Las Casuelas Terraza

Four Generations of

Fine Mexican Food

We’re proud to serve four generations of Delgado family recipes. Las Casuelas Terraza’s great food, friendly hospitality and excellent service have made it a Palm Springs institution loved by locals and visitors alike.

Our legacy traces back to Maria Fajardo, the Delgado family matriarch, who cooked for copper miners in pre-depression Arizona with her famous earthenware pots and pans, cazuelas.


Fajardo’s son, Florencio, and his wife, Maria, brought “abuelita’s” recipes to their first restaurant in downtown Palm Springs in 1958, opening the Original Las Casuelas. The spelling of Casuelas was a fortunate marketing typo during a cash strapped opening. That mistake has stuck with the restaurants and has become proprietary for our family’s hospitality and recipes.

​Terraza opened in 1979 inside a historic Palm Springs casita from the 1920’s. It quickly became a landmark, routinely serving Palm Springs’ residents, visitors and vacationing celebrities.

​Today, Maria Fajardo’s granddaughter, Patricia, and her great grandson Patrick, serve her recipes to guests from around the world.

Founders Florencio and Maria Delgado
Founders Florencio and Maria Delgado
Thrillist Top 21
USA Today Top10
TOP 21
TOP 10
Best Mexican Restaurant
Voted Best of by The Desert Sun
Voted Best of by Pam Springs Life Magazie
Best Mexican Restaurant


As one of the first patio dining restaurants in the Palm Springs area, we specialize in great outdoor ambience. “Terraza” means terrace or patio in Spanish, and Las Casuelas Terraza offers guests three different styles of patio: the quiet and romantic Terraza, with a sparkling fountain and colorful flowers, the lively Palapa patio with an outdoor bar, dance floor and bandstand, and the intimate Cantina sidewalk patio. Dine and dance under the stars with us!


With over 100 varieties of Tequila, we offer many different expressions of the world's most difficult spirit to produce and complex to enjoy. , from fresh strawberry daiquiris to organic, hand-shaken margaritas. In addition to our fully stocked bar, Terraza also serves a variety of soft drinks, mango iced tea and velvety cups of Mexican hot chocolate. 


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Bountiful and Fresh Food
Bountiful and Fresh Food

Members of our staff presenting our fresh ingredients in ornamental bowls in traditional dresses


Our famous double margarita on our tile top cantina bar

Mariachi Tesoro
Mariachi Tesoro

Mariachi Tesoro is a multicultural, male and female mariachi group that plays at Las Casuelas Terraza on holidays

Margarita Fresca with Casamigos
Margarita Fresca with Casamigos

A bottle of casamigos blanco tequila with two margaritas - one flavored with tamarindo and the other with jamaica (hibiscus)

Melange of Tiles and Food
Melange of Tiles and Food

This is a smash up of the different traditional tiles on our outdoor tables along with some of our food items

Palapa Sidewalk Tables
Palapa Sidewalk Tables

A beautiful dusk at Las Casuelas Terraza framed by the exterior of our palapa patio tables along the sidewalk

Dance Party
Dance Party

This is a moment in time with our guests enjoying themselves dancing outside on the palapa patio to our live band, Hot Roxx

Seasonal Pomegranate Guacamole
Seasonal Pomegranate Guacamole

A picture of our annual wintertime specialty, pomegranate guacamole, with a fresh pomegranate cut next to it


watch some of our recipes come to life!



222 S Palm Canyon Dr.

Palm Springs, CA 92262



Open at:

11am to 10pm for dine in

Thursday to Monday, Open Cinco de Mayo

Holiday weeks will differ, Please call ahead



Call to make reservations, order Pronto curbside, or to-go

(760) 325-2794

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