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Top 25 Restaurants in the Inland Empire + Coachella Valley



The Inland Empire is home to various outdoor sports such as snowboarding and four-wheeling, but did you know that it is also the home of many amazing locally-owned restaurants? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of Yelp’s Top 25 Restaurants in the Inland Empire & Coachella Valley, so you can check out each of these unique spots on your own time. You might even end up finding a new lunch spot or date night escape. 

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Methodology: This is a list of the best Restaurants in the Inland Empire and the Coachella Valley. We identified the top restaurant businesses in the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews between January 1, 2001 and April 14, 2021. This list looked at businesses across the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of April 1, 2021. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of January 1, 2021.


  1. Tropicali (Big Bear)
  2. Sea of Sweet (Rancho Cucamonga)
  3. Chef Tanya’s Kitchen (Palm Springs)
  4. Super Subs (Banning)
  5. Kra Z Kai’s Laotian Barbeque (Corona)
  6. uniQue bite eatery (Indio)
  7. Pampa-Rara (Apple Valley)
  8. Delicioso Eats To-go (Rancho Cucamonga)
  9. TKB Bakery & Deli (Indio)
  10. Calle Ocho Cuban Coffee (Rancho Cucamonga)
  11. On The Mark Fine Foods and Provisions (Palm Springs)
  12. Thippawan Thai Restaurant (Rancho Cucamonga)
  13. Gabino’s Creperie (Palm Springs)
  14. Time 2 Taco (Riverside)
  15. El Paseo Grill (Palm Desert)
  16. The Flinderstreet Cafe (Chino)
  17. Shabu Shabu Zen and Sake Bar (Rancho Mirage)
  18. House of Fortune Vegan Cuisine (Chino)
  19. Kabob House (Riverside)
  20. Mi Cultura (Palm Desert)
  21. Home Pie Bakery & Cafe (Ontario)
  22. Paulina’s Mexican Grill (Victorville)
  23. Al Karam Pakistani Cuisine (Riverside)
  24. Johnny O’s Cafe (Rancho Cucamonga)
  25. Mr. Kabob (Barstow)