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Armando's Dakota Bar & Grill

Mexican, Southwestern
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73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4270
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Silverdale, Washington
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On a 100 degree day it's a fabulous place to cool off and enjoy a robust Margarita!! The patio seating with the mister fans going was heavenly. Armondos gets very busy and reservations are a must. Looking forward to visiting again!

Thank goldmadrona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always busy, great to just sit at the bar for a drink & snacks if you don't want to be seated at a table.

Thank Caryl F
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As soon as I sat down at the bar I was greeted with a handshake and "Haven't seen you for awhile" - Being remembered is very important to me. I will always return! Great small bar with a good amount of seating. The margaritas are strong! Food is simple and delicious. Always meet others from all over the country as... More 

Thank LA_Painter
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Armandos was recommended to us and it lived up to everything plus more...Wish I could've had a margarita but he told us they are very powerful!! Food was the best ever!!

Thank Deb N
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had drinks and apps when they only let you have two margaritas you'll know why. Good service and great drinks. We will be back.

Thank mike r
Fallbrook, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

The food here is exceptional. The margaritas are off the charts. Friends wanted to go to another Mexican restaurant, but after eating here once before I had to go back. Everyone loved it. All agreed Armando's is their new favorite. Plus there is high end shopping all around it. BONUS!

Thank DCCR336
Los Angeles, California
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This was my first visit even though I am in the desert often. Its located on El Paseo and Sage, a great location. The place was packed, we didn't have reservations but we were accommodated quickly. We sat on the patio. Everything about this restaurant is wonderful. Great menu, I had difficulty deciding what I would order. Had to try... More 

Thank sworrels
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Just left the restaurant, the atmosphere was great, the food was less than interesting. Bland. We had to ask several times for water. We will never go there again. This was our first time and last time visiting this establishment.

Thank Jacqueline R
North Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The first thing we do after getting off the plane - its about lunch time and we head for Armando's - the last time, the misters were going, the temperature outside was warm but a pleasure. We always have Marg's - and for lunch we frequently have their 'select your own 1 course' lunch which is just the right amount.... More 

Thank johnstoneh
Weybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

The house margarita is dangerous. Beautifully dangerous. Have one. Have two, if you dare. The food is really good. We had the guacamole, chicken fajitas, and fish tacos with calamari. All really nice and massive portions. Service was excellent, attentive and personal. Easy parking and good table options. We sat outside. Do yourself a favour and visit this place if... More 

Thank Grant R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4270
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: 760-346-0744

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