222 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA | Directions 9226233.820634 -116.546431
Great place – Good food and good atmosphere. Reasonably priced
First place I go when visiting Palm Springs – Whenever I'm anywhere near Palm Springs I make sure to stop by. In the evenings it can be a little busy but the atmosphere is great (especially on the patio) and the food is even better. I highly recommend the Machaca Burrito.
Very good mexican for the chain atmosphere – We stopped in around 1:45 after golf and could see that it would have been a long wait if we had gone at 12:00 or 7:00. Chips were average, but the salsa made up for that. The chile relleno was not the best I have ever had, but better than most. It was also clear that the beans and rice were made on premise and the cheese enchelda and sauce were also better than many other restaurants. We could tell that the live band could also attract a good crowd for dinner, but it appears that they also may play all day long!
Great Experience – Our first visit to Palm Springs and ran across Las Casuelas by accident. Loved the dining experience.
eat tonight....pay tomorrow – My friend and I were visting Palm springs and asked a few people where should we go for mexican food. Two local valets said "Las Casuelas". There were many open tables when we arrived and yet the hosts said "15 minute wait" and gave us a buzzer. we went to wait at the bar and ONE minute later the buzzer went off. we went back to the host stand and they ordered us like cattle to "wait over there!" in a corner area. they took us to a table in a secluded area next to some locals who were discussing how it was "not cruel" to give their dog hot sauce and watch it writhe in pain, because "the dog should know by smelling it that its not good for them?". I almost punched them in the face. we asked to move. the dog abuse people clapped when we left. while we were waiting for a new table we witnessed some insane groups of working girls stroll through with some pretty insane mammory jobs and hot topic mall outfits with super high heels. we got a seemingly nice table in an outdoor patio. we asked our very nice waiter what he recommended and got what he suggested. my food was just okay, i got carne asada tacos. my friend got a chicken burritto. her food had absolutely no taste, she said it was the driest non-taste piece of blah she ever had,even though it had all the ingredients it was supposed to have included. well, the next day we both had the most terrible gas and frightening intestinal problems we've ever experienced. watch out and avoid this place if possible!!!
Good food if you don't mind getting lung cancer – Las Casuelas Terraza has decent food. The problem is that Las Casuelas Terraza is a smoking establishment. All of the patios as well as the entire cantina are smoking areas. These areas make up about 70% of the restaurant. The staff would much rather see you leave than ask someone stop blowing cigar smoke in your childs face.
My family and I came in on a lovely Sunday afternoon. The Cantina looked so nice. The live music was going on. The misting system felt wonderful. We were all enjoying our chips and salsa. Then the people next to us light up their cigarettes. Next, a man behind us lights up a cigar. The smoke was going right into our mouths. It was disgusting!. I talked to the waiter about the smoke because it was making me sick. He said he absolutely could not ask them to put out the cigarettes or the cigar. We were not contaminating anyones air, yet we were the ones that had to move to a table in a cramped, dark, back room next to the kitchen. I was not pleased at all.
Great atmosphere, horrible food. – From the inside and outside Casuelas is inviting and has a genuinely fun vibe. But unfortunately the food was so below average in taste and quality I was almost speechless. Take for example the chicken fajitas, they had so little flavor, even with the onions, avocado, peppers, and salsa rolled in with them that our table was more confused than disappointed. How can so many flavorful ingredients have so little flavor? Or literally NO flavor? It was if it was sucked out of all the food. I am quite easy to please, but this dinner was so lackluster that I am writing my first review citysearch ever.
Maybe I'd go back for a drink at the bar, but I could never imagine paying for such a poor meal again.
Great atmosphere but Taco Bell gave them a run for their money! – Made reservations on a sat. night and ended up with the best seats, right next to the live entertainment. Folks were dancing, having a great time. Great location and atomosphere if you are able to get outside near the band. The place was so extremely busy so I recommend reservations!!! People were either super dressed up to very casual.
Food: For all the hype, we weren't impressed at all. It was pricey but worth it if the food quality and portions were changed. Taco Bell's extensive menu and blah taste would have easily compared. The burritto were so small, almost like a child's portion.
Bottom Line: Great live entertainment, go for drinks, conversations and to dance the night away but the food is unimpressive and we were disappointed. We will not go back for the dining experience.
Avoid on Saturday's – Over crowded.. We had to wait one hour for dinner at 4:30pm. Once we were sat the menu looked extensive and impressive. I ordered the combination plate w/ a chili relleno, bean and cheese burrito and a tostada. The beans tasted canned. And the chili Relleno had no flavor. The Mexican food was not authentic what so ever, completely "white washed". I havent had any other good Mexican place in Palm Springs but when I do, I'll be sure to give a review.
Extremely Uncomfortable & disappointed – First impression, the food was great. The restaurant itself was exactly what we were looking for; relaxed and football on 2 screens. The good time and relaxation ended when one of the wait-staff (standing around also watching football) threatened one of our group w/o warrent. Entire staff (saving our waiter) was extremely disrespectful and made us feel very unwelcomed and uncomfortable. Not even a question of "the customer is always right" more so, the customer is always welcome...not here.
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