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About The Tropicale

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.

330 East Amado Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Contemporary American, International

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.

Cross Street:
Encilia

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 866-1952

Website:
http://www.thetropicale.com/

Entertainment:
Every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 5:30, it's renowned jazz musician Derrik Lewis and his trio at the keyboard.

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Tony Di Lembo

Private Party Facilities:
Our wonderful patio can be rented out for private functions.

Private Party Contact:
Ranz Wienert: (323) 823-9632

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Open 365 days a year. Holiday special menus offered. Please call the restaurant to inquire.

The Tropicale Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (139)
Fun (110)
Good for a Date (104)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (102)
People Watching (97)
Neighborhood Gem (93)
Bar Seating (92)
Hot Spot (90)
Special Occasion (90)
Happy Hour (85)
Creative Cuisine (83)
Good for Birthdays (81)
Good for Anniversaries (77)
Casual (73)
Handcrafted Cocktails (70)
Good for Groups (69)
Romantic (66)
Fit for Foodies (57)
Comfort Food (55)
Great for Brunch (49)
Sunday Lunch (44)
Worth the Drive (39)
Pre/post Theatre (37)
Authentic (36)
Cozy (35)
Late-night Find (34)
Great for Lunch (34)
Business Meals (33)
Healthy (33)
Tapas (29)
Local Ingredients (25)
Good Vegetarian Options (23)
Notable Wine List (22)
Gluten Free Options (20)
Live Music (19)
Tasting Menu (19)
Quick Bite (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Seasonal (17)
Spicy (17)
Organic (15)
Paleo Friendly (14)
Vegan (11)
Scenic View (10)
Great Beer (9)
Live Sports (8)
Disabled Access (6)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 2 days ago

Been to The Tropicale a number of times but this was the first dinner inside. Food as always was great, service prompt and friendly, and the atmosphere very pleasant. Live jazz was a nice bonus. W'll be back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

This place is a must when visiting Palm Springs. You walk through the beautifully decorated “Palm Springs” bar scene with quite a few men mingling with Men. Then you walk through the back doors to an absolute patio oasis, with lovely string lights at night, gardens and water features. The outside bar is quite different from the inside bar, many couple enjoying the nice Palm Springs weather, and it serves very flavorful stiff drinks, and restaurant serves really great food. I ordered the skirt steak Thai salad, delicious! My husband ordered pizza. They were playing live music inside. Love this place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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 (Calgary)·Dined 3 days ago

Tropicale is consistent at providing a great meal in a fun and entertaining environment. We love sitting in the booths or having a cocktail at the bar of the Coral Seas Lounge! Fantastic.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Had a Date for Sunday Brunch. Menu options were creative and many. Waiter was on top of his game and never rushed us and we were there about 2 hours. Food and Drinks were very good and appealing in their presentation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Had a great time as usual at Tropicale. Ate outside on the patio, it was a little chilly but the heat lamps were on. Food was wonderful and my friends and I were extremely happy.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

Great evening as always!

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·Dined 5 days ago

First time here. What a find! Great ambiance and decor. Feels like Ricky Ricardo's night club meets Palm Beach chic. The hostess was amazingly kind and responsive when our requested table near the fountain on the patio was being held hostage by some lingering customers. She checked in with us numerous times while we had a drink and waited at the bar. Food was excellent, especially the glazed salmon over black rice, and they even threw in a complimentary dessert with candle for my wife's birthday! Well done. We'll be back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, People Watching, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent as always. It has been about a year and not much has changed and that’s a good thing. A fun place to take visitors. Mostly gay, but very straight friendly. My 80+ parents love it. This time we took some out of town visitors and they loved it too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Had 8, accommodated us graciously, outstanding service, been going for years, always luv it!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

We are weekly dinners, this visit was just before a show at the Copa Night Club next door.

Chris our bartender fixed the perfect drinks, he is assume we requested alterations to one dish that was on the menu and requested a dish that was off the lunch menu for dinner, he delivered on both, everything was fixed to perfection.

We would highly recommend Tropical for any meal, Chris and Mickey the bartenders are great always takes care of us.

