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“Not worth it on New Years Eve !!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tropicale

Tropicale
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Ranked #11 of 316 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Encilia
Chicago
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Not worth it on New Years Eve !!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

The price fix was over priced, and the place felt a bit like you were eating on an assembly line. Food was OK, but should have been $30 less...and come on...not even a glass of champagne with an $80--three course prix fix. I would recommend going on a regular night out. Then, the place is grand!

Visited December 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Everything outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

What a nice surprise this was. Our first choice restaurant was booked so we came here and so glad we did. While waiting for a table we started to order drinks at the bar. Just as our order was going in, our table came available. We told our server and he said, no problem, I'll find you and bring them to you. And he did so cheerfully within a few minutes, even though the restaurant was hopping. Cocktails were Raspbery, Mango White Sangria and it was amazing. For dinner, I started with a Blue Crab Organic Wedge Salad that was perfect blend of flavors-a must have if you like crab. My entree was a special flank steak with spinach. You could cut the meat with a fork it was so tender. Service was great and not intrusive. The crowd was fun and not too loud. We sat out on the patio and even though it was 45 degrees outside, with all the space heaters, it was very comfortable. There is a bar inside and out and sitting areas to enjoy cocktails while waiting for a table. Can't wait to go back.

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Los Angeles
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140 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Always love Tropical”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

great vibe at this place and the food is good. have been serveral times and always like it. the booths are great if you are with a few people. make a res. it gets crowded. also the back is very nice in the summer.

Visited January 2013
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Tiburon, CA
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369 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“A truly excellent restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

This is a large place with both inside and outside seating. We sat inside , which was packed, but, surprisingly for these days, we could hear ourselves speaking, thanks to the high backs to the booths and bench-style seating, plus high ceilings.
Service was consistently excellent, and offered good advice.
Cocktails (margaritas ) were expensive but large and excellent.
Food was excellent, too. Very nicely prepared and presented. We had entres leg of lamb ($28) and Korean -style steak ($27) along with Zinfandel at $11/glass( it was very good Zin ). Starter salad $11, desert $9.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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California
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7 restaurant reviews
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

We had a great meal there. First course was fried goat cheese salad with beets. Very good. We also had their salmon bowl, Cuban skirt steak, and pan-fried prawn. The prawns were a little tough but the rest of the food was well cooked. The prawn dish was also sweeter than necessary. Dessert was an excellent chocolate pistachio tart with caramel and salted caramel ice cream. Very good! Service was attentive and friendly. The waiter worried that they were slow but we were enjoying ourselves and I thought it pleasant to not be rushed between courses. We'd go back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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