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El Mirasol

140 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8822
760-323-0721
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Ranked #60 of 265 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $23
Hours:
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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Castelldefels, Spain
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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
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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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California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 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
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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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Horley, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We went with some friends and had starters, mains and drinks. The atmosphere was a good as ever, they have changed their chairs - preferred the old ones - as they had cushions. I had the Steak Picado - which was wonderful.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Nice outdoor patio. Friendly, fast service, Loved their mole. A nice getaway from the main downtown area.

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Mission Viejo, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The food was very uninteresting. Service was fine, but the food just didn't live up to our expectations.

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LosArbolesPS, Owner at El Mirasol, responded to this review

Glad to hear the staff took good care of you on your visit ... but sorry to learn that your meal was less than you expected. If you have time to drop me a note with the date of your visit and the menu selection you ordered ... we will definitely look into what we had going on that day... More

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