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El Mirasol

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
140 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-8822
+1 760-323-0721
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“mole” (38 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (31 reviews)
“machaca” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
140 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-8822
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delightful Mexican patio place to dine. Nice and wide selection menu. Attentive staff, good bar service; Parking is a problem…..very limited and not easy to find if you are not familiar with the location. Food quality, presentation, and portion size are all very good. Our...More

Thank FallCityGuy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I ate at El Mirasol the first night we arrived in Palm Springs. It was so good that we returned on our last night. We dined inside the first night and on the patio the second night. The atmosphere was pleasant -...More

Thank Southpaw00
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of choice on this menu. Food was average--would try this place again but did try two dishes and they were not the best Mexican food I've had. Portions were generous. Sat on the patio which was pleasant except the noise from the road, at...More

Thank DonnamjCan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Much better than expected. Fine Mexico City meal; not a Mexican-American restaurant; it's a real Mexican restaurant. Perfect corn tortillas and chicken tamales. Outstanding carne asada with authentic Mexican rice from the 1950's. Food just like Mexico City, Cuernavaca or Acapulco in 1959. RESTAURANT: A...More

Thank james90211
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The service is good but, their food is tasteless. Their pork taste as if it was boiled to the point of losing all it's flavor. If you want real Mexican food this is not the place to eat. The atmosphere is a plus. We enjoy...More

Thank bslaymaker1
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We're from Southern California so we feel like we are experts at what good Mexican food taste like! When we finally rolled into Palm Springs at 9 p.m. we were absolutely starving and craving Mexican food. Are front desk person recommended this place and we...More

Thank babbers64
Reviewed 22 September 2017

I was craving Mexican food and this really hit the spot. I would definitely go again! Good prices and good food. I loved their chili rellenos!

Thank Aubrey B
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Wow!!! The food was so amazing! We started out with the queso dip! This should not be missed! Diet be damned! This stuff is amazing! I had the chicken picido (sp)? And that also did not disappoint! The sauce was so flavorful but not spicy!...More

Thank mathmagican
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We visit Palm Springs once a year for some time away to recharge our batteries. We had been settling into too much of a routine in recent years so this year we made it a point to do some different things and go to some...More

Thank Sixeye
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

My mom and I enjoyed a delicious and authentic Mexican dinner. I especially loved the carnitas and the grande margarita! Definitely stop by if you're in the area.

Thank Valerie L
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Manuel C
9 July 2017|
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Response from Joel B | Reviewed this property |
Their south location on Palm Canyon does not serve breakfast. They do, however, have a second location that does just a mile or so away. Check our their location at El Mirasol Los Arboles on Indian Canyon at the intersection... More
Deb S
7 December 2016|
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Response from Cecily M | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about the gluten free options as I don't look for them when dining. They're menu is quite extensive so I'm sure you would find something that fit your needs.
2 August 2015|
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Response from Susan V | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-8822
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-323-0721
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Since opening in the Spring of 1985, El Mirasol Cocinca Mexicana has built a reputation for consistently serving piping hot plates of artfully prepared Mexican regional cuisine and tangy, flavorful Margaritas. Both El Mirasol locations feature a singular focus on wholesome, fresh food with house specialties like Chicharron en Salsa, our rich aromatic Mole Sauce, thickening the sauces using flax seed, and hand made Corn Tortillas made fresh daily. Expand your Mexican food horizons with regional selections like Shrimp, Scallops or Chicken in Pipian Sauce, Spinach Enchiladas in Chile Verde or enjoy traditional favorites like Carnitas, Carne Asada and Chiles Rellenos are gluten free. The Castaneda family welcomes a chance to serve you at either of their award winning El Mirasol locations, or we can provide catering for your event from small to large at your home, your event venue or host it at our very own Los Arboles Hotel!
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