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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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Tue - Sun 16:00 - 21:00
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

we went to enjoy happy hour as advertised on website 4-6pm. Not open until 5. need to change the website

Thank BYUlady
Indian Wells, California
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service, and fantastic ambience. I took my wife to celebrate her birthday on a Tuesday, and could not believe how packed this restaurant was! The bar was absolutely full. And the live entertainment was incredible . Every course was fantastic, particularly my ribeye and my wife's rack of lamb. The owners were there making sure everything was... More 

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Mead, Colorado
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

The evening started with the valet parking our car, entered the Sandbar to be greeted by the on-site owner and the hostess then escorted us to our seating. Hot bread was served to us while we waited for our cocktails all while enjoying upscale piano music accompanied by vocals. We all ordered different items from a very full menu, I... More 

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Penhook, Virginia
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184 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Had a BLAST with friends while dining, listening to music and also a little dancing. The welcome from the valet, to the hostess to the server is top notch. Get a table in the bar for the live entertainment. Sure it is a little noisy but what fun you will have. BTW if you want a quieter place to dine... More 

Thank boatdrinks011
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent place to eat, have a drink, and just an overall great evening. It starts with Dean at the valet, goes to the great servers, to Mike the bartender. Great music by Bill Baker. The food is outstanding, and the service and atmosphere is great! You won't go wrong here. It is a very homey and welcoming... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

The service is great. The food was average. My wife and I are trying all the local restaurants one Wednesday at a time. This was not one we will go back to often. Not a bad place....there are just better options in La Quinta for the money.

Thank Craig Z
La Quinta, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

A locals hangout....music, great drinks, xlnt food, friendly on site owner, valet parking. Recommend for happy hour but especially great dinner.

Thank beartrax2016
Edwards, MS
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

We have been going to the Sandbar since our first trip to the desert almost 20 years ago. It never stops having good food and great fun. We have worked our way through the menu, but probably the favorite is the Tuesday night special, Chicken Fried Steak, made with a ribeye - not ground but tenderized, coated and fried!! Bill... More 

1 Thank csings
Long Beach, California
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192 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

This place seems to have a following in La Quinta. The décor is Nautical meets red leatherette. I appears to be a place to people watch as there were definitely some interesting types to watch. The wait staff was very attentive, although we did discover that 4 different waitressed were trying to help us at once to take our orders.... More 

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Mapleton, Minnesota
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Starting with the unique cars in the parking lot to the fantastic people watching in the bar area, this place quickly became a must visit conversation topic at our meeting. We did not have dinner but enjoyed the bar area for after dinner drinks and entertainment. Live music by talented piano and guitar/harmonica player made the night hit! no cover... 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?