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El Mirasol

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140 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8822
+1 760-323-0721
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was good and plentiful but somewhat bland. Could have used a bit more hot seasoning, for me. Lovely hidden jewel. Service was excellent.

Thank richardajl
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Palm Springs is a tourist destination where you might find yourself paying an arm and a leg for average food, hotels, and rentals. El Mirasol is a fine restaurant with great food that doesn't adhere to 'mainstreet' over pricing. The Pollo en Mole Poblano and Pollo en Pipián are both delicious although the Pipián sauce has a bite to it.... More 

Thank AaronAllenFlynn
Bakersfield, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place on Yelp! No one wanted to cook at the condo. It was delicious and the servers were so accommodating as we had 5 kids with us.

Thank koj1947
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at the Desert Riviera and were looking for somewhere nearby to eat. Hotel staff mentioned this and it was only a short walk away. The food was great and fairly priced and the drinks large.

Thank R L
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Mirasol is just the best! The food and drinks are excellent, but it's the warmth of the staff that is the most appealing element of the El Mirasol dining experience. It's like going to a family dinner.

Thank bclark123
Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Solid recommendation from a local. We enjoyed everything about this place. Margaritas and carnitas are great.

Thank firstworldproblems58
Brighton, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Mexican food and flavors. El Mirasol had some that I hadn't tried before - a delicious pine nut/pumpkin seed based sauce. I don't remember what specific region it was from, but delicious!

Thank btm1001
San Diego
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The secluded patio and excellent service bring back memories of Cabo in the 1980s! Relax and enjoy the honest food, great prices, and sweet surroundings.

Thank Sunrise2moonrise
Malibu, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm pretty surprised at how many people enjoy the food here. I assume it's because there is a severely limited selection of restaurants in this part of the desert but there are definitely better options. The service was great (although the sprinklers suddenly drenched our table!) but the food was pretty disappointing. The pork adobada was way overcooked and very... More 

Thank SandyQTraveler
Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was happy to introduce Palm Springs to two of my closest friends this past week and to introduce them to El Mirasol's wonderful margaritas, menu, service and environ. Both friends are highly scent and taste sensitive and you cannot sneak poor quality ingredients by them...no matter how many margaritas or doses of Doña Diabla hot sauce. Shrimp in a... More 

Thank beatrice S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, 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: 140 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8822
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-323-0721
Since opening in the Spring of 1985, El Mirasol Cocinca Mexicana has built a reputation for consistently serving piping hot plates of artfully prepared Mexican regional cuisine and tangy, flavorful Margaritas. Both El Mirasol locations feature a singular focus on wholesome, fresh food with house specialties like Chicharron en Salsa, our rich aromatic Mole Sauce, thickening the sauces using flax seed, and hand made Corn Tortillas made fresh daily. Expand your Mexican food horizons with regional selections like Shrimp, Scallops or Chicken in Pipian Sauce, Spinach Enchiladas in Chile Verde or enjoy traditional favorites like Carnitas, Carne Asada and Chiles Rellenos are gluten free. The Castaneda family welcomes a chance to serve you at either of their award winning El Mirasol locations, or we can provide catering for your event from small to large at your home, your event venue or host it at our very own Los Arboles Hotel!

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