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Armando's Dakota Bar & Grill

) #43 of 210 Restaurants in Palm Desert $$ - $$$ Mexican,
73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4270
+1 760-346-0744
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (17 reviews)
“guacamole” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4270
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Reviewed yesterday

Convenient location and like the water mist cooling the patio. It was downhill from there because our experience for lunch wasn't good. The restaurant was not busy. The wait for service was slow for every step. The tamale was soggy and smelled of old oil....More

Thank PhultonPhorever
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While driving down El Paseo we spotted this restaurant and decided to stop in for lunch. The ambience was very pleasant. We were seated immediately. The service was excellent. We really liked that we were brought chips immediately with two, rather than the usual one,...More

Thank WorldTraveler422
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We're local and we always love Armandos. Typically we go just the 2 of us or with friends, no kids. The bar is fun and the margaritas are awesome. The bartenders poor heavy here so pace yourself ;-) This particular evening we had our 5...More

Thank loveps
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by while walking on El Paseo. We shared the veggie fajitas and the dish was one of the best we've ever had. Though it was busy our waiter was attentive. We will make it a point to visit again next time we're in...More

Thank rescue-you
Reviewed 7 May 2017

You get a lot of food for the price. I had the fish tacos and they were very good. I saw several people ordering the guacamole and it looked really good, I think I will try that next time. The service was probably the best...More

Thank Tamarah62
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Lunch at the famous Armando's was disappointing only because we kept hearing about how good it is. It turned out to be a solid, average Mexican eatery. The beer was cold, the frozen margaritas were colder and the chips were warm and plentiful. Our food...More

Thank DLB87
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I went with my daughter at the recommendation of a local. Great selection of tequila. I had tortilla soup. Excellent. And there amigos tacos. The steak taco and chicken taco were the best I'd ever eaten. The carnitas taco was too dry. The fresh salsa...More

Thank Keith N
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is our favorite place to visit in El Paseo. We love to sit at the bar and people watch. The margaritas are outstanding - if a bit strong. Don't worry, the bartender will give you some extra margarita mix. We've always shared the chicken...More

1  Thank TravelRookie2008
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We had dinner with three adults and 2 children at this very busy restaurant. The service was unusually slow and unsatisfactory. I was told that this was one of the best restaurants in town but our experience was mediocre at best. Took 20 minutes just...More

Thank Jasmine61
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious. Service was great and very reasonably priced. Make sure you make a reservation.

Thank Darrin D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have arroz con polla on the menu?
20 November 2016|
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Response from Daveymcg | Reviewed this property |
Not sure
Susan B
Do you need reservations here?
27 February 2015|
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Response from Louie M | Reviewed this property |
Phoenix-like Armando's is resuscitated after being down so long. Thanks for the good info. VThey may ask for reservations during peak dinner window but not otherwise. They always had zingy margaritas. They possibly enjoy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4270
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-346-0744
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