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140 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8822
760-323-0721
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Ranked #61 of 273 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $23
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Greater Palm Springs, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

El Mirasol has two locations in palm springs, both have the same great food but I prefer the one with a court yard at the owners boutique hotel ( los arboles, 266 east via alltimira.). Not the normal mexican food, I would describe more of gourmet mexican cooking. Very high quality ingredients and I feel it is much healthy healthy... More 

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Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Remembering a good experience, we returned Friday night to be unpleasantly surprise! Got the feeling they were trying to turn tables with hurried service and cold food. We probably will not return!

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We had a large party so we couldn't sit outside, but the food & service were great! It was priced reasonably & the portions were large. It is in a great location - right on the Buz Line (the free trolley).

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Ate food here at 5:30 pm on Friday 1/16/2015. Notice I said food. Chili verde--tasteless chunks of really fatty pork. Gross fatty. Service was unbelievably bad. I couldn't complain to anyone since I asked for salsa, and the next time she stopped by was to deliver the bill. There were 4 booths along the wall. One waitress stopped at 3--meaning... More 

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Northern Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Mirasol was recommended by The Desert Riviera and a local. It did not disappoint. Great Mexican food.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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271 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great food and excellent service. The margaritas are good too. We tried the carnitas and spicy shrimp dish. Both were very good. The outdoor seating is nice as long as they don't have the heaters on full when it's 65 out. Will definitely return next time in town.

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

After a long day on the road (from Carlsbad) we just wanted something quick and affordable. Our hotel proprietor pointed us to El Mirasol. This wouldn't have been so bad, but the service was NUTS - 8 minutes to be acknowledged, another 15 for water? - and it wasn't "that" busy. Our food arrives and it's "meh" - nothing spectacular.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Friendly place with an energetic atmosphere! The food was great. It was walking distance to our hotel, so we gave it a try and are glad we did.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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365 reviews 365 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Lucky that El Mirasol was walking distance from the Desert Riviera Hotel -- so we went several times when we were in town. Highly recommend! Everything was fresh and tasty. Margaritas were very good too. Service excellent. Nice outdoor seating area with heaters too.

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Austin, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Darn yummy. Great margs. Great service. Come early--it can get a little crowded on busy weekends. We're from Texas so saying this is great mex is a huge compliment!

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Additional Information about El Mirasol

Address: 140 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8822
Phone Number: 760-323-0721
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 23
Cuisine: Mexican

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