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Armando's Dakota Bar & Grill

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Mexican, Southwestern
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73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4270
+1 760-346-0744
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Bay Area
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped by while walking on El Paseo. We shared the veggie fajitas and the dish was one of the best we've ever had. Though it was busy our waiter was attentive. We will make it a point to visit again next time we're in town.

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Gladstone, Oregon
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get a lot of food for the price. I had the fish tacos and they were very good. I saw several people ordering the guacamole and it looked really good, I think I will try that next time. The service was probably the best I have had in a Mexican grill restaurant. I will go back.

Thank Tamarah62
San Diego, California
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch at the famous Armando's was disappointing only because we kept hearing about how good it is. It turned out to be a solid, average Mexican eatery. The beer was cold, the frozen margaritas were colder and the chips were warm and plentiful. Our food was tasty but neither inspiring nor disappointing. One of our party asked for no chips... More 

Thank DLB87
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I went with my daughter at the recommendation of a local. Great selection of tequila. I had tortilla soup. Excellent. And there amigos tacos. The steak taco and chicken taco were the best I'd ever eaten. The carnitas taco was too dry. The fresh salsa was bright and tasty. Service was perfect. Loved it. Thanks.

Thank Keith N
Issaquah, Washington
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is our favorite place to visit in El Paseo. We love to sit at the bar and people watch. The margaritas are outstanding - if a bit strong. Don't worry, the bartender will give you some extra margarita mix. We've always shared the chicken quesadillas and love them. Enjoy!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We had dinner with three adults and 2 children at this very busy restaurant. The service was unusually slow and unsatisfactory. I was told that this was one of the best restaurants in town but our experience was mediocre at best. Took 20 minutes just to get our drink order and then it came in fits and starts with the... More 

Thank Jasmine61
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious. Service was great and very reasonably priced. Make sure you make a reservation.

Thank Darrin D
Seattle, Washington
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332 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We came here twice on our recent trip to Palm Desert, once for lunch and once for dinner. With 5 of us (2 adults, 3 teenage boys) they still managed to fit us in without a reservation both times (had to wait for dinner) but I recommend making a reservation, especially for dinner. I had fish tacos for lunch, they... More 

Thank Maria B
Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a very busy Mexican restaurant. They have very strong Margaritas, but tasty. You get spicy complimentary salsa and warm chips. My only complaint is when we ordered the fajitas (chicken), we asked for no green peppers and it came to the table with just onions and big chunks of chicken. It should have come with red peppers and... More 

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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179 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The patio is a beautiful place to sit and watch people and eat. The food is typical mexican that was not out of the ordinary. Parking can be an issue.

Thank Bill W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?