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Caleb Douglas

23 August 2019

I very much enjoy their food and customer service, good location close to my apartment. The staff members are always super friendly. I highly recommend this place.

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NancyV

29 June 2019

I lived in Germany and am always trying to find authentic German food.. this place was amazing... had goulash. Daughter had Schnitzel and was in heaven!!!

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RonW

14 June 2019

A wonderful restaurant with great food for a great price. Service was excellent from the wait staff to the owner. All made us feel like old friends. I had the jeager schnitzel with mushroom sauce. A perfect meal. Looking forward to returning. More...

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JohnE

8 June 2019

We have visited Bonta numerous times, always being warmly welcomed. Food is consistently very tasty and good value. It's one of our favorite restaurants here in the desert.

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Douglas Johnson

30 May 2019

Group of 7. Excellent service. Good Chianti. Spaghetti & Meatballs was delicious. Ambiance excellent.

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Hal White

30 May 2019

Love this place and the owners. Great food

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Bill Mitchell

30 May 2019

Great mix of German and Argentine dishes.

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Pam Fairbanks

30 May 2019

Food & service was great!

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KevinS

15 May 2019

Really great place Friendly service Great food

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CarlF

11 May 2019

Every meal here is perfection. That is one reason we keep coming back. In fact this was our second night in a row. Another reason is that the owners Hector and Petra make you feel so at home. Good value. A must try.

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OpenTable Diner

4 May 2019

Food good but service slow and inattentive...table always seemed messy and cluttered...drinks placed ANYWHERE and very slow to get water refills and orders...

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PtownLover

3 May 2019

German - Argentinian cuisine. Nothing fancy but good food and reasonably priced

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Robert Story

30 April 2019

Excellent food and wonderful staff. Highly recommend it. Will go back often.

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Jose Rodriguez

30 April 2019

Great experience! Food was ok. The server absolutely made it worth it! Will come back and try the pot roast they were out of.

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John Parnell

30 April 2019

Phenomenal traditional fare....empanadas de carne and shnitzel....how can you go wrong? Make reservations to make sure you get a table. The staff is friendly and food is amazing. More...

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Claus Kjölsen

30 April 2019

Very good real German food..high quality..nice services..a must in the valley!!!!

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Rob Bella

30 April 2019

Great food, inviting atmosphere, our go to place away from downtown.

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Picky

28 April 2019

Food is consistently wonderful, the restaurant is lovely, and the owners as well as the entire staff work hard to make sure everyone has a great experience.

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CarlF

14 April 2019

You cannot find a better, friendlier, tastier place to dine. We go here over and over again. You will leave here feeling happy every time.

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CGould1

31 March 2019

Very busy night but service was still good and the food excellent!

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Jeremy Proctor

30 March 2019

Chef Hector and his team does an amazing job here. Authentic flavors and friendly environment.

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Clayton Blackburn

30 March 2019

Good service and very tasty German food.

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Holly Cordes

30 March 2019

Bonta has a decent mix of Argentinian, German and Italian menu options, the food has been consistently good and it remains a go-to option for a casual meal when I'm in town. I do wish they had a wider variety of empanadas, asado & other typical Argentinian dishes like choripan, matambre, lomo, milanesas and so on however. For a livelier environment, I recommend going when they have live music or their flamenco nights (why they aren't tango or chamame nights I'm not sure). More...

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Chuck Walrad

30 March 2019

So surprised to find authentic German food in the area! Schnitzel and rouladin are worth coming back for. Wine list needs improvement. Couldn't believe they had Copper Canyon on the list, eben at the bottom end Very good service, though! More...

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Bill Downs

30 March 2019

Great staff, food and atmosphere!

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Taylor Browne

30 March 2019

Excellent food and great service with a warm and inviting room.

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Norm Westby

30 March 2019

The sea bass is scrumptious! Highly recommended. Service is great!

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MikenRick

29 March 2019

We’ve eaten at Bonta before, but I can NEVER remember getting better service. Our server was delightful. He got us cocktails from the bar and allowed us to visit with no pressure. He knew we were going to a play at CV Rep afterwards and approached our table to tell us he was about to take a large order from another table and suggested we order before the larger order was placed to ensure we received our meal more quickly and to give us enough time to eat before the theatre. He had a wonderful personality with a great sense of humor and continued to check on us throughout our stay. The best! More...

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James

28 March 2019

Our first time. A varied menu of Argentinian, Italian, German. Something for everyone to try. The restaurant is very lively with high ceilings, so a bit loud and festive. Not for a romantic, quiet dinner. Our meals were very good. Service was better than most restaurants. We'll probably return with people we know would really appreciate the eclectic menu. Definitely check it out if you haven't been. More...

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CarlF

17 March 2019

We always enjoy eating at Bonta. The German plate is our favorite, but we also enjoy the 2kinds of schnitzels. There is something here for everyone, German, Argentinian, Italian, and a variety of fish dishes. This coupled with a friendly staff and almost always the owners stop by to say hi and make sure everything was to your liking. Never leave without having the best strudel outside of Germany and Austria. An excellent family run restaurant awaits you. Now with the CVRep theater next door, it may be best to make reservations. Catch a meal before or after a performance. More...

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RobertS

9 March 2019

Good food and good service. Petra and Chef Hector are the best. Friendly and accommodating with special requests..

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jackh

6 March 2019

Great local restaurant. Good portions for share. Overall excellent choice with reasonable prices

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FoodFanForever

4 March 2019

We enjoyed our meal at Bonta from the beginning to the end. Our waitress was very friendly and checked on us frequently. There were many options on the menu that sounded interesting and we had a hard time deciding what to order. Our meal was excellent and prepared well. We look forward to returning and trying other items on the menu. More...

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jade

1 March 2019

The very best apple strudel in the area.

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Barbara Bartley

28 February 2019

It was a very nice restaurant, quite busy for a Wed evening. Good friendly service. German and Argentine menu. Has Happy Hour.

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Neon Pion

28 February 2019

I like the sausage with the saurcraft that they serve. The owner is very friendly. Come to check it out and you will not be disappointed.

