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Jan 22, 2007 04:29 PM

Paseo Palms in Palm Desert

I was out in Palm Desert this weekend and checked out Paseo Palms for dinner. The food was great and there was a great atmosphere! I was pleasantly impressed. The calamari was yummy!

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  1. Can you say a bit about the type of food and prices? Their website has no such info.

    1. Yes, what type of food do they have.

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      1. re: Loradio

        We actually spoke with the owner and manager while we were there, and they said that they are still working on the website as they were having problems with it. They have only been open a bit over a week, now.

        We actually tried the Calamari Appetizer, Seared Ahi Appetizer, Onion Ring Stack with Blue Cheese Crumbles and Roquefort Dressing, Salad with a Red Wine Dressing, Satay Trio, I think someone in our party had a steak and also a Chicken Club sandwich on this really good parmesan bread with the best french fries. I would just describe it as maybe just standard American Cuisine. Everything we tasted was great!

        They also have a really cute "Cabana Bar" in the back. They had a great late night crowd.

        1. re: KellBell

          How about a word or two about prices?

          1. re: Mick Ruthven

            ummm . . . okay, I obviously did not pay enough attention. I wasn't the one paying . . . and I had a few drinks! =0) Sorry, I shouldn't have suggested it without more information. I do remeber the Ahi appetizer was $11.00. Don't ask me why that sticks out in my mind. I think I remember the drinks being in the $8-9.00 range. Our bill was like $280.00, but that was for like 7 people and lots of drinks.

      2. I went to the Paseo Palms for its soft opening. The food was GREAT!!! A couple of weeks later I had my 51st birthday dinner there with 20 guests. Again the food was GREAT. The asparagus speared shrimp and the shrimp scampi is a must. The calamari and the Thai chicken wraps are awesome. And dont miss out on the crabcakes. The main course for me was the scallops. PERFECT! My guests all tried different entrees and everyone was very happy. The bill was under $900, with tip, which was very reasonable. The quality of the food, the service and the atmosphere was a 10+. I live in Orange County and plan on having dinner at Paseo Palms at least once a month. It's worth the drive.

        1. Where did the chef come from? Very exciting to have a decent restaurant on El Paseo!

          1. You can actually view their full menu online at their website now.