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, 10am-8/9pm

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

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 8AM-9PM weekdays / 8AM-10PM 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, 11am-9pm

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

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

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, 11am-8pm

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Local favorite for traditional Mexican dishes in a quieter setting near the airport. Large portions. Indoor & outdoor seating.
Open daily, 9am-9pm

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, 11am-3pm

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, 1-5pm.
Open daily, kitchen hours vary by day.

King’s Highway Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Eclectic spot for tasty comfort food inside a former Denny’s at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club. On Thursdays there’s a good Taco Jueves special. You may need reservations on weekends during high season.
Open daily, 7am-10pm

The Heyday Burgers
Lunch, Dinner
Great local burger joint, with in 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, 12pm-9pm / Until 10PM on Fri/Sat

Cathedral City

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

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

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, 11am-3pm and 5pm-9pm