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Ted Marmo

28 February 2019

Very good and reasonable for the bar menu.

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Rod Rasch-Claussen

28 February 2019

Good food

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Robert nagoo

28 February 2019

The food and drink was very good

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Margaret Coleman

28 February 2019

Delicious empanadas and dippi g sauce!

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Jimmy

15 February 2019

Wonderful staff! Friendly and attentive! Varied menu and great preparation! We will definitely return! Thank you!

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Paul W.

30 January 2019

The skirt steak was really good. Dessert was good too.

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Rick Freeman

30 January 2019

Once again a most enjoyable time with Petra and Hector !! Qe are blessed with such excellent cuisine and service here in our valley!

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Alan Beach-Nelson

30 January 2019

Good food, reasonably priced. So so atmosphere.

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Ron Weber

30 January 2019

Excellent good and service.

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Jason Brink

30 January 2019

Great German and Argentine Food, very friendly and attentive staff.

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Squishy Bob

30 January 2019

Good food

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Barbara Beinhorn

30 January 2019

Love this restaurant it never disappoints. German food is fantastic

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Diner

21 January 2019

Servers could use a bit more training, but the food is excellent.

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psguy

19 January 2019

Bonta is becoming one of my favorite restaurants in the Palm Springs area. The Argentinian dishes are unique and excellent. Their Italian dishes are very good too. The service is outstanding. I will be back. More...

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debb

13 January 2019

My 4 guests and I enjoyed our food and the service here during our Film festival weekend. Food highlights were the Sole, Piccata, and Empanadas.

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OpenTable Diner

12 January 2019

This restaurant has an eclectic mix of food items, all cooked to perfection by a talented chef. If you appreciate tradition Austrian/German food, the sauerbraten with red cabbage and spatzle was incredible. I felt like I was back in my Oma's house. My husband had fantastic meatballs, with a delicious sauce. Yes-Italian and German both perfect. This is a beautiful melding of an Argentinian chef and his Austrian wife! Our only regret was that we were too full to eat a piece of apple strudel, which was apparently just out of the oven! More...

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OpenTable Diner

7 January 2019

Bonta is one of our favorite restaurants. The owners are very involved in making sure you are comfortably enjoying their delicious cuisine! And it is delicious!

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smfguy

6 January 2019

Outstanding friendly service. Nice ambience, nothing elaborate. Food was cooked “home style” which for the most part was good, generous portions, but no “wow” factor in any of the 4 dishes we tried. Prices are comparable to some higher end local fine dining restaurants, so it seemed a bit overpriced. More...

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Rita

4 January 2019

Service was great but they were out of sauerbratten and meatloaf, exactly what we came for. Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner

1 January 2019

The food at Bonta is exceptional!!! Chef Hector and Petra are the greatest hosts, we love going there !!

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Lonnieta Mccallum

30 December 2018

The owners were sooo nice! The happy hour menu was unusual and fun,not to mention delicious!! I will be back for the ambience,great food and owners make u feel like you are at their home

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C Caceres

30 December 2018

They advertise as "comfort food" and it is more than that, it is a dinning adventure. From the pasta dishes to the Argentinian BBQ the offer will make any patron happy. The Argentinian BBQ is just amazing, the meat perfectly cooked to your taste and promptly brought to you.The restaurant owners make sure all their customers are well taken care of.It is a great place to dine if you are in the area. More...

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W.m Brunetti

30 December 2018

Bonta is just far enough away from downtown to make parking a breeze. And for us locals during season, that's key. Love the owners. Lovely people. Excellent food. The Chicken Parm is as good as my Italian mom's. Love the twist Hector does on the Chopped Salad. Drinks good. Go. You won't be disappointed More...

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Aimee Turbin

30 December 2018

The staff and food was amazing!

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James Huot-Dunlap

30 December 2018

Food and service was excellent as usual. Staff was very attentive. Casual and comfortable atmosphere.

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Phillip Courtnier

30 December 2018

The ham and cheese spatzle was great!

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Dale Hutchinson

30 December 2018

Finally, attentive staff. Food quality is some of the best in the area

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Gordon Schaye

30 December 2018

The best Bruscetta I have ever had.

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OpenTable Diner

22 December 2018

What a pleasant surprise. Outstanding service and terrific food. Varied menu Cooked with care. We will add this restaurant to our regular list. Speaking of lists the wine list could use a little help. More...

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CarlF

13 December 2018

This is one of those places that is so friendly you feel like you are eating with family. Top-notch food service and friendliness. We often go there several times a week. More...

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David

13 December 2018

Tonight we tried the Argentinian side of the menu. Started with the bruschetta appetizer which was crispy and flavorful, the balsamic was a little spicier which is a nice change from normal. Entrees we had Argentinian chicken and gaucho pasta. Both were quite good. The chicken was very crispy with lots of flavor with a chimichurri sauce, Gaucho pasta was it a little bit spicy and full of flavor. Our service was outstanding both from the host and our server. I wish this restaurant was closer to our home as it is kind of tucked away by the Mary Pickford theater. It was a memorable birthday and we will definitely be back. More...

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Sharing

9 December 2018

Great food, very attentive service. We went for the first time and will definitely come back.

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Manuel Basilio

30 November 2018

Great food and service

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Malia VN Dailey

30 November 2018

The hospitality and good food as well as a super bartender. It's our go to place where we always feel happy.

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Nacho Garcia

30 November 2018

Great good good selection

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Judy Schmader

30 November 2018

Good food and service.

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Jack Delaney

30 November 2018

Nice service, Great Food.

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Elsa

24 November 2018

My family and I enjoyed our night out at Bonta's and the food was very good. The service is a little bit slow, the noise level is a little bit high, and we were disappointed that the restaurant didn't offer a children's menu. We did order a 1/2 pasta dish for my granddaughter that was still big, but my grandson had to order from the regular menu and the portion was way too much for him.Luckily, we were going back home after dinner so we were able to box the rest and take it with us. More...

