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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
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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 (127)
Fun (112)
Good for a Date (107)
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Neighborhood Gem (98)
Vibrant Bar Scene (98)
People Watching (96)
Bar Seating (95)
Hot Spot (92)
Happy Hour (90)
Special Occasion (90)
Creative Cuisine (89)
Good for Birthdays (82)
Good for Anniversaries (78)
Good for Groups (77)
Handcrafted Cocktails (71)
Casual (69)
Fit for Foodies (64)
Romantic (64)
Great for Brunch (57)
Comfort Food (49)
Business Meals (42)
Sunday Lunch (42)
Authentic (41)
Worth the Drive (40)
Cozy (36)
Great for Lunch (36)
Late-night Find (35)
Healthy (34)
Pre/post Theatre (34)
Tapas (32)
Notable Wine List (28)
Local Ingredients (23)
Good Vegetarian Options (23)
Gluten Free Options (21)
Quick Bite (20)
Tasting Menu (20)
Live Music (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Seasonal (18)
Spicy (18)
Organic (17)
Paleo Friendly (16)
Vegan (13)
Scenic View (12)
Great Beer (11)
Live Sports (11)
Disabled Access (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 2 days ago

Tropicale always comes through and delivers! Also fun.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 2 days ago

We have been going here ever since it opened.
This time we were a group of 8 had a fantastic lady serve us and she never missed a beat everything was perfect. will be back

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

The staff at Tropicale was top notch. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and recommended the specialty cocktail menu which was superb. The octopus appetizer was delicious. The fried chicken entree was mouth watering. The side of mashed potato and gravy made the meal amazing. My only complaint was the side of collared greens. Not my personal favorite. The restaurant itself is definitely a hot spot. It was packed from the moment we arrived until we left. There was actually a line out the door so be sure to make a reservation.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

Have been here several times and always loved it, this time was a little lacking. Chicken was over cooked and felt like they were so busy they were only concerned with turning tables, very little service between placeing our order and getting our check. Hopefully just an off night, we will try it again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

There were five of us and we ordered a variety of meals. All were delicious and the ambiance of the outside seating was wonderful. We enjoyed it so much we went back the next night for their Happy Hour and Dinner.

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

We love everything about Tropicale! Food is amazing! Staff is superb! Great Brunch!!!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

All around excellent experience. Beautiful day to dine on the patio, where all the fun is. 😉 One of my fav places.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Great restaurant with excellent food and drinks and a welcoming staff

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, People Watching, Seasonal
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

We've never had a bad experience at Tropicale. The food and service is always top notch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

Will definitely return....meal was delicious, service was tops

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

This trip we had the swordfish off the nightly special menu, and the trout.

The food was cooked to perfection always great, our waiter Dan is the best very attentive.

We had drinks at the bar with Chris and Mikey before dinner always the best bartenders in town with the best drinks.

We would recommend any time.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Casual, Healthy, Late-night Find, Tapas, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

Congratulations on 10 years of success servicing the Palm Springs community. We love it and love all 80+ of you.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 6 days ago

We love this place! Tropicale has the most amazing patio!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Always a fun place to got with friends. Seems everyone knows the restaurant.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Our second dinner here during this trip. A weeknight, the restaurant was quieter than last time, but still lively. Again, the food was excellent and the service attentive.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We were seated promptly, service was great (attentive, not smothering), and the food was excellent. Portions were ample. Atmosphere was vibrant...a little loud. Pupu platter and blue-crab sushi stack were ample for the two of us. Great drinks.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Always a 5 star experience at TROPICALE!!

My #1 restaurant in Palm Springs and where I bring my clients to experience to the true Palm Springs vibe!

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Always a fun time at Tropicale. We have never been disappointed in the food or service:)

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Tapas, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Our place to go with friends...again and again!! Specials from Tony, the fabulous chef, are our “to go to” , especially since we are there so often!! Not disappointed...the curried duck was mouth-watering!! No more to say...food, service (thanks Mallory!) and surroundings wonderful...go to have the best time...always...

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 13, 2017

This was our third visit to Tropicale. Overall it was fine, but nothing exceptional except for the pretty courtyard. No one raved about their meal.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Favorite restaurant in Palm Springs. Great
Food and staff.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

excellent food. did not appreciate dogs sitting at the table

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always fun and food is really good. Lots of activity by outside bar. We always eat outside.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great fun time. Host went above and beyond to accommodate our large party of friends. Thank you for a memorable occasion.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great place for small plates. Everything we had was excellent.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This evening we had the salmon salad, linguine and clams, and duck.

Everything was really good, the service was good as well.

The staff is very friendly and courteous.

We are weekly diners and would recommend any dish.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, People Watching, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Organic, Casual, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Seasonal, Cozy, Business Meals, Healthy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Romantic, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

JR was phenomenal at describing all of The variety of meals. And he was an amazing server

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I did not appreciate that the 3 of us had the feeling that the waiter could not wait for us to leave. It was unacceptable to have the staff hovering to clear the table. We realize it was a busy night for the business, however it was terribly rude. Each of us noticed it separately then our out of town guest stated, "guess they couldn't wait for us to leave". As a frequent patron and one who has recently relocated and plan to continue to frequent the service, I hope to never have this experience again.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

A must when in Palm Springs !! Not only once did we go although twice because of outstanding service and light life. GREAT PLACE

Tags: Spicy, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We’ve been here dozens of times and will return again, however this visit was disappointing in two areas: first, it took forever for a server to appear at our table, despite our having flagged down at least two bus people and one other server to ask that our server come by to take our cocktail order. Second, when the main entrees arrived, the food was less than lukewarm. Since two members of the party had ordered hamburgers with onion rings, it became an issue: who wants a cold mushy onion ring?

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

I love eating outside under the stars on the patio. Very delicious food selections. Great get together place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food was the best, our waiter was exceptional and it was amazing that the hottest bartender came to our table to welcome us and make sure was satisfactory

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Had a great meal as usual. Love the outdoor dining!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We love Tropicale and when in PS, always have a meal in this iconic PS spot. However, my last meal was not as good! Perhaps I chose wrong, but the fried catfish and gumbo was just not up to par. Being from New Orleans, I know how to make gumbo and fry catfish! What I had, missed the mark. It was not soup like which every gumbo I have ever had is. The 2 pieces of cat fish were gigantic, sitting on top of rice which had a little bit of "gumbo" on it. Maybe have smaller pieces of cat fish, fried crisper and make a real okra/ham gumbo..... But my cosmopolitan was great and so was our waitress!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great menu choices, amazing tastes, beautiful atmosphere, wonderful service. Perfect choice for a Palm Springs evening!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Waiter was great. The “bus boys” were some of the worst I’ve ever seen

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Another fabulous Sunday brunch at Tropicale. Outstanding food and service. Beautiful and relaxing afternoon on the patio. Best brunch in Palm Springs.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (México)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Tropicale never fails to impress us. We had a large group (nine people) for Sunday brunch on Pride weekend. Our table was ready when we arrived. Service was fast and attentive. Tropicale continues to be our go-to place, especially when we have friends visiting from out of town. Truly one of the very best restaurants in Palm Springs.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I love Tropicale! Every time I'm in Palm Springs I must have champagne brunch here. The patio is awesome.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I've been wanting to try this place for a few years. It was awesome!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Authentic
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