Places to Eat

Food! I have listed some eatieries that I frequent.  I like them for one reason or another.  Usually it is the Culture and Style of the restaurant and of course the quality of the food that gets me to return!   


Spencers Restaurant:  You probably heard of it if you frequent Palm Springs.  I do not have enough positive remarks to say about this place!  In a nutshell it is Classy and a nice place to be is in the patio which is fully shaded and pleasant. It can be pricey for dinner but is worth it. Breakfast is very reasonable for what you get in terms of the Setting, Service and Food.  Take your partner there! It is highly unlikely you will be disappointed.  RESERVATIONS are recommended but I have walked in on several occasions.  Reservations on Holidays is a must.

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Cheeky’s:   Opened in the former Peppertree bookstore, serving healthy, creative breakfasts and lunches from a menu that rotates frequently.  Check out their online menu first.  Usually they serve fresh Orange, Tangerine and Grapefruit juices and Bloody Mary’s or Tangerine Mimosas.  Breakfast and Lunch only til about 2pm, They are open Wednesday – Sunday 8am- 2pm.  Most of the time I have showed up I needed to get on the waiting list but It is well worth it. There are Art and Furniture shops along the street here to satisfy your window shopping itch.


Kings Highway at Ace Hotel: Vintage Retro design. It is worth a try. The hype here is fresh food. The plates I’ve tried were good but consistency has been an issue sometime. That doesnt keep me from going once in awhile because of the eclectic design and the tasty Carnita Burrito.  This is on Hwy 111 about a 3 minute ride from downtown.

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LULU California Bistro:  Right in the heart of the Strip in Palm Springs on the corner of Hwy 111 & Arenas.  Sidewalk seating and good service.  The portions are fair.  The big menu is sure to have something you will like.  In Downtown Palm Springs.

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Farm Palm SpringsTucked away in a Historic Building in downtown Palm Springs is the Farm. The feeling given is such, as if you were at some sort of European cottage.  It has a French inspired menu.  You will find French Toast, Crepes, Omelettes etc…  A big favorite is the Bacon Chicken and Waffles!  Thier location is In Downtown Palm Springs.  Near center of the Strip a few stores behind See’s Candy.

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Rio Azul Mexican Bar: Most everyone needs a Mexican spot and this place has served its purpose for me on more than one occasion. Traditional Mexican cuisine on the strip but not in a congested area.  The outdoor setting is quaint and of Mexican taste.  Margaritas are not in short supply here!


Las Casuelas Mexican Restaurant:  I have frequented this place several of times through the years.  When we have guests visiting us in Palm Springs we end up hereusually not only for the food but the Live Music which is usually 7 nights a week.  The place seems infused with happiness when the music plays.  It easily feels like you are in a Baja Bar eating Chips & Salsa with a cold one.  In addition to the Palm Springs location you can find one in Rancho Mirage adorn in a Hacienda-Styled Mexican dinner house.

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Broken Yolk Cafe:  O.k. This is another breakfast and lunch place. Hearty portions and nothing fancy.  An American menu.  If your up for the challenge they offer the Iron Man Omelet Challenge – 12 Egg Omelet filled with Mushrooms, Onions & Cheese. Smothered with Chili, Piled with home fries and 2 Biscuits.  The Challenge is to finish this in 1 hour to receive a Free Meal, Free T Shirt and your picture on the wall.  Go For it!  This location is on the strip and also one is located in La Quinta.  The close at 2pm.

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Native Foods:  Native Foods is an organic/vegan/vegetarian restaurant.  It is only about a 5 minute drive from downtown Palm Springs in the Smoke Tree shopping center on HWY 111 & Sunrise.  I’ve visited about 4 times and never have been disappointed.  The food is fresh.

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Normas at The Parker Palm Springs:  A Five star Diner. Pleasant outdoor garden in lush courtyard.  On Hwy 111 about 5 minutes from downtown Palm Springs.

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Smokin’ Burgers & Lounge

Been here at least 5 times.  Decent location on corner of shopping center with relaxed outdoor seating.  Inside is bar and lounge with more than 5 TV’s that usually have sports on.  Overall the setting was nice for this type of venue.  Food looks better than it is however I have gone back more than 5 times.  Good Happy Hours.


I have eaten at several other restaurants throughout the area and can provide recommendations or opinions if any one is interested.