By Denise Ortuno

Enjoy a fun and festive time at Pueblo Viejo Grill’s excellent Happy Hour, with generous food and drink discounts!

I always had a good time at Pueblo Viejo Grill’s Palm Desert location off of Cook Street. It was super convenient for me as I used to live just down the way from the tasty spot, almost in walking distance if I wasn’t wearing heels, thank goodness for Uber. I discovered it during a lunch excursion, but once I got wind of their Happy Hour deals, I was hooked!

The family run restaurant started in Indio with their original location back in 2005, opening their second spot several years later. Both restaurants offer exceptional Mexican dishes, friendly efficient service and an extensive drink menu, including high end tequila’s. For me, I have been a creature of their Palm Desert location, mostly for the close proximity to where I hang my hat, and place my heels.


Their Palm Desert location has a cozy set up, with a comfortable dining room that leads into the bar area, and an intimate outdoor patio. Happy Hour is served in the bar area daily from 3pm to 6pm and again from 8pm to closing, meaning that yes, you can get happy twice in one night if you so choose. The menu offers up some Mexican dishes at great prices, and also fabulous drink discounts. For food on the $6 tier, try the Cheese Nachos al Carbon, Cheese or Veggie Quesadilla’s, Ceviche Tostada or Buffalo Wings. On the $7 tier, you can have the Nacho’s with steak or chicken (the steak option is seriously delish!), or the Trio of Tacos with your choice of chicken, steak or carnitas.

Their drink specials are pretty impressive with domestic draft beers at $3, and import drafts for $3.50. Craving a margarita? Well, enjoy their House Margarita for only $4.75 and flavored varieties (strawberry, mango or Tamarind) for only $5.75. Well drinks are $4 and all other libations including bottled beers are $1 off their original price. 

Of course there is much more to enjoy at Pueblo Viejo Grill besides their great Happy Hour deals such as bountiful Burritos, Tacos, Fajitas and House Specialties including Arroz con Pollo (grilled chicken topped with ranchera sauce and melted cheese served on a bed of Mexican style rice, topped with sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo) Chile Verde, Carnitas and many more.

Whether you’re stopping by Pueblo Viejo in Pam Desert or Indio, for their Happy Hour, or just regular dining, you are sure to have a “Muy delicioso” experience! 

Pueblo Viejo is located at 36-901 Cook Street, Palm Desert Ca, 92211 and 81-931 Hwy 111, Indio Ca, 92210