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woodranch Apr 24, 2008 12:30 PM

I will be spending the weekend in Palm desert and looking for 2 great restaurants to eat at.We like all kinds of food and money is not so much an object if the food is good.A great Mexican restaurant always works and was wondering if Zin or Johannes is still up to par.Thank you for all your input!

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    Beach Chick Apr 24, 2008 12:56 PM

    We will be there for Memorial Day and we always go to several places..
    For Mexican we always enjoy Las Casuelas..it's touristy but tradition and we always have a good time..
    For the splurge..Le Vallaurus in Palm Springs..wonderful food and the patio is gorgeous..never had a bad meal..major celebrity sighting place..

    www.lascasuelas.com
    www.levallauris.com

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      RBCal Apr 24, 2008 01:17 PM

      El Gallitto in Cathedral City is authentic Mexican. IMHO, most of the other popular Mexican places are very gringo, particularly El Mirasol. It's food has virtually no spice.

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        Beach Chick Apr 24, 2008 01:40 PM

        El Gallitto is where the Mexicans eat..I have not been but asked in Spanish, to a busboy, where do they go and several all said El Gallitto.
        Reminder for me in a couple of weeks..Thanks RBCal!

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        jennywenny Apr 24, 2008 02:49 PM

        We like edguardos in palm springs.

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          butterbutt Apr 24, 2008 05:32 PM

          We went to Blend recently in Palm Desert.. Was wonderful. I highly suggest it.

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            honkman Apr 24, 2008 07:30 PM

            According to some post on CH Blend recently closed which is very sad because it was a very good restaurant. We had much better experience than with Johannes.

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            RevrendAndy Apr 25, 2008 10:00 AM

            We were in the desert last November and had excellent meals at Zin and Beefsteak(not a steak house). Check my previous posts for my review.

            1. rednyellow Apr 25, 2008 07:25 PM

              I had a very good dinner at Zin a few weeks back. The onion soup was a real let down, very watery, bland. The Sweetbreads and veal cheeks were amazing. Great service too.

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                mlgb Apr 28, 2008 11:56 PM

                I had a recent report that Spencer's in PS is still quite good.

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