10 Restaurants You Must Try In Palm Springs, California

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The resort city of Palm Springs is known for the beautiful scenery of the Sonoran Desert, the incredible hot springs, and the stylish spas, shops, and hotels that are sprinkled throughout the town. The food scene here, though, is also worth mentioning. A medley of local-loved classics and fresh, new, modern restaurants have turned Palm Springs into a food destination worth visiting in its own right.

From the elegant and posh, to casual hole-in-the-wall eateries, there are so many places worth visiting while in this charming California city. Here are 10 restaurants to try next time you visit Palm Springs.

1. Cheeky's

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Cheeky’s is the perfect brunch place in the desert. Simple, casual, and with a menu of delicious, seasonally-inspired fan-favorites, this restaurant has been a hit with locals since it opened in 2008. The menu changes weekly, but best-sellers like the bacon sampler (which comes in flavors like apple cinnamon and pineapple red peppercorn) and delicious craft cocktails, are always available. Breakfast is served all day and is accompanied by great lunch and dinner options, too.

Cheeky's

Address: 622 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA, 92262

Website: Cheeky’s

2. Tyler's Burgers

Posted by Tyler's Burgers on Thursday, 1 July 2010

Once Palm Springs earliest bus station, this space now holds one of the best lunch places in the city. The straightforward menu is deceptively simple but incredibly tasty. The restaurant serves a delicious assortment of freshly-ground burgers, hotdogs, sandwiches, and malts/shakes. With its friendly and laid-back atmosphere, Tyler’s is a pleasant spot to sit back and enjoy a classic American lunch on the outdoor patio area.

Tyler's Burgers

Address: 149 S. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA, 92262

Website: Tyler’s Burgers

3. Trio

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Posted by TRIO Restaurant on Saturday, 11 March 2017

A popular option among travelers and locals alike, Trio continues to create buzz for its inventive take on American classics. At this upbeat and vibrant restaurant, Midwest comfort foods meet California panache and the result is modern, flavorful cuisine. In addition to the great menu, the restaurant has a welcoming and fun atmosphere, unique décor, and an outstanding art collection.

Trio

Address: 707 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Website: Trio

4. Jake's Palm Springs

Posted by Jake's Palm Springs on Sunday, 24 September 2017

Comfort food and a great atmosphere are what you can count on at Jake’s. The restaurant dials up the charm with a beautiful patio area, where you can dine alfresco and take in the beauty of the cool desert nights. This lovely bistro with a laid-back attitude has a menu filled with scrumptious American dishes for every meal of the day, and an amazing dessert selection that can’t be beat.

Jake's Palm Springs

Address: 664 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Website: Jake’s Palm Springs

5. Spencer’s Restaurant

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Posted by Spencer's Restaurant on Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Spencer’s has an unbeatable blend of wonderful ambiance, a delectable menu, and a beautiful location. Set at the foot of the stunning San Jacinto Mountains, the gorgeous scenery contributes to the restaurant’s romantic atmosphere and the best seats in the house are definitely on the charming outdoor patio.

The menu is expansive and offers inspired interpretations of American, European, and Pacific Rim dishes. Wonderful for special occasions, or for a sumptuous weekend brunch, Spencer’s serves up a winning combination of elegant ambiance and delicious meals.

Spencer’s Restaurant

Address: 701 W Baristo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Website: Spencer’s Restaurant

6. The Tropicale Restaurant & Coral Seas Lounge

Posted by THE TROPICALE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE on Saturday, 31 October 2015

The Tropicale may be reminiscent of retro dinner clubs and themed cocktail bars, but the result of this restaurant is a modern and unique dining experience. Chic and stylish, the Tropicale stretches from the cosmopolitan seating of the Coral Seas Lounge to the verdant and lush outdoor dining area.

Sip one of their signature craft cocktails on the starlit patio and indulge in the vibrant, refreshing cuisine that smacks of international influences. Start your meal by sharing some tasty tapas or small plates before digging into dishes like their Kahlua-Barbecued Pork Chops and Thai Shrimp Curry. The menu is influenced by Pacific Rim flavors and is updated seasonally.

The Tropicale Restaurant & Coral Seas Lounge

Address: 330 E Amado Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Website: The Tropicale Restaurant & Coral Seas Lounge

7. Le Vallauris

Posted by Le Vallauris on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Dine on decadent French cuisine in a restored historical landmark at Le Vallauris. This sophisticated restaurant has a menu of gourmet French and Mediterranean cuisine and offers an upscale dining experience. Named after a French village where Pablo Picasso spent his pottery and ceramic painting years, Le Vallauris offers superb cuisine, stellar service, and chic refinement.

From traditional small plates like sautéed foie gras to beautifully sumptuous desserts, the menu is sure to impress along every course. Enjoy your meal alfresco on the lovely ficus tree and flower surrounded patio area, for an extra touch of elegance.

Le Vallauris

Address: 385 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA, 92262

Website: Le Vallauris

8. El Mirasol

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Posted by El Mirasol Cocina Mexicana Palm Springs on Saturday, 2 September 2017

Feast on zesty, refreshing Mexican specialties at either location of the delightful restaurant El Mirasol. Chef Felipe Castaneda serves incredibly flavorful Mexican specialties and highlights the rich cultural and gastronomical heritage of the country. A commitment to using the freshest ingredients elevates flavorful favorites like polo en mole poblano and the traditional dish, chicharron.

Enjoy the beautiful blend of color, spice, and tradition at El Mirasol whether you’re sticking with a classic dish or trying a seasonal specialty. Whatever you order, don’t miss out on the tangy, house-made margaritas while you’re here!

El Mirasol

Address: 140 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA, 92264

Website: El Mirasol

9. Rooster and the Pig

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Posted by Rooster And The Pig on Tuesday, 2 May 2017

This casual restaurant is one of the most popular eateries in Palm Springs, as the ever-present queue will attest to! The Rooster and the Pig is a Vietnamese-American restaurant that serves up traditional dishes alongside inventive interpretations of the classics. A progressive menu and small plates invite you to order a variety of delectable dishes.

Because the menu changes weekly, there is always an excuse to go back and try what Chef Tai Spendley has created from the sustainable produce and ingredients of the area. Grab a group of friends and enjoy the bursting fusion of flavors that emanate from every bite.

Rooster and the Pig

Address: 356 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, California, CA 92262

Website: Rooster and the Pig

10. Johannes

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Posted by Johannes on Sunday, 9 July 2017

Chef Johannes Bacher has been bringing scrumptious Austrian food to Palm Springs since 1999. This classy restaurant provides a dining experience centered on creative, traditional food, an impressive wine list, sophisticated décor, and impeccable service. Quality ingredients are fashioned into transformative meals that stimulate the palate and satisfy the soul. A keen eye for presentation enriches the dining experience and indicates the dedication put into every meal here.

Johannes

Address: 196 S. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA, 92262

Website: Johannes

Choose your dining experience in Palm Springs

The variety of restaurants and eateries in Palm Springs is astounding. No matter your fancy, price range, or dietary needs, the restaurants of this desert city deliver in taste and style. Add these restaurants to your list for a trip that will fulfill your stomach, as well as your trip itinerary.

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Hannah is a freelance writer, list making aficionado, and world traveler currently based in Germany. She is an avid explorer, and believes in creating new experiences to put on her bucket list to...Read more

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