By Denise Ortuno-Neil
Flor de Jalisco in Palm Desert, offers up excellent, flavorful homemade Mexican favorites at affordable prices, served up with genuine courteous service.
Eduardo Brambilia has always enjoyed the restaurant business. Actually it’s probably a little more than enjoyable to him, “I love this job, it’s different every day, never routine,” exclaims Brambilia. You can see it in the way he greets his customers, it’s more than a business to him. The Mexico native has worked in popular Mexican restaurants as a server for almost a decade, including Don Diego’s and the El Paseo Margarita haven, Armando’s.
His passion for the restaurant business led him to pursue his own venture, and in April 2016, he did just that. He opened his restaurant to build something for his daughter and named his enterprise with his late beloved mother in mind. “Flor” after his mother Florintina, and “de Jalisco” for the area in Mexico from which he hails. It is a tribute to his mother, who passed away in 2000. Bramilia honors his mother, who as a single parent guided Brambilia to excel in all that he pursued.
The restaurant has enjoyed growing success since its debut almost 4 years ago. It has a comfortable patio for outdoor dining and equaled seating inside. The open style kitchen allows for customer viewing of food preparation, as well as direct aroma benefits.
The menu consists of Mexican first line recipes including Burritos, Tacos, Tortas, Enchiladas, Chorizo and Eggs (yes they serve breakfast) and Ceviche, plus much, much more.
My boyfriend and I frequent Flor de Jalisco quite a bit, as it is not only delicious, but very near to where we live. On a recent visit, after being presented with complimentary chips and homemade salsa, I expanded my menu selection, which usually veers to the Chile Verde Burrito, to my new fave, their gooey Cheese Enchiladas. I add a side of their rich and spicy mole sauce because, well, I love mole, and when it’s super tasty like at Flor de Jalisco, I put it on everything. The combination puts me in a satisfying state of yum, and I want for nothing more at that moment. My boyfriend ordered the Shredded Beef Tacos, and with the messiness dripping down his hands, he seemed to be enjoying them to the fullest extent!
The restaurant gives options for a fast take out meal, or casual restaurant dining. They even offer a full bar (margarita please!) to accent your experience. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Flor de Jalisco is a great place to enjoy authentic, flavorful Mexican dishes at moderate prices, served up by friendly hands.
Flor de Jalisco is located at 42-215 Washington Street, Palm Desert, 92211