Restaurant Roundup: Casual Local Favorites

Gambino's Creperie

Vacation is a great time to splurge on awesome dining experiences. But sometimes you just want something simple, without a lot of fanfare and fuss. For those times, our hospitality team frequents these casual local restaurants. Enjoy!

Palm Springs, North to South

Peruvian Fuego
Lunch, Dinner
Tasty ceviches and classic dishes from Peru, including a knockout Peruvian rotisserie chicken. Indoor & patio seating. Easy bike ride from Descanso.
Open Wednesday-Monday, 10 AM-8/9 PM

Chicken Ranch
Lunch, Dinner
Locally raised rotisserie chicken, sandwiches & salads. Full bar, plus a Happy Hour menu from 3 PM to close. A 15-minute walk from Descanso.
Open daily, 11 AM-8 PM

Taqueria Tlaquepaque
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
We may not know how to pronounce the name, but we still love it! Super local Mexican favorite, great, affordable and made-with-love food, a true family-run, no-fuss place to sit down and enjoy!
Open 8 AM-9 PM weekdays / 8 AM-10 PM Friday & Saturday

Blue Coyote Bar & Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Southwestern favorites, salads, and margaritas in an expansive space on the main drag. Good for large groups.
Open daily, 11 AM-9 PM

Tyler’s Burgers
Lunch only
Casual spot for old school hamburgers, hotdogs & malts on La Plaza.
Open Monday-Saturday, 11 AM-4 PM

Bill’s Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Specialty pizza, by the slice, or build your own.
Open Monday-Saturday, 11 AM-9/10 PM

Fisherman’s Market & Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Fish tacos and seafood specialties in a casual setting with counter service. Three locations - Downtown, Palm Desert & La Quinta. Lunch and early dinner specials are worth a look.
Open daily, 11 AM-8 PM

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
A local favorite for traditional Mexican dishes in a quieter setting near the airport. Large portions. Indoor & outdoor seating.
Open daily, 9 AM-9 PM

Gabino’s Creperie
Lunch only
Foodie hotspot for non-traditional savory crepes, hidden down a tiny side alley off East Palm Canyon. Window service and limited seating, no alcoholic drinks.
Open Tuesday-Sunday, 11 AM-3 PM

The Reef
Happy Hour, Dinner
A “tropical-themed libations sanctuary” inside the historic Caliente Tropics Hotel serving burgers, sandwiches, salads, and comfort food.
Hula Happy Hour Mon-Thurs, 1-5 PM.
Open daily, kitchen hours vary by day.

The Heyday Burgers
Lunch, Dinner
Great local burger joint, within 5 minutes walk from the hotel. Delicious 'smash burger' style burgers and amazing crinkle-cut fries. They are becoming famous for their "Burger & Martini" special!
Open daily, 12 PM-9 PM / Until 10 PM on Fri/Sat

Cathedral City

 Luchador Brewing Company
Lunch, Dinner
Local craft brewery with a fun vibe and indoor taco truck.
Open daily, 11:30 AM-9:30 PM

 BeeCh Please
Happy Hour, Lunch, Dinner
Hip little Korean street-food hole in the wall. Korean-Style fried chicken is their specialty, with a lot of flavorful choices! They also have with a delicious selection of ramen, light & crispy tempura, refreshing Korean beer, soju, and soju cocktails. The space is very small, we recommend calling to reserve a table before heading over.
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 12PM-8:30 PM

Tony's Burgers
Lunch, Dinner
Serving up giant burgers, great onion rings, and fries. A busy local favorite!
Open daily, 10:00 AM-9:00 PM

Rancho Mirage

Uncle Chai Thailand Street Food
Lunch, Dinner
Authentic Thai noodles, curries, soups, and more inside a little mall called The Atrium.
Open daily, 11 AM-3 PM and 5 PM-9  PM