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Armando's Dakota Bar & Grill

73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4270
+1 760-346-0744
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
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“fajitas” (20 reviews)
“guacamole” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4270
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is located on El Paseo and is a nice alternative to many of the other very expensive restaurants. The chips and salsa are first rate. We had combination platters (cheese enchilada/chili relleno and tamale/chicken enchilada). You get a choice of types of beans...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice ambiance, food was above average, service was excellent. The only disappointment was the signature margarita! It was so strong that it was almost undrinkable. Bartender needs some schooling.

Thank David L
Reviewed September 4, 2018

I make good rellenos myself but it's time consuming, so when I go out I like to try them at different places. These were some of the best I've had . Only thing I can say that I didn't like was that they took the...More

Thank C C
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We drove 3 days to get home to Palm Desert and the first place we choose to visit was Armando's. The servers know us well and you feel really welcomed there. We had their famous margaritas. My wife has a skinny version and I do...More

Thank Marty911
Reviewed July 22, 2018

I hosted a large group during my birthday festivities and Armando's handled the group well despite being packed with patrons as it is every night it seems. Food is fabulous as well!

Thank bcastle1_974
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Hubby and I were looking forward to this restaurant despite the negative reviews. We thought we would give it a try anyway since we like the location right on El Paseo, What a disappointment! The chips and salsa were not-so-fresh. Hubby and I both ordered...More

Thank LuvTheJourney
Reviewed July 14, 2018

We stopped in for a late lunch after a movie. This place came highly recommended from a good friend. The staff was friendly and we were seated immediately. We ordered two combo plates and 2 margaritas on the rocks. The margaritas came out first. I...More

Thank Ellen K
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

This has been a waterhole staple on El Paseo for years, make sure when ordering the Armando margarita that you specify tequila and you want a skinny, otherwise you are getting a cheaper gold tequila and triple sec. We always enjoy the food and friendly...More

Thank Home E
Reviewed May 5, 2018

A visit we enjoy in Palm Desert is to go to Armando's. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The bar makes margaritas the way we like them and they are predictably very good. My wife likes the calamari fajitas while I enjoy the grilled...More

Thank Marty911
Reviewed April 27, 2018

On recommendation from our Hotel Concierge we attended this great Mexican Restaurant in the heart of Palm Desert. Delicious food, great margaritas, efficient service. Would love to visit again

Thank NCTravelling
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Response from Louie M | Reviewed this property |
Phoenix-like Armando's is resuscitated after being down so long. Thanks for the good info. VThey may ask for reservations during peak dinner window but not otherwise. They always had zingy margaritas. They possibly enjoy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4270
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-346-0744
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