10 Mexican Restaurants In Palm Desert, California - Updated 2022

mexican restaurants in palm desert
Juliet
Juliet 
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Palm Desert, California, is home to country clubs, golf courses and shops. A sprawling shopping, entertainment and recreation mecca, visitors can watch a show at the McCallum Theatre, a state-of-the-art performance venue that has hosted top music, comedy, dance and drama acts. From around the world. Or else, visit the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. The Palm Springs Art Museum is also inspiring, with its outdoor sculpture garden; else take an exhilarating drive on the Bump and Grind trail, which goes up 1,000 feet (304.8 meters) above ground, allowing you to take in the most panoramic views. El Paseo shopping district, a tree-lined boulevard with public art pieces, upscale stores and boutiques, is where many Palm Desert restaurants are housed. If you’re craving for Mexican fare, then this is one place you’ll want to check out. On a quest to find the best Mexican restaurants in Palm Desert, California, let this guide help you out.

1. Fresh Agave Mexican Bar & Grill

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


This restaurant in the heart of Palm Desert has a menu that blends traditional and contemporary Mexican cuisines using the freshest ingredients available. With comfort food and warm hospitality, the dishes are prepared using family recipes. The chicken fajitas and tortilla soup are recommended.

Fresh Agave Mexican Bar & Grill

Address: 73325 Highway 111 Palm Desert, CA 92260 Tel: 760.836.9028

Website: Fresh Agave Mexican Bar & Grill

Opening hours: Sun - Thurs: 11 am - 9 pm | Fri - Sat: 11 am - 10 pm | Happy Hour: 3 pm - 5 pm daily

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

2. Los Pepes Mexican Grill

Editor’s note: Establishment is Permanently closed.

Los Pepes is a restaurant with charming decor, showcasing the best of Mexican hospitality. Delicious, refined Mexican dishes are served here. Uniquely crafted with the freshest ingredients available, you’ll taste the best of old world Mexico here. We recommend the ground beef tacos and the burritos.

Los Pepes Mexican Grill

Address: 73091 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260 Tel: (760) 779-8977

Website: Los Pepes Mexican Grill

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday:11 am - 9 pm

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

3. La Cocina de Mama Margarita

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


A casual Mexican restaurant that offers customers breakfast, lunch and dinner options, it is a cozy setting for friends who want to bond over delicious Mexican food. Tucked away in an industrial area, you might miss it on your first visit, but once you’ve tried the food, you’ll want to go back for more. Some of the dishes are authentic Mexican, not found anywhere else.

La Cocina de Mama Margarita

Address: 1915 74991 Velie Way #4 Palm Desert, CA 92260 United States

Website: La Cocina de Mama Margarita

Opening hours: Mon - Fri 7 am - 8 pm | Sat - Sun 7 am - 3 pm

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

4. Guillermo's Restaurante

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

Guillermo’s Restaurante, Palm Desert, has been around since 2003. With so much history and experience, it’s safe to say that they are able to serve the most authentic Mexican dishes to their customers. Family-owned and operated, the restaurant promises to serve the most creative, authentic dishes in a warm, cozy environment. They also have a tequila bar with over 300 varieties of delicious margarita recipes. Live music is also played. The guacamole, chips, and salsa are the favorites.

Guillermo's Restaurante

Address: 72850 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Website: Guillermo’s Restaurante

Opening hours: 11:00 am - 2:45 pm | 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

5. Flor De Jalisco

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Feliz Domingo , Deliciosos chilaquiles en salsa verde o rojos acompnados con 2 huevos al gusto arroz y frijoles Solo aqui en tu Casa Flor de Jalisco

Posted by Flor De Jalisco on Sunday, February 19, 2017

Flor de Jalisco Mexican Restaurant is where you’ll find authentic, fresh and delicious Mexican cuisine made from recipes passed down through the owner’s family. Also a local favorite, the enchiladas are a popular choice amongst frequent diners.

Flor De Jalisco

Address: 42215 Washington St Ste G Palm Desert, CA 92211 760 636-0380

Website: Flor De Jalisco

Opening hours: Mon - Friday: 11 am – 9 pm Sat/Sun: 10 am – 9 pm

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

6. La Casita Restaurant

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by La Casita Restaurant on Monday, March 23, 2020

La Casita Restaurant promises great food, authentic Mexican ambiance, and family-friendly service. With a full-service bar, you’ll enjoy all kinds of Mexican dishes here. Housed in a charming building with a red tile roof, and exterior stucco walls painted a variety of colorful earthy colors, you’ll feel like you’re right in Mexico here. The fajitas come highly recommended and are a popular attraction amongst locals.

La Casita Restaurant

Address: 77912 Country Club Dr ste 3-3, Palm Desert, CA 92211, United States

Website: La Casita Restaurant

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11 am - 9 pm | Fri - Sat: 11 am - 10 pm | Happy Hour: 3 pm - 5 pm

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

7. Pueblo Viejo Grill

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

You had me at Carnitas Come in and try the best carnitas in town... or order them to-go! We are open for limited...

Posted by Pueblo Viejo Grill on Monday, September 28, 2020

Over here, dishes are made using only the freshest ingredients from scratch. Pueblo Viejo Grill delivers superior cuisine and a tequila bar with an extensive selection. Opened since 2005, the restaurant serves creative Mexican dishes, with its sweet corn tamales, bean and cheese burrito, steak nachos a fan favourite.

Pueblo Viejo Grill

Address: 36901 Cook Street Palm Desert, CA 92211

Website: Pueblo Viejo Grill

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

8. El Rodeo Café

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

El Rodeo Cafe prides itself as serving only the freshest authentic Mexican food around. All vegetables are cut by hand, cheeses are grated by hand, and everything other food product made from scratch. Regulars love its shredded beef quesadilla and cheese enchilada.

El Rodeo Cafe

Address: 44820 San Pablo Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260, USA

Website: El Rodeo Café

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8 am - 8 pm | Sun 8 am - 4 pm

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

9. Casa Blanca Restaurant

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Casa Blanca Restaurant on Friday, May 22, 2020

The owner of Casa Blanca Restaurant Mr. De Leon, brought his childhood recipes with him when he immigrated to the States. Starting to cook even as a high school student, his employers realized that the Mexican dishes he served were so delicious that it brought customers back again and again. Soon after, he set up his restaurant and gained popularity. The “Tampiqueña” entrée, a hearty serving of carne asada, plus two cheese enchiladas, rice, beans and diced pico de gallo, is known to be the best in the Coachella Valley. Washed down with a beer, you will satisfy all your cravings for Mexican after this meal.

Casa Blanca Restaurant

Address: 72286 HWY 111 Suite J3-4 Palm Desert, CA 92260

Website: Casa Blanca Restaurant

Opening hours: 7:30 am - 10 pm

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

10. El Ranchito Taco Shop

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


El Ranchito Taco Shop is a casual shop with delicious Mexican food. The El Ranchito Special is only USD 8.99 and includes Taco, Tostada, and Enchilada & Drink! Known as one of the best Mexican restaurants around, its portions and quick service has been praised.

El Ranchito Taco Shop

Address: 34-580 Monterey Ave. Ste. #103 in Palm Desert, California

Website: El Ranchito Taco Shop

Opening hours: 8 am - 9 pm

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

All-in-one entertainment in Palm Springs, California

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Palm Springs, California, is an all-in-one entertainment district where you can choose to shop, play golf, or catch performances. With a whole slew of entertainment choices, you’ll never feel bored here in Palm Springs. And with the choice of the best Mexican food restaurants in town, you’ll always have a place to satisfy your burrito, tacos, and nacho cravings!

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