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, People Watching, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Cozy, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Fun, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Romantic, Spicy, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Organic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Great brunch selections. Unique and delicious. Fantastic bloody's. Helpful and friendly staff. Relaxing and great fun.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I have always enjoyed this restaurant up this last experience was disappointing. I ordered curried Moroccan meat balls. I got two huge meatballs that looked and tasted like something escaped from a pasta plate. Maybe Tropicale is resting on their reputation and getting lazy.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Staff is just the right level of attentive. Drinks never sat empty waiting for refills, but you never felt like staff was hovering. For dessert, the pumpkin cake is unbelievable -- you need this in your life.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Tropicale has a very authentic older restaurant feel. There are plenty of servers and staff to allow for good service and fast clean up after your meal. If you want food like your mother used to make this is not the place to go. Their food has surprising variations and ingredients to make it interesting and delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Always a great spot. Great service, fun. Energetic and fodd choices for veryone.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Well, if your are going to escape from a desert golf resort--this is definitely the place to go for a wonderful dinner.
We were so happy to find The Tropicale. Excellent food--really the best I've had in a long time. Great cocktails--fun and interesting variety that made ordinary drinks really shine.
We split an appetizer of spring rolls--nicely seasoned with lots of fresh herbs.
Hubby had the salmon bowl, I had the crab with sushi rice appetizer.
We both were so very pleased--flavors were delicate and complex, veggies (hubby) perfectly cooked, my crab and sushi rice were outstanding together.

I highly recommend The Tropicale--just a pleasure to dine there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Love this place. Never disappoints. Big group or small group you will enjoy!

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Authentic, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Visiting Palm Springs with friends, we had an excellent meal, one of our friends is a gluten free vegetarian an was pleased with the option s offered.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was excellent as well. I will come back often.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food and service were great - but we were squeezed into a very small table right between two VERY loud tables, when there were 6-7 free spots nearby that would have been more comfortable and quieter. If there was a rating scale for seating management, they would get 1 star.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Unique and friendly atmosphere, especially on their patio/bar.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 3, 2017

For the past 10 years Tropicale has remained one of my favorite restaurants in all of California. I continue to support the business.

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Healthy, People Watching
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

TROpicale is ALWAYS on our list for dinner every time we visit Palm Springs. So much fun and the food is delicious. So are the drinks. The staff here is exceptional. A great way to celebrate my birthday!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, People Watching, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a fantastic waitress who gave us excellent and honest recommendations. She made our meal very enjoyable. We will return. This was not our first visit.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Tropicale never dissapoints. The food is always amazing. Favorite spot in the desert.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Really nice restaurant. Good food, nice feel. And very good wait staff.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great dinner once again. We are weekly diners at Tropical. This week we had the steak cooked to perfection, our guest had the works pizza once again great food.

Great service by our waiter Dan, and our bartenders are always on spot with the drinks.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Very unusual layout but very appealing interior. Drinks were very good and dinners excellent. We certainly would recommend visiting this place to friends and people who we meet in the city.

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our food was fresh, creative and delicious. Service was prompt and staff seemed to go the extra mile. Love the decor and it’s a very fun, happening place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The place was wonderful. Nice patio setting. Pretty lights good food and nice service. Totally unpretentious . A very good dining experience .

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

While we visit Palm Springs four times per year, each visit is highlighted by our dining at Tropicale. We count on it! Always friendly and accommodating, we are cheerily greeted and given our table in what is a bustling, energetic place where everyone is having an enjoyable time.
Dining choices can be fully satisfying off the entree menu or the plentiful and well-prepared, ample appetizer menu. My wife and I shared a pear salad with Gorgonzola, lively and light ahi poke, Kobe beef skewers, and spring rolls with fresh greens. Healthy to a tee!
If you haven't tried Tropicale, by all means, do so. They'll love having you there, either inside or out on the large well heated patio, or at the long bar. You'll remember it for years.

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Spicy, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Always great...food, service,atmosphere!! Perfect for family and friends...and ourselves!! Love the patio but any area choice is great...friendly greetings always welcoming...our perfect place...very often!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great brunch and the best Bloody Mary martini!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Service was great. Server attentive and our other part of party was late and they accommodated.

Unfortunately the food has gone downhill

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Everything about Tropicale was great from start to finish. Nice setting outdoors, terrific fast service throughout the evening, very reasonably priced (compared to what we are used to in LA), and excellent food quality. Our favorite restaurant in PS.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was great. Service was great until the restaurant got busy and then service was less attentive- had to wait for anything needed including dessert menu. Overall great experience, but less than perfect service.

Tags: Casual, People Watching
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great! Fun vibe, very retro and great food.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 25, 2017

As always, the Tropicale did not disappoint. The two at the table took home the spaghetti and meatballs because the portion was large and the flavor was something they wanted to savor the next day! The pizza was "good" but not outstanding... and the shrimp with cucumbers was quite tasty. Served with ALOT of cucs.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Highly recommend this restaurant. The vibe is great, the food is excellent (especially the chicken), the service was spot on.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This was our Thanksgiving Dinner this year, no slaving in the kitchen. I t was prefix special menu, several choices besides the Traditional Turkey fair which we had and we were not disappointed. VERY large portions to say it mildly, I ate way too much and enjoyed every bite. Tropicale is always a good choice and made our Thanksgiving extra special...the food, drinks, and especially all the service was very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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