As the warm sun of spring beckons, Greater Palm Springs emerges as a haven for culinary enthusiasts seeking delectable delights amidst breathtaking landscapes and vibrant energy. From savoring traditional Mexican flavors to indulging in Mediterranean feasts, the desert oasis offers an array of gastronomic experiences to tantalize every palate. Embark on a journey through the culinary gems of Greater Palm Springs and discover the best places to dine during your Spring Break escapades.
Bubba’s Bones & Brews, Cathedral City & Palm Desert
If you’ve got a hankering for barbecue, look no further than Bubba’s Bones & Brews. Satisfy your barbecue cravings with two different locations in Cathedral City and Palm Desert. From succulent pulled pork to savory sausages, indulge in traditional barbecue favorites amidst the inviting ambiance of their spacious, shaded patios.
Cuistot, Palm Desert
Journey to Palm Desert and experience the legendary patio of Cuistot, where French and Italian-inspired cuisine takes center stage. Delight in impeccably prepared dishes amidst cozy heaters, creating an intimate setting ideal for celebrating special occasions.
Eight4Nine, Palm Springs
Embark on a visual feast at Eight4Nine, where kaleidoscopic decor sets the stage for a culinary journey in Palm Springs. Delight in inventive cuisine amidst vibrant surroundings, promising a dining experience that captivates both the palate and the senses. Eight4Nine's kaleidoscopic decor is matched only by the food, which is delicious and creatively prepared.
Fernanda's Salvadorian Food, Cathedral City
Family-owned Fernanda’s Salvadorian Food serves up Salvadorian food, including traditional corn pastry-wrapped pupusas, chilaquiles and fresh fish. Dine on the patio or grab your bites to go.
Fisherman’s Market & Grill, Palm Springs, Palm Desert & La Quinta
Dive into a seafood extravaganza at Fisherman’s Market & Grill in Palm Springs. Indulge in fresh catches amidst open-air dining spaces, capturing the essence of coastal dining in the heart of the desert. The large, open-air dining areas make it a nice place to dine alfresco (though you can always take a meal back to your hotel or vacation rental).
La Perlita, Palm Springs
You'll find La Perlita, an unassuming Mexican spot that’s all about the food, tucked away in a shopping center. Look for Mexican mainstays like stuffed burrito supremes, smothered enchiladas and Baja-style soft corn tacos served with traditional beans and rice. More exotic offerings like the lengua dinner platter are also on the menu.
Musashi Sushi, Palm Desert
If sushi is your thing, you’ll want to visit Musashi Sushi, a Palm Desert sushi spot known for its friendly atmosphere, fresh fish and creative presentation. Grab a takeout order and bring it back to your hotel to eat poolside.
Pink Cabana, Indian Wells
Escape to the enchanting Pink Cabana, nestled within the Sands Hotel & Spa in Indian Wells. Immerse yourself in Moroccan-inspired elegance as you relish Mediterranean cuisine and craft cocktails in a picturesque outdoor dining space that ignites the senses. Indulge in Mediterranean cuisine and a seasonal cocktail (or two) in their inspiring outdoor dining space.
Shabu Shabu Zen, Rancho Mirage
You’ll immediately feel welcome at this family-owned restaurant serving traditional Japanese cuisine. Shabu Shabu is a healthy, flavorful broth-based Japanese dish that is cooked and eaten at the same table—perfect for families or couples looking for an immersive dining experience during spring break.
The High Bar at Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs
Ascend to new heights at High Bar adjacent to the rooftop pool atop the seven-story Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs, meaning you’ve got views for days alongside those chilled drinks and cool, classy furnishings. Salads, sandwiches and seasonal finger foods are available in the daytime, while the evening menu of bar bites whets the appetite. With panoramic views as your backdrop, indulge in refreshing drinks and tantalizing bar bites, perfectly complementing the chic ambiance and lively atmosphere of spring break.
The Nest, Indian Wells
The Nest, a local dining landmark, has created an expansive south-facing patio right in front of the restaurant that's perfect for outdoor dining and soaking up the sun. Enjoy favorites like crab cakes, cabbage rolls or veal piccata, or ask friendly, hands-on proprietors Dodi and Kevin for their personal faves.
The Village, Palm Springs
Immerse yourself in the vibrant pulse of Palm Springs at The Village, where patio dining meets lively entertainment. Indulge in a diverse array of culinary delights, from brunch to late-night bites, amidst the electric atmosphere of this bustling restaurant, sports bar, and nightclub.
As you explore the culinary landscape of Greater Palm Springs, let each bite transport you to a realm of flavor and indulgence, where every meal is a celebration of the foodie oasis's rich culinary heritage. From quaint cafés to chic rooftop bars, the dining scene of Greater Palm Springs promises an unforgettable gastronomic adventure during your Spring Break. Plan your spring getaway with these great savings here.