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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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4:00 pm - 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
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 358
    Excellent
  • 167
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 28
    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
Desert Gem

Happy Hour can't be beat--great drinks for peanuts, and huge small plate menu. Beautiful outdoor patio, even on New Years Eve. The dinner menu is creative and always delicious. Try the firecracker shrimp as an appetizer. One of my favorite diners in the desert.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Roger L
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Palm Springs, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Palm Springs, California
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Happy Hour can't be beat--great drinks for peanuts, and huge small plate menu. Beautiful outdoor patio, even on New Years Eve. The dinner menu is creative and always delicious. Try the firecracker shrimp as an appetizer. One of my favorite diners in the desert.

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Howdy all, I ate here with a friend & listened to the live music & then had a wonderful meal. I had the Southern Fried Chicken & wow what a meal. I highly recommend making a booking & don't rush your night. Take in the atmosphere & make sure you enjoy the fantastic team service. Thanks for a memorable experience,... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I've dined at Tropicale many, many times...mostly for pleasure but also for business (I'm a real estate agent and I've taken clients there for dinner after an escrow has closed). First and foremost, unless you plan on hanging around one of the bars (one inside and one outside on the patio) I highly recommend that you make a reservation because... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Have eaten at this restaurant on my last two trips to Palm Springs. The food is consistently good and the cost is reasonable. The service is very good.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This seems more of a local place than many restaurants we tried in Palm Springs. Friendly to all, even some children, with pro servers and a nice outside patio area and kind of retro feeling inside complete with a jazz piano player-singer. They feature specials and their normal menu. We stuck with specials , one spicy creation using whole Australian,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Tropicale was a fun, trendy place to go for dinner. We had our kids with us, but I didn't see any others. We enjoyed our cocktails and chicken skewers. They are known for their fried chicken (of all things) and it was a hit.

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Palm Desert, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Have been wanting to visit this restaurant since we moved to the desert, and finally got there last night. I liked everything about the place... great atmosphere, excellent cocktails, a great staff, and excellent food. It was unfortunately very hot so we didn't sit out on the patio, but I hear that's a must-do for our next visit. The four... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I hear 'Let's meet at Tropicale" and I sigh - so many new restaurants in town that I haven't tried, why back here? And then we have dinner and I remember why - Tropicale is always festive, and sometimes you gotta have festive. The crowd is there - you see people you know every time. The mood is there -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Although there was no record of our booking we were accommodated within half an hour despite the fact the place was heaving, and this was no problem as they knew we weren't in a rush. All staff were friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Food was good and the atmosphere was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Had an amazing time. Love the atmosphere. Outside seating was great and servers were kind and made sure that everyone was taken care of. All dishes looked and tasted amazing. Will visit again.

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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  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: 760-866-1952

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
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?