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Rick's Desert Grill

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Cuban, Bar
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1596 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-4410
+1 760-325-2127
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Monroe, Louisiana
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I ordered the special there slow cooked pork with beans and rice with fried yuca and palntanes. I enjoyed it very much and the service was great very relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Chuck S
Columbus, OH
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122 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reviews of Rick's indicated we should try it. The parking lot was full early on a Saturday morning, so we thought that a good sign. When we entered, however, there were only two people seated at one table. I have no idea about all those cars in the parking lot. While we were there only one family of three came... More 

Thank nigmal
Oxnard, California
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173 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can tell by the number of locals in here that this is the place to go for breakfast. It is on the main drag about 1 mile from the center of town.. Excellent bacon and eggs.-pancakes and french toast as well.

Thank Jeffrey N
Vancouver, Washington
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119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the place was recommended, and we're glad we went there. We opted for the Cuban food choices that permeate the menu, including a couple of Cuban Mojitos that were fantastic! I've not had fried plantains before; went well with the yellow rice Arroz Con Pollo I enjoyed for dinner. I'd like to return to try some of the other items.

Thank Steve T
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141 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a Cuban dish --- it was one of the few Cuban choices. My husband had a BLT. They were both good but probably not enough to bring us back. Good service. Quiet atmosphere.

Thank Pip18Wisconsin
Sunbury, Australia
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is clean and the service is prompt and friendly. However, the food is very average. Being a grill I ordered a steak - don't make the same mistake, it was grisly and tough. My wife had a three egg omelette and described it as tasteless. If you are starving it's clean, but if you have another option, take... More 

Thank chr-158
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While attending a wedding at a nearby hotel, we thought we would try this restaurant and were pleasantly surprised. I had the three Cuban tostones which would please any meat lover. My husband had a dish with pork and black beans which he declared delicious. Food is very reasonably priced and the staff could not be more pleasant and attentive.... More 

Thank mazwoman
Vancouver, Canada
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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Enjoyed a good meal at Rick's Desert Grill. Excellent Service,, good portions, Nice Atmosphere, Very reasonable price for drinks and meal. Ate in the Bar area, very comfortable.

Thank Larry P
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We had a nice meal, which was well cooked and presented. There is plenty of parking as it's away from the main downtown area. The staff were great and very friendly. The corn soup was delicious and the hamburger was one of the best I've had.

Thank EricEssex2014
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Took a risk because I was told it is a 50-50 with the fried chicken, sometimes it is good, sometimes it is not. I got lucky it was just still good...

Thank Lewis C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
American, Cuban, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1596 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-4410
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-325-2127

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?