Cheap and good in Palm Springs?
- Vaya Con Carne Mar 18, 2009 09:15 AM
Going to PS soon after an absence of several years. I know there's been a lot of high-end restaurants that have opened up, but I don't do high end - I'm a dive/ethnic eatery fan.
My favorite place out there has always been the Indian restaurant in the north side of town, but I'm looking for a few other suggestions. A place for a hearty, non-sweet (think omelettes) breakfast would be great, but I'd love to hear other suggestions too. Thanks!
I'm not ready to write a full report yet, because I've only been once, but I will say that The Cowboy Way bbq place at 317 N. Indian Canyon Drive had surprisingly good brisket and, especially, pulled pork when I stopped by recently. Both were tender and relatively juicy, and the pork had nice pieces of burnt ends (but could use more). The sauce was also good, but I'd advise asking for it on the side.
For a dive, try Shanghai Red's, hidden behind the Fisherman's Market on Indian Canyon. Try the lamb chop appetizer and/or the fish tacos.
El Gallito in Cathedral City is a decent little Mexican place.
Pomme Frite, on Palm Canyon downtown, has some fine mussels and good people-watching at reasonable prices
According to roadfood.com (and the Roadfood books over the years), El Gallito is a real find, "Worth planning a day around." Hah! Only if your alternative is to spend the day scraping wads of chewing gum from elementary-school desks. I agree with 50sGuy. It's "a decent little Mexican place" but nothing more.
I like El Gallito but not Pomme Frite.
Pomme Frite may be okay for mussels and Belgian beer but I felt ripped off there, over $20 for 4 medium sized scallops and crappy service is too much.
Another Mexican dive with good food is
650 E Sunny Dunes Rd # 5
Palm Springs, CA 92264