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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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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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  • 200
    Excellent
  • 126
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Magical, Meaty and Mostly Good

Very Friendly service from Luz, she tried to accomodate all requests, another table, add an item to a dish, over all mostly great food-we had the spinach enchiladas, delicious and hot, generous serving of spinach in both segments. We also had the beef Machaca with onions and tomatos. Both entree... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
bakingbuttercup
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Palm Springs, California
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Downey, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great mexican food, Different food just not your typical Tacos and Enchiladas... Love this place better than Las Casuelas in a heartbeat.....

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Arcadia, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The service was very good, the food was authentic and delicious. The Margaritas were excellent! We ate there the two nights we were in town.

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Palm Springs, California
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61 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Very Friendly service from Luz, she tried to accomodate all requests, another table, add an item to a dish, over all mostly great food-we had the spinach enchiladas, delicious and hot, generous serving of spinach in both segments. We also had the beef Machaca with onions and tomatos. Both entree items served were accompanied by rice and beans, fresh, and... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We live in Palm Springs and go to the restaurant often. We also tell all our visiting friends and relatives to got there. Its literally the best Mexican food in town!

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La Mirada, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great Mexican food. Our son and daughter-in-law love the homemade bottled hot sauce that you can purchase! I always order the chicken enchilada combo meal. There are two locations. While both are nice, we prefer the one close to movie colony. Parking can be difficult when crowded...but worth it. Sit outdoors!

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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Recommended by our hotel The Riviera (see separate review) this place serves great authentic Mexican food surrounded by imitators. My daughter is vegetarian and the menu had a plethora of dishes for her. The mole sauce was to die for and the Margaritas are fabulous.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This place was recommended by our hotel and I must say it was delightful. We tried 3 different menu items. All of them where FANTASTIC! I will definitely return to this restaurant when in Palm Springs again.

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South Pasadena, California
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Somehow I’d expect PS diners to have better taste in Mexican food than this place offers. It was busy on a Sunday night (only place open in the area). Service was rushed and not friendly at all. The layout is crazy. Patrons have to weave through a lot tables and past the busy serving stations. We were seated in front... More 

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My wife and I have eaten several times at El Mirasol. One reason is that it's within easy walking distance of the Hotel California, where we always stay while in PS. The food is good, not great. The service is very good. I'd give the food a score of 3.5 and service a 4, if possible. It's a good place... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Excellent Margaritas, Great Food. I like the new location better then the old location. The patio is a must!

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?