveled across the Pacific for their Southern Fried Chicken - worth every mile! Good food, friendly staff - a favorite in Palm Springs.
All of our meals were delicious. The service was adequate, but not over the top. They have a lot of specialty drinks which are very high priced. The outside patio is a great place to dine. However, they could use to turn down the b background music.