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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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Kelowna, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My burrito enchilada style with mashed frijoles was very good, and the serving so big I couldn't finish it. The margarita was one of the best I ever had! Janet, our server, was attentive, quick and very friendly

Thank gmangelini
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am always in search of delicious mole, particularly in the Southwest United States. El Mirasol offers very tasty mole poblano with chicken breast. I thought that the margaritas were just average. To my taste, there were some artificial ingredients in the margaritas that I did not like...I really only want fresh ingredients. The chips and salsa for the table... More 

Thank Randall K
Palm Springs, California
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103 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing special on the menu and noisy for dinner. The seating is open and the staff is attentive. Margarita was well prepared and mid-level pricing.

Thank Dick S
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on the recommendation of a local. I was looking for the best margarita in Palm Springs and he steered me here. The margaritas were very strong but the taste wasn't to my liking. The service was very good and very friendly. The food was also very good. My only disappointment was the margaritas.

Thank Klsleigh
Guilford, Connecticut
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118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel suggested El Mirasol for dinner and they did not disappoint. The Enchiladas Suisse's Verde were the very best I have ever eaten. Paired with a spectacular Sangria, this was the perfect expression of "great eats".

Thank Charles R
Oak Park, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Le Mirasol was recommended by the guys at Hotel California. They weren't wrong. Excellent food, authentic and well prepared. I had the spinach enchiladas--excellent. My wife had enchiladas suizas--which she enjoyed. I got a mexican dark beer and my wife had the house margarita--both complimented the meal and the guac and salsa we had before the main meal. The guac... More 

Thank OakPark720
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was hands-down our favorite meal in Palm Springs. We love good, authentic Mexican food, not loaded with cheese or oil. This did not disappoint and may have been my favorite Mexican restaurant ever. We went to the El Mirasol that is at 266 E Vía Altamira, Palm Springs, CA 92262. Not in the touristy city-center, but worth walking a... More 

Thank BeckyE618
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Arrived from Canada and had forgotten how good this place was. Outstanding shrimp and spinach carnitas and margaritas. A must stop for good quality food and atmosphere.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Palm Springs, California
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite place to go in Palm Springs. It isn't fancy but the food and drinks are fantastic. If you go, do yourself a favor. Order from their house specialties and save the traditional enchiladas and tacos for some where else. Those are hard things to make stand out. What El Mirasol does amazingly well, are speciality sauces... More 

Thank Joel B
Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We go here every Friday night. Great food, great Margarita (Cadillac) and a great staff. It's more of a loca place. One in a while the owner will make Green Mole and that's is so delicious, It does get crowned, during the season, on Friday but it's not to long of a wait. They have two restaurants one on Indian... More 

Thank Jim K

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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, Southwestern, Latin, 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, Special Occasion Dining, 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?