The Tropicale

The Tropicale

New American Restaurant and American Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Palm Springs, Palm Springs
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    Ros H.
    "Fantastic patio and southern fried chicken that's on point"(13 Tips)
    Vicki C.
    "Best bloody mary ever."(4 Tips)
    Michael H.
    "And the collard greens are great!"(2 Tips)
    Nick A.
    "happy hour menu in the bar area has some of the best dishes in town!"(3 Tips)
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  • Nick A.heart icon on user image
    Nick AvagianosAugust 26, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    The happy hour menu in the bar area has some of the best dishes in town! Ranz, and staff, also provide a wonderful atmosphere and superb customer service. This restaurant is a Palm Springs' gem!!!
    Upvoted Oct 19
  • Nancy R.heart icon on user image
    Nancy R.September 1, 2013
    One of my fave spots. Lovely patio, great service, good food, and an amazing Bloody Mary or bottomless mimosa w/brunch. Super lively and fun. Very PSP. Great at night. Best onion rings, too!
  • Tim S.
    Tim SheaAugust 3, 2018
    We had a really nice table outside and the staff was quite accommodating of our large party. Overall, it was not my favorite restaurant in Palm Springs, but definitely worth a visit.
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MaJuly 9, 2014
    amazing small plates, short ribs, tempura asparagus, chicken skewers were outstanding, lettuce wrap with spicy port was a little bit salty, but all very bold flavor, a very pleasant 1st experience.
  • Michael L.heart icon on user image
    Michael LeisApril 25, 2021
    Most fun bang for your buck in Palm Springs. Diverse crowd from dates to dinner with grandma to drag queens.
  • Catherine H.
    Catherine HughesJuly 31, 2013
    The huge shell drink is wonderful. The bread is wonderful amd I'm sure the dinner will be womderful. This will be our go to place!!!!
  • Donald S.
    Donald SteelJuly 2, 2013
    If you are dining on your own they have really great high tables for two opposite the bar where you can watch what's going on. And the staff are super welcoming. A lot of smiles.
  • Nina T.heart icon on user image
    Nina TsimpouliDecember 31, 2016
    Icredible calamari with mandarin sauce, decent drinks. We loved the decor, very old school. Highly recommended!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaDecember 31, 2016
    The Bloody Mary is good. Definitely a quality concoction. Practically a pickled salad in a tall glass.
  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Kitsch, on a grand scale. Lots of fun. Surprisingly good food. Lots of proms etc in the Spring, great outdoor dining.
  • Acme House Company
    Acme House CompanySeptember 7, 2011
    All night happy hour on Wednesday makes this the best cure for hump day. Get through the week with a special tropicale drink and some small bites.
  • Fredheart icon on user image
    FredDecember 2, 2013
    Great place to go if you want to feel totally invisible. A gathering place for the pompous and pretentious. Unless you arrived in a Bentley, you might as well stay home.
  • Island Bruinheart icon on user image
    Island BruinNovember 15, 2017
    Weekly specials. If duck curry is on the menu, go for it. Big portions. Very good Mai tai's.
  • Rachel K.heart icon on user image
    Rachel KAugust 3, 2015
    Get a pitcher of mojito and finish with the key lime pie. Hello summer.
  • Ros H.heart icon on user image
    Ros HodgekissMay 16, 2016
    Fantastic patio and southern fried chicken that's on point
  • Michael H.
    Michael HernandezJune 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cuban skirt steak is incredible. And the collard greens are great!
  • Jasmine 💫
    Jasmine 💫March 4, 2019
    If you want to eat with chopsticks, order the Ahi Poke on a literal chip.
  • Jim A.heart icon on user image
    Jim A.October 27, 2017
    Great house cocktails and a menu that will have something for everyone.
  • Nikki W.
    Nikki WegnerAugust 24, 2018
    Coconut shrimp! Swordfish was good. Coconut martini if you like sweet. Good service
  • Brandon G.heart icon on user image
    Brandon GrayApril 8, 2016
    Chicken and waffles were to die for, great service, and good drinks. Excellent brunch spot.
