Restaurant Roundup: Casual Local Favorites
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
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
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
Casual spot for old school hamburgers, hotdogs & malts on La Plaza.
Open Monday-Saturday, 11 AM-4 PM
Specialty pizza, by the slice, or build your own.
Open Monday-Saturday, 11 AM-9/10 PM
Fisherman’s Market & Grill
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
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
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
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
Luchador Brewing Company
Local craft brewery with a fun vibe and indoor taco truck.
Open daily, 11:30 AM-9:30 PM
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
Serving up giant burgers, great onion rings, and fries. A busy local favorite!
Open daily, 10:00 AM-9:00 PM
Uncle Chai Thailand Street Food
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