With award-winning locations at the opposite ends of downtown Palm Springs (with one location in Old Las Palmas), this family-run Mexican miniature restaurant chain will not disappoint when you’re craving the authentic flavors of Mexico. Read on below to learn more about this mouthwatering local restaurant in Palm Springs!
Since 1985, El Mirasol and the Castaneda family have offered locals and visitors alike a taste of vibrant, regional Mexican cuisine through their artfully prepared dishes, which hearken back to the culinary history of the family’s home town of Tepechitlan, Zacatecas that borders the renowned Tequila region of Jalisco.
Enjoy lunch or dinner, beginning with appetizers like queso fundido or nachos with guacamole and crema (Mexican cream). If you’re interested in something light, you can try the guacamole salad, carnitas salad, or chicken salad. Additionally, the restaurant’s menu has a special vegetarian section that includes spinach enchiladas, chile relleno with an enchilada, vegetarian machaca, vegetarian burritos, and vegetarian quesadillas.
El Mirasol Palm Springs offers classic dishes like tamales, burritos, tostadas, hard and soft tacos, enchiladas, taquitos, chile relleno, and quesadillas, as well as house specialties that take basic Mexican cuisine to another level.
Steak picado, pork chile verde, beef chile rojo, pollo en pipian (a traditional wedding dish of Zacatecas derived from pre-Columbian recipes passed down from the Tarascans and Aztecs), carnitas, carne asada, carne adobada, chicharron en salsa, machaca con queso, shrimp picado, garlic shrimp, shrimp in pipian, and shrimp Doña Diabla present impossibly wonderful choices for your culinary adventure. Seasonal items also win over crowds, including pipian del mar with chiles and roasted ground pumpkin seeds over scallops and shrimp, chorizo with eggs, and machaca in salsa.
Top off your meal with a beverage like soda, iced tea, milk, or coffee, or a rich and sweet dessert like carrot cake, flan de café, or jericaya.
El Mirasol Palm Springs is also famous for its house-made hot sauce, Salsa Doña Diabla, named after the 1950 Mexican film starring Maria Felix. The hot sauce originates from a family recipe, incorporating jalapenos and the smoky, rich notes of chipotle chiles—the main ingredient of the hot sauce.
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