The Tropicale

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6202 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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VictorP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice people good food. It’s usually a good experience in PS when it comes to service and this restaurant is an example of it.

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vipDayled
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for an anniversary brunch on recommendation from many people and loved it! Great people, good, service, atmosphere everything. It has a very classic old Palm Spring vide that is intoxicating. The frittata on the brunch menu is fantastic! Lovely large outdoor space with misters!

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vipWayneE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The space was so beautiful and my guest and I felt very safe during these Covid times. The server was excellent and always checking in and the food was delicious and creative. I highly recommend anyone visiting the PS area to dine at Tropicale. Tony the owner and host was so friendly and has a great restaurant.

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ShelbyH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tropicale was fantastic! Even in the midst of a pandemic we were able to enjoy an incredible meal and experience a bit of Palm Springs nightlife and ambiance here.

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RobertP
Palm Springs
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Outdoor seating is beautiful. Staff is friendly and attentive. Wide choice of different menu items to choose from.

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SkylerD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. Precautions were taken for safety. Even though it is that hot time of year it was very cool setting outside with the misters. Due to the virus we can only set outside at this time. Ranz was very nice as usual. A fun time.

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Danielh
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic job converting the patio to main dining. The patio is covered and supported by misters and fans. Quality of the food and staff is as good as one will find anywhere.

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vipRichard
Palm Springs
277 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This week we decided to have a light dinner, cobb salad and crab wedge salad.

Everything was done to perfection as usual, drinks were great, staff is awesome as usual.

We are weekly diners and never have a bad meal, highly recommend Tropicale.

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vipPickyButFair
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I always enjoy Tropicale.

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dlarosa
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. The food, drinks, and atmosphere are as good as it gets.

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vipLisa
Minneapolis
54 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tropicale never fails to disappoint. Marvelous martinis, great food and a beautiful patio—perfect for a night out on the town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience at the Tropicale. Every dish was exactly what we wanted and the drinks were strong with great flavor. Some dishes recommended to us we’re the spicy Dan Dan noodles, grilled trout, and firecracker shrimp... all 3 were fantastic. We will be back again!

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vipFrequentDiner
Palm Springs
437 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tropicale continues to be one of our favorites and we get there as often as we can. They VERY CLOSELY observe all possible Covid-related protocols, and we feel very safe, there. Importantly, the food is great (quite imaginative!), service is attentive, and the outdoor decor is festive. Yay!

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, this was my third time here. I was surprised to find out that to cut a birthday cake, it would be $3 a slice. When I asked if I can cut it myself the host/manager (maybe) was NOT happy about it. So I was disappointed in the very evident and quick change in demeanor he had with his response. Other than that it’s a great place!

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GrubGuy
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tropicale is always on our dining list when visiting PS. Never a bad meal.

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SusanJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is outstanding! The service is what brought us back two days in a row, and it will the food that will have us coming back each and every visit to Palm Springs! Kudos to the chef for continuing to offer a fantastic menu of options that are incredibly tasty!

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LeighG
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Because of COVID we had to sit outside however the restaurant went to great lengths to have lots of umbrellas open and misters running constantly to keep the 107 degree temperature to a minimum outside. That is the bad part. The service and food far outweighs the heat conditions. Highly recommend the Tropical!!!

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vipgmccallumii
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the time of COVID, the facility did an excellent job in accommodating everyone with the appropriate amount of social distancing. Our afternoon gathering was a shear delight! Many thanks to the thoughtful planning, wonderful servers and great food!

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MariaC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m from San Diego and drive to Palm Springs specifically for this restaurant, best coconut martini out there!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing staff and location. The food was really good as well. We just had small plates, every single one was great

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susanc
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio was hopping on Saturday night. All the servers are in masks and providing excellent food and service. Great food with big portions! Even the martini's are huge!!

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CydneyP
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were wonderful! Service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, wonderful menu & service

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BrianF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Fun staff. Wine very expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was delicious! Great service and ambiance on the patio! Ill be back!

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MelissaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks ambiance. Servers are very attentive. Love this restaurant!

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vippsguy
Palm Springs
278 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An awesome dinner outside on the patio. The service and food were outstanding. All safety precautions were taken by staff. Another amazing dining experience.

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vipDana
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating is absolutely marvelous at this restaurant. Food and drinks are great. The staff obviously takes great pride in the service that they provide!! While there the planets are aligned and the world seems in order.

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vipRodster
Los Angeles
97 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third time here....WONDERFUL experience....Service is great..food is very good....

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place

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mrkeller53
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the ginger martinis are exceptional.

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Judyz
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best patio in Palm Springs .
We love bringing our out of town guest because we always know we are in for a wonderful experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Clean
Great food
Safe

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vipRichard
Palm Springs
278 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. We had the sword fish from the weekly special menu. Everything was cooked to perfect as always.

The entire staff is great, friendly, everything is done perfectly. We are weekly diners you will never have a bad meal at Tropicale.

Highly recommend.

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FreddyM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for eating, Great ambiance.

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LeanneB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our waitress. Everything was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food was great as always!! They are doing a great job with seating 6 feet apart and requiring everyone to wear their mask when moving about in the restaurant. Saw all of the staff regularly cleaning and sanitizing! Great Job Tropicale!

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vipScottp
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasure to dine at Tropicale!
Wonderful staff and great drinks along with a delicious menu make for a delightful evening out with friends during these uncertain times. A+

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The Dirty Martini I had was outstanding. We tried this place out for our anniversary and we definitely were not disappointed. I ordered the salmon and black rice. My husband ordered the bass. We tried out the firecracker shrimp as an appetizer. All three were full of flavor! Staff was super nice.

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TaraS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ahi tuna was spectacular!! Cool vibe and atmosphere.

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The Tropicale is rated 4.7 stars by 6202 OpenTable diners.

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

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