Agua Caliente Waters Café

For their visit to the Palm Springs White Party, my friends Chris and Kevin from Calgary decided they wanted to stay at a place they’d only viewed from afar—the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage.  I was all for it since it’s right down the road from my place and I relished spending some fun time with them while they were in town.  I mean, who doesn’t like a visit to a first-rate casino complex?

I stopped over to see them the day they flew in.  Of course, they wanted to show off their beautiful high-floor balcony room with the view of the mountains—which they tell me came in very handy a few days later when they got to witness the full moon over the snow-capped San Jacintos.  We then headed down to the casino to play a few slots.  I won a few, lost a few, lost some more!  While I still had enough lunch money left, we finally headed into the nicely appointed Waters Café.

Agua Caliente’s buffet is fab, and The Steakhouse is always a treat, but I just love the ambiance and casual atmosphere of Waters.  I’ve eaten here a number of times for both lunch and early dinner.  The menu is pretty extensive and the chef knows his audience.  All-day breakfast works perfectly in a place where it’s easy to stay up all night.  And their soups, salads, and sandwiches are all really great.   But I always head directly for the Asian menu.  With dishes from China, Thailand, India, and beyond, I couldn’t be happier.  Potstickers.  Pad Thai.  Red Curry.  BBQ ribs.  Kung Pao Chicken.  I’m hungry just writing this.

My buddies and I gorged, then headed back to the floor for a few hands of poker.  I know it’s not polite to boast, but on that day, all told, I ended up winning.  Big time!


Agua Caliente Waters Café