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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, 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
Beautiful patio. Never a bad experience ...
Beautiful patio. Never a bad experience.
Great brunch in Palm Springs!
We were looking for a place for brunch that had bottomless mimosas and had good quality food at the same time. This place came up and proved to be just that. Will definitely come back again.
Great dining experience........ we enjoy ...
Great dining experience........ we enjoyed brunch for the first time at The Tropicale. Our waiter was extremely courteous and efficient as were his colleagues. A very nice selection of dishes for brunch and are selections were top notch. We sat outside and enjoyed the ambience.
Went there for brunch Everyone loved foo ...
Went there for brunch Everyone loved food but it was very crowded and the waiter had to be asked multiple times for things Go when it's not so busy
Great food and great service....exceptional.
Food hold up and is great and the service is exceptional. Refreshing to get good service, brings us back again and again. From hosts, to waiters, bartenders, busboys they are all on it and work as a team and it's appreciated
Wonderful Service - Great outdoor spot!
You can not go wrong with anything you order. The Poke appetizer and Skirt Steak entree are a must!
the boneless fried chicken was amazing, ...
the boneless fried chicken was amazing, three of our party had it and loved it. The fourth person had the chicken salad which was huge with loads of chicken.
I have been to Tropical many times and i ...
I have been to Tropical many times and it's a wonderful go to place when I have guests in town! It never disappoints!
I have been here several times and this ...
I have been here several times and this place never disappoints. Great place to bring first timers. Very Palm Springs in my opinion. The noise level is a little high but that just contributes to the ambience in my opinion. See is is always excellent and food rarely disappoints. Sit outside if you can and don't miss the Moroccan Meatballs appetizer. An absolute must have.
Eclectic menu, great flavor, fun small p ...
Eclectic menu, great flavor, fun small plates. Excellent service staff
Dine on the enchanting patio or in the j ...
Dine on the enchanting patio or in the jazzy bar setting - either is a treat. The menu options are creative and excellent - a cut above in both presentation and flavor combinations.
Came in with same-day reservation, got s ...
Came in with same-day reservation, got seated in outdoor patio. Wait-staff were all very attentive even though there were several bachelorette parties. Tammy is a real kick as a server, a floor show on her own! Buttermilk chicken was incredible. The menu is a fusion of Asian and Southern flavors and offers a good selection of appetizers, salads & entrees. A little off the beaten path but definitely a unique and enjoyable place!
Great food and a fun place. Highly Highly recommend.
I had excellent waiter service and food ...
I had excellent waiter service and food was delivered without much of a wait. The ambience in the restaurant was superb. The other diners were very friendly which made my evening excellent. Thank you.
Great experience Love this place Friendl ...
Great experience Love this place Friendly people and great food
Consistently average food offering. Pric ...
Consistently average food offering. Pricey (in the twenties for chicken thighs on a salad). Just not the place it should be.
Usually great food , but not this time. The waiter was attentive to the bad smelling fish entree which was replaced with an inedible overcooked mushy pasta dish. We were there late so it was not busy . Just an off night....
Our First Disappointment
We have been to Tropicale close to 20 times over the last three years. We have always found the atmosphere to be special and this night was no exception. The outdoor dining setting is perfect. So, too, we have always found the service to be a cut above, at a minimum, and this time was no exception. The food has occasionally been outstanding and has always been quite good, even though our two favorite items (ahi tuna tower and filet mignon steak) have inexplicably been off the menu for over a year, it seems. Tonight, our party of three were disappointed all the way around after our fabulous starter of New Zealand mussels. We had the brie burger, the blackened catfish special, and the crab cakes. The brie burger, which my burger connoisseur wife has thought of as tied for first as the best burger in the desert was disappointing. The catfish was too heavily breaded or fried and the bedding of cabbage and vegetables had a texture I did not care for and lacked in taste. The crab cakes were a tad on the dry side. We love coming here and will be back again soon. I just don't want this night to be repeated as far as the food is concerned.
Excellent late night drink and share pla ...
Excellent late night drink and share plate situation at the bar on the patio
Sunday night, time for sushi at Tropicale. Food is great, service is fun and perfect(Tammy) what's not to like. We love this place. See ya next week!
So fun, atmosphere was lively and great ...
So fun, atmosphere was lively and great cocktails!
We had a fantastic late Mother's Day bru ...
We had a fantastic late Mother's Day brunch. The patio was full, so we sat inside. I would prefer outdoor seating on a nice day, but the entire restaurant has a very cool "on vacation" vibe. Looking forward to returning soon!
