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El Mirasol

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140 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
+1 760-323-0721
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Description: Since opening in the Spring of 1985, El Mirasol Cocinca Mexicana has built...
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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  • 219
    Excellent
  • 135
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
a visit standard that stands tall.

on each trip we save one night for El Mirasol and one other place. The staff and consistent food quality make it a keeper for sure. Be ready for a wait on busy nights as this is a locals fav as well

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Frank S
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San Francisco, California
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Winnipeg, Canada
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you like great Mexican food with huge portions and rich sauces, El Mirasol is for you! My partner and I love Mexican food but can't find anything good in our home town. The Tamales were my personal favourite and so was the fish-bowl sized Margaritas (a must for any visit to El Mirasol!).

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Thank A K
Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good Margaritas but everything else was flavourless and underwhelming. We are very puzzled at all of the positive reviews, keep running Forest!

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Thank Finnsmom
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great spot for a drink, lunch or dinner. We stopped by for a Margarita and guacamole. service was friendly and efficient and we sat on the patio. There was no problem that we were only having an appetizer and a drink. Their salsa is perfectly spiced however the guacamole could of used a little more seasoning which... More 

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Thank Richard S
PALM SPRINGS, CA
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267 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing bad, just nothing great. Food is predictable (always good, just not earth shattering) but prices are more than fair too!

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Thank Mark A
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I forgot the name of my dish, but it was the real spicy shrimp dish and it was so flavorful and spicy. Our waiter was extra friendly (which seems to be rare in California)

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Thank Volguy1984
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last season we never quite made it to El Mirasol, so we really made an effort in our first days here this year. We've already gone back! And will again before we go back East. The tamales are superb, the chile relleños are zesty (but not too much so); the chicharon is exemplary. Treat yourself.

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Thank Switzerdude
Balboa Island, California
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313 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife had to send her meal back because it was not hot enough. My chicken tostada was okay but not worth the $16.95 they charged me. The server was sweet and the atmosphere is nice. Patio is pet friendly. You can do better for Mexican food in Palm Springs.

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Thank Namaste4U
San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

on each trip we save one night for El Mirasol and one other place. The staff and consistent food quality make it a keeper for sure. Be ready for a wait on busy nights as this is a locals fav as well

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Thank Frank S
San Diego, California
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I had a lunch here on a New Year's Eve; they didn't have a host so getting a table was a challenge, they were so very busy that nobody would even stop to greet you. People were coming in and standing around wondering what to do and where to sit. Food was very good, guacamole was a... More 

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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We went on New Year's eve. It was not crowded. The food was uniformly excellent with just the right amount of heat. The Guacamole and the flan deserve special mention as outstanding. The combination plates are excellent value for the undecided among us. Service was attentive but not overbearing. The tables were far enough apart that you could eat without... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 140 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-323-0721

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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, 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!
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

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