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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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Mukilteo, Washington
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here on a hot afternoon for early dinner. We were seated outside which would have been very uncomfortable in the heat but Armando's' has a great misting system that lets you enjoy outdoor dining in the heat. The four of us ordered margaritas. Very strong and not on the sweet side; just the way I like them. If you... More 

Thank Marianne A
Phoenix, Arizona
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77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to relax on the terrace or in a very cozy bar and drink a cold and refreshing margarita. The food was also very good and loaded with frijoles refritos, salsa and chips.

Thank Rafael P
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever I read reviews of any restaurant I weight the number of good reviews versus bad reviews. Sometimes those bad reviews have nothing to do with the restaurant and have more to do with the person writing the review. Therefore I tend to read all the reviews, when was the date of that review and the content of the review.... More 

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Salem, Oregon, United States
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Armando's is literally our first stop from the airport! The house made vegetarian tamales with verde sauce are out of this world! Service is good and margaritas pack a punch (I cannot finish one😳).

Thank Pegzilla
Palm Springs, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beef fajitas are the bomb, enough for two meals, and tasty, comes with salad or soup at a great price. Lupe special another great dish..margarita are strong which we like and good chevalas. Guacamole another must and the chicken tortilla soup.. great patio seating on El Paseo.

Thank Daveymcg
Fullerton, California
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142 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a part of five who desperately wanted outdoor seating on a 90-degree day. Bam! Enter Armando's mist accessorized patio. We had a two-cocktail lunch that set us up nicely for a long nap by the pool. The food was great: queso fundido, tacos and all the usual suspects. Fair pricing and good food equals must-do.

Thank AuntieJoy
Rancho Mirage, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food, service and margaritas are outstanding.Great patio facing El Paseo. Can be noisy when crowded.

Thank ddeshon
South Pasadena, California
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had noticed this restaurant on our visits to El Paseo. Always busy and lively! We only had 1 very strong margarita which I think it had enough alcohol in it for 2 margaritas 😳. Too strong for me so I ordered a gin and tonic also very strong- haha this too was strong enough for 2 drinks! The chips,... More 

Thank Linda P
Indian Wells, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Armandos is a great place for lunch or a late afternoon drink. The food and drinks are great and the service is outstanding. It is a favorite of locals and always a good spit to meet and visit with interesting people.

Thank tdriwells
Palm Springs, California
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This a is a great place for Mexican food while in the Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage area.... Went on a Saturday during the off season and it was still pretty crowed, glad we made reservations. Food is excellent, and very fairly priced, especially being on El Paseo and close to tourist town.... Service was excellent A must try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
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?