Eat El Paseo

Sample a mile of culinary delights

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El Paseo offers a smorgasbord of dining options sure to please even the most discerning palate. From aficionados of Mexican fare, who flock to Armando’s Bar & Grill , 73260 El Paseo, 760-346-0744 and its famous Cadillac margaritas to the place France and Southern California meet: Cafe des Beaux-Arts , 73640 El Paseo, 760-346-0669 — where joie de vivre is always on the menu.

Le Paon , 73399 El Paseo, 760-610-5320, whose name is French for “peacock,” offers thousands of French, Californian, and Italian wines, filling the cellar at this beautiful restaurant, where mouthwatering French classics are served up by an impeccable staff.

At California pizza kitchen , 73080 El Paseo, 760-776-5036, you can get the “Best Pizza in the Desert” , so voted in a Palm Springs Life reader’s choice poll and much more. Contemporary California cuisine classics also abound at firecliff , 73725 El Paseo, 760-773-6565.  

In the mood for sushi? Stop in at Japanese eatery no da te , 73655 El Paseo, 760-340-3797. And fans of pacifica seafood restaurant , 73505 El Paseo, 760-674-8666 enjoy some of the tastiest fish in the desert, while marveling at the renovated patio atop The Gardens on El Paseo.

Ristorante Mamma Gina , 73705 El Paseo, 760-568-9898 has been an Italian landmark in Florentine cuisine since 1956 and on El Paseo since 1986. Its Enoteca Wine Bar offers one of the best happy hours in town.
For authentic Neapolitan pizza, check out Piero Pierattoni’s recently opened Piero’s PizzaVino , 73722 El Paseo, 760-773-5271. Mangia!

All the classics await at Sullivan’s Steakhouse , 73505 El Paseo, 760-341-3560: steaks and seafood, hand-shaken martinis, and live music.

Craving a coffee break with a sweet finish? Try The Fix, also known as The Pastry Swan , 73580 El Paseo, 760-202-1213, a Coachella Valley institution with a far-reaching reputation for more than 25 years.

For a light breakfast or lunch, J.C.’s Patio Café , 73200 El Paseo, 760-568-0733 is sure to please. Even if you’re not on holiday, pretend that you are.

Speaking of paradise, Tommy Bahama’s , 73595 El Paseo, 760-836-0188 thrives on perpetual island time, serving up tropical fare and “a vacation state of mind,” as well as happy hour daily from 4 to 6 p.m.

If you’re in the mood for a quick slice, round the bend on Larkspur Lane to zpizza , 73607 Hwy. 111, 760-568-5405. It may be slightly off the beaten path, but it’s still a taste of Palm Desert.

So shop the street, then drop into one of these establishments for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or happy hour — or all three.

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