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El Mirasol

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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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140 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8822
+1 760-323-0721
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been coming here for years. When I lived in Seattle, I made a point of eating here every time I was in PS. Now that I live here, I travel from La Quinta for their food!

Thank Sherry J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first night in Palm Springs my friend and I were both hungry for good Mexican cuisine and just happen to come upon this place. The place is very cute inside. Comfy seating and nice decor. We arrived fairly early, about 4:00. We had been traveling and we were hungry. Good thing we did because within the next 30 minutes... More 

Thank Cecily M
Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had dinner in the very beautiful patio. We were very pleasantly surprised and impressed with the food. I had the Carnitas, which were very tasty. My wife had chicken enchiladas with this amazing and spicy sauce that had toasted pumpkin seeds.you should going to give this restaurant a try. We liked it very much.

Thank yannis63
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered the chili relleno and taco and my friend ordered the nachos plus two margaritas. Margarita's were tasty... my meal was good, but the nachos were soggy from the black beans not being drained before being added to the chips. Service was excellent - they were very nice and attentive even though we sat outside when it was 110 degrees.... More 

Thank strawmns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked here from our hotel and got seated quickly. We had chips and salsa within a minute. Ordered, were served, ate, and talked to the locals. Food was excellent as was the atmosphere. Looking forward to returning to the area!

Thank pbaGeorgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good, although I prefer my food spicy. Others in the party were happy with the taste. The salsa was great so I ended up putting all the salsa on my food. If your looking for spicy food you'll probably want to go somewhere else. The patio was very nice and the water mister kept it cool without... More 

Thank dianewN6556IH
Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little gem sits at the south end of town. During the season it is very busy with long lines so recommend you make a reservation. The food is ok, I have had better in town however the ambiance is great.

Thank Dean527
San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever I am in the area, I always make a point of going to El Mirasol. (I've been to Palm Springs at least six times.) Best beans anywhere in California. At this visit, my chile relleno was tasty and not greasy like other places. My dining companion had something off menu that he knew to ask about...purple tomatillo. Never heard... More 

Thank NorCalHereAndThere
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

This is the place where our local relatives take us every time we come into town. The spinach enchiladas cannot be missed. Strong margaritas, delicious beans, rice, steak picado, chile rellenos, and all the chips and salsa you want. They have kids burritos and combo plates. This isn't on the written menu, but it is a part of their menu.... More 

Thank Summer E
Claremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

I thought this place was pretty good. The drinks were huge and the service was friendly. I would eat here again.

Thank chrisjohnson22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8822
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-323-0721
Since opening in the Spring of 1985, El Mirasol Cocinca Mexicana has built a reputation for consistently serving piping hot plates of artfully prepared Mexican regional cuisine and tangy, flavorful Margaritas. Both El Mirasol locations feature a singular focus on wholesome, fresh food with house specialties like Chicharron en Salsa, our rich aromatic Mole Sauce, thickening the sauces using flax seed, and hand made Corn Tortillas made fresh daily. Expand your Mexican food horizons with regional selections like Shrimp, Scallops or Chicken in Pipian Sauce, Spinach Enchiladas in Chile Verde or enjoy traditional favorites like Carnitas, Carne Asada and Chiles Rellenos are gluten free. The Castaneda family welcomes a chance to serve you at either of their award winning El Mirasol locations, or we can provide catering for your event from small to large at your home, your event venue or host it at our very own Los Arboles Hotel!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?