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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 59
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Mexican in a world of Taco Bell

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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La Mirada, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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Antioch, California
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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
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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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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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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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Additional Information about El Mirasol

Address: 140 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Phone Number: +1 760-323-0721
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  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 23
Cuisine: Mexican

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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?