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The Fix On El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA

The Fix On El Paseo

4.5
4.5
412 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bistro
We are a California style Bistro serving Breakfast Lunch and Dinner, we take pride in serving only the freshest ingredients. We offer pet friendly al fresco dining. We have the best patio on El Paseo directly across from the Gardens On El Paseo.

We will be offering a special pre-fixe menu on Christmas Eve. Please join us!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, Californian, Café
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 8:00 am–6:00 pm Wed–Sun 8:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 340-3040
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    James Gonzales
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Desert
  • Cross street
    In between Larkspur and San Pablo
  • Parking details
    Could park behind Café Des Beaux-Arts or across the street in The Gardens
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 412 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Hot spot

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Neighborhood gem

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Hot spot

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Neighborhood gem

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for outdoor dining

412 Reviews
  1. KristinC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our time at The Fix. The staff was very nice and attentive. The only thing that I would say could have been better were the crostini served with the spinach, artichoke and brussel sprout dip. They were rock hard and you could barely break them apart with your fingers, they were virtually inedible. To continue to enjoy the dip we ordered the house bread that was soft to finish the dip. Other than that, everything was great! Really enjoyed the live music as well.

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  2. Nanna

    Palm Springs

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy The Fix. It was quite windy last night but the staff took care to make sure nothing blew on us,

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  3. KatherineU

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been to The Fix a few times. The food has been consistently good, the staff friendly and attentive. There was entertainment the evening we were there which we really enjoyed.

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  4. DrMark

    Orange County

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at The Fix! Great experience! The food, service and ambiance was wonderful! Our waiter Hector was outstanding as was George! From beginning to end we were smiling! Hector even welcomed us back and told us about the prime rib on Thursdays! We will most definitely be back!

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  5. LIVINTHEDREAM

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all enjoyed the experienced staff. The food was delicious and the served hot and quickly. The guitar player is awesome. Unfortunately we had to sit inside because of the winds, but it was still very enjoyable. We will be back soon.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We requested inside searing and had to sit outside. It was cold and the heaters were ineffective.

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  7. Bunny

    Calgary

    219 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    219 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have been to this restaurant many times. Food last night was good but not great! Drinks were very good. Service excellent. May have been an off night.

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  8. JohnS

    Chicago

    232 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    232 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved this restaurant!! Good guitar music. Generous portions. Best peach martini. Will be back again and again

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Every once in a while you find a business with an appropriate name, this time it’s “The Fix”…not because they are “Fix”ed on good service, not because they “Fix” great food or because the are “Fix”ated on a fantastic experience. NOOOO! Because they need to “Fix” all of these! Don’t waste a night out on El Paseo at this place. “Fix” your sights on just about anywhere else.

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  10. goldreview

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Fix has become one of my favorite restaurants on El Paseo. There is a good variety of choices for lunch and dinner, the food and service are great, and there is usually a live musician during dinner. The prices are moderate and the food and drink are a good value. We prefer it to many of the higher priced restaurants on El Paseo.

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  11. Megan

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was delicious….crab cakes were very tasty. Both main dishes were fish and very tasty. I had the sole and my friend had something else. Shared crème brûlée for dessert. Also good. There was live music on the patio and it was a beautiful evening. Would definitely go for dinner again. Our service was outstanding. Have been for breakfast many times and also lunch. Nice restaurant and friendly professional staff.

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  12. ElizabethC

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    There was a musician playing guitar on the patio that was very good and added nicely to the dining experience. The food was quite good, and the service was very good!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Over all an amazing experience Will definitely come Back

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  14. DianaM

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The outside patio is a nice spot to watch the walkers and cars go by on a warm evening. The street noise was tempered by a guitarist playing a mellow selection of music. The food and service was very good and the waiter even made a small change I requested on my order.

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  15. EricaHC

    Palm Springs

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable evening at The Fix prior to the theatre. Food was good, service was good and we were outside but off the street which was perfect and just warm enough,

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  16. KAR2

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was wonderful, service excellent, live one man band was fun played a lot of the oldies but goodies. 😋🎤 Patio setting with heaters was a nice plus. #FoodWasAmazing #LiveMusicFun

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  17. kellia

    Hawaii

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very good and friendly! Enjoyed our choices that waiter suggested, good selection of wine too

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  18. KathyO

    New York City

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LOVED 1/2 price bottle of wine on Wednesdays! Also…spinach, artichoke, Brussels sprout dip as an appetizer was FANTASTIC!! Will definitely return

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  19. annw

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner! Great food and service with the bonus of live music.

