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
PATIO DINING FOR ALL OCCASIONS
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!
TEQUILA HALL OF FAME
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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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 is a multicultural, male and female mariachi group that plays at Las Casuelas Terraza on holidays
A bottle of casamigos blanco tequila with two margaritas - one flavored with tamarindo and the other with jamaica (hibiscus)
This is a smash up of the different traditional tiles on our outdoor tables along with some of our food items
A beautiful dusk at Las Casuelas Terraza framed by the exterior of our palapa patio tables along the sidewalk
This is a moment in time with our guests enjoying themselves dancing outside on the palapa patio to our live band, Hot Roxx
A picture of our annual wintertime specialty, pomegranate guacamole, with a fresh pomegranate cut next to it