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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%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (22 reviews)
“fajitas” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4270
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 JP Lido G
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
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Our friends had been here on a previous trip but we had not - so we tried Armando's for our second night in Palm Desert. Holy cow - the food is excellent! I had the chicken mole and my husband had chicken enchiladas. Both were...More

Thank kinepeli
Reviewed April 13, 2018

We had a really great lunch while sitting outside in the shade and keeping cool in the misters. The menu was extensive with wonderful flavors. Portions were generous. Great place for a meal.

Thank Irene S
Reviewed April 13, 2018

While visiting Palm Desert we had lunch at Armando's. We were looking for good margaritas and found them! The service was great and the food was good. Traditional Mexican dishes and great chips and guacamole. They offer both indoor and outdoor seating and having a...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

We had appetizers and drinks. Great margaritas, no skimping on the tequila, and the staff was fabulous keeping our grandchildren happy as they served the best guacamole ever!

Thank Donald C
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

We went to Armando's today for lunch as the food is excellent. We had great service but noticed that two ladies were also eating down in one corner. They had a dog that was also eating on the table. Mentioned this to our waiter as...More

Thank Brent W
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

If your looking for a busy fun place to enjoy traditional Mexican fare then this is the place. Great party atmosphere and superb house margaritas. Be careful though, two Maggie’s might be one too many for you so plan to Uber or take a sober...More

Thank Tracy Q
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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
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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