Felipe’s Fine Mexican Restaurant is a fairly new restaurant in Palm Springs, located on El Cielo off Ramon in a strip mall. It’s owned by two guys named Felipe, a brother and brother-in-law (and a young son busing tables named Felipe III) from outside Guadalajara.
It’s like being invited to a family meal where the Abuelita is doing the cooking from generations of family recipes handed down, using the freshest ingredients and no skimping, no skipping steps, in anything.
The Chile Relleno is light and incredibly flavorful (the chile really jumps). The red sauce on the enchiladas (which are also light, they don’t weigh you down or overfill you), has a red chile bite that is both sweet and powerful - something you might find in the finest restaurant in Mexico City. The winner, for me, is their Pollo a la Pasilla, a double breast of chicken with the kind of sauce you want to lick off the plate - a creamy poblano pepper sauce.
All the salsa’s are incredible, the guacamole is fresh (and no fillers). They get major reviews for breakfast (specifically, the chilaquiles), but haven’t tried that yet.