Maleza bartender

baja tradition +
palm springs ease

Maleza is an all-day restaurant serving up Mexican-inspired feasts expertly paired with rare mezcals and craft cocktails in indoor/outdoor dining and gathering spaces.

hours + menus

buenos dias

Brunch: Sat - Sun, 8am - 2:30pm
Lunch: Daily, 11am - 5pm

buenas noches

Sun - Thurs: 5pm - 9pm
Fri - Sat: 5pm - 10pm


Mon - Thurs: 11am - 10pm
Fri - Sun: 8am - 11pm

pool bar

Everyday: 11am - 7pm


ongoing + one-off events

Food and cocktail at the table

happy hour

Join us at Maleza for Happy Hour prices on some of our favorite items on the menu.

Mon and Thur: 3pm - close
Tue, Wed, Fri: 3pm - 6pm
Food at the table

industry night

Celebrating our industry folks with specials on food and drinks.

Every Mon: 6pm - close
Food and cocktail at the table

live music

Join us on the patio for live music from local artists Las Tias and David Macias.

Every Tue: 7pm - 9pm
Food and cocktail at the table

jueves de drift

Every Thursday night, we bring the best of Baja with all night Happy Hour, night swims, live tunes, and plenty of vibes.

Every Thur: 7pm - 10pm.


more coming soon

Stay up-to-date with all future Maleza events.


“Drift Feels Like The Hotel Of The Future, Putting Food Front And Center”
“The tranquil, all-white patio with views of the crystal blue lap pool in the distance feels like you’re on a private island in the Mediterranean, not a roadside hotel in the desert.”
“Situated inside the Drift Palm Springs hotel, the floor-to-ceiling windows and pool-adjacent patio welcome the bright desert sun.”
“The inventive menu features fresh takes on customary Mexican dishes, dozens of craft tequilas, and creative cocktails…”
“Maleza is the latest and greatest Baja-inspired restaurant to land in Palm Springs. Though Maleza is open all day long, it is most popular for dinner, especially if you’re seeking something a bit more elevated and upscale.”
“In addition to the traditional and unexpected drink offerings, Maleza’s NA cocktail, beer and wine offerings is one the most innovative booze-free lineups you’re going to encounter.”

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