By Denise Ortuno
If you’re looking for some of the best burgers in the Coachella Valley, it’s hands down Tyler’s Burgers in downtown Palm Springs.
I vividly remember the first time that went to Tyler’s Burgers. It was back in 1997, one year after charming owner Diana DiAmico opened the now in demand burger spot. It was my birthday, and my then boss Steve Johns took me there along with our promotions crew from Pompeii nightclub. We sat on the patio, ate incredible burgers and fries, drank beer and joked and laughed a lot. It is one of my fondest birthday memories. Since then, I have been a loyal Tyler’s Burgers enthusiast, confidently touting their burgers some of the best in the desert.
Tyler’s Burgers is located in the historic La Plaza shopping center, built by Julia Carnell back in 1936. The 3 ½ acre plaza was one of the first of its kind in Southern California, and way ahead of its time, with penthouses and bungalows, restaurants, shops, chauffers’ quarters, a nightclub and so much more. Back then, the building that now houses Tyler’s was used as La Plaza’s gas station, and as time passed, has had many different incarnations, finally becoming the stand out burger joint that it is today.
On any given day around lunchtime, you will most likely see a line of people waiting to get a seat at Tyler’s. The bustling restaurant has quaint indoor seating, with a cozy counter where guests can watch the impressive burgers being made. Two comfortable covered patios are also available, a popular choice to enjoy Palm Springs famous weather. But no matter where you sit, one bite of Tyler’s Burgers will make you more than happy that you stopped by.
Tyler’s Burgers attention to the freshest ingredients is reflected in their food, from their burgers, to the sandwiches (tuna and egg salad are crazy good) chili and soups… the food is just solidly delicious. For me, I love to have a juicy slider with bacon. It’s nice because sliders can be ordered individually, and are very ample. I add an order of fries, and then seek out the Ring of Fire hot sauce that they carry, and I’m one happy burger lover. Depending on my mood, I have been known to accompany my burger treat with one of Tyler’s sweet thick shakes, it’s a trip to Yum town without a doubt. And if a slider is not enough for you, I highly suggest going all out and having a whole Bacon Cheeseburger. The fresh ground beef is served with all the fixing bundled in a soft yet secure brioche bun.
After all of these years, the burger haven has maintained a consistent following, with new fans created every day. As a Tyler’s Burgers fanatic myself, I look forward to every visit. Wait…I can feel those cravings coming on now.
Tyler’s Burgers is located at 149 S. Indian Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, Ca 92262
For more information visit www.tylersburgers.com