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330 E Amado Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6437 (Encilia)
+1 760-866-1952
16:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri 16:00 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Huge proportions abound in this "rat pack era" inspired restaurant. High back booths, dim lighting, mid century decor set the mood while you enjoy a delicious meal at this great restaurant.

Thank GLGramercy
Palm Springs, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a very long day and meeting, three friends of mine wanted to meet for a drink and dinner. We dine out at least 8-10 X a week. When we gathered in the parking lot to decide where we would go...we each looked at each other and said "TROPICALE". When we arrived we asked for a booth and asked for... More 

1 Thank iamgds
Palm Springs, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you walk up to the door of the Tropical, you might assume that it's an old Palm Springs haunt. The font/logo look very Mid-Century Modern, even though the building itself looks rather new. Plus, although the restaurant is not located right ON either Palm Canyon Drive or Indian Canyon Drive (which demarcate the downtown eating and shopping core of... More 

Thank Kelli B
Chicago, Illinois
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264 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great evening on the terrace with the heaters. My brisket burger was good but the bun was just soaking when I picked it up, which made it hard to eat (I would have given the restaurant the highest rating). However, our meals were excellent as was the service.

Thank lulupearl
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100 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of our favorite places in Palm Springs! We dined outside on a chilly night but the strategically placed heaters kept us toasty. The service is always exceptional! We started with Martinis, Lemondrops and wine, mixed to perfection. We had the Goat cheese salads, Firecracker shrimp, and several pizzas. All was prepared well and tasted great. The prices were reasonable,... More 

1 Thank Mayo G
Denver, Colorado
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149 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to Palm Springs with another couple who had been on Thanksgiving weekend about 2 years ago. They remember going to Tropicale and how good it was. AMBIANCE: The decor and Vibe of the restaurant was very fun! The hostesses were very lively and friendly. The restro was also very welcoming. We sat outside on the patio. They had... More 

1 Thank Adam S
Palm Springs, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can only describe the food here as "soul goodness" it is basic but done with an extra layer of flavor and flair. The buttermilk fried chicken would impress grandma; the mashed potatoes flavorful with a delightful addition of fresh corn, greens don't disappoint and the fresh homemade focaccia bread leaves you wanting more to take home and enjoy! The... More 

1 Thank Pianogirl67
State College, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you only have one night in Palm Springs, which we did this is a must. The outside patio is great and the decor, food, service all excellent!!

Thank cintin07
Windsor, California
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167 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a nice place this is! The decor is retro-fifties, comfort and elegance all in one. Service is top of the line. Their menu is extensive, great cocktails and wines. Don't try to drop-in without a reservation as this place is very popular. We made our reservation early 5:30 PM and almost every table was occupied; by the time we... More 

1 Thank byebye2u
Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat outside and the atmosphere with the lights and the music is really enjoyable. The food was very good - some twists on the classics - great selection of tasty appetizers and excellent cocktails. Overall a very relaxing, enjoyable evening.

Thank Markus K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 E Amado Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6437
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-866-1952

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