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Esalita

18 November 2018

Unfortunately there was a hot air balloon event happening at the adjacent property, so that created chaos and a lot of very loud noise from a band, which they had no control over but it affected our dining experience. We chose to dine early to take advantage of the early bird three-course meal special but we were told that it was not in effect on the weekend. It did not state this on their online menu and the server and hostess acknowledge that but said they could not provide the special, so that was a little disappointing but we made the best of it. You were able to purchase a salad with any entree for a small fee. All the food was fresh and delicious prepared on site. We all enjoyed our schnitzel, meatloaf, goulash and pasta. We likely will go back again but next time on a weekday when we can take advantage of the 3 course special. More...

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TonyP

17 November 2018

The most delicious food in the valley. Great family owned and run! We will be back soon!

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Walter

16 November 2018

As always enjoyed both the meal and the ambiance. The waiter was excellent and the owner always a delight to talk to. The chief came to our table which is always a nice touch. Would recommend.

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LITTLE

16 November 2018

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE, EXTENSIVE GREAT MENU,FOOD WAS AMAZING

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OpenTable Diner

15 November 2018

Great neighborhood place, unpretentious and comfortable!

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Reviewer

14 November 2018

Bonta is a unique gem. It has everything. Great service (genuinely appreciated our business), well prepared and presented food, and nice clean and friendly atmosphere. It’s one of the few restaurants where you walk out feeling like you got your money’s worth. More...

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Elsa

4 November 2018

The food was very nice, specially the empanadas, but the server was a little bit "off" that night. Although, she was professional and friendly. I think that they don't have enough people to attend to the costumers when the restaurant is busy.The place is very noisy since there are no partitions between the tables. Since two of the people in my party had hearing problems, it was hard to have a normal conversation.My husband and I were a little bit disappointed that the Argentinean menu only offered one meat (skirt steak) dish, no flan, and that the bread pudding had cinnamon (not an Argentinean way to prepare that desert). More...

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rbon17

4 November 2018

First time eating at Bonta and very happy with the quality of food, the attentive service and the beautiful ambiance. I had the jaeger schnitzel and it was delicious !

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30 October 2018

Wonderful food and wonderful people. Highly recommend...

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KurtK

21 October 2018

Food was great!

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JER7

20 October 2018

Nice restaurant with Italian and German and some Argentinian food choices all very good. Owners are very nice and friendly and the service is very good.

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WilliamP

19 October 2018

The owners of Bonta are friendly and outgoing and make an effort to make their customers feel welcome. The quality of the food is excellent and there is a selection of food from different countries that is tasty and moderately priced. Overall, I rate this a first-rate restaurant worth trying. More...

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OpenTable Diner

13 October 2018

Excellent food! Great service! Just good solid place! Petra always makes us feel like we are coming “home”! Have the cucumber martini, beef goulash, and the strudel!

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Elsa

7 October 2018

My husband and I tried the Argentinean menu; it was our first time in this restaurant. His skirt steak was juice and tender and the french fires were not soggy or oily. I had the Mediterranean shrimps and it was delicious. The presentation of the food was really nice.We had the empanadas trio as an appetizer (we had two of them), and we took one empanada and ordered another trio to take home. It was my husband birthday and the server brought the desert with a candle, and we all celebrated the occasion. The bar tender was also very nice and brought a taste of two different Riesling wine for me to choose.We are planning to go back to try the German menu. It was a little bit noisy for us, but the good food and the service was very good. More...

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Ken Privett

30 September 2018

Very nice restaurant with a great menu of Argentinian, German, and Italian cuisine. We were there to celebrate our friend's birthday (there were also 2 other birthday celebrations while we were there!). It was great to have such a wide range of menu items to select from.I had their Lentil Soup and pork Weiner Schnitzel with red cabbage and fries. It was excellent. The meat was cooked perfectly and was moist and tender. One friend had the ham and cheese Spaetzil. (I'm probably murdering the spelling ). Again, perfectly prepared and delicious. He also ordered their cucumber martini to drink and the chicken Empanadas for an appetizer. They both were excellent. The Empanadas were flaky with a great filling served with a great sauce. Another friend had the Argentinian half chicken with fries and tomato / onion salad. Again, it was perfectly prepared and delicious.The other friends had the Caesar Salad and goulash which they split. The salad was fresh and beautifully served. The goulash was very great.For the birthday boy, they brought the bread pudding. It was light, wet, and delicious totally unlike that served at other places it is like a hunk of concrete.Overall, everyone had a great time and said that they would definitely come back soon. They closed for the summer but opened starting September 1st. We were there on the 2nd and the place was full. I'd highly recommend reservations, we used Open Table. The owners are from Argentina and Germany, so everything is authentic. I can't wait to see what they offer for the upcoming holidays!Plenty of parking and very attentive service. Definitely a great place to eat! More...

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Pierre Ld

30 September 2018

Very, very good.

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OpenTable Diner

16 September 2018

Very good food and service. We'll be back.

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RobertG

14 September 2018

Whenever we go to Bonta’s the owners treat us like family. We live in Palm Desert but the food and friendly atmosphere always make the trip worthwhile.

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Monchito

2 September 2018

We had not heard of Bonta when it was suggested for a birthday dinner. Looking at their website and menu selection I knew it was a place to try. We did not regret it. Petra (one of the hosts/owner) greeted us with a smile and as if we were old friends...the entire staff seem to have the same attitude to the diners. Vanessa (our server) was attentive and responded to our needs. The food was phenomenal. Fresh and well prepared with the just right amount seasoning...try the Empanadas. Can't wait to get more. The mixture of Argentine and German/Austrian menu was just right in providing a variety of flavors and textures.Thank you Petra and company....we look forward to our next meal at Bonita. More...

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NormaF

2 September 2018

Excellent...!!!

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Rick Bierregaard

30 August 2018

Excellent skirt steak and empanadas

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Robin Dellinger

30 August 2018

Love this place! My sister and I ate dinner here for the first time and we loved the food and the service. We had the pesto fries to start and they were hot and delicious. We used the bread to scoop up the last of the sauce. Then we had the Argentine skirt steak that had incredible flavor and the roulade that was tender and so good. We finished with the apple strudel that was a perfect ending to a fantastic meal. Everyone was so friendly and nice ...made us feel so welcome More...

