Acqua California Bistro
Excellent service- beautiful surroundings. Lovely meal with rich chocolate cake dessert-
Good food, great waiter, lovely sitting outside,!
Would recommend the place to anyone who asked.! Have eaten lunch there many times.
People are very nice and attentive
Loved it here <3
While traveling in the Palm Springs area we found Acqua on Open Table and made a reservation. We sat outside on a lovely warm November evening, delightful as we live in a northern climate. We were promptly seated, water, menus and warm bread brought by friendly servers. Our waitress was very sweet and explained the menu with its many offerings and specials. We ordered the Wild Mushroom soup, which was reminiscent of a soup enjoyed in Alsace. We had ordered one bowl but after tasting it we each wanted our own! We had the roasted beet and blue cheese with arugula salad and the roasted pear salad with mixed greens, dates and a delicious dressing. We shared an order of pasta and delicious meatballs. The dessert offerings were plentiful and we couldn’t resist the triple chocolate cake, which our dear waitress packaged for us to take home after we enjoyed a few decadent, divine bites. For a casual meal with very enjoyable, friendly service and delicious food Acqua did not disappoint in the least.
Overall very nice experience. Waitress was great. We had appetizers - chicken skewers and lettuce wraps - both were very tasty. First time there and will definitely go back. We had to sit inside as there were no tables available outside. I think the outside had a much nicer, quiet atmosphere.
Ok but nothing great. Good value and great ambience.
Terrific as usual. Always go here once or twicewhen we are in town. Great value 3 course meals. 😋
Consistently excellent service, food, and response to diners' needs. Early Bird dinners are a bargain. Nice place to done outside.
This has become one of our favorite locations to go have brunch on a Sunday morning. We have been there about 10 times and have never been disappointed.
Very cute restaurant. Very clean. Customer service was awesome. Good place for kids.
Service was good but not outstanding given it wasn’t busy. Meatloaf was only a bit warmer than room temperature, so not great.
Friendly staff, great food, and great service.
Attended the Monday night Bistro show and dinner. It is an excellent way to get off the couch ,see a Broadway type show and enjoy a 3 course dinner at Acqua Bistro. The show was Nunsense which was staged by local Coachella Valley resident actors and a very fine Broadway professional actress as Reverend Mother. The meal was just okay and probably Acqua should have offered a more upgraded choice of entrees. Overall the evening didn't max out my credit card ,service was great and a good time was had by all.
Light, bright, colorful setting. Wait staff very attentive. The small garden salad with citrus dressing is light and delicious.
Great breakfast! Really good coffee. Nice selection of omelets with some unusual entrees. Would definitely go back!
Josh was fantastic! He provided excellent service, and made our dining experience lots of fun!
Waitress was very attentive to our family dine out experience.
Very slow service. After our server finally arrived, it took 30 minutes for our food to arrive. Then had to wait for our server to return so we could ask for a desert menu. Another 30 minute wait for desert. These are actual wait times. The server did not waste any time presenting us with our bill, however. Management: please hire more servers.
The same menu as its sister restaurant Lulu, Acqua offers the same excellent food in a picturesque setting at the River. Joshua is an excellent waiter.
We were there for a birthday dinner and we were well treated by friendly staff. It was our first visit so we had lots of questions which our server was happy to answer. The server went on to recognize the special occasion by providing a treat for dessert. We would definitely recommend this to our friends and look forward to our next visit to Palm Springs so we can return for another visit.
Loved sitting out on the patio with the misters. Food terrific!
Big menu so lots of choices. Price was reasonable. Quality was good, but not outstanding. Really need to have the center’s management update the directory so it’s easier to find.
I can think of a lot of descriptive adjectives to describe the evening meal at Acqua Bistro. A few that come to mind immediately are affordable, relaxing, scenic, and delicious.
You can’t beat their three course dinner @ $19.99. Sitting outside on the patio overlooking the water. menu choices are vast, service is great, and of course the food is excellent.
How could you go wrong ?
Had a wonderful reunion with a friend on the outside patio - Thank you it was lovely.
Overall, we enjoyed the experience at Acqua maybe even just a little more than it’s sister store in Palm Springs. The people watching wasn’t as fun but it was relatively quite and the outside patio was very nice.
Excellent food and service as always.
Great food, excellent service.
We were so happy to be able to enjoy the delicious vegan options along with traditional fare for our guests. Lovely atmosphere and attentive service. We will be back!
Wonderful food, location, and view. Great parking but must be able to walk short distances.
Have always had a pleasurable dining experience at Acqua.
I think the chilaquiles should be served with salsa and avocado to brighten the plate and enhance the meal.
The service was awkward.
First, they reported our reservation made via opentable as a no show. I had to argue with the waiter about not microwaving the bread. My partner's desert was not what he asked for.
We had the three course pre-fix and thought it was great. Outstanding choices and a great value. The service was excellent.
I requested a table away from the busy area since this was a support group meeting with a new attendee. The waitstaff was outstanding and did not hurry us in making a luncheon selection. They checked on us often to make sure our drink glasses were full and we did not need anything. I would recommend lunch at Acqua California Bistro for all..
I absolutely love this restaurant! I’ve been 5 times in the past two months. It’s a pleasure to come because the food is yummy and the restaurant is beautiful. That being said, it’s the staff that makes it so amazing. John, the CEO, and Jerry, the owner - are two terrific guys. They are accessible, and friendly, and truly want your dining experience to be fantastic. Additionally, the servers are awesome. Last Thursday, I went to a live performance there with my mom. We started out by having a couple of drinks in the bar. The wait staff is soooo nice! Our bartender was Stephanie, and our waiter was Chris. They both went way beyond to make sure we had every little thing we needed. They are knowledgeable and fast, but most importantly kind. I’ve had other servers on different nights, and they’ve always been great too. I ordered the grilled salmon with dill sauce ... delicious! My mom had meatloaf and she also loved hers. Plus, for the wine drinkers out there, Acqua offers one of the most extensive “by the glass” wine lists that I’ve ever seen. I highly recommend it!
Food was fine.
Delicious food and excellent service made it a great dining experience. I am never disappointed here.
Great setting, wonderful service. Had the salmon and it was the perfect choice. Wait staff were personable and attentive. Enjoyed Acqua much more than its sister restaurant Lulus in Palm Springs. Not as hectic nor as noisy. Great choice for fun dining in Rancho Mirage