Yesterday, we left Walnut Creek at 6:45 a.m. in the rain...yes, it is still raining in Northern California...and arrived for our week in Palm Springs at 3:15 p.m. And, the sun was shining and the temps were in the 80s. Nirvana!
We stopped at TJs for breakfast and lunch provisions and then went to our condo. I iced my knee, put my legs up, and was soon ready to head out to dinner at El Mirasol, our favorite local Mexican place.(140 E Palm Canyon Dr.,Palm Springs, CA; (760) 323-0721)
As always, El Mirasol was hoppin'. It's a local favorite with families and the local gay community...sort of an insider's restaurant but there are always new people discovering it. A bit off the beaten path, it is worth a visit if you love authentic Mexican food and a spirited atmosphere.
We started with a small serving of Guacamole...it looked more like a big scoop of green ice cream...with a bit of salsa, it hit the spot and got us in the mood.
We both ordered the grilled Shrimp in Pipian sauce, a dish that never disappoints and that is special.
Each day, the El Mirasol chefs cook up a fresh batch of this traditional pumpkin seed sauce. If you get here later in the evening, there is a good chance that they will be out of the Pipian...not that there aren't many other delicious items on the menu, but in my week here, I have to have the Pipian at least once.
These photos may be a bit dark because I was using my phone camera rather than my usual camera which has a flash. Hope you can at least experience the essence of dinner at El Mirasol.