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Pinocchio in the Desert

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

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  • 143
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  • 110
    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
good spot for champagne, breakfast and people watching

I love this place. Bottomless champagne for 3.95 and great breakfast. It's not fancy, more like diner food but I always have a great time here. It's fun to sit on the patio and watch people go by.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
mahncherie
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Sierra Madre, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant for breakfast when we were in Palm Springs, its a very quirky place to eat and gets very busy, people were queueing outside to get in. The portions are big and the drinks are bottomless, the waiter keeps filling them up. The music got land and the waiter got my girlfriend up to dance which was... More 

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Sierra Madre, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I love this place. Bottomless champagne for 3.95 and great breakfast. It's not fancy, more like diner food but I always have a great time here. It's fun to sit on the patio and watch people go by.

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Menifee, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had the Eggs Benedict Florentine-really good. Enough food to split one dish between two. This is a great place for a rowdy birthday brunch. We were there with four adults and two kids and we felt quite comfortable too. Others in our party told me that they enjoyed their food. All dishes didn't arrive at the table together but generally... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We eat twice here. The Sunday brunch is really busy (heady happening atmosphere) and we waited 30 minutes to be seated but the staff who were run off their feet were great and were working really hard to serve us with a cheer. As they were so busy it did take about 30 minutes to get our food. It was... More 

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singapore
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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 48 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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 9 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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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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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?