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El Mirasol


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Served w/ corn chips & salsa, rice & beans
Soup $+2.25
Salad $+2.20
Two Chicken Flautas w/ Guacamole Y Crema
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Salad $+2.20
Chicken Burrito, All White Meat
Soup $+2.25
Salad $+2.20
Meat Quesadilla w/ Guacamole Y Crema
Soup $+2.25
Salad $+2.20
Chile Relleno
Served w/ tortillas
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Salad $+2.20
Taquitos Con Guacamole
Soup $+2.25
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Taco Y Enchilada
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Taco Y Tamal
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Taco Y Chile Relleno
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Enchilada Y Tamal
Pollo en Mole Poblano
México’s national dish! (a.t.f.) from conquerors to monarchs to the present visiting dignitaries, to México, from all over the world have enjoyed this elaborated dish known to be as old as the chiles, cocoa & pumpkins seeds it is made of. mole is a nun’s tale & a mouthful of flavors.
Pollo en Pipián
In precolumbian‏ times the tarascans & the aztecas in central México created this sauce w/ ground roasted pumpkin seeds & dry chiles to accompany their fish & wild game. today in the state of zacatecas a traditional wedding is not complete without pipián.
Beef Chile Rojo
Bite size pieces of mildly seasoned tender beef, cooked in a red chile sauce.
Pork Chile Verde
Carefully trimmed pork meat cut into small chunks & slowly cooked w/ green chiles & tomatillos.
Steak Picado
Slices of steak sautéed w/ grilled bell peppers, onions & tomatoes.
Carefully trimmed pork meat slowly cooked in a copper kettle, then browned & served w/ guacamole & tortillas so you can make your own tacos.
Carne Asada
Mexican style, thin cut beef steak seasoned, broiled & served w/ guacamole.
Carne Adobada
Broiled & marinated pork steak w/ a spicy & distinctive flavor.
Chicharrón en Salsa
Pork meat,‏ fry roasted until crispy & served in a tomatillo sauce, green chiles, scallions & cilantro. a Mexican delicacy!
Flan De Cafe
Carrot Cake
Iced Tea
Nachos Con Guacamole Y Crema
Queso Fundido
Guacamole Salad
Carnitas Salad
Chicken Salad
Our specialities de la casa are served w/ corn chips & salsa, rice & beans & corn or flour tortillas.
Soup $+2.25
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Machaca Con Queso
Shredded beef or chicken breast, sliced bell peppers, onions & ripe tomato wedges stirred on a hot grill & seasoned w/ fresh pressed garlic & melted monterey jack cheese.
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Shrimp in Pipián
No, no, no. This time the shrimp did not fall into the pipián by accident; this time i grilled the shrimp & dipped them into mouth-watering pipián & i liked it. You will too
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Shrimp Picado
A fine example of tradicional californio cuisine. Lots of green chiles onions, tomatoes & fresh pressed garlic.
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Shrimp Dona Diabla
This is‏ a very hot dish. We are unable to prepare it mild. What is hot is hot!
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Shrimp in Garlic
Our own interpretation of “camarón al mojo de ajo”. a culinary tradition through the coastal towns of the pacific Mexican riviera.
Spinach Enchiladas
Chile Relleno Y Enchilada
Spinach Tostada w/ Guacamole
Spinach Soft Tacos
Corn or flour tortillas
Machaca Vegetariana
Burrito Vegetariano
Broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, onions, bell pepper, scallions, fresh garlic, salsa verde & cheese.
Chile Relleno Burrito
Quesadilla Vegetariana
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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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
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Reviewed yesterday

A nice neighborhood place where Loretta Young used to visit. The food is good, and the salsa authentic. Nice to be able to sit inside or outside. Love the sister location too for brunch.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank nancyinChicago_13
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you're an aficionado of Tex-Mex and Cal-Mex food, you'll find this busy place average, no more. Mexican cuisine should be loaded with flavor, so I was disappointed when I had to reach for the salt and pepper. The portions are satisfactory, and the service...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Michael L
Reviewed 6 days ago

First of all, this is a nice Mexican restaurant, not the Ritz. So it's not super fancy, but it's comfortable when sitting in the outdoor courtyard and the food is exactly what it should be -- delicious. We look forward to returning to this casual...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank RobertR402
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate dinner at El Mirasol last night. They have a large patio area and a somewhat smaller indoor dining area. It was a little cool, so we elected to eat inside (though most people were out on the patio). The menu is standard Mexican...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Steve H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled here with a group of girls who love their Mexican food. This was a good find for us, with reasonable prices and portion sizes, outdoor seating with a heater and a lovely ambiance. The staff was very friendly and gave great recommendations alongside...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank lindsaymgrant
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've stopped by in the past when in Palm Springs and the food has always been good as well as the service. The queso fundido was definitely real cheese and not some soupy imitation cheese, but it was a little hard to eat once it...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank M1473AVcarolyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

El Mirasol is literally the first stop from the airport any time we come to Palm Springs, because we can’t wait to get a taste of their incredible food. Try not to fill up on the homemade chips and salsa before the main course (trust...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MrMKurtz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a touch disappointed with El Marisol north. Our lunches were tasty, but not outstanding. Service was good. The outdoor patio is very nice. This is probably a solid 4 star restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MKatBa
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Met old friends there for lunch and it was incredible. Everyone had something different and all said it was awesome. I had the chicken burrito and loved it. It was a large serving so I got to finish it last night. My wife had the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank emmittOttawaOn
Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

Having lived in Palm Springs, we went often to El Mirasol. It was our go to place for Mexican food. Now living on the east coast we miss great Mexican food and miss El Mirasol. It’s our first stop when we come back to the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Manuel C
July 8, 2017|
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Response from 954joelb | 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
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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