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Garth Nalleweg

30 August 2018

Love this place.Gracious owners, real people, attentive friendly staff, great food. Great hapoy hour. What's not to love.

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Marlana White

30 August 2018

I work at BONTAS and it's the best place to work for and they have excellent food please come visit us we have German Argentinian food and we have the best chef in town Chef Hector

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RobinD

9 August 2018

Loved the food. The service was very friendly. The cocktails were delicious. The dessert was great as well. Loved everything about this place.

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KarenM

6 August 2018

First tried Bonta with our tennis group. The owners were very accommodating to our group of 10. Service was very good, with a personal touch. The dishes were visually appealing and delicious. My second experience at Bonta was for their special when they were serving mussels. They were delicious! Highly recommend it. More...

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Tyler

5 August 2018

We had a wonderful dinner & it was great to see the Restaurant fully booked. Only down fall was with the high ceilings & open space, the noise level was distraction to enjoy conversation with dinner.

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Bear Trap62

30 July 2018

Wonderful restaurant, a frequent stop for us. Excellent service and great food. Quite a large selection of dishes, something for everyone. Very nice patio that gets afternoon shade is great when the temperature is down. More...

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Mary Hudson

30 July 2018

Best chips and fish in the Coachella Valley!Management is so accommodating, service is great, going back again next week.Happy hour prices are great, good pour.

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terrie nerad

30 July 2018

Everything is perfect, the food absolutely delicious with a varied menu, excellent wine selection., etc. The owners are always present and are two of the loveliest people you will ever meet. Genuinely friendly and kind.Go, we don't want to lose this treasure. Terrie and John Nerad More...

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Bob Hole

30 July 2018

A great experience from greeting to exit. It looks a bit "fancy" on the outside, and it's definitely got a "nice" place decor inside, but it still has a casual feel. We were not dressed for a more formal place, and they welcomed us with open arms.Friendly front staff, excellent waitstaff - happy and pleasant.Food was very tasty. Not spectacular, but very very good.It was recommended by several people in the area.Well worth a visit. More...

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Sharon Berke

30 July 2018

Desert gem and local's favorite. Argentinian born owner chef Hector serves reasonably priced delights in a casual relaxed atmosphere. Walk to the cinema before or after. Super Happy Hour, too. More...

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Kandi Hollinger

30 July 2018

Unexpected, is the best word I have to explain the way I feel about Bonta. My cousin wanted to take me out for my birthday and I went googling to find the perfect Mediterranean grub. Bonta came up with an almost 5 stars so off we went. I looked kinda swanky and we were dressed rather casual. Upon arrival, we we're greeted by the nicest hostess and I later discovered she was the owners wife. We weren't made to feel uncomfortable at all. She as well as all the wait staff were super attentive and courteous. I had the fish and chips, yes, I know, not very Mediterranean at all, and my cousin had the French Onion soup and Cesar Salad, yes, I know... Not Mediterranean. The fish was very crunchy, loved it, and delicious. However, gotta say hands down the French Onion soup turned out to be out of this world. Probably isn't what the chef was expecting as a kudos but if you are a connoisseur, like me, don't miss out on this opportunity! More...

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Robert Lobo

30 July 2018

Great food and staff The owners were very friendly and made sure everyone in the restaurant was well taken care of.

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Steve Titelman

30 July 2018

1st time there, Had schnitzel 1st time I've eaten there am I loved it and the people are friendly and warm I will return my daughter took me there for my birthday

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Adrian Gomez

30 July 2018

Great food and drinks a very interesting and varied menu. Favorite appetizer are the beef empandas. Argentinan grilled chicken is my favorite dish.

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Dawn Raimi

30 July 2018

The owners are so gracious and friendly, the food is AMAZING. If you like mussels you must try Chef Hectors.

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Carlson Peters

30 July 2018

Yummy German Italian Brazilian food. Sounds like a weird mishmash but works great.

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larry kedes

30 July 2018

International cuisine at high level. I am pleasant service.

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Howard Ferguson

30 July 2018

Fun family place with a mix of European and Argentinian foods. Good portions with excellent presentation. Topped off with a descent bar.

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Gary Blue

30 July 2018

Been here a couple of times. Great Happy Hour on Food and drinks. I think its from 3-6, but make sure to check. But good prices, so no complaints. Not many restaurants near our home in CC Cove, so its nice having this so close. More...

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David Pozzi

30 July 2018

As always, the best food in town! Glad could be here before they shut down for vacation, but will be back in Sept.!

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Douglas Johnson

30 July 2018

Excellent French Onion soup. Delicious Gaucho Pasta. Yummy Meatloaf.

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Kathleen Honeyman

30 July 2018

The food is superb as is the service!!

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Noella Barb

30 July 2018

Nice Morhers Day meal. Seafood dish exquisite

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Tom Cpr

30 July 2018

Great food. Very pleasant.

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Fun 1 PS

30 July 2018

Great food, pleasent atmosphere. Was refreshing to see the owners interacting with the patrons and a genuine feeling of them being glad you were there.

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Sam Massarella

30 July 2018

Family owned business. Very friendly people. Great food and great service.

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Noella Barb

30 July 2018

Nice place private cozy for celebrating with family. The chef comes to your table and chats with you about your meal. I will be going back maybe for Father's Day.

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Ken Ingram

30 July 2018

Very good schnitzel!

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Kay Kudukis

30 July 2018

A little understaffed this time, but the bar food was tasty and hot, and the wine was cold. Nothing to complain about there.

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Steve Tyler

30 July 2018

Wonderful service, delicious food adds to a lovely evening

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Leticia Opengo

30 July 2018

Excellent place food is amazing!! Love it !

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Kris Kirschbaum

30 July 2018

Delicious food and fabulous service!!

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Jaime Carlo-Casellas

30 July 2018

Good German food.

