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134 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6431
760-322-3776
Today
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 142
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  • 107
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Expect slow service and cramped space.

The restaurant was very busy and service suffered, short staff and not too attentive waitress. We had to keep asking for items several times before we got them. It is a pet friendly restaurant however not enough room to accommodate them or customers. Bus person made the mistake of telling our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
DANIEL L
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SAN JACINTO
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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singapore
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Everywhere you look, there he is! From marionettes to piniatas, the little dude is everywhere. Good breakfast and bottomless champagne for just a few bucks. We sat at the bar and never had an empty glass.

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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I'm not a diner fan, but we walked in and sat down right away. the food was okay.. decent. they had great drink prices - all you can drink champagne for $3.95... really fun little place. I would recommend for a fun breakfast or lunch.

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Naples, Florida
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The service was just so-so and that was the best part. The tables are placed so close together one cannot walk between them. When seated it feels very much like you are part of the group on either side. The table had syrup spilled on it from the last customer. The food was not very appetizing. Overall, not a good... More 

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SAN JACINTO
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The restaurant was very busy and service suffered, short staff and not too attentive waitress. We had to keep asking for items several times before we got them. It is a pet friendly restaurant however not enough room to accommodate them or customers. Bus person made the mistake of telling our puppies to "shut up" which upset them and us... More 

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Buena Park, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We felt like we were stealing! Such a great price for mimosas and a fantastic/delicious breakfast and great service. It was fun- high energy, great crowd- with that wonderful Palm Springs feeling. It just felt right. We had brunch at a trendy hotel nearby the day before and boy- what a rip off. I'm so glad we went here the... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My husband and I had breakfast at Pinocchio's. It's a busy place! Food was good but unfortunately, service was a little slow. The place was packed and getting refills on coffee, water, etc. was lacking. They were probably understaffed. I would go back, though. Portions were generous and food was good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Had a wonderful "make your own omelette" here the other day. I ordered a spinach, opinion and feta cheese omelet. It was a generous portion an filled with my ingredients. I liked the side of fresh tomatoes served on the side as well. My friend ordered the breakfast burrito, again a generous portion full of eggs and cheese. The service... More 

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los angeles ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The food was excellent once we finally got our order. Either they need more cooks or better servers. I could not understand why it took 2 hours just to eat breakfast. The cooks need better training to improve serving customers food in a timely matter.

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Fontana, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

we stop by for lunch and i order the BBQ burger with there chips. if you get a burger get the chips they're awesome

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I love coming here to eat breakfast. I get the fried egg sandwich. Otis awesome. Sitting outside in the morning in the shade is a nice way to start, the staff is always friendly and helpful, try the egg sandwich once!!! The guys in my group have converted to it.

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Additional Information about Pinocchio in the Desert

Address: 134 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6431
Phone Number: 760-322-3776
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 134 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6431
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: 760-322-3776

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?