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.
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 5:30, it's renowned jazz musician Derrik Lewis and his trio at the keyboard.
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.
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.
Tony Di Lembo
Private Party Facilities:
Our wonderful patio can be rented out for private functions.
Private Party Contact:
Ranz Wienert: 3238239632x
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
From our host/owner Ranz welcoming us in ...
From our host/owner Ranz welcoming us in with a smile and hug, to the perfection on the patio for drinks, dining and comfortable dinner chat, this place rocks! Brought friends from out of town and it was a truly exceptional experience.
Mid morning Sunday brunch - greeted at t ...
Mid morning Sunday brunch - greeted at the door, wait and service staff very friendly, outdoor area with lots of umbrellas so not too sunny or hot, drinks generous, plates: Baja shrimp tacos, salmon Cesar salad, frittata, and burger with Brie all delicious and enough for leftovers. Would definitely return!
Well, it is still our favourite restaura ...
Well, it is still our favourite restaurant. We brought new customers from Victoria, Canada, where we live 6 months of the year. David was efficient, friendly and accommodating. Chris made us terrific martinis. Ranz as usual treated us like longtime friends. He even found me a Tropicale shirt in small, as the medium I bought week before was too big. Nothing is too much trouble for these good people. We will go back again and again!
Ambience consistently pleasant, as is th ...
Ambience consistently pleasant, as is the service.
Occasionally the food is "over-salted", chef must have a heavy hand on salt, we noticed this on several entrée choices. Even the pizza is way too salty.
However this time it was brilliant.
We love the atmosphere and visit Tropicale very frequently.
This wonderful restaurant and bar is one ...
This wonderful restaurant and bar is one of our very favorites for ANY meal or just a fabulous Happy Hour! Today was a friends get together and it was great as always.
NEVER had a problem here of any kind and the staff are the most pleasant, efficient as any in our area. We often wonder why we don't get there more often....
This was our 2nd time. We are regulars ...
This was our 2nd time. We are regulars to Palm Springs and this is my new favorite....so glad I happened across you on Open Table. I work at a hotel in the Anaheim, CA area and I have many guest travel out to the Palm Springs area and I always send them to Tropicale. All I can say is a Diamond in the middle of the hot Palm Springs area.
As always, food was great. Always order ...
As always, food was great. Always order calamari appetizer which is fabulous. Great wine list, excellent martinis. Eating outside on a beautiful night was perfect. One of my world favorites and alway go when I am inPalm Springs.
Always bring friends and family...perfec ...
Always bring friends and family...perfect for what our lives are...great food, staff and ambiance!!! We live in PS and this is our best choice around...have been coming since their beginning...and will continue...
We were able to get our usual table on t ...
We were able to get our usual table on the patio....nice! The food is consistently good, on a Sunday evening the place was packed, even this time of year. the service was a little slow at first due to how busy they were. Overall, good food and good experience.
Great Sunday brunch and the food was won ...
Great Sunday brunch and the food was wonderful. Our waiter, Mark, took care of our every need. It was our friends birthday and they brought him a great dessert for all of us to share. We thoroughly enjoy ourselves. Tropicale is also a wonderful place for dinner.
Loved the ambience of the indoor seating ...
Loved the ambience of the indoor seating area. Eclectic in a style reminiscent of the throwback 60's. Preferred patio seating wasn't available but the substitute high back booth was a gem worth waiting for. Comfortable, roomy and a groovy intimacy appreciated by everyone. The Poo Poo Platter, Spicy Papaya Squid Salad and Crab Cake were tasty appetizers that had us screaming for more. The Filet Mignon was juicy , wonderfully prepared, and extremely palatable that even a vegan would reconsider. Service was impeccable. I definitely would recommend The Tropicale and will visit again.
Second time at Tropicale and it was as w ...
Second time at Tropicale and it was as wonderful, if not more so, than the first time. The patio scene is great. The food, so fresh and creative. Our server was great too...there when we needed her and helpful with the menu. My go-to restaurant for Palm Springs. Love it all.
Just check out my previous reviews. I us ...
Just check out my previous reviews. I usually give the Tropicale an Outstanding in every category, but this time I had to downgrade the "Service" category. Dont know whether it was due to an error on the hostess's part or the waiter's, but we sat for 15 minutes before being approached or acknowledged by the waiter. Not good when you have spent the previous two days bragging about Tropicale to visiting friends.
Nonetheless, the food was excellent and there was plenty to be taken home for lunch the following day -- and it was even delicious then!
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