One of the hottest restaurants and go-to nightspots, The Tropicale is known for its culinary excellence and lively scene. A former 1960s-era auto body shop remodeled and reimagined by entrepreneurs Rob Kuenzi, Ranz Wienert, and Executive Chef Tony Di Lembo, this breezy indoor-outdoor restaurant and bar resembles a tropical-themed Miami dinner club. Enjoy live jazz by Derrik Lewis and his trio every Tuesday and Thursday in the dining room’s plush, high-backed semicircular banquettes or from the room-length Coral Sea lounge bar. Sit in the lush, 2000-square-foot patio under the starlit desert sky for a romantic dining experience.
The seasonally inspired menu, created by talented chefs Tony Di Lembo and Scooter Kanfer, includes weekly specials featuring both world flavors and fresh organic products from local farmers markets. Breads, sauces, salad dressings, desserts, cookies, pickles, and even most condiments are made in-house. Start with the exotic Pupu Platter and Camarones con Arroz Negro (pan-roasted jumbo prawns in smoked paprika butter with black rice). Or, order the signature Crispy Boneless Southern Fried Chicken, marinated in buttermilk and paprika with corn mashed potatoes for a hearty, mouthwatering dining experience.
Sip crafted cocktails, martinis, and mojitos (made with house-made, organic mojito mix) or choose from wines that are almost exclusively produced from organic or sustainably grown grapes. Indulge in the happy hour menu — featuring delectable small plates and a large selection of pizzas — every day until 7 p.m. and Wednesday all night long. Craving fresh seafood? A sushi menu, including sushi, hand rolls, sashimi, sakes, and Japanese beer, is also offered with the regular menu on Sundays.
The Tropicale Restaurant
330 E. Amado Road, Palm Springs 92262