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  20. LynneF

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice quiet table indoors, wait staf was great. It took exceptionally long to get our food, but it was a busy Friday night!

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  21. DavidD

    Los Angeles

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, food is always great along with attentive service.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lov d the location and the ambience; thoroughly enjoyed the singer. Sat outside; it was a beautiful night. LG

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  23. janeb

    Palm Springs

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant with super food and amazing service , they often have wonderful music that is sometimes accompanied by the staff. Just a great El Paseo experience. No vegetarian .

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  24. Kauaikraze

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great neighborhood gem. The music was perfect for an outdoor dinner.

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  25. IraG

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and atmosphere. Definitely going back!

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  26. Bunny

    Calgary

    219 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    219 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a favourite of ours. Service is always good. Food last night was well prepared although it was not delivered hot but a little on the lukewarm side. I had the sea bass and enjoyed the harissa sauce. My husband had the peppercorn chicken and enjoyed it. No room for dessert this time. We will be back!

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  27. JONILUV

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ATE HERE FOR LUNCH AND DINNER. BOTH MENUES ARE GREAT AND SERVICE TERRIFIC. MUSIC OUTSIDE. WILL BE GOING BACK.

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  28. Cassie315

    Denver

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our food was fabulous and the service from Jorge (George!) was excellent. Good heater on the patio.

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  29. missmymules

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We (four ladies) split 3appetizers, a salad and 2 bottles of wine. Everything was excellant especially the wait staff accomodating all our needs with heaters and adjusting rocky chairs. We enjoyed it all but the mango salad could have been dressed a little more and it was limited mango amongst the lettuce. We will order a different salad next time!

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  30. mjcw

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and live music. Staff was on-point!

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  31. SisR

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We’ve eaten there twice and both times the food was wonderful. There is nice outdoor seating area with heater for the cool nights.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here for breakfast and it’s been great, came for dinner and although the vibes were great the food was not good. Bland/underseasoned and took forever too come out, almost felt like the cook called out and someone who didn’t know what they were doing cooked the food.

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  33. Lizzy

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful views, great food, and friendly staff at Fix. We go here every time we are in town. The prices are reasonable and the menu has lots of variety. Beautiful views of the sunset in winter, and great people watching along El Paseo.

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  34. Onthego

    Orange County

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious…love their chicken Marsala! Great place for lunch as well…chicken quesadilla, our favorite!

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  35. gr8foodie

    San Diego

    86 reviews

    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoy The Fix on Thursdays for Prime Rib night. We sat outside under the heat lamps and were very comfortable listening to a wonderful guitarist who plays there regularly. The food and service are always excellent and it is a peaceful, mellow atmosphere.

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  36. Yummy

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very very noisy could hardly talk above the music He never took a break😢😢😢😢

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  37. janeb

    Palm Springs

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant with great food, service and location .. simply the best !

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  38. rugspinner

    Palm Springs

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time going to the fix and everyone was excellent. It’s had to find good service at restaurants here in the desert but this place has it. We sat inside by the bar because it was a little cold out. The Tempo was great from the staff. And they never missed a beat. We will definitely be back

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s essentially a sidewalk cafe the owners have made into a nice dining establishment. With live music, the ambience is hard to beat on a beautiful desert night. The food is very good, while the mixed drinks lack consistency. I’m still hanging in there with a 5 rating based on the overall experience.

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  40. JodiY

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The BEST mozzarella sticks we’ve ever had in life. Rest of the food was amazing too! But those mozzarella sticks….

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FAQs

The Fix On El Paseo is rated 4.5 stars by 412 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for The Fix On El Paseo

73580 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4372

Additional information

  • Cross street
    In between Larkspur and San Pablo
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Desert
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 8:00 am–6:00 pm Wed–Sun 8:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, Californian, Café
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Could park behind Café Des Beaux-Arts or across the street in The Gardens
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    James Gonzales
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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