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MASIH

30 July 2018

Friendly staff. Clean. Food was delicious

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Joe Spinoza

30 July 2018

Consistently good food, unobtrusive friendly service and pleasant decor.

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Charles Price

30 July 2018

Solid service and meals. Unusual mix of German andArgentinian food.

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Deanna Krehbiel

30 July 2018

Nice surprise

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Cameron Smith

30 July 2018

Great food and great service

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Juan Coronado

30 July 2018

Great food and atmosphere. And service is great

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Lana costigan

30 July 2018

Great food and prices.

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Charlie

29 July 2018

Driven by for years and never tried this place. The night we chose for our reservation happened to be incredibly busy for them; the place was packed! There was a banquet happening in a screened off area next to the dining room and in the main dining room all the tables were sat. About 10 minutes later we were acknowledged, and then a few minutes later we were actually greeted and a drink order as taken. The server was very knowledgeable about the "German Comfort Food" offered at Bonta and from then on the evening was back on track. The food was very good and all of our four top agreed we would come back. More...

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RobertG

27 July 2018

Bonta’s is a true pleasure to dine at. Food is good, prices are good and the owners are two of the nicest people you will ever meet! If you have never tried it please give it a shot. You will be pleasantly surprised! More...

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CarlF

23 July 2018

Bonta is a favorite of ours. Always friendly and welcoming. Food is delicious especially German saiusage plate and the schnitzel. Also enjoy the red cabbage. Value can’t be beat. The owners are delightful and often make rounds to chat and make sure you enjoyed your meal. More...

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rozee

23 July 2018

Always enjoy Bonta. Friendly, efficient service. Varied menu selection. Excellent execution and presentation.

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wonderfuloxnard

22 July 2018

Nice place , interesting menu featuring both German and Argentina food. We had the Empanada s, Wiener Schnitzel, and beef Roulade. All great, and they had a fixed bargain menu, too. Very attentive service! More...

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LaBocaHappyHour

14 July 2018

Huge variety of food with something for everyone, including vegetarians. Service is so friendly and warm! Very generous portions and food is authentic and delicious! I will definitely return here.

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OpenTable Diner

6 July 2018

The menu contains dishes from several cuisines (South American, Italian, German, etc.), and I can say that they're all executed well! My wife and I ordered the gnocchi bolognese, the Argentinean steak with chimichurri, and the German rouladen, so that we could try a little bit of everything, and we were not disappointed. We also had the bread pudding for dessert which was delicious (though my wife would have wanted it served a little hotter). I must also note that all of the staff was very friendly and the service was great. We're not from the area, but if we're ever back in town, we've decided that we will absolutely return to Bontá to sample more of the great cuisine! More...

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Tom07

30 June 2018

Essen war OK!

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psguy

15 June 2018

Bonta is a great find for excellent and authentic Argentinian and German food. The service is great. We will be back!

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SuzFromLA

28 May 2018

Was greeted when we arrived which should be the norm but isn’t always at other restaurants. Friendly and attentive service, truly enjoyable food, and overall a great value. We were already planning next when we left. I highly recommend Bontá. My only criticism, which is just a minor footnote, is the noise level. With a full house it does get a little noisy but not at an uncomfortable level. More...

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JohnnyPS

27 May 2018

We really enjoyed our birthday experience at Bonta. The food is always excellent and the service is very friendly. Normally, I would rate the service as "excellent", but given that the restuarant was short handed, I still felt the service was still "very good".

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lovetoeat

20 May 2018

Varied menu I went back the very next day after my first experience and attempted to go back a third day after recommending Bonta to another group of friends but they were closed as it was Monday. You’ll never know until you try it More...

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Mike

19 May 2018

Just a great experience! Both the staff and food are excellent! We can't wait to return.

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JaniceW

18 May 2018

Food was excellent. Service a little slow. Seems they might have been short handed. A party behind us was very loud and sometimes felt like we had to shout for our own table conversation.

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RobertG

16 May 2018

Recommended by our concierge this was a great place. Food was authentic and staff and owner very friendly!

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psgal

28 April 2018

We wanted to give Bonita a second try as our first visit was Valentines evening and Bonita like most restaurants were overwhelmed on this dining evening.This sevond visit was lovely, food was what I had hoped for. Truly authentic Austrian fare.Friendly, welcoming and a solid meal. I absolutely will dine there again. More...

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OpenTable Diner

27 April 2018

Food is always top notch! Owners are so sweet.

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RonaldM

27 April 2018

This was our first visit to Bonta and we shall return. It has a varied menu of Italian, German,Argentinian food. The portions are good and food fresh and delicious. Be prepared for therestaurant to be on the energetic side and we still enjoyed our dinner. Our server Mercedes was very helpful in choosing with all the options on the menu. More...

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DiveBum

15 April 2018

Bonta never disappoints. The most underrated restaurant in the area. Love their patio since it gets early shade. Service was great as usual. Food was outstanding for all 4 in the party. More...

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Xnyguy75

9 April 2018

This place gives you a lot of quality food. The wait staff is always so pleasant and helpful. The food is a big portion so you don’t leave hungry. This time I was there before 6pm for a 3 course meal :) I recommend this place for dinner. More...

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AudriF

19 March 2018

Love coming here with my family. No kids menu which is a bummer, but I usually have my boys pick off my plate since the portions are huge. The owner is a real gem. Will continue recommending this place! More...

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JohnR

18 March 2018

We went with the German options -- a mixed sausage plate (bratwurst and Polish) for me and Wiener Schnitzel for my wife. Both entrees were quite good. We didn't order any soup, salad or dessert so can't speak for the rest of the menu. The space is relatively large and we were there on a Saturday night so it was full and lively. Service was prompt and courteous. Not in the category of truly fine dining but they advertise themselves as a comfort food place and that's close to right on. I would eat there again. More...

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MaryL

15 March 2018

We are snowbirds and stumbled on BontaWe went 4 different times during our stay in Palm Springs. Petra and Hector have Wonderful restaurant and we highly recommend them. Prices are reasonable and the food is very good More...

