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Rick's Desert Grill

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$$ - $$$
American, Cuban, Bar
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1596 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-4410
+1 760-325-2127
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Renton, Washington
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2016

Found Rick's using another site. We highly recommend Rick's Desert Inn. We were greeted and sat promptly, of course it was not busy. They have a great selection on their menu. I had the Media Noche, a Cuban sandwich, that was very good. There is lots of food on the plate so arrive hungry, you will not leave that way.... More 

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Thank Pamela-and-Greg
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2016

Visited Palm Springs and went to Ricks for dinner. Good Happy Hour menu with reasonable prices. Dinners was good wth the Ahi Tuna salad. Good portions on the full size dinner. Ambiance was great as was the service

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Thank Mark B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 10, 2016

Loved the atmosphere, classy but casual, great food, especially the fried chicken! My husband has fish tacos and said they were very good, next time i will try their pulled pork.

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Thank Janet K
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2016

Went for happy hour food and drink specials. Craft beers for $4 and a la carte tacos at $3 or so each. The lechon tacos were excellent, as were the nachos with lechon added. Nice retro atmosphere.

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Thank david5162
Bayonne, New Jersey
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2016

We were a party of 3. We enjoyed the happy hour 3-7 menu. Each of us had 2 drinks ( mojitos - great not too sweet) nachos ( not their best dish) cubano trio ( very good ) quesadilla with a great side sauce and the beef sliders very good! Total bill $66.00!!

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Thank Pat M
Chelsea, Michigan
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 4, 2016

We ate from their light menu - salmon - which was very good. Wasn't as fancy as we'd hoped for (no white table cloths) because we were there to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. As it turned out he made arrangements with our server to serve us Asti Spumanti after he proposed to me! Our server was excited that we were... More 

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Thank 732dianed
Cathedral City, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

We went here based on the ratings on trip advisor. So we thought we'd give it a try. Admittedly we only tried appetizers. But it was awful! My husband and I both cringe just the thinking about the food we had. The nachos were s soup of liquid cheese, black beans and what appeared to be the liquid from the... More 

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Thank 1WickedFaerie
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214 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2016

Check their specials for best value. Had a butterflyed filet with mashed potatoes, asparagus and key lime pie. Great cucumber collins. Doesn't open until 11 so doubt they have breakfast

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Thank DiAnnesInLove
Parksville, Canada
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129 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2016

We ate there 5 times in 8 days. Walked over and felt at home right away. The food is Cuban American and delicious. They have a light menu which suits me perfectly..I had, tacos, turkey, and meatloaf dinners and it was like home cooking, only better. They have a side of black beans and rice, from a grandmother's recipe, that... More 

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Shelton, Washington
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2016

The bartender was wonderful. She whipped up a "Cuban Mojito", She continued to check in on our needs. Monday night offers a happy hour day and night! Loved the ambiance and lighting of the bar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $28
Cuisine
American, Cuban, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1596 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-4410
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-325-2127

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?