The Tropicale

4.7
5378 reviews
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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.
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DH
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So much fun. Food was spectacular. It’s all about the Saturday brunch.

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

Great dinner with friends.
We had the weekly special fish tacos, steak, and salads, our waiter JC was great, bartender Rufo made excellent drinks.

We are weekly diners and have never had a bad meal at Tropical, highly recommend

TN
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is consistently good. Service is always excellent.

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

Always delicious and always a fun atmosphere. Service is always amazing and this time did not disappoint, our server was over the top.

LB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This establishment is FANTASTIC! The service from the maitre d to the servers, and all the way down to the busing staff are incredible, the food was excellent each and every time of the four times I've been here. It is my favorite Palms Springs restaurant. I'm always looking forward to my next return.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location.... great food... outstanding variety!

p
Palm Springs
258 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another outstanding Sunday brunch at Tropicale. As always, great service and great food!! The best brunch in Palm Springs.

GM
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a good time at The Tropicale. The food could be a little better, but this place is all about atmosphere and fun. I'm never disappointed going there.

ST
Miami
57 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always ask for Irving

AM
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to entertain your favorite friends

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Vegetarian dish could have been slightly more cooked. Vegetables a bit crunchy

CB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice and cozy place. Good food and very good cocktails !

OT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I had the chicken and for the first time it was very dry

KH
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had to delay our reservation three times, and we were accommodated each time. Thank you for your patience, and a great meal with great Service when we finally made it! Palm Springs hotspot indeed.

C
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Tropicale! It’s always delicious & a great place to spend an evening.
Our waiter, Jessie, who was working his first shift at the restaurant, was awesome. Just like all the staff at Tropicale, he was very friendly & professional. All the staff are true pros at customer service.
You won’t be disappointed with a meal at Tropicale.

RS
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday was my 7 year sober birthday - I went to brunch with a friend to celebrate. Well the Maitre d' found out why I was there and they sent us a dessert with a candle to celebrate. Tropicale is for your most cherished friends, for your most special occasions, Tropicale is one in a million! Thank you friends <3

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place! They made my birthday very special!

RH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding food and service. Awesome atmosphere.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding. Our waiter Scotty was amazing. Had a good knowledge of the menu and all options. Made some great recommendations. It was the first time for our guests eating there and they were very impressed with the entire evening .

Dining at at Tropicale is more than a meal. It is an experience.

L
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific service fun atmosphere great food. Truffle fries are a must. Salads are great. Chocolate cake was very good and 3 people couldn’t or didn’t finish it off.

LI
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited Tropical many times, and this was perhaps the best experience. We sat in their new covered patio with misters. It was well over 100 degrees outside, but so incredibly pleasant under the patio cover. Food was fantastic (you have to try the biscuit with the friend chicken). Service was off the charts.

F
Palm Springs
27 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The drinks were weak and pricey. The service was good. The food was good and bad. We had a goat cheese salad that was horrible We have been dining at Tropicale since they opened. This was not a good experience. Probably our last.

AS
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Sean/Shawn? was amazing. He was very accommodating as we had little ones with us and that’s not the typical clientele ☺️. We had a nice corner on the patio where we wouldn’t be a bother to others and yet still receive good service!

HA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The restaurant had that old school Palms Sprong vibe.

R
Palm Springs
248 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, we had the fried chicken salad, and wedge salad with pizza

We go every week great specials, staff, best place in town

DB
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Never lets us down.

R
Palm Springs
248 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pizza and salad for a light summer patio dinner

Tonight was the Leo party great fun great costumes

Weekly diners would recommend

D
Palm Springs
42 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We had to wait about 30 minutes past our confirmed reservation time to get seated (without anyone asking whether we might want a beverage). Service, aside from the host who was disorganized and uninterested to be there, was prompt and courteous. Food was hugely disappointing with the chicken and beef on the PuPu platter tasteless, rubbery and inedible. Drinks were ok. Price was high

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time and great meal at Tropicale!

MS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I find Tropicale to be the best dining experience in the Coachella Valley - by far. They get everything right. The atmosphere is 1950s intrigue. The food is ample, innovative and superior; same with the drinks. The staff are (virtually to a person), attractive, efficient and informed, and - best of all - full of personality as well as helpful attention. In other words, professional but not stuffy or ruined by attitude. The ultimate job of a restaurant is to make you want to come back - I do

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it, definitely going back

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great The duck was delicious and the drinks strong!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered nine different small plates and everything was cooked to perfection. The service was professional and responsive to the point that it felt they were reading our minds. We have been going here for years, and it keeps getting better all the time! Will definitely recommend and return

JR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience and delicious meal! We enjoyed Sunday Sushi and will definitely be back!

DW
Palm Springs
28 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for brunch or lunch. It is my go to restaurant when family and friends visit.

FN
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Went for breakfast/brunch. Really nice place, great atmosphere. The four of us sat outside. I regretted my choice, which was the fritatta with spinach etc. Little taste and imagination. The other three really liked their choice (eggs benedict/salmon, eggs benedict/bacon and huevos rancheros). Hence 3 stars.
A week earlier, I tried the Tropicale Cobb sald and didn't really think that was any special either.
Just bad luck with choices, I guess. I will try again, because it's such a cool place.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks.
Staff always on point.
Love this place

M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to try out some place new. I visit Palm Springs at least once a year and stumbled on this place on yelp.

Made same day reservations. Arrived with my husband and waited about 5 min for our table.

We were sat inside and almost immediately our server acknowledged and greeted us kindly.

I ordered a Coconut Martini. Tasted just how summer vacations should.

Ordered the pupu platter for appetizer. My husband being a 6’3 he has a bigger appetite and he was surprised how delicious and filling it was. Definitely a plate to share.

I ordered the Thai Beef salad. It was nice cuts of steak with a flavorful papaya salad and lettuce. The aroma was mesmerizing. So happy I made this choice.
My husband ordered the tomahawk pork chop and he enjoyed this too!

The ambiance was fun, cool, easy going.

I am grateful I found this place on yelp.

G
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Tropicale Like the menue and the drinks Love the new roof on the patio Whats not to like

OT
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Always good. I am there often. Tony gives me good booth if he can.

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