The Tropicale

4.6
7099 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJovaniD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall1food5service1ambience1

The restaurant is now charging 3.5% for Employee healthcare insurance. THIS IS RIDICULOUS. They are not my employees and I already tip them well. The owner is responsible for their employees and they healthcare not me. I WILL NOT GO BACK THERE.

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vipLoRa
Tallahassee
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tasty cocktails and good food on a cool patio (misters!!) on a hot night. Fantastic service. Lots of happy energy outside and in the bar.

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vipChuckC
Portland
37 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Okay evening - would have been better but for several large bridal parties that were out if control. Better experience on week days tather than the weekend with the bridal party gauntlet.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since pre-Covid. Great service. Came early and sat us right away.

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vipFABI
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous and delicious like always!! Amazing ambiance!

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vipRita
Palm Springs
143 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch special was fresh tempura fried catfish and fries. Excellent doesn't even begin to describe the freshness and taste of the catfish

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vipOh4daluvoffood
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great customer service

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JacquelynC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and lovely patio for outdoor dining.

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AmyL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, and the perfect Palm Springs atmosphere

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vipEdRa
Palm Springs
225 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inside this time…hot weather and different!!! Otherwise, great food (spaghetti/meatballs), service (Aaron at his best!!) and booth(for great conversation)…nothing more to ask!!!

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vipSnobette
Palm Springs
77 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful early afternoon, enjoying our fab Tropical lunch, seeing old friends - including the Staff - Ranz, Ashley & Josh, our Triple Threat to successful dining. The people watching is The Best! ALWAYS goes great with Champagne - and the perfect and yummy hamburger with crispy bacon for the Hubby, and for me, the Caesar Salad with Blackened Chicken, which I adore! The small Caesar is a great partner for any Starter! Nothing like sitting at the fountain as the misters cool you off, as you sip Champagne or an iced tea! We feel like we are on an albeit "short" calming vacay - and no driving or airports! WHOOPEE!

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vipPilarM
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I visit Palm Springs I always like to dine at Tropicale.
The food is excellent and they accommodate my vegan diet eliminating what I can’t eat.
The patio gives us a pleasant atmosphere and we had a wonderful waiter who advised about drinks, food and he even was friendly with our dog.
Overall, it was a place to go back over and over.

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vipKBjork96
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love live love this place!!! Amazing food….positive vibes all around and great service! Every time I’m in tow we hit this spot!

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JudyM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal in a great “retro” setting. Made us feel like we were in old Palm Springs!

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Simone
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tropicale is my favorite restaurant and I've been to the best places all over the world. The food and ambiance is outstanding and if you're worried about catching Covid from maskless patrons or waiters then just get vaccinated...

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JasonG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience3

This had been our favorite spot in Palm Springs for so many years. No more. Although the food was serviceable, it has lost the special “something” that drew us here in the first place. It felt like a REALLY expensive, overpriced Applebees. Although our server was pleasant, the host staff was ambivalent and rude. We felt like intruders, not guests. Regrettably this was our last time after numerous past visits.

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vipPdougcool
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic and the food, as always, superb. Another great time at Tropicale!

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JenniferF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. My favorite app was the Kobe beef skewers!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful As always.

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vipBradC
Portland
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

That was one of the best Caesar salad meals I've ever had. Food here is not cheap but the portions are generous and the quality is excellent.

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viptravelboy
Chicago
83 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PS staple. Consistent and delicious. Friendly staff. Great happy hour vibe.

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DonaldH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals we have ever had. Service was spectacular. Loved the ambiance.

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VirginiaS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at The Tropicale. I had the brisket hamburger that was divine and my husband loved the spaghetti. As an annual visitor I usually sit outside but it was just as pleasant inside.

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vipTommy
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I always love the food and environment- there is nothing like Tropicale.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

It was definitely a special treat for my boyfriend’s birthday! I love the misters in the outdoor patio

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vipSnobette
Palm Springs
78 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous lunch at The Tropicale! Hubby had the always excellent Cobb Salad, perfect for a warm day. I had the good fortune to have the FireCracker shrimp and half a yummy, creamy Caesar salad. It's all about the "sauce", and both dishes for me had that going for it! Love the atmosphere, the Staff including Ashley, Josh and Ranz! Looking forward to next week for a repeat performance! A 5 star YUM! YUM! YUM! YUM! YUM!

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vipMichaelscott
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal and dining experience. The staff and our sever were very friendly and attentive. Every item on the menu is delicious. We’ll return again and again.

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enjoyeatingout
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and food. Will definitely return and bring friends.

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vipfrankp
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Our servers Ashley and Ruben were wonderful!! Very pleasant and attentive!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I like coming for “date” night. The food is great & the service is amazing.

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founty
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun Palm Springs vibe- good food - great service-

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WoodyT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere. Glad we sat outside! Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails - went back next night

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tropicale NEVER disappoints😊

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Yummy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. One of my favorite all around!!

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vipMattG
Palm Springs
72 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took visiting family from San Diego to this jumping restaurant in Palm Springs. Packed early Sunday evening. Nice ambiance on the misted terrace. Food delicious and service by Nancy prompt and courteous. Met the gracious owner. Nice time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best carbonara ever!!!!! We were there for brunch from 11am til 4pm , we had a blast! Sam our bartender was outstanding! If you ever want to go for drinks , make sure you ask for Sam ! This place has the best ambiance and the food is outstanding !

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super busy holiday weekend - packed house, lots of big parties and the service was perfection. The entire house was on pointe but not rushed or stressed. Runners were serving up food, orders were being taken, served , kitchen was running seamlessly - very enjoyable, pleasant conversation with the staff and everyone seemed to be enjoying their jobs. Great drink menu and food options from small plates to entrees. Although super crowded and over 900 reservations seemed like a lively, enjoyable, fun atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Hey there. Always love tropicale but it’s getting a bit too “Jersey batchelorette party “ in there. Very busy holiday I am sure. But the dining experience becomes atypical to the usual experience. I am sure it’s a ton to manage

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Jake
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calamari was on point. But the Thai steak salad keeps bringing me back.

FAQs

The Tropicale is rated 4.6 stars by 7099 OpenTable diners.

The Tropicale does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.thetropicale.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.