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El Mirasol

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
140 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-8822
+1 760-323-0721
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“mole” (38 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (32 reviews)
“machaca” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
140 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-8822
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Reviewed today via mobile

I eat here at least once a week and have for... nearly 20 years (kind of hate to think about it in those kind of numbers). Nicole, Oscar, Marissa, Lalo just to name a few have been there forever and all seem like family and...More

Thank rlc2464
Reviewed 5 days ago

I would have liked to eat outdoors on the patio, but the sun was beating down really hard so eating in an air conditioned restaurant with view of the kitchen was a nice alternative being so close to the bar. The refried beans were perfect....More

Thank Fotodog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good atmosphere. Good food, but not great. Somewhat slow service, but perhaps that was because we were back from a long day in Joshua tree and wanted very frequent drink replacements. Reviews describing BAD margaritas are correct. These were bitter and had aftertaste that was...More

Thank porter_osborne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quick and friendly service along with your favorite Mexican entrees. Everything that I ordered was top-notch.

Thank VA_Cameo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate lunch in the courtyard on a lovely spring day. Service was a little confusing, with several different people helping us, but food was delicioous.

Thank Alison L S
Reviewed May 15, 2018

After hiking Indian Canyons all morning we found this convenient for a lunch spot as it was not crowded, had street parking available, and some ice cold cervejas! It was a great afternoon to enjoy our plates outside, me a combo of carnitas and beef...More

Thank EAP64
Reviewed May 12, 2018

The menu says "thin cut beef steak"....it was dry rump roast and not much flavor for $16.... Margaritas were good and the refried beans and rice..well...how can you screw that up. Home made tortillas were great! Service was stretched thin and we were there at...More

Thank Danny5k
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

This was some of the best Mexican food I’ve had. I had the spinach and veggie enchiladas with rice and beans. The salsa verde was out of this world. They also have a great house diablo sauce. Nice cosy atmosphere and a great location. Staff...More

Thank Bernie G
Reviewed April 27, 2018

My friend and I eat sensibly. We came in and ordered a quesadilla and a queso fundido con chorizo (appetizer). The two of us could not finish the food. The queso fundido was delicious but very cheesy. The saltiness from the chorizo makes the cheese...More

Thank BHUANG69
Reviewed April 26, 2018

We were staying just down the street, and our concierge recommended this place. It was a Monday night, so there was no wait. We were seated right away in the absolutely lovely courtyard. It was a beautiful spring night. Our waiter was friendly and attentive....More

Thank Wildwoodatheart
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Manuel C
July 8, 2017|
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Response from Joel B | Reviewed this property |
Their south location on Palm Canyon does not serve breakfast. They do, however, have a second location that does just a mile or so away. Check our their location at El Mirasol Los Arboles on Indian Canyon at the intersection... More
Deb S
December 7, 2016|
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Response from Cecily M | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about the gluten free options as I don't look for them when dining. They're menu is quite extensive so I'm sure you would find something that fit your needs.
August 1, 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
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, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-8822
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-323-0721
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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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