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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
Today
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 133
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 19
    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
Pinocchio's no lie...it's real good.

Went there for my birthday breakfast in October. It was surprisingly good. We ate on the patio and the atmosphere was warm and inviting, the decor reminded me of eating at Disneyland. I had the Denver omelet and my wife had the pancakes and thick cut bacon. All was delicious and the service was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Orbiter2012
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Palm Springs, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Palm Springs, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Went there for my birthday breakfast in October. It was surprisingly good. We ate on the patio and the atmosphere was warm and inviting, the decor reminded me of eating at Disneyland. I had the Denver omelet and my wife had the pancakes and thick cut bacon. All was delicious and the service was fast and attentive. They are only... More 

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Orange, California, United States
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124 reviews 124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Order the bottomless Champaygne $3.95, Mimosa are $3.95 and breakfast was really good, only open 7:30-2 come early take pictures with mini Marilyn out front. Waiter was hilarious

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I've wanted to visit this restaurant for a while now and finally got the chance yesterday. A few factors: 1. It was Mother's Day. 2. They sure do pack people into that small space! They put 3 of us (two large men and myself) at a two-person sized mini table. We were elbow to elbow with the ladies (and their... More 

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Met family before a wedding. Fun atmosphere. Good chicken curry crescent. Enjoyed watching a birthday dance with a waitor.

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richmond
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I come down to Palm Springs every year on vacation and at least once must go down to Pinocchio's for a late breakfast. The staff is friendly, the food is good, it is right downtown so that after breakfast you can do a little shopping. already looking forward to next year.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

if you want to pig out, this is your place. it's real crowded, but the food is tourist trap. pancakes were nearly cold, sausage and bacon real salty. some tables are the fold type you buy at Costco. a real

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Corona, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Great atmosphere and great food, large portions and Monday had Mimosa specials. Great prices too, a good value and well worth a visit!

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Duarte, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

this restaurant has the best restaurant in the area! 5 stars!!! Pinocchios is located in prime location and within walking distance to everything else.

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San Rafael, California, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

With all of the great restaurants in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, save your money and skip Pinocchio in the Desert. iHop or Denny's would have been a better choice. Let's start with the coffee. Swill. There is no excuse in this day and age for a restaurant to have bad coffee at a place that is supposed to... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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158 reviews 158 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Ok the bottomless champagne is very cheap and its Wycliff Brut. But the breakfast items are just nothing special. The home potatoes are undercooked by far the morning we visited and the corn hash nothing special either. Service was fast and very friendly but food wise they could do way better.

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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?