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robertocabo

11 March 2018

Good food in big portions. Charming owner may stop by your table, which I always enjoy. Service could be a bit more polished, but is fine as it is for food quality/ value ratio. Our guests from up north loved the place! More...

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SeattleDiner

4 March 2018

Very good jaegerschnitzel. Will be back to try more of the Argentinian and Austrian dishes. Food was lovingly prepared. Danke schön.

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OpenTable Diner

2 March 2018

We arrived early to take advantage of the early bird menu. There was a nice variety available, and the house wine was happy hour priced too. We all enjoyed our dinners, and found the portions to be ample. More...

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LAfoodexpo

25 February 2018

Food was on point and so was the service. The restaurant is huge and cavernous, not very intimate.

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GregoryD

21 February 2018

We had heard about this restaurant from friends. The menu has German Italian and Argentinian . Wow what a choice. the ceasar salad was very good. WE all tried different dishes. We were all very happy. We will be back. More...

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Emmy

18 February 2018

Service was a bit slow, but the restaurant was very busy and the waiters were going as quickly as they could. Food was excellent.

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psgal

15 February 2018

I wanted to update this and reflect that giving this restaurant a second try, not on Valentines evening, made a complete difference. The food is excellent and the server/hostess is a fast, new friend. They truly do care about their customers and have many regular customers. If you want authentic Austrian food this is the place for you.We have dined here at least 3 additional times and this for sure a go-to restaurant for me and my spouse!So glad we came back for another try. More...

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JeanLi

14 February 2018

Met the chef by accident and was impressed with his passion for food and service. We weren’t disappointed! Had a great time for Valentine’s dinner. Looking forward to another dinner or happy hour ! More...

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Tdrex

28 January 2018

We had excellent service. All in our group ordered from the German (actually Austrian) pert of the menu and all our meals were authentic and delicious. Good, inexpensive wine list complemented the dinner. Decor is lacking but go for the food and service. Hard chairs, not conducive to lingering, long dinners.Full bar.Recommended. More...

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Lisalisa

26 January 2018

Great German dishes and Argentinean as well

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EastWestOne

26 January 2018

Bonta is reliable “old world” dining without excessive prices, simple and always cooked fresh. Chef and his co host wife do everything possible to make food and dining experience warm, comfortable and satisfying. An upgrade in the wine section may be needed but everything else, especially the schinetzels, are worth the time and price of dining here. More...

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boivette

25 January 2018

Our reservation was for a Thursday evening. When we arrived, the place was packed! But, our table was set and ready for us. The food was outstanding. Caesar salad, french onion soup, rouladen, goulash, were all wonderfully prepared. This place is a gem and it looks like word is out! More...

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GwenJ

17 January 2018

David, our waiter, knew everything on the menu, made great recommendations and add a bit of fun to the evening. There were four of us so we samples something from the Italian, German and Argentinian menus and everything was excellent. We will definitely return!

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DavePSP

16 January 2018

I have never been disappointed with the food, service or atmosphere at Bonta. I've been there several times and will continue to do so.

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OpenTable Diner

6 January 2018

FOOD aND SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT. PRTRA TOOK GOOD CARE OF US.

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Zeus

29 December 2017

Really good neal, and Petra is a wonderful wait person.

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OpenTable Diner

29 December 2017

We had a great time at Bonta. We were greeted by a great hostess who also was our server. The server/hostess was very friendly and it almost felt like we were being invited into her home.The food was very good and the variety was excellent. We plan to return to try other dishes. More...

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KevinW

27 December 2017

The food is always great here and the owners are delightful! We enjoy the food because it's not your typical fare - it's German and Argentinian, what a mix! But it totally works! We're looking forward to going again. More...

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FKnauss

15 December 2017

A fun and good comfort food restaurant with notable and surprisingly good German food. The wine list is very good and very reasonable. We sat at the bar and the bartender was personable and fun. We will definitely go back. More...

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AdoreCats

21 November 2017

What a pleasant discovery, found on open table! Food prepared fresh. We had sole--excellent and eggplant which was very good. Owner Petra stopped by for our feedback and is sincere in taking suggestions about improvement. Ambiance cool. We will be back! More...

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OpenTable Diner

18 November 2017

This was our second time eating here. We made reservations for dinner outside on the patio during the Cathedral City hot air balloon glow, so it was extremely busy. All the food we had both times was really great and I highly recommend it. Awesome spot to watch the glow up close and personal. More...

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Zack

18 November 2017

Sometimes you need a schnitzel and your friend wants pasta. This is the place to go. The food is very good and the service is outstanding. Parking is close and convenient, even for those in a wheelchair. Highly recommend. More...

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lovestoeat

17 November 2017

Great food. Friendly owners. Too bad Cathedral City makes parking so difficult.

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OpenTable Diner

15 November 2017

Verity in the menus is great,the food and service was excellent, would recommend Bonta as a great dinning experience for any occasion

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PSPAUL

15 November 2017

Interesting menu with s many choices that were appealing I will have to go back to try the ones I didn't order the first time

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FredyM

14 November 2017

We love coming to Bonta. Service is very friendly, the food always delicious and the prices reasonable.

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dave

10 November 2017

They ran out of hot German potato salad. It is my favorite potato salad. I hope they have some the next time I eat there.

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sally

8 November 2017

Started with Happy Hour, bartender was very friendly, drinks were good. Dinner menu was full of great choices for authentic German or Italian food. Having traveled with these same friends in Germany a couple of years ago we all opted for German faire. Food was delicious, portions were huge. Warm friendly place, great atmosphere and unique choices, all of which were great. More...

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FogCityMom

4 November 2017

Excellent Argentine & German specialties. Ample portions and very tasty. Owners regularly stop by to check in. One of our favorite places.

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Kevin

29 October 2017

Bonta is one of my favorite regular dining spots in the area. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting a great dining experience. The food is excellent, and service very friendly and attentive. The have the BEST Bolangnaise sauce in the area, hands down! More...

