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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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Fallbrook, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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164 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
North Vancouver
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
Palm Desert, California
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443 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Armando's is well known for their margaritas and a great patio on el Paseo. The food service was slow as the staff seemed run off their feet but the food and drinks were very tasty. The grilled calamari were particularly good. The margarita were also very refreshing. People watching is fun as so many walk past enjoying el Paseo.

Thank Marty911
Brea, California
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

New owners and great food! Staff is friendly and very attentive. Misters on the patio and sports on TV. Come and give them a try!

Thank AnnRchy
Palm Desert, California
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This place has gotten mixed reviews, but this night the food and service was very good. Martha's Tamales were very good as were the fish tacos the our guests had. Filling and good chunk of fish in the taco. As usual, the margaritas were flavorful and strong. Good stuff. Sitting outside with the misters was a nice experience. And the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Great ambiance, margaritas and very good chile rellenos, I was very happy with my two meals I had there last month, especially the chille relleno, good service, outdoor patio really nice

Thank asha d
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We hit Armando's every time we visit the desert. The food is good, the atmosphere is great and it's always fun. The margaritas are great - long on the tequila.

Thank Easy_Going_09
Chelan, Washington
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

If you have had the experience of a Parisian waiter thinking they are above the rest of us serfs, then you might relate to Armando's on El Paseo. Maybe the "El Paseo" factor has jaded the Armando staff. We were seated promptly. We were able to order drinks in short order. After that, we sat on our thumbs, menus closed,... More 

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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
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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?