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Armando's Dakota Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4270
+1 760-346-0744
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Lincoln, California
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137 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is typical Mexican fare. Service was slow & my drink order was served incorrectly. I was disappointed that there was no offer to refill water.

Thank cookieladyBayArea
Palm Desert, California
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went without a reservation and should have made one. The outdoor dining is the best. We did get sat right away, but were ushered out because the table was reserved for someone after us.

Thank Richele D
Scottsdale, Arizona
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99 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were going back to Scottsdale from LA and always stop at Palm Dessert. This restaurant is a local favorite! The margaritas are awesome! Food is very good, and not that expensive. Give it a try, they have been in business for 15 years, that should tell u something.

Thank Cheryl L
Redondo Beach, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was average. The worst fish tacos I ever had, no taste. It was crazy busy so it must be a popular place, maybe I just ordered the wrong thing. Better luck next time.

Thank Daphne0801
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Sat outside enjoying the evening air. Mexican food that is familiar and very tasty. Great fish tacos. Drinks are substantial! Pare with guacamole as an appetizer and you are having a great evening. We strolled El Paseo after dinner before heading home.

Thank GretaGarboFranklyn
Maple Valley, Washington
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We ate at Armando's about 4 years ago and it was the reason I now love fish tacos. I looked forward to returning, but was a little disappointed in the fish tacos this time. My boyfriend ordered a tostado and an enchilada and thought they were tasty. Overall, the food was good but nothing to rave about, the staff adequately... More 

Thank 13dms63
Mukilteo, Washington
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Came here on a hot afternoon for early dinner. We were seated outside which would have been very uncomfortable in the heat but Armando's' has a great misting system that lets you enjoy outdoor dining in the heat. The four of us ordered margaritas. Very strong and not on the sweet side; just the way I like them. If you... More 

Thank Marianne A
Phoenix, Arizona
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77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Good place to relax on the terrace or in a very cozy bar and drink a cold and refreshing margarita. The food was also very good and loaded with frijoles refritos, salsa and chips.

Thank Rafael P
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Whenever I read reviews of any restaurant I weight the number of good reviews versus bad reviews. Sometimes those bad reviews have nothing to do with the restaurant and have more to do with the person writing the review. Therefore I tend to read all the reviews, when was the date of that review and the content of the review.... More 

Thank 827lawrencef
Salem, Oregon, United States
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80 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Armando's is literally our first stop from the airport! The house made vegetarian tamales with verde sauce are out of this world! Service is good and margaritas pack a punch (I cannot finish one😳).

Thank Pegzilla

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4270
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-346-0744

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Palm Desert, California
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?