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OpenTable Diner

22 October 2017

Great Oktoberfest! Love this restaurant!

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nybcduo

1 October 2017

Great food and friendly people. The owner (chef) comes around to check on the food. His wife is a server and is very friendly. Great family owned restaurant with a variety of awesome food choices. More...

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JohnnyPS

30 September 2017

It may sound odd, but this restaurant features Argentinian, German and Italian food. A friend of mine and I went before the theater around 6 PM. I was skeptical, even though my friend had been there before. He is Italian-American and he raved about the Italian food that he'd enjoyed on his previous visit. This time he chose the eggplant parmagiana and raved about it. I had a taste of it and it was excellent. I ordered the German schnitzel with spaetzle and red cabbage was authentic and delicious. I would go back in a heartbeat, but would want to try an Argentian dish. The service was attentive and very friendly. Ambrose, the bartender couldn't have been nicer. More...

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MeCarl

10 August 2017

Food was very good. Reminded me of my time living in Germany. Mushroom gravy was delicious and they willingly brought us an extra side. Other dishes looked good. Will return soon to try more. More...

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Tony

6 August 2017

It was great eating at Bonta. Busy night but as always Pedra and Hector was able to manage the room with style and grace. My favorite place to go in the desert.

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OpenTable Diner

5 August 2017

Good food. Nice people. Great value for money. Simple wine list at a very reasonable price. Absolutely will be back.

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Nancy

2 August 2017

We always enjoy Bonta! Hector is a fabulous cook and always comes up with delicious, creative dining options on the menu. Petra is charming and delightful and makes everyone feel welcome. The sole I had the other night was as good as I have ever had, at half the price of other restaurants! We are so glad they are here!!!! More...

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Wayne King

30 July 2017

Beautiful space, caring owners. Great wines and food!

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Judith Fabris

30 July 2017

We went for Happy Hour. All of us had Schnitzel Sliders. They were so good, we wished we could have eaten more. We also had twisted potatoes with chili- a great dish to share. One of our group said she could have eaten the whole dish by herself. There were 5 of us at the table. Kudos Hector, the sliders were perfection. Great time had by all.Judith F. Palm Springs More...

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Monika Hoover

30 July 2017

Excellent German food served in a nice, casual ambiance. The prices are reasonable as well. The staff is efficient and friendly, and the owners go around the tables to greet the guests. There are also Argentinian and pasta dishes on the menu, which we haven 't tried yet. The apple strudel is simply wonderful. By all means, give this place a try! More...

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ladesco

30 July 2017

Yum yum and yum! Casual dining with upscale chef Hector at the helm to Ensure your visit!

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Lorraine Seward

30 July 2017

Customer service is awesome! The owner is the chef and he creates the most amazing tasting entrees. Their brunch on weekends is the best!

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Rob King

30 July 2017

Food was great

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Dean Porter

30 July 2017

Best food in the desert!

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Donna Chute

30 July 2017

LOVE this restaurant. It's now our favourite and the best schnitzel in the valley. The owners and staff are always so friendly and accommodating. Get there now!

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Don Derrick

30 July 2017

Great food...even better people

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K Stern

30 July 2017

Great good and Value

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David Kenniston

30 July 2017

Hector and Petra have a nice thing going here, and everyone loves it who comes in. New Sunday brunch is great, love the omelette station!

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Gary Gaulin

30 July 2017

Food is very good, staff is always friendly.

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Victor Bale

30 July 2017

Delicious well prepared food and good service. You can't go wrong here

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Sharon Berke

30 July 2017

Locals know this is the best food in town.

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Dean McDowell

30 July 2017

Always love Bonta. The owners are the sweetest people and we feel so at home. Menu is great! Especially the appetizers and their schnitzels.

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Brandon Walker

30 July 2017

I love the bread pudding❤

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EdwardB

26 July 2017

When we go out for dinner Bonta is at the head of the list. Chef Hector and Petra are welcoming hosts. The food is extraordinary and not run-of-the-mill. I haven't had anything for dinner that was not very good. The Argentinian chicken with chimichuri is delicious as are all the German specialties. Good filet of sole too. More...

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LesD

12 July 2017

Enjoyable meal. Twilight menu is a good deal.

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ArtH

12 July 2017

We've eaten here before and we're never disappointed with our dining experience, the staff are friendly, the cuisine is wonderful and the prices are moderate. This is a gem in in Cathedral City near the Mary Pickford complex not to be missed, go eat here!! More...

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AlpineJoe

15 June 2017

Lovely room. It was quite noisy but the food was great! A good value.

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OtisQ

11 June 2017

Bonta always comes through - great food and friendly owners Hector and Petra. Eclectic menu with Argentine, German, and Italian dishes. Everything I've ever tried has been good. Our favorite spot in the valley. More...

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thomass

11 June 2017

We went for restaurant week to try the place out. The food was excellent even thoughmy friend thought his steak was too small..but tasted great. The waiter was excellentand the owner/chef served the plates and went around asking everyone if the food wasgood. We will return here. More...

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megafrog

3 June 2017

We have been here a couple of times and love the food and drinks and friendly service. We will return when we vacation in the desert again.

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Michaelcmh

25 May 2017

Great food and service. Petra the owner was great to met. Very personable.

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Jeff

12 May 2017

It's a great place and the food is always great. Highly recommended.

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CarolG

10 May 2017

I love Bonta. Every time I had eaten there I have not been disappointed. Great food, service and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner

23 April 2017

Ambience was a little flat but the excellent service and fabulous cuisine made up for it. Owner/ chef Wes present and charming. We will definitely be back!

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GSAMBC

22 April 2017

We dined here in honor of my spouses 63rd birthday. He had clam chowder soup, very lightly breaded sole fillet with perfectly steamed vegetables and moist bread pudding. I had Caesar salad, beef goulash with spaetzle and apple strudel.Everything was served in a timely manner and not rushed. Our server was attentive and responsive throughout our meal. The owner/chef Hector welcomed us once we were seated as well as his lovely wife who made us feel right at home. The Argentinian and Austrian hospitality was exceptional!Ten stars for a wonderful birthday celebration all around! We have plans of making this restaurant a monthly experience! More...

