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Blue Orchid

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73030 El Paseo Ste 102, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4285
+1 760-776-6616
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good21%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“thai food” (13 reviews)
“green curry” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
73030 El Paseo Ste 102, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4285
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Tried this place on Friday evening based on location and previous yelp reviews. It was A M A Z I N G! So good that I decided to go back on Sunday for lunch! The food is the best Thai I have had in the...More

1  Thank Kim B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A modest storefront in a strip mall is serving the best Thai food in the valley. No kidding. Honest. We love Thai food and have tried most of the places in the valley but now we know where to go. I always have Larb when...More

Thank Realtyhank
Reviewed April 20, 2017

I noticed the Blue Orchid when I drove into town and glad I ate there during the first week. I was addicted. The place is clean well lit and has friendly staff. I had the chicken pad thai medium spice. Perfect. The best I've had....More

Thank Annie537667
Reviewed April 19, 2017

From my call for a reservation to our departure, everything was handled very well. Our table was ready when we arrived, the server was promptly at our table for drink orders. We had several appetizers and they were excellent. The pot stickers were terrific. Our...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Just happened to drive by when looking for a place to eat. Boy were we pleasantly surprised! Probably some of the best Thai food we have had. Starred with egg rolls that were particularly light and crunchy. Ordered half bottle of Malbec which was perfect...More

Thank dfcarter24
Reviewed April 11, 2017

We spent one night in the area on our trip back home to Tucson. Eagerly anticipating some good Thai food we tracked down the Blue Orchid. We were very disappointed. The ambience was not one in which to enjoy good food. The place is fairly...More

Thank NewDuck45
Reviewed April 5, 2017

We love Thai food and try it on every trip. After reading up on choices in the Palm Springs area, we stopped in at Blue Orchid after the lunch rush, and were greatly rewarded for our choice. The fresh summer rolls were light and tasty,...More

Thank Michellee5000
Reviewed March 25, 2017

Had family dinner for 3 here in March 2017. Good flavors and well portioned dishes in traditional northern Thai style, curries, stir frys, etc. Everything was approx. $12-14 each (mains), a very nice value alternative to the ridiculous restaurants on El Paseo where everything costs...More

Thank supernova87a
Reviewed March 7, 2017

We have eaten here twice and enjoyed the food immensely. It is busy so I would recommend reservations. We had good service and the food is a good value.

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed March 6, 2017

The restaurant is a small, cozy, very busy cafe where take-out competes with dining in. We attended on three occasions and it was busy every time. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The food was fresh and delicious!

Thank Nola J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73030 El Paseo Ste 102, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4285
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-776-6616
This is a new Thai restaurant that has been open 3 months. Located right behind Starbucks. Our meal was great!
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