  • Michael S.heart icon on user image
    Michael S.April 21, 2017
    The Tropicale Cobb Salad and Mango Martini were delicious!!!
  • Bernadette B.
    Bernadette BaumApril 22, 2014
    Great cocktails and atmosphere. Brisket-Brie burger was amazing.
  • Kelly C.heart icon on user image
    Kelly CollinsJuly 24, 2017
    Great Happy Hour and staff. Beautiful outside patio and nice, comfy booths inside.
  • Dan G.
    Dan GutierrezJuly 10, 2011
    Eat on the patio. The atmosphere is insane. Summertime dinning like your in Miami. BBQ Meatloaf is a must.
  • Alex A.heart icon on user image
    Alex AmendJune 8, 2016
    Huge portions. Get a "small plate" if you're not starving. The drinks are huge to match.
  • Andrew F.heart icon on user image
    Andrew FladmarkNovember 4, 2016
    I don't understand how this is rated as well as it is. The patio is lovely, busy and the drinks were good, but the food was pretty awful. Everything was kind of soft and covered in over-sweet sauce.
  • Dominic R.heart icon on user image
    Dominic RiosMarch 26, 2019
    Very fun spot! Noisy though so don’t plan a meal where you expect to have a conversation.
  • Linda J.heart icon on user image
    Linda JenningsSeptember 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Fun place to eat and drink! Great food and waitstaff!
  • Amandine A.heart icon on user image
    Amandine ASeptember 30, 2017
    Food was great. Awesome service. Nice patio.
  • Don Z.heart icon on user image
    Don ZirpolaMay 31, 2018
    Wonderful menu. Ambiance. Fantastic food
  • James M.
    James MinorJune 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the flat iron steak - Flavorful and the perfect amount of heat!
  • Nick D.heart icon on user image
    Nick D'AmbrosiMay 15, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask to sit in Tammy's section. She's the best!!!! Seriously.
  • Eric S.heart icon on user image
    Eric SlingerlandJuly 13, 2013
    Tried to grab some drinks & a bite with friends, but place was packed for some reason, so had to eat elsewhere - boo-hiss!
  • Timothy M.
    Timothy MöhleMay 11, 2016
    This patio is a dream! Perfect weather to dine in.
  • Gloria F.heart icon on user image
    Gloria F.August 20, 2015
    Love everything about the place.
  • Simon P.
    Simon PearsonApril 2, 2018
    The cocktail list is all super sweet and the food is ok.
  • Eric L.
    Eric LynxwilerDecember 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    For its incredible style alone, Tropicale is worth a drive from LA!
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin P.February 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The new patio looks nice....its comfy, but I sure miss the big ol' ficus tree & the cool hanging lanterns!!:-\
  • Kevin C.heart icon on user image
    Kevin CorcoranAugust 19, 2015
    Great crowd, great food and bar. The best of the desert.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin P.June 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This place rocks...bartender knows how to make an awesome TequilaTini
  • Kash, aka Dj. Mheart icon on user image
    Kash, aka Dj. MMarch 31, 2013
    Cute place to have a drink
  • Danielle P.
    Danielle Pollack MastJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The patio Is awesome to dine. Brunch is equally as great as dinner
  • James M.
    James MinorJune 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Profiteroles - Yumm!
  • Robert M.heart icon on user image
    Robert MyersJanuary 28, 2019
    Sterling is the best!
  • David A.
    David A.August 10, 2018
    Order from the specials menu!
  • Brian V.
    Brian VatcherOctober 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Patio for Sunday brunch is a perfect setting.
  • Edward C.heart icon on user image
    Edward ClarkeFebruary 10, 2019
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything!❤️
  • Darrell T.heart icon on user image
    Darrell TucciApril 15, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Stop by on April 24th for Dining Out For Life and Tropicale will donate 33% of your sale to Desert AIDS Project.
  • SilllyYak I.
    The taro root chips are delicious and unexpected! #Tropicale #PalmSprings
  • H.L. C.
    H.L. CherryholmesMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    GREAT place for brunch! Recommend the huevo rancheros.
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