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Cantala / The Riviera Resort & Spa *


Formerly: Circa 59

Contemporary twist on the traditional
A constantly changing menu means the freshest of meat and produce get regular updates, and the results are nothing short of delicious.

Tags: American, Tapas / Small Plates

1600 N Indian Canyon Dr (at Vista Chino)
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Downtown Palm Springs

(760) 778-6659
Website
5:30pm - close



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  • AlbieHamilton was here
    "Lunch before the festivities :-)"

    May 8, 2014 via foursquare

  • mrmarxx was here
    "Loving it!"

    August 23, 2013

  • michi.mase was here
    "Trying new place"

    November 6, 2011 via foursquare

  •   MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT
    intensexual ·

    July 26, 2011

    Overpriced, poor service, small portions, are just a few reasons to stay clear of this establishment!
  • AlternaTalent is now a fan

    December 8, 2010

  •   Empty, theatrical, flies
    noooby ·

    June 17, 2010

    I had seen Circa 59's Prix Fixe menu for Palm Springs Restaurant Week online and just missed being able to try it, so I dropped by for lunch with high hopes. The OTT Glam-of-the-Giants interior design of the Riviera's uber-cool lobby carried over into the high-ceilinged, super plush restaurant.Very theatrical and completely empty. As the interior was dark, and I had brought a magazine to relax with, I took the receptionist's suggestion to sit in the cooled open air section facing the pool. Perfect resort view of tanned hipsters, but I was plagued with flies during my meal. I always rank a restaurant by their Caesar salad, and the version here (hearts of Romaine) was pedestrian: leaf, grated cheese, and croutons that seemed to be out of a bag. Freshly toasted bread drizzled with olive oil and some anchovies on the side would have perked it up a few notches. The dressing was on the side - a glistening, grey glob in a ramekin - and that made it very clumsy for me to dress with only a fork and knife, and it did taste fresh-made. My sirloin burger was perfectly cooked to my request and delicious. I had finished 2/3 of it by the time the mustard I had requested showed up. My waiter, who said he'd be back to take my bill, wasn't, and, after exhausting my magazine, a bus boy was kind enough to fetch a different waiter to bring my change.
  • shutter206 was here

    May 29, 2010

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