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Cunard's Sandbar

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78120 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA 92253-2900
+1 760-564-3660
16:00 - 21:00
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Los Angeles, California
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1,946 reviews
671 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

I've eaten here many times over the years and it's always been enjoyable. They serve great meat dishes as well as seafood delights. Old time decor and ambiance, it just feels good when you walk in. Live entertainment on some weekends. Enjoy! ...

Thank David B L
La Quinta, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

Good atmosphere, excellent food and friendly service. Good music in the Bar with a lively crowd. We go several times per year. The bread is outstanding.

Thank lars1177
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

Great place to dine, have a few drinks and sing along! You never know who is going to show up to sing! This place reminds me of the "Cheers Bar" - everyone knows your name! Everyone is always welcomed by the owner, the bartender and all the staff which makes you feel at home! Love this place!

Thank Tracey O
Portland, Oregon
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127 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

This is a fun place to dine and to sing a long, with their musician Bill Baker. He was able to play the piano, guitar and sing. I had an excellent calamari steak in an lemon and caper sauce. This place seems to me like quintessential Palm Springs.

Thank AliceMariam
La Quinta, California, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Meals are a bit over priced but good. Great music for the middle aged on friday and saturday nights starting in October through April 1! No room for dancing unless yoiu want to squeeze between tables!

Thank AndiMallen
La Quinta, California
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

What a great local hot spot with wonderful food and fabulous entertainment! Shhhh, I don't want this place to get too overcrowded! Absolutely love the Chicken Fried Steak and the Panko Crusted Sole! And the bar is amazing, be sure to get a table there for some fun!

Thank SDPeterson
Sagle, ID
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Step out of the heat and back into time. This is a classic piano lounge, seafood, pasta & steakhouse with all the good and bad that implies. If you want to have a rousing good time, eat well-prepared faire served by mostly jovial wait persons, pull in here and let the valet take it from there. (Or, park next door... More 

Thank lakester4
La Quinta, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Our first time here was for our Anniversary in December 2014, and we ate in the dining room. The food was excellent, the service great. They knew it was our anniversary and we were treated very special. The owner is there every evening and always greets you with a smile. We come here often for happy hour with friends and... More 

1 Thank Joann M
La Quinta, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

This place is fantastic. It looks like a hole in the wall from the outside, but the food is amazing and they have live entertainment in the lounge that can be heard/seen from the restaurant. A great place to eat.

Thank d0nk69
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44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

The friendly valet attendants dressed in white, parking Bentley turbo's etc., in a former laundromat turned restaurant/fun bar from the sixties, might give you an idea of how unique this place is. An attentive staff, serving scrumptious food at reasonable prices are three reasons you have to go. The piano bar and patrons are an entertainment bonus and we're trying... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78120 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA 92253-2900
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-564-3660

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?