Eating out in the Coachella Valley
Palm Springs does not run short on restaurants. There are so many to choose from. There is fast food, casual dining, posh and hip, upscale, and downright un-affordable by most people’s standards.
Some of the fast food places in Palm Springs, other than your regular drive through establishments, are: Baja Fresh, Dickey’s BBQ, Castaneda’s, Goody’s, Panera. The majority of these establishments will be on the east side of town, opposite of the airport.
Some of my favorite casual dining establishments are: Loco Charlie’s, Mario’s Italian Cafe, Thai Smile, Elmer’s, Kaiser Grill, Smoketree Burgers. These would be places that local would typically eat. They are kind of spread out, but most of them are off the main strip.
If you are looking for the strip experience there are so many great choices, but my favorites are: Brickworks because you eat upstairs on a patio and they have a wide range of food, Tonga Hut because where else can you go get Polynesian food in the desert? Of course everyone has to try Las Casuela’s because their Terraza and patio (with dancing) is second to none. Other folks like Tommy Bahama and Patrons, as they always seem pretty hoppin’, but I have yet to try them out.
More upscale establishments might be Melvyn’s, LG’s Prime Steakhouse, Mister Parker, and Purple Palm. And for a top of the line upscale I suggest Le Vallauris and Copley’s .
You really can’t go wrong, I have literally have never had a bad meal-I have received bad service, but not bad food. Don’t worry, none of my choices here gave bad service. Bon Appetito! Cheers!