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

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  • 25
    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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La Quinta, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 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.

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QualicumBeach
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

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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La Quinta, California, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This restaurant is a mom and pop....However a High End mom and pop. The proprietors are there nightly overseeing the excellent service their staff provides. Reservations are recommended. They grow some of their own vegetables which their chef cooks to perfection. Recommend!!!!!

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Camarillo, California
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153 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Cunard's Sandbar

Address: 78120 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA 92253-2900
Phone Number: 760-564-3660
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
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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  • 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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