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Pinocchio in the Desert

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134 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6431
+1 760-322-3776
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07:30 - 14:00
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Denver, Colorado
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149 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had walked by this place several times, being that it's near the main strip in Palm Springs. The ambiance felt really fun and inviting. We decided that we were just going to get a cocktail and maybe an appetizer. BLOODY MARYS: They boasted about their bloody marys and the fact that they are 21 ounces. We decided to give... More 

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Thank Adam S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly service with good atmosphere, extensive menu with all the classics and probably the best omelette I have had in Palm Springs. Large terrace and great Bloody Mary's. Well worth a try.

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Thank Chris B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on Thanksgiving and the place was packed. The service was fantastic, the food was delicious, portions huge, and the ambience was fun fun fun. Highly recommend 👍👍👍

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Santa Clara, California
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No surprises in the food here--except the quantities, which are substantial. Breakfast and lunch, all the time. Some Mexican-American items thrown in, as well. But the atmosphere is a nice way to wake up: very festive, and when there was a lull in the general buzz, Donna Summer started up and the waiters did a spontaneous conga. Ubaldo was a... More 

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Thank ProfessorEnglish
Ottawa, Canada
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We dined here for Wednesday brunch after reading it's extensive menu & my craving for a bloody mary - We had the crab cakes eggs Benedict & the mushroom burger & a bloody mary. The drink arrived in a fish bowl goblet & was yummy. Being Canadian I'm often disappointed with the US version but this one was spicy &... More 

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Thank Holly B
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Someone recommended the place for brunch and the bloody mary's. Absolutely horrible, and the coffee was pure swill, brown water. For $2.99 a cup, please! Went to The Coffee Bean on the corner to get a decent cup with our breakfast that had much to be desired. Our bill came to $89 and we asked that the 3 cups of... More 

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Michigan Center, Michigan
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Very busy, with very tight seating. So if you don't like a lot of commotion, this is not the place to be. As for my husband and I, we didn't mind it and met a very nice couple from Canada. I had the eggs Benedict which was very tasty, the poached eggs were perfectly cooked and the sauce had just... More 

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Riverside, California
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93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Having had a horrible experience at an earlier establishment, we opted to find a new eatery and stumbled across Pinocchio's. The wait to get in was a bit long, so if planning to dine here on a weekend I would arrive early. The host was friendly and nice, we got seated and it took nearly 20-25 minutes to receive a... More 

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Clovis, California
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233 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

A life size statue of Marilyn Monroe greats you at front door. This is a cute place to eat, the food is good, service was excellent. If you like to drink, they have great deals at lunch that can't be beat. A fun place to go with friends or as a couple.

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Minnesota
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were in town for a concert at Coachella, but stayed in Palm Springs over a recent weekend. On a recommendation from a local, we went here for Sunday brunch. What a blast! The place was hopping, and it's not where you'd go to nurse a hangover, for sure. But we were seated quickly and taken well care of by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 14:00
Monday
07:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 14:00
Thursday
07:30 - 14:00
Friday
07:30 - 14:00
Saturday
07:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6431
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-322-3776

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?