Most Popular Restaurants in Desert Hot Springs

April 14, 2018 Merry Kessler

Natural hot springs abound in the Coachella Valley. Over 80 "spatels" proliferated in the 1950s and '60s. Several have been restored to their mid-century retro-hip splendor. Escape to the desert and choose decadent desert dens from the venerable Two Bunch Palms to clothing-optional Living Waters.
Things to do in Desert Hot Springs

1. South of The Border

11719 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-3605 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 760-251-4000
Excellent
52%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 252 reviews

South of The Border

Reviewed By David L

Very disappointed in this restaurant. I thought we had a real find. Awards on the walls, but they were from 2004. Run of the mill bad Mexican restaurant. The shrimp enchiladas were very small and there were only two with very little shrimp, and it cost $15! The rice, beans, and avocado salad was blah. Tasteless.

2. Starbucks

14207 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-6868 Takeout Cafe Dinner +1 760-251-2217
Excellent
44%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
16%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 25 reviews

Reviewed By LoliB818 - Vancouver, Canada

forget coffee or treats...SOME of the staff really is pathetic here . and that means BAD MANAGEMENT. I recently had to borrow a phone to call time warner as mine was not working in my vacation rental.. and you could have sworn I asked for a gold bar.The night before I asked and the girl was a doll very sweet said sure here you go.. and told me to not hesitate to ask again.. so I did the following day.. and I waited an hour... nothing.. then I inquired again.. I waited another half hour... nothing.. I inquired if it was possible... basically they ignored me. it was a local call and I was a tourist in need of some help.. and they were not going to help me one bit. Specifically the female manager was the one that said IGNORE her.

3. Windmill Market and Produce

17080 North Indian Canyon Drive, PO Box 580282, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92258 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, International, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks +1 760-251-4489
Excellent
54%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Windmill Market and Produce

The Best Date Shakes!!!

Reviewed By realdesertfox - lancaster

The best date she anywhere, in a clean place, with friendly people. We enjoyed ours outside on their patio. Next time, we'll try a hot lunch.

4. Casa Blanca Restaurant

66370 Pierson Blvd, corner with Palm dr., Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-3658 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 760-251-5922
Excellent
43%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 240 reviews

Casa Blanca Restaurant

Reviewed By justkathyz - Houston, Texas

Great little restaurant in Desert Hot Springs. Carnitas Fajitas were great. Margaritas are good. Go early. It gets really busy for dinner.Hi Kathy! Thank you for leaving this review with us on TripAdvisor! We agree you can not go wrong with the Margaritas and Fajitas, they are our favourite as well. Take care and see you next time!

5. Sushi Domo

13440 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4304 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 760-610-5760
Excellent
71%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 89 reviews

Sushi Domo

Reviewed By Jean Pierre F - Geneva, Switzerland

This used to be another sushi restaurant.
Now Sushi Domo renovated the place and made a wonderful restaurant out of the outlived place. Nice decoration, clean toilets, perfect.
The menu is quite extensive and there is a great number of different rolls available. Each more tempting than the other.

The presentation of the plates is art work. Wonderful!
Very tasty and good flavors make it a wonderful experience.

We wish the new chef a successful start into the new experience.

6. Rocky's New York Pizza & Itln

12856 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-4563 Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 760-329-1466
Excellent
51%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 113 reviews

Rocky's New York Pizza & Itln

Reviewed By Mariana S

I'm a local and only order Rocky's pizza, it's soo good and their sandwiches are awesome too! My usual Cannoli is why I will not go anywhere else

7. Zapopan Mexican Food

14207 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-6868 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +1 760-288-2401
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Zapopan Mexican Food

Reviewed By vino4me - la quinta, ca

If I don't want to go to a restaurant for margaritas this is the place I go. Usually I come here for lunch since my office is close by. I have not had anything bad, they are a little busy at lunch but call in your order and you will be fine.

8. Kam LUN Chinese Restaurant

66610 8th St, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-3264 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner +1 760-251-1244
Excellent
32%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 84 reviews

Kam LUN Chinese Restaurant

Reviewed By Sailmama - Placitas, New Mexico

Thank you, fellow Trip Advisor reviewers! We were going to pass on this place because it looks like a real dump, but the reviews ALL said the food is wonderful.

Happy to say we completely agree plus good service. Lemon chicken, chicken with black and white mushrooms, white rice, hot tea and almond cookies were all just delicious. So happy to have leftovers, too, as portions were generous.

If you are passing by in I-10, you must stop by.

9. Capri Italian Restaurant

10625 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-2534 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available Italian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 8 - SGD 35 +1 760-329-6833
Excellent
36%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
7%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 305 reviews

Capri Italian Restaurant

THE LEGENDARY CAPRI RESTAURANT ISNOW AT MIRACLE SPRINGS RESORT & SPAThe popular Capri Restaurant, a Desert Hot Springs landmark for 35 years, is now at Miracle Springs Resort & Spa. At the helm is 3rd generation Chef Anthony Santucci, grandson of founders John Sr. and Julia Santucci. The Capri features fine Italian dining, specializing in hand-cut to order 16-ounce steaks, homemade Italian sausage, homemade desserts and seasonal local produce. Daily Specials are inspired by the latest trends in fine dining. A separate dining room is available for groups and functions.

Reviewed By Goodness4you - Newport Beach, California

The word on the street is that this place can be either "hit or miss." We must have landed on a "hit" night because we were seated promptly, given superb service by Robin, our server, and the food was pretty good, not great but good....MoreThanks for your feedback. We are delighted to read that our server and bus boy effectively engaged with you. We strive to deliver efficiency to every customer. We look forward to serving you again soon.

10. Thai Palms Restaurant

12070 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-3902 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 17 +1 760-288-3934
Excellent
30%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
9%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 133 reviews

Thai Palms Restaurant

Reviewed By stewartsdad - Palm Springs, California

I’ve eaten here a number of times, and the food is quite good. But the service needs improvement. Last visit, I ordered an appetizer, soup, and an entree. They 3 items arrived simultaneously, and before I took my first bite, the check was unceremoniously tossed onto my table. Of course the soup and entree were stone cold by the time I got to them.

OK, so this is a family-run business, and one should make allowances. But that kind of atrocious food-running (as opposed to food service) is a major fault that is easily corrected during a 5 minute talk with wait staff.

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