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“Best Mexican Food in Town”
Review of El Mirasol

El Mirasol
Ranked #55 of 352 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $23
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: 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!
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have traveled to Palm Springs for the last 12 years and I discoverd El Mirasol early on and never have gone to any other Mexican reastaurant since for authentic Mexican food. The service is always friendly, efficient , and deliver you a great meal for very reasonable pricing. It is always busy and they never rush you and if you have to wait ten minutes for a table it is well worth it. It is conveniently located near downtown and parking is in front or around the corner on the street. if you haven't been there you owe one visit to see for yourself.

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Thank Claudio C
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LosArbolesPS, Owner at El Mirasol, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2012

Thanks for your support Claudio ... we really appreciate the kind words.

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

I have eaten here several times, and if I lived here this would be my go to Mexican Restaurant. I like the laid back atmosphere, but the prompt service. This is the kind of restaurant where, you are not seated, served and please move on. We relaxed with, as others have said, great Margaritas, The dishes we had were excellent, with large portions. One night we couldn't order an entree after the appetizer. Dinner can be busy, but worth the wait.

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Thank Jim B
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Excellent Mexican food with good and very fast service.
They have chicken with very good mole which is not always that easy to come by. Good Margaritas - But a warning there - They do not go easy on the Tequila!
We liked it so much that we had dinner there both evenings that we were in Palm Springs.

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Thank Christer L
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LosArbolesPS, Owner at El Mirasol, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2012

Thanks Christer ... Pollo en Mole is a favorite among the staff at El Mirasol too!

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

We always have dinner here when we visit Palm Springs and the food last night was as good as ever. We sat on the outdoor patio and apart from one couple complaining about a small dog barking (wasn't bothering us or anyone else!), it was a good atmosphere out there. We'll still keep going back for more!

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Thank MarcusM777
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Some foodie friends recommended this restaurant in Palm Springs. We went to the original El Mirasol vs the second one. Our friends were spot on. Our lunch started wiith a small order of guacamole - with large chunks of fresh avocado and warm chips. My husband had the shredded chicken mole and made cooing noises the entire meal. I wanted chicken enchiladas reminiscent of some Restaurants of my childhood. The meal was exactly what I was looking for. I added the sour cream and guacamole to my enchiladas, a $2 addition that was worth the money. This is not a fancy restaurant. It serves straight forward great food, lard free, with home made goodness. The service was fast and friendly. We loved it and it will be a required Palm Springs meal.

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Thank DebBAuburn_WA
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LosArbolesPS, Owner at El Mirasol, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2012

Thanks for the great comments Deb ... Mole is a special favorite of many of us here at El Mirasol too. Gracias!

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