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All 264 Palm Springs Restaurants

El Mirasol

140 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8822
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Ranked #56 of 264 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $23
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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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Freezer burned beef in Taco. Margarita made me sick. Spent 60$ for two. Should have Been 35$ top. Never again. Atmosphere is cheap and air conditioning not working?? It's 105 degrees outside. 2 fans on. Why? Why? Why?

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Joshua Tree, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Starting from the beginning, great chips and salsa! Great margaritas! And great entrees! It's as simple as that! A particular favorite appetizer is the chorizo mini-tacos. They are so delicious and the avacado crema topping is the best. The fold the dinner tortillas rather than laying them flat and they don't stick together. It's a great place with great service... More

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Palm Springs, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Start off with a grande margarita, then it's time to choose between chicken flautis, chicken or shrimp picada, or if they have scallop special.. Weekends usually wait list, great staff.ask for the spicy salsa when they bring the chips.

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Castelldefels, Spain
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159 reviews 159 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A former waiter recommended it to us and reviews were good but our experience wasn't. Once there the place looked dark and gloomy for dinner and food & margaritas just ok. Later I realised there were 2 places called El Mirasol and ours was the one in 140 E Palm Canyon Dr so maybe the good one is the other... More

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Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The go-to spot for any local resident. The staff is amazing, like old friends. The food is consistent and very good, never a disappointment. The margaritas are legendary! No reservations, so plan to show up to put your name on the list and enjoy a margarita at the bar while you wait.

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622 reviews 622 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have eaten here for lunch on a number of occasions, always for lunch, and have always found the food to be disappointing, a surprise in a restaurant with good salsa. Reading the T.A. reviews, I noticed that many of the reviewers rave about the margaritas. I can only conclude that alcohol has impaired their judgment, and intend to return... More

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LosArbolesPS, Owner at El Mirasol, responded to this review

Hola Carmichael Ventura, checked out your reviews in Palm Springs and really like your choices for good food in town (Cheekys, Shermans, etc). Truly sorry food at El Mirasol disappointed on your previous visit. When you come back to test your theory that our reviews are submitted through a happy haze of lime and tequila ... try the Pipian or... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a must-go restaurant for anyone who enjoys delcious Mexican food prepared the way you would expect. The dining areas are clean, pleasant and comfortable. The Pork Carnitas are the best!

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LosArbolesPS, Owner at El Mirasol, responded to this review

Many thanks Ken ... glad you enjoyed the carnitas! ¡Gracias! More

Los Alamitos, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

great for any meal. Freshly made tortillas, sometimes they have live music. Attached to a wonderful botique hotel, Los Arobles. Did I mention the AMAZING margaritas?!?

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My boyfriend & I have eaten here many times. The service is excellent & the food is great. Their guacamole is perfect with a spoonful of their salsa mixed in. Their micheladas are my absolute favorite. We always sit outside (even in 110+ degree weather). They're located far enough away from the action of downtown to be relaxing, yet close... More

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Service was good and the staff was very nice. The food was mediocre at best. The restaurant has a diner like appearance. Definitely not a fine dining experience.

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