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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: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 15
    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
Most recent review
Doesn't get better than this

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
Karen B
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Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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181 reviews 181 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Coachella Valley
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We met the owner, Bob, a few months ago and decided to try his restaurant. We had been there a couple of times for drinks and finally decided to try happy hour as we know the bartender, Mike. Our happy hour food was excellent. We met a couple by the name of Jan and Shirley and engaged in conversation. In... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We went here around 4:30 pm for supper and ended up leaving just after 11! Bill Baker was the entertainment and he played from about 6 till 11ish! Various other people got up several times to sing and they were all great entertainment - had so much fun! The owner was there and he makes sure to talk and greet... More 

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La Quinta, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Sandbar is a classic, a 1950's-60's drinking and eating place. Popular with the "more experienced" crowd in La Quinta, it also has a fair share of the 25-40 year old group in. And all are there because it is a great place to eat and drink. There is a certain ambiance to places like this... nostalgia for the simpler times.... More 

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California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We have eaten here at least four times over the last two years. Wonderful food, friendly staff. I recommend eating in the bar so you can enjoy the live entertainment. You expect Bing Crosby to walk in a have a seat at the bar.

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Johns Creek, GA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

What a delightful evening! It had been 25 years since we had enjoyed a Cunards dinner back in our dating days. Nostalgically, the menu hadn't changed much if at all. Even the staff seemed the same, completely charming. If you want a true Palm Springs area experience, this is the place. Don't expect haute cuisine, but order something comfortable, enjoy... More 

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La Quinta, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This restaurant has been in the same locations with the same owners forever. It is filled with regulars who go for the delicious food and the piano player. Reosonable prices and friendly hosts top our a wonderful combination. Soup or salad included with entrée' priced in the 20"s.

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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  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  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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