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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Palm Springs, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good basic menu, well cooked food and excellent value. Staff very helpful and friendly. Easy parking out front, to the side and at rear. Good outside seating area with cooling. A great evening out

Thank UsavisitorD
Anaheim, California
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87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can only think that people still go here for tradition as it was bad from the start. First the service was horrible. We sat and sat after starting off with bloody Mary's . Honestly the worst Bloody Mary I can recall. It was watery with a single stick of old celery sticking in it. Then we wait and wait.... More 

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

We had great food and loved it. A great place in the desert! My favourite mexican food ever. Loved it.

Thank Jeannette S
White Rock, Canada
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We felt we were back in Mexico. Several vegetarian choices and two chicken dishes were excellent. The Margaritas were just like the ones I make at home, strong with lots of lime. This restaurant serves food like mamma makes in the kitchen.

Thank Terri C
Las Vegas, Nevada
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909 reviews
416 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friends, whom have lived in Palm Springs for years, swear El Mirasol is the area's best Mexican reataurant. We have come to agree. Every visit means there is a meal to be had at El Mirasol. I love the carnitas with their quacamole, and my wife loves the margaritas. Service is always excellent and so is the atmosphere.

Thank Mike O
Quartz Hill, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to El Mirasol. We arrived in Palm Springs after 8PM and were very hungry and craving Mexican food. Didn't want to go back to Las Casuelas AGAIN. We were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant was pretty crowded so we ordered margaritas while we waited for a table. They were excellent - just the right amount of... More 

Thank djk1984
Palm Springs, California
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything here is always so fresh and wonderful! While they do offer traditional Mexican dishes, they also offer more modern versions of those dishes. I recommend the spicy shrimp dish.. it is fabulous!

Thank Sarah R
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256 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Obviously, based on the many excellent reviews on this restaurants, most people do have different taste when it comes to Mexican foods. We have tried at least half a dozen cantinas in the Coachella Valley but found this one to be very average at best. First, I would say the courtyard has better ambiance then the interior seatings where our... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We do not know much about Mexican food and the waiter let us know how little he thought of us. Was very reluctant to help us. Once we had decided what we wanted we waited a long time while he chatted to his colleague. My husband's food was good and tasty but mine was very bland (soft tacos) but not... More 

Thank Jane K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016 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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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
Large groups, Dining on a budget, 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?