Best Brunch in Palm Springs
Another outstanding brunch at Tropicale. Although it was Mother's Day and we are motherless, it was still a lot of fun. The staff treated mothers to a rose. The patio was packed but the service was still excellent. Thank you Taylor! We each ordered one of our favorites from the menu (shrimp tacos and salmon Caesar) with bottomless champagne. Will be back!
Always a delightful experience! Ate ther ...
Always a delightful experience! Ate there with my son on Mother's Day… Love the patio especially at night! Lovely lighting... quaint inside. The food is always good. the service is always good .I live here in town so it's become one of my/our favorite places. 😊
We went to Mother's Day brunch. We sat o ...
We went to Mother's Day brunch. We sat outside, shaded by many umbrellas. The temperature was perfect, the service was excellent and the food was very good. Tropicale is one of our favorite restaurants.
Excellent Mother's Day Brunch
I'd never been to Palm Springs and had looked at quite a few restaurants to take my mom for Mother's Day brunch. The Tropicale did not disappoint. The wait staff was friendly, the food and drinks were delicious (big portions), and the ambiance and decor are very cool. My mom even left with a rose at the end of our meal, which was unexpected and she was thrilled with. We both enjoyed our time and if I'm ever back in Palm Springs, this will be the first place I'll go for a meal.
My favorite restaurant in Palm Springs
I live in La and whenever my husband and I visit Palm Springs for a weekender, we always dine at Tropicale. The outside looks pretty basic but once inside you feel like you stepped into the aet of mad men. The service is super friendly and on point. The food is phenomenal! Highly recommended!!
The waitress was a total sweetheart!!!
I wish I would have remembered teh waitress' name, she was very attentive and had that aura of making you feel as if you knew her and made you feel right at home. Her food recommendatiosn were great and she knew exactly how it was prepared and how it would taste.
Great venue. Patio is the best seating o ...
Great venue. Patio is the best seating option but a bit cramped. Many tables and hard for their stage to maneuver around. But it works and the best waiter is Michael. Very polite and attentive. Made sure we were checked on often and asked if we would like more time I between checking back with us. Drinks are great. Food is good. Love it!
Food is great! Fun people
Food is great! Fun people
Wonderful in every aspect!
We were in Palm Springs for a long weekend celebrating our wedding anniversary and before our baby comes. We decided on the Tropicale for the tiki-style modern decor and ambiance. Plus, great reviews on their food. We showed up 45 minutes early for our reservation and they sat us straight away. Staff was super nice and accommodating. Our server was very friendly, knowledgable, and not afraid to give his opinion on the menu options (which is great as it was our first time there). The place was packed, and still our service was great! Complimentary dessert for our anniversary. My husband loved the jalepeno margartia. He ordered the Brie Burger and I got the Fried Chicken entree. Both were superb, as was the firecracker shrimp app. Would highly recommend!
One of my very favorite place in Palm Springs . I eat there overtime I'm in town Beautiful room . fun crowd , great patio . I even enjoy eating at the bar when I'm alone Food is good . Staff is friendly . Its more about the whole vibe than the food.
Loved this place
Everything about this place was so nice. We sat outside and were a party of 5 with a 10-month-old baby. I was nervous about it maybe not being kid friendly, but I was wrong. Everyone who worked there was so nice and they sat us at a perfect table . Our waiter was the best, I wish I remembered his name. He recommended us to another restaurant for breakfast and it was amazing! I had the cucumber,watermelon margarita and it was the best! So refreshing. We all had a wonderful time here.
This place was great! We sat outside and ...
This place was great! We sat outside and love every moment . The food was very good . Our waitress was good even though she was very busy. Loved the people watching too. Can't wait to go back!
This place has excellent drinks, friendl ...
This place has excellent drinks, friendly staff. It's good for small bites but also has big entrees.
Tropicale has been consistent ever since it opened
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Wonderful as Ever!
We just continue to have fine times here, from server to table to meals to respect. It is our favourite restaurant in PS!
Our waiter made a few suggestions that were absolutely fabulous! I had the buttermilk fried chicken which was light and moist and delicious. I opted for different vegetables, which was easily accommodated. The portion was extremely generous and just as delicious the next day. My table mates ordered the salmon bowl and pork, both were said to be equally delicious. We had shared the calamari which was prepared in a unique sauce, light and very yummy! We sat outside and it was a lovely evening.
This is a great restaurant and mainstay of Palm Springs, but, these days, some of the wait staff could use more training at being focused and more accurate with their descriptions of the entrees. However, this is a minor issue, and I still highly recommend Tropicale for any visit to Palm Springs. No visit would be complete without it.
Finally, a place with good main course s ...
Finally, a place with good main course salads!
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