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david

14 April 2017

We really enjoyed this restaurant. Good German/Austrian food. Service was very good as was the food. Would return here

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Grandpa

12 April 2017

Enjoyed our first visit to this restaurant. Would return any time

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KevinR

8 April 2017

Great surprise . The food and service were exceptional. The owner and chef visit each table

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OpenTable Diner

5 April 2017

Food is excellent for the price with a nice bar. Service can be slow, so be prepared to wait for your food to come out of the kitchen. Otherwise, we love it . The owners are very cordial and friendly. More...

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DavidP

31 March 2017

Food spectacular and delicious as always!

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OpenTable Diner

15 March 2017

One of the best restaurants we have found on Open Table. I would award 4.9 stars only because nothing is perfect. Shrimp pasta la checca -- fresh, not farmed...cooked perfectly and served with fettuccini. Sole Rustica also a treat...mashed potatoes had a few very small lumps, indicating to me that they were "home-made". Both entrées under $20.00.The Goat Cheese Bruschetta were a good starter, but at $9.50 not the best value. Why do restaurants charge so much for bruschetta? No room for desert. Plan to return when we are again in Cathedral City. More...

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Tucky

9 March 2017

The food is very authentic, well prepared and tasty. Service staff is very personable, attentive and accommodating.Only negative - lighting in the restaurant is a bit dismal and the use of tablecloths would really make things significantly nicer!

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StevenS

9 March 2017

This was a last minute selection on a busy weekend. Finding a place was tough. the menu is very diverse and the service was great.

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LosRobles

2 March 2017

Very interesting Menu. Delighted to find and enjoy sauerbraten. Interesting combination of national cuisines. Friendly service. Good casual, group of friends out-for-a good time place. Especially good for large groups. More...

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marcopolo

19 February 2017

Have only been there once and that was over a year ago. We had 5 friends come over for cocktails and we made reservations at Bonta for Saturday night at 7:30. We arrived to find a bustling and busy restaurant with a nice buzz. The hostess who was also the owners wife saw one of our guests was on crutches and quickly re-arranged our table so he had more room , so thoughtful and caring ! The evening was wonderful, the food was excellent and delivered hot from the kitchen, soup or salad was a slight charge to include and worth the value ! At the end the owner's wife even offered to split up our bill among the three couples, again service beyond and an extraordinary amount of caring and detail ! GREAT FOOD, GREAT MENU SELECTION, NICE BUZZ, AMAZING VALUE AND WE WILL BE BACK AGAIN SOON. More...

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MKE521

7 February 2017

This was our first time to eat at Bonta and we loved it!!! Our meals were exceptionally good!!! This is a gem of a place.The owners are super friendly. Our service was outstanding. The ambience could be improved upon, by changing the lighting, but everything else about Bonta was great! . We will tell others about it and we'll be back!!! :-) More...

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Tregokid

27 January 2017

As usual, superb food along with a great welcoming experience, dinner is an event!

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TangoDancer

25 January 2017

Fantastic food and great personal service! It wasn't our first visit and will not be our last either. Don't miss it!!

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Walter

25 January 2017

I have eaten there several times and the food has always been consistently good. Love the ambiance and service always professional and good.

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DChute

18 January 2017

Since out first visit to this gem of a restaurant we have enjoyed many fabulous meals and bring all of our friends to it. Best food with a menu with something for everyone.

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OpenTable Diner

18 January 2017

Menu is quite varied featuring German and Italian dishes, as well as a couple of Argentinian entrees, and some usual American fare. Service is friendly, but sometimes a bit harried, as they don't always have enough staff. Small but good wine choices. Prices are in the mid range. My favorite dish is the Sole Rustica. Belissimo. The Calamari appetizer was just OK, and not a good value for the amount served. Also tried the Patagonia Stew, basically a lamb stew that was tasty. The decor is obviously a makeover from a previous restaurant in the building, as it doesn't quite fit. There is a huge bank of serving areas for a buffet that I have never seen in use, despite taking up a large part of the facility. This is a good choice in Cathedral City. More...

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AlexB

5 January 2017

Great place, great food, friendly staff

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ScottS

9 December 2016

Staff are always great The food is very good with lots of choices The spinach ricotta cannelloni were especiallywonderful

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josch

7 December 2016

Extremely friendly owners wanting to please. Good mix of German/Austrian food and "European" style Argentinean food which the owner/chef often brings out himself. Tables spaced well so conversation easy. Lots of comfort foods. Large portions. Very reasonable prices.Attentive service. More...

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DesertStar13

22 November 2016

We had a reservation for four and at the last minute, there were five of us. No problem at all. Good seating, great drinks and the food was excellent. The waiter was very personable and then we found out he'd only been working there one month! We'll go there again for sure. More...

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Thomas OMara

30 July 2016

Was not disappointed everything was very good and excellent flavor on my fish dish, others at the table enjoyed there Dinners also.

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Robert Firth

30 July 2016

Best beef empanada I've ever had. Bread pudding was excellent. The owners and staff were very friendly. Great service and reasonable prices.

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mkbonetti

30 July 2016

Great place with a great diverse menu! We've been there several times and have tried many different dishes and have not been disappointed. The owners Hector and Petra are about the two nicest people you could ever meet. Happy hour menu is fantastic! More...

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Penny Shaw

30 July 2016

Fabulous food every time! Chef Hector and his wife, Petra, are so welcoming, warm and personal and when the food hits the table, all conversation stops as everyone is savoring every bite. Parking is very available but finding how to get to it can be a challenge the first time you go. After that, a piece of cake. More...

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Richard George

30 July 2016

I have been here 4 times and the food has been good every time. Service is great.

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David Nyhus

30 July 2016

Tried for rouladen a couple of times and tonight it happened and was sooooo worth the wait! Thank you Hector and Petra for another memorable meal.

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Blake Cadwallader

30 July 2016

Plenty of great food at a great price. Glad we found the restaurant.

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