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Tropicale

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330 E Amado Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (Encilia)
760-866-1952
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 311
    Excellent
  • 145
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Classic

This is the sort of restaurant that one returns to year after year as it's one of a kind. Memories are made here as it is so incredible unique!! It's a "must" if you are traveling to Palm Spring, CA. A feel good place with great ambiance, engaged and enthusiastic staff, and wonderful food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
mercedez23
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is the sort of restaurant that one returns to year after year as it's one of a kind. Memories are made here as it is so incredible unique!! It's a "must" if you are traveling to Palm Spring, CA. A feel good place with great ambiance, engaged and enthusiastic staff, and wonderful food. Traditional and Top Trending appetizers, entrees,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I've been to Tropicale's Three times; a return trip for the chicken and the third time I ordered the Bass. ALL excellent. Also, fellow dinners loved their meals too.

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Port Moody, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My husband & I had dinner on the patio which was lovely and festive, table for two beautifully set. I asked about portion sizes and got an excellent recommendation from our fabulous server Tammy. We had found in other restaurants the entrees were too large so we stuck to salads and appetizers!. Awesome!! I had the lobster wedge salad (appetizer... More 

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San Francisco, California
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Our party of 20 could have been a handful, but don't you worry the restaurant did a swell job. The outdoor patio was very delightful, so was our server. He was patient and meal service went smoothly. The appetizers were delicious. I ordered the sushi; the rice was a little mushy for my taste (-1). Perfect place to scope out... More 

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Palm Springs, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I love Tropicale. Its one of my top places to go in Palm Springs. I recommend getting as many apps and sharing. Drinks are strong and don't forget to get reservations

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Palm Springs, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been to tropicale many times and it never disappoints. The food is always good and the ambience is festive. It's at its best at an outdoor table for brunch. A real taste of Palm Springs.... And I am not only talking about the food!

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palm springs
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I've been to Tropicale on several occasions. It's definitely a fun place to go for Happy Hour and enjoy a few appetizers on the outside patio. I would not recommend having dinner there. I ordered the steak fillet salad (medium) and it came out just about rare. I called the server over and he agreed that the steak was not... More 

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Palm Springs, California, United States
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a fun and upbeat place to go. Great Happy Hour, music and food. Beautiful out door seating. A must!!

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Minneapolis
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126 reviews 126 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The drinks are the only thing that brought this up to 3 stars, otherwise would have been 1 or 2. We came for dinner, but none of us cared much for the food. We ordered a variety of entrees and small plates and tasted each other’s, so a consensus on a variety of foods, not just that one was off.... More 

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Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

First - I would choose the patio for dinning. We were in on a Friday night and the place was full inside and out. The outside is nice and hey you are in palm springs so take advantage of the weather. Our food was great. We had fried duck that was on special and we had salmon. Both were cooked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 330 E Amado Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
    (Encilia)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: 760-866-1952

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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