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El Mirasol

140 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8822
760-323-0721
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Ranked #38 of 255 restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $23
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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new york
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Need to go early or there is quite a wait! But the drinks are huge and a booth is very roomy. Service is okay.

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Eureka, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

So so. Watered down Margarita, bland guacamole, but the chips were good along with the Flan. Nice ambiance and good service.

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LosArbolesPS, Owner at El Mirasol, responded to this review

Hola Nomad ... drop me a line and tell me the date of your visit. We almost never get comments on diluted margaritas ... usually the comments are just the opposite. I'd like to look into the date of your visit to see what was going on. Thanks for the feedback ... very helpful in keeping our team aware of... More

Sarasota, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

On the third night of a week long birding trip with 16 people, eight of us decided to eat here. We were able to secure an outdoor table right away, which was what we had hoped for. We ordered several different meals and shared. Everything was excellent! The prices were reasonable and the service was very good. I wish we... More

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Sunny Cali
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Had a fantastic dining experience here...and I wanted to share. We stayed at a hotel next door and were happily surprised to find this gem just steps from our hotel. We found out that they do deliver too.(They also have an attached hotel!) Walk into a large garden outdoor patio with lights strung overhead....and a friendly staff ready to make... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Have eaten here for almost 20 years, it is our go to place for Mexican food when in Palm Springs. Can walk to it form the Vagabond Inn

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Fort St. John, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

They're marguaritas are fantastic! they have been making them the same way for 25 years. The food was very good as well as was the service. I would recomend this restaurant.

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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

To walk into a Mexican restaurant and see someone makin fresh tortillas out on the patio just spells "WINNER" to us! The patio seating is just delightful and our meals were delicious - and the tortillas, aaaahh! Pollo en Mole Pablano - incredible mole, Carna Asada - meat so tender and spiced expertly. Service was prompt and very friendly. This... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Although the menu is somewhat limited from most Mexican restaurants in the area, the food made up for the deficiencies. Salsa is probably the best in Southern California along with handmade tortillas that I have only seen a few times while seeking fish tacos. No draft beer was a big disappointment so was the fact that most of the margaritas... More

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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The food was great and so was the waitress that served us. My wife had vegatarian quesadilla and I had the chicken tacos served with black beans. Both were excellent. The chips that were served first were also excellent. Highly recommended when in Palm Springs!

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San Jacinto, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Tonight I had dinner here for the first time, along with my wife and son, after being recommended to go here by a waiter at a local restaurant. We all liked the food and liked the waitress but the atmosphere was rather bland compared to other restaurants. Perhaps sitting outside which is offered here would have been best but it... More

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