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Armando's Dakota Bar & Grill

73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4270
+1 760-346-0744
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
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“fajitas” (19 reviews)
“guacamole” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4270
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great lunch here. We shared a delicious ceviche with excellent contrasting tastes followed by a chicken taco salad for my wife and a beef tostada salad for myself . Both were very good. Service was excellent and ambience very good. Rest rooms...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best but VERY strong Margaritas that I have ever had. Mixed by an expert. The grilled calamari was unusual and excellent. Not the battered crispy type usually served, this is large tender strips that are grilled. The guacamole is fresh and delicious, the salsa...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend Armando's thanks to my friend who frequents this restaraunt often We had a patio table and each had 2 margaritas I would suggest that only professional drinkers tackle 2 Food was excellent and yes we took an Uber home :) Bob

Thank Bob715
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bustling mexican restaurant downtown in quaint Palm Desert. Outside seating but we decided to sit at the bar for margaritas ( very strong), chips and guacamole. Bartender was fun and made our time spent there enjoyable. Very busy late afternoon spot for locals, get there...More

Thank tourguidemom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight, we joined another local couple at their favorite Mexican Restaurant in Palm Desert - Armando’s. This was Great Mexican Food In El Paseo. We strongly recommend the fresh guacamole and salsa. The Crispy Tacos were a treat - also no with the chicken enchiladas....More

Thank Larryrutkowski
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a quiet street off of busy Hwy 111, what pleasant surprise. Very good pork enchiladas and refried beans. My enjoyed the meat ball soup. Service was fast and polite and the staff great.

Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were welcomed back with a friendly style so typical of Armandos. We enjoy It hear because the margarita's are excellent. The grilled calamari appetizer is awesome. I have not seen another Mexican restaurant with such big calamari. My wife likes a fajita because she...More

Thank Marty911
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Excellent mexican fare. Similar menu as with all mexican restaurants. Friendly service. Big screen TVs on showing various sports. If you enjoy mexican food, your favorites will be here.

Thank al g
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

The chicken fajitas were HUGE! My husband and I split them with some left over. Delicious! Do yourself a favor and order the black beans! The guacamole was good too. Next time we are in the area we will definitely go back!

Thank Kristina S
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Very friendly service and good Mexican food. Would recommend this for a casual meal and typical Mexican fare!

Thank ThisChicagoTraveler
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Response from Louie M | Reviewed this property |
Phoenix-like Armando's is resuscitated after being down so long. Thanks for the good info. VThey may ask for reservations during peak dinner window but not otherwise. They always had zingy margaritas. They possibly enjoy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4270
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-346-0744
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