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Ranked #15 of 353 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Encilia
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Tropicale is the one restaurant we return to over and over and over. The outdoor patio lives up to the name. You can be outdoors all year as it has misters in summer and gas heaters in winter. The food is excellent and varied. Fresh ingredients are used--organic produce, free range eggs. The staff are friendly and efficient (with one or two exceptions). The indoors is also a pleasure when it is 116 and humid outdoors. The people who are drawn here are all ages, from all cities and countries and many occupations. There is a large gay clientele who are a little older.

Every year there is a Leo party. As a Leo I went for brunch and returned for the evening party.
The decorations were imaginative, the owner dressed as a Lion King, and a good time was had by all. There were free appetizers.

The lighting at night is enchanting and the flowers, fountains, sofas, and music all add to the magic. Any time I have an inferior experience dining out, I return to Tropicale to restore my enjoyment of dining out. If you like quiet, romantic outings come midweek or do brunch. If you are a social buttterfly try weekend evenings or happy hour. You will not regret coming to Tropicale.

Sorry to disagree with those who consider Trio the best of P.S. Every person I have met tells me how much they love Tropicale for the combined food, ambiance and service. You have to go to Europe, San Francisco or Toronto to equal the experience.

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1  Thank Goliath5858
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Tropical is housed in a large single story building on a street corner. Besides having steady customers it's always being discovered by tourists and new comers. The exterior entrance is inviting. The interior tropical design and spacious layout puts you at ease as you walk through the entrance. A very large bar wraps around the center of the restaurant. Their large outdoor area lets you dine under the stars.

Service was not an issue. The food is excellent and portions are good. There was live entertainment. Tropicale is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's a great place for couples and groups, has a vibrant bar scene, is a late night find and a neighborhood gem. Their online site lets you view the restaurant and menu. There are hundreds of reviews, all 4 and 5 star.

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Thank John R
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

I have eaten at Tropicale several times. The food is always great! The staff, especially the bar tenders, are all very nice.

Thank JeffG006
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Tropicale is just the best gathering place for all sorts of special social occasions in Palm Springs. We make it a habit going there, and have never been disappointed since the restaurant opened I think three years ago.

1  Thank Steveladera
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Friends and others in Palm Springs have recommended checking out Tropicale for a while now, and I wished I’d gone earlier! Wow! What delicious food! Amazing. The inside atmosphere is exciting and very neighborhood-friendly… both bars packed with locals and it is fun! There is a big outside patio that isn’t too hot despite the heat so if you don’t have a reservation you’ll probably get a seat. Everything we tried was great, and we had a wonderful start to our evening. Glad we tried it! I say, check it out and make a reservation in advance! You’ll need one.

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1  Thank DoctorBuckles
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