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Guillermo's Restaurante

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$$ - $$$
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72850 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3302
+1 760-341-0980
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Redmond, Washington
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138 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Four nights in a row, we sampled four Mexican Restaurants in the greater Palm Desert region, so we have a good sense of where we plan to return for dinner. We’d return many times to this restaurant. It was 2nd out of 4 (second place). Our family was seated right away without reservation, as we dined early. The restaurant filled... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food and service were excellent. Our server, David, was very friendly and we enjoyed speaking with him. There was a guitar player in the restaurant which added to the ambiance. This was our third year visiting Palm Desert and Guillermo's continues to be one of our stops for dinner.

Thank Tom M
Castle Rock, Colorado
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156 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard they had a nice Happy Hour, but that proved to be BAD INFORMATION. We went there on a lovely late afternoon and saw they had an attractive patio out front, but despite there being lots of empty table there, we were told that we could only sit up at the bar, which was filled with some people who looked... More 

South Pasadena, California
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I planned a dinner birthday party for 30. The room was great along with the restaurant guitarist. Guillermo was very easy to work with and very accommodating. Ok so the food was outstanding. All of the guests were very happy. The fish was fresh, Carnitas are the best I have ever had. We had an appetizer of stuffed Chili's with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Forget Armandos. This is it. A fantastic outdoor patio. Really can't say enough about everything here. Ps. Grande margarita's!!! Please go. Enjoy.

Thank intltrvlCalgary
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158 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The margarita glass was a little large and hard to handle in the booth for my five foot nothing wife. We had an enchilada and a fajita. Both were tasty enough but lacked in spicy. The sauce on the enchilada was brownish and so mild it might have been to be mole. This left us wondering if sometimes these restaurants... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Went here for lunch with family. Service was attentive. Weird thing: salsa was served hot?! Never had that before, and it didn't do any favors in the flavor department. Margaritas were decent, if anything though they were pricey. That having been said, my tamales with pork were excellent, but this place wasn't the whole package for me - Fresh Agave... More 

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Los Angeles
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Dinner started off well. We went on a Tuesday night. There were lots of people. We had reservations and were waited on promptly. We had some delicious guacamole. Chips were good. We ordered two of the house specialties: octopus and a pork stew. The food came promptly. It was well presented. Unfortunately as we began to eat our dinners it... More 

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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ventured here as it was highly recommended by Trip Advisor reviewers for Mexican food in the desert. I made reservations 45 minutes before we arrived and we had a nice booth available upon our arrival. We were immediately seated and had great service by William, one of Guillermo's sons. I had the a frozen house margarita.... More 

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I accidentally came across this place and I'm so glad I did! I had the pork in chile verde sauce and it was by far the best I've ever had. I also had a house margarita and it was so yummy(and strong so be careful). The guy sitting next to me at the bar was from Canada and he told... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 27
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72850 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3302
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-341-0980
Authentic Mexican restaurant in Palm Desert. Our fine Mexican food uses only the freshest and highest quality traditional Mexican ingredients. Proudly serving since 2003 the cities of Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, Indio, Cathedral City, Coachella, and La Quinta. Ask about our happy hour and incredible tequila selection. Happy Hour is all day, every day for the summer. Bar area and patio.

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