Las Casuelas Terraza
Thirty Years of Timeless Taste and Tradition
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
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The palapa patio offers outdoor dining, dancing under the stars to live music, and great drinks along with 18 different margaritas.
A tempting invitation to explore the extensive menu of traditional Mexican fare and innovative Delgado family recipes at Las Casuelas Terraza. Bottom right — Pollo Achiote, grilled chicken breast that has been rubbed with a special blend of spices and annatto seeds with pico de gallo. Middle right — Carne Asada, a charbroiled New York steak served with guacamole and mild Ortega chili, green onions, Spanish rice, and beans, garnished with orange slices, radish, and black olive.
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