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Tropicale

330 E Amado Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-866-1952
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Ranked #15 of 265 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Encilia
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English first
Albany, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner at Tropicale on our recent vacation to Palm Springs. The atmosphere and service was high quality, but the food left something to be desired. The dishes either lacked flavor (ahi tuna with avocado) or were drowned in sauce (squid salad). They have a fun cocktail list, but it didn't make up for the lackluster... More

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Long Beach, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Have visited Tropicale on two occasions. The interior dining space is a visual feast, although I've only passed through on my way to the outdoor dining area. My first visit was for Sunday brunch and it was excellent. We sat on the patio and the weather was in the upper-80s...sublime. The menu offerings were interesting, tasty, and generous. The second... More

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mountain center ca
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had dinner at The Tropicale for the 2nd time last night. Our server was Mike Smith (excellent) server. We really enjoyed our meal and the entire evening. Food was excellent, service excellent, a really nice place to take anyone to. I would not say this is a family restaurant to take children to, but it is a very nice,... More

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Encinitas, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This restaurant was a class act from start to finish. The atmosphere was so lively and fresh with vibrant colors and people. We sat on the patio and our waitress was one of the best I have ever had. She was witty, knowledgeable, and so accommodating. The crowd was a riot. No wall flowers here. The food was to die... More

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Columbus, OH
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

For a place with only a few veggie options, I was extremely pleased with my 'veggie bowl'. The flavor was amazing and there were a lot more vegetables than rice. I was told the shrimp was really good as well. Very busy on the weekends, make reservations. Atmosphere is very mixed and we had great service.

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Bloomington, Indiana
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The service is very good. The cocktails and the food were good. Central location. Had filet mignon and salad. Fun place to go with friends in Palm Springs.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a lovely looking restaurant with good staff but this review is based purely on the food my wife and myself were served which was pretty abysmal. We decided to start with Vietnamese spring rolls, these consisted of the normal meat/veg filling which was ok the problem lay with what they were wrapped in. The outer wrapping appeared to... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Was taken by surprise to see our waiter dressed up like a lion, but he looked fabulous! My boyfriend and I didn't know it was a gay friendly restaurant and bar, but it was AWESOME. The food was fantastic and the staff were even better! A bit expensive but very tasty! Would definitely come back!

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Cathedral City, CA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I had high hopes for this restaurant because a friend of mine had encouraged me to eat there. For a party of 3 we made a reservation. When we arrived, we were told the only table they could offer was outside on the patio. It was hot (Palm Springs in July,) but we accepted it. The flies were horrendous! To... More

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Palm Springs, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We made last minute reservations for a friend's birthday celebration and it also happened to be a birthday of one of the owners. The "Leo Party" was a great success for our party of 6 women. Mark was a fantastic waiter and very accommodating, the food and drinks were some of the best we ever had. After dinner, we strolled... More

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