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El Mirasol

140 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8822
760-323-0721
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Ranked #47 of 265 restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $23
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Description: 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 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. 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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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Dear Owner Thank you for providing great service and cozy & breezy patio setting in humid July 4th. However I have a very simple basic question: Have you ever tried your own foods listed on your own menu ? I must ask because your venue is supposed to be the one of the fine Mexican restaurants in Palm Springs. As... More

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Rancho Santa Margarita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I never write these reviews, but! The food was great and one the best service at a restaurant we ever had. Highly recommend.

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Palm Springs, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We like the North location as it is less crowded on Friday nights, and has a wonderful patio to dine in. The food here taste very fresh and is very lightly seasoned, so you if you want spicy ask for their special hot sauce ,it is really good! The Margartitas here are the best. Great tacos and you can order... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Repeat diner for this restaurant. When I visit Palm Springs, I can count on great service and excellent menu choices at El Mirasol. Atmosphere and ambiance is somewhat authentic and as mentioned by previous reviewers, even in the summer heat, the outdoor patio with effective misters is quite comfortable. The southern location has less pedestrian traffic and therefore, perhaps less... More

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great location. Nice outdoor patio. Food is good. My partner thought his Chili Relleno was the best he has had. My chile Verde burittio was tasty

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Phoenix AZ
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150 reviews 150 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Enjoyed the setting and ambiance of this restaurant. Sat on the outdoor covered portion along the sidewalk - still pleasant to eat outdoors mid-June due to the effective misters! Chips and salsa were yummy, and refilled promptly. Our server was a bit lackluster - slow to refill water, etc. Ordered the nachos and found them pleasing - the "enough to... More

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CORPUS CHRISTI
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

we sat outside on palm canyon drive, nice atmosphere, wife had guacamole salad, i had chile relleno, the salad was quite large and good, my chile was ok, i have had better

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Palm Springs, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This review is for their location in the Los Arboles Hotel. We live in Palm Springs year round and so get to visit lots of Mexican restaurants, of which there are many good ones. This is one of the best. The service was outstanding, food was great and there is no location reminded us of some of the little restaurants... More

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LosArbolesPS, Owner at El Mirasol, responded to this review

Gracias Jim ... we look forward to seeing you back at El Mirasol at Los Arboles soon! More

Jaffrey, New Hampshire
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

El Mirasol was a great little Mexican restaurant. The staff was very friendly and service excellent. I am not a foodie but I found the food very good. In fact we ate there multiple times while in PS. It is not in the center of town so if you want to be in the middle of the action it is... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We arrived and very good salsa and chips were served and a drink order taken immediately after we were seated. I had a "Skinny" Margarita which was very good! After a couple of drinks we ordered and were served in less than 15 minutes. I had the Shrimp Dona Diablo which is very hot! It was excellent and accompanied by... More

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