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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
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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    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 22
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  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch

Great chips, portions good. The service was excellent. our waitress was the only waitress there but she took care of everyones needs very well. I would say go there for lunch or dinner. you will be glad you did.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Richard A
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Grand Terrace, California
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  • Families with children
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410 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Antioch, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Food is excellant and especially the margaritas. I've always had wonderful service and food at El Mirasol. It is a MUST any time I'm in Palm Springs.

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Grand Terrace, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great chips, portions good. The service was excellent. our waitress was the only waitress there but she took care of everyones needs very well. I would say go there for lunch or dinner. you will be glad you did.

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San Diego, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

While visiting Palm Springs we took our dog with us for dinner on the patio. Although, we did not go into the restaurant, it was pleasant sitting out on the street patio with the "misters" keeping us cool. The chips and salsa are wonderful and plentiful! We had the original margaritas which were great at $5.50 each. My husband had... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We loved this place. Excellent chicken mole. We heard the margaritas were fantastic also but we were biking and didn't think we could handle one and still get back to our hotel.

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Encinitas, California, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place is a solid "hole-in-the-wall" Mexican food restaurant. Seems to be quite well liked by the locals, which is a very good sign. This place is nothing fancy, by any stretch of the imagination, but it is clean and the food is good. I highly recommend the pork chilli verde, and the chilli rellano was very good too. The... More 

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calgary, ab
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My wife went to school in Southern California and I constantly visited her from Canada, flying either into LAX or PSP. On one occasion in PSP I was stranded and planes were not able to fly out. I have to give this restaurant kudos for being the only locations to accept my WestJet voucher for dinner. For this reason and... More 

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Los Angeles
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We cannot remember when we first visited El Mirasol on our Palm Springs trips but since our first visit we have returned each time we are in Palm Springs. The food is delicious. We have watched its original location on East Palm Canyon grow in size over the years and on this last visit we found they have opened at... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My son found the restaurant with his phone and the reviews. The staff was great and courteous. The enchiladas were great and the outside eating area was great. A beautiful courtyard. You could enjoy your meal without having to listen to traffic going by.

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San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Very friendly staff. Great bar. More traditional Mexican dishes here. Can be busy on weekends, but they will get you seated quickly.

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Golden, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My family and I were visiting from Denver and Texas and we decided to stop in for dinner. It was really bland compared to the tex mex and yummy green chili flavored mexican we're used to. Even the margaritas barely had any lime flavor. Not sure if they've taste tested their own food lately, but they need to!

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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: 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?