Best of the Best

You Picked ’Em!

You vote. We reveal. That’s how Best of the Best works. We asked you to weigh in at on your favorite places in the Coachella Valley. Here’s a list of the summer winners.

Best Outdoor Dining
Pomme Frite
Taste the continental flavors of Europe at Pomme Frite. Visitors and locals love this charming bistro for showstoppers like its peanut-crusted mahimahi. Dine outside and see the beauty of Greater Palm Springs from your table.
256 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs.

Best Boutique Inn
Terra Cotta Inn

Best Cosmetic Counter / Beauty Bar
Saks Fifth Avenue

Best Deli
Sherman’s Deli & Bakery

Best Movie Theater
Regal Cinemas
Palm Springs Stadium 9

Best Appetizer
Spencer’s Restaurant

Best Caterer
Fusion Flair

Best Mexican Restaurant
Las Casuelas Terraza
Dig in to the tastiest flavors from Mexico at Las Casuelas Terraza. You voted this eatery tops for its ambience, attentive staff, and melt-in-your-mouth favorites like enchiladas suizas and quesadillas especial.
222 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs.

Best Facial
The Spa at Spa Resort Casino

Best Singles Bar
Sullivan’s Steakhouse

Best Spa
The Spa at Spa Resort Casino

Melt away stress and stave off the aging process with a trip to this spa. Locals and visitors love The Spa for its diverse menu of treatments and caring staff.
401 E. Amado Rd., Palm Springs.

Best Florist
Palm Springs Florist
Give your special someone a gift to remember with a stunning bouquet from Palm Springs Florist. Choose from seasonal favorites, or ask the florist to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
894 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs.

Best Margarita
Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill

Best Dessert
Twin Palms Bistro & Lounge

Best Chinese Restaurant
P.F. Chang’s

Best Breakfast
Bobby’s Detroit Coney Island

Best Public Golf Course
Escena Golf Club

Best Vintage Clothing
Revivals carries charming gently used clothes and jewelry, along with a breathtaking array of home furnishings, art, appliances, and housewares.
611 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, 760-318-6491;
72750 Dinah Shore Dr., Palm Desert, 760-992-0499;
68401 Hwy. 111, Cathedral City, 760-969-5747; 

Best Salsa
Las Casuelas Terraza

Best Thai Restaurant
Thai Smile
Spicy noodles, fried rice, and chow mein are just a few of the dishes that nabbed Thai Smile a top spot among its competitors. Each is authentically prepared from fresh ingredients and served in an intimate and attractive setting.
100 S. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs.

42476 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage.

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