The Tropicale

4.7
6933 reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
A chic and sophisticated décor provides the setting for our distinctive "world cuisine", a provocative mix of zesty influences that creates a delightful dining experience in Palm Springs, California. Plush high-backed semicircular banquettes surround our dining room and offer comfortable and private seating. The cuisine has a light, exotic feel with an emphasis on Pacific Rim specialties, from Chilean Sea Bass baked in Banana Leaves or Kahlua-Barbecued Pork Chops to all sorts of tasty tapas, salads, wood-fired pizzas, and desserts. The Coral Seas Lounge, a hip mid-century style bar is lined with sexy black leather bar-stools and is reminiscent of the upbeat lounges of old Palm Springs. It wraps around the dining room and leads outside to a lush, tropical, 2000 square foot dining patio where a variety of specialty cocktails and old-school favorites are mixed - an ideal place where friends gather and martinis are sipped under the starlit desert sky.

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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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christineb
New England
28 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the tropicale and go every year. It's loud and fun and busy, the drinks are awesome. I loved my ginger martini! It went perfect with the salmon! I think it's a little pricey for the food you get....like the dessert was gorgeous,. but $20 for a small but pretty lemon cake? I enjoyed it overall and will definitely be back. FYO...The small plates are better than the big plates!! Next time I will probably just get a bunch of small plates! 😀😀😀

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vipNathanielB
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience! Amazing drinks and food. Really loved the atmosphere and the vibe here!

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JoyceH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent drinks. Cool ambiance. Loved our dinner and then drinks at a lively bar.

HL
vipHarveyL
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went to The Tropicale for Sunday dinner, hoping for Sunday Sushi Night. Our Server said the sushi chef was ill so no sushi. But the menu is excellent and quite diverse. We’ve always enjoyed everything we’ve had there. My wife had their sword fish and absolutely loved it. I put together some small dishes to make a meal. Tempura Prawns, Vietnamese Spring Rolls and Onion Rings. All delicious.
The setting is always beautiful. And the service is terrific. Our Server Aly was great. Professional but very nice and friendly. The staff members who also help are great. They pay very close attention to see anything they can do. And they move quickly and efficiently. Never left waiting.
Very nice evening for sure.

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vipJulie
Salt Lake City
142 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our FAVORITE restaurant in Palm Springs and we have both celebrated several birthdays with this amazing place!

DH
DavidHKNYC
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch. Great menu. Perfect service. Good value. And great bottomless mimosas. Consistently my favorite place in Palm Springs. Thank you!

MG
vipMonaG
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience2

First time in 5 years that the fried chicken sucked. Management wad kind enough to take it off our tab. Nicole the server could not have been more rude! Maybe she could’ve, but we didn’t hang around long enough to find out.

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SHARONS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We've been here before and enjoyed the patio as a group of 6. Here's the general consensus on our 2nd trip here (May 1, 2021 at 6:45 pm) -- Tropicale is wonderful for drinks and appetizers and salads. They had approximately 8 items of appetizers and I believe 5 of them were shrimp. We ordered the brisket burger and pizza. It was very apparent that the food was left under the heat lamps. The burger was dry (bun was crispy and patty was burnt and dry) and the Onion rings were soggy. The pizza was sub par, dry on top because of the heat lamp. Overall, wouldn't return unless we were stopping there for drinks only prior to our next destination. Didn't have the fortitude to c/o of the food because we wanted to leave due to waiting so long for our dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We ordered the Spicy Korean-Style Kobe Steak Skewers as an appetizer... phenomenal. Asada plate ... brought us back to childhood- it was inspiring. Egg Spaghetti Marinara ... not a favorite or memorable.
We loved the pictures of this place however we were pretty let down by the patio area, not impressed, very crowded.
Service was great, all staff was very friendly. We were offered bread that we never received. We did get a complimentary frozen birthday treat which was nice of them.

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vipHaleyD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I loved it!

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vipKenny
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ranz puts on a dinner experience that always exceeds my expectations. Brought my out of town guests and they loved the food, cocktails, service and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place, hard to do better! Randy, Mikey and Miguel at the bar are fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was a great meal and the staff did a great job. Our server was pleasant and attentive. My mother in law was visiting from KS and we took her a good meal and they didn’t disappoint. The man who seated us found us an outdoor table and we appreciated it. I wish I could remember his name but his beard game was on point! :) We will go again.

KP
vipKatieP
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice evening. All good

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RoTyRo
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The only glitch in a superb meal was a 3rd starter plate gone AWOL...when we finally asked, after our 2nd martini, where it was, the server seemed irriated that the kitchen forgot it, yet made no attempt to bring it out gratis, which she SHOULD have...and then was quite curt, dropping off the bill and mumbling "sorry about that". She may have had too many tables and forgot to place the order...maybe the kitchen DID overlook it...it could have been handled better.

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johnm
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are consistently five star.

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vipMojo44
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service in all areas, great people watching, playful ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, food and service!!

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karent
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We didn’t get our appetizer until our entrees were delivered ! waiter was not available.

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SkyS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and the best vibe in Palm Springs.

GB
GregoryB
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, seasonal specials, lovely outdoor space

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vipEscodiner
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the privilege of having Eric serve us for the first time. What an exceptional person and wonderful server. We had plenty of fun with him at the table, but seriously fastidious service as well. We hope he can serve us again next visit. The Tropicale is still our favourite restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed sharing the pupu platter a couple of glasses of wine and then the Brie and prosciutto pizza amazing! The service was outstanding there were so many busboy & runners on the floor assisting the wait staff keeping everything clean and waters filled it was amazing watching them run around. Well done felt safe with social distance protocols.

TJ
TimJ
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cool Palm Springs in the restaurant service and food very good

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Kristingirl
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was phenomenal! The food was delicious and the portion sizes are definitely worth the price. We were seated within a minute, our waiter was there to greet us, and drinks were order and received in a quick and orderly fashion. I would highly recommend to anyone!

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vipGaryW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fun/festive atmosphere
Service is very good- waiters are very friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday brunch

CC
vipChuckC
Portland
36 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back!! Love this resraurant !!

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vipSarahP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Al ate a GREAT Time!

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dstdwlr
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! My first time at this restaurant and won't be the last. Went there for lunch and had the brunch menu. The skirt steak and eggs were excellent as well as the coconut martini. Yum!!
Waitstaff and ambiance outstanding. Can't wait to go there again.

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Ajson
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great. She was so attentive and friendly and always such a treat to go there

JK
JohnK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place in PS!

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kdblond
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holy WOW! The Tropicale was simply perfect! From the ambiance of the indoor restaurant and bar to the beautiful patio and amazing service ... everything was perfectly amazing!! Aaron was our server and he was attentive, energetic and just overall perfect !! If you want a fun, energetic place with great food, cocktails and service make a reservation!!

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Skippy
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was delightful! Such a surprise to enjoy a special occasion without any complaints! We plan to make Tropicale our favorite hot spot in Palm Springs area! Looking forward to coming back as often as possible!
Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff. Beautiful night in the courtyard.

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chelan
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant dining experience.

JP
JulieP
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, really fun place with good food too!!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and ambiance! Will definitely come back.

AP
vipAlexanderP
Palm Springs
52 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best to order appetizers and small plates; entrees are expensive and need to be updated. Menu Entrees need yo be varied more often.

Still a fun night out in a great atmosphere!

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Jayboy427
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food, ambiance and service! Highly recommend it.

FAQs

The Tropicale is rated 4.7 stars by 6933 OpenTable diners.

The Tropicale does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.thetropicale.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.