By Shannon Service
Rarely is a restaurant more than just a restaurant. It takes a magical combination of sparkling ambiance, family tradition, exquisite food, and generous hospitality to transform a food establishment into a memorable dining experience.
Las Casuelas Terraza in downtown Palm Springs has achieved this elusive distinction. Patrons who walk through the large wooden doors step off the sidewalk of Palm Canyon Drive into a warm, vibrant environment that has earned Las Casuelas Terraza the status of a Palm Springs landmark.
Housed in a remodeled 1924 Palm Springs casa, Las Casuelas Terraza is the result of four generations of the Delgado family’s hard work and fine cooking. Mary and Florencio (Del) Delgado opened their first Las Casuelas in the heart of Palm Springs in 1958. The rich family recipes handed down from Florencio’s grandmother quickly won over locals. Over the next few decades, the Delgado family opened four more Mexican restaurants. Each location has a unique flavor and ambiance, but all live up to Mary and Del’s commitment to represent the vivid culture and history of Mexico through superior cuisine, ambiance, and architecture.
Awarded recognition as Best Mexican Restaurant and Best Margarita by The Desert Sun newspaper, Las Casuelas Terraza has influence that reaches far beyond the desert floor. Hispanic Magazine recognizes Terraza as “One of the Top 50 Hispanic Restaurants” in the nation.
Terraza’s success rests on exceptional food and generous service. Friendly staff welcome guests with open arms, making the traditional hacienda experience complete. Some employees have been with the restaurant for at least 20 years, making them an extended part of the Delgado family.
No trip to Palm Springs is complete without a visit to one of the valley’s most respected and influential landmarks. Come in and celebrate Las Casuelas Terraza’s timeless taste and tradition.
Las Casuelas Terraza
222 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-325-2794 • Fax: 760-778-6744
• Nacho Rancheros
• Guacamole Especial
• Black Bean Pizza With Grilled Chicken
• Fiesta Guacamole
• Shrimp Quesadilla
• Gueritos Con Camarones
• Chicken Cilantro Salad
• Fajita Salad
• Chipotle Chicken Salad
• Grilled Chicken and Avocado Salad
• Tropical Salad
• Chicken, Beef, Spicy Pork, and Shrimp Fajitas
• Camarones Diablos
• Camarones Al Mojo de Ajo
• Tender Carnitas
• Beef and Pork Tamales
• Specialty Soft Tacos
• Traditional Entrées
• Mexican Chocolate Kahlua Fudge Brownie
• Flan en Carmel
• Deep-Fried Ice Cream
¡Pronto! Made to order fresh from the kitchen. Located behind Las Casuelas Terraza off Indian Canyon Drive. Curbside service available.
• Las Casuelas’ Famous Original Fresh Lime Margaritas
• Fruit Margaritas: Pomegranate, Strawberry, Peach, Raspberry, Banana, Mango, Melon, Watermelon, Del Mar (Ocean Blue)
• Mexican Coffee
The Tequila Hall of Fame features 70 of Mexico’s fi nest sipping tequilas, many of them rare and well-aged
Best of the Valley Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (off-season)