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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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La Quinta, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Traditional old time restaurant and bar with a piano player playing old time favorites. Wide variety of food choicest rom Italian, Steak and contemporary.

Thank brhdougie
Los Angeles, California
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94 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

This is one of those places that if you didn't know about it, and you drove by it, you would never stop in. BUT YOU SHOULD!!!! It's a cozy, three room, structure with wonderful, live entertainment and really good food! We had a blast! Reservations are a must and ask to be seated in the bar- that's where all the... More 

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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

What a super little gem in the desert. Wonderful dinner, and Bill on the piano, what more could you want. This was a big catch up night for us and we had a blast. We were only staying next door at the Embassy suites,but the staff at Cunnards plus Bill at the piano made our night VERY special. Thank you... More 

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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

Thank Gerry G
Penhook, Virginia
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212 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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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29 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

Thank flyou
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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?