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78120 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA 92253-2900
760-564-3660
Today
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
a good old roadhouse

this is an old style roadhouse - steaks, chicken , some seafood and music. the food was well above average. we had the ribeye and it was excellent. not fatty like a lot places serve it today. the caesar salad was very good as were the vegetables. the lemon tart for desert was outstanding and we had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Camarillo, California
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153 reviews 153 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

They have sworn not to tell, but this IS a rat pack restaurant and Mid-Century décor to boot. The food is excellent but pricey. I have never had a bad meal there. A couple could get by just ordering one salad and one entrée and splitting it. The Piano Bar has Bill Baker, of Hee Haw Fame, at the piano.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Fantastic food and atmosphere. The piano bar is so fun. The friendly staff made the experience wonderful. The fried chicken was yummy.

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Santa Barbara, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

A lovely place! Really good food and cocktails, reasonably priced. Absolutely marvelous pianist and singer. Wonderful local favourite

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Covina, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

No place like it here. The main draw is a toss up between the piano bar and the food. Great prime rib on Fridays. Would not rec the chicken or duck. The piano bar is the best in the desert many many regulars who sing. Very good pour on the drinks.

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edina, mn
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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

this is an old style roadhouse - steaks, chicken , some seafood and music. the food was well above average. we had the ribeye and it was excellent. not fatty like a lot places serve it today. the caesar salad was very good as were the vegetables. the lemon tart for desert was outstanding and we had a glass of... More 

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San Jose, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

It's what inside that counts and this place has it all. Grilled steaks were fantastic, others in our group had the duck confit and seafood dishes. All were great. The live piano bar music was fun.

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Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This hidden gem in the heart of Old Town LaQuinta is one of the best restaurants around. Food, service, and entertainment all exceptional. This is a must whether you are a local, or traveler. This place is convenient as right in front of the Embassy Suites Hotel. Bill Baker is quite the entertainer. We love love love this place. Reservations... More 

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irvine
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

From the moment you walk in you feel as though you are back in the 50's/60's...piano man playing tunes in the bar, decor from the era. This is steak and seafood...old school style. We each had seafood and they came with a tasty sauce, rice and veggie. All was good. Only suggestion is to get rid of the clown who... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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238 reviews 238 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

It is funny walking into a restaurant, bar or attraction where you immediately realize that you are the youngest person in attendance. At 56 years old, this doesn't really happen to me much any more. The Sandbar is one of those places. We arrived with a large party unannounced and they happily fit us in. We were just there for... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Service was great food was very good. This place is a late 60's early 70's throw back, quirky decor and entertainment was Dean Martin like.We had fun .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 78120 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA 92253-2900
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: 760-564-3660
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?