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Tack Room Tavern

American, Bar, Pub
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81-800 Avenue 51, Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA 92201
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Costa Mesa, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it's a casual place for food, drink, fun atmosphere. we enjoy watching sports on the TV's provided. there is all sorts of seating---booths long tables, high round tables and a bar. as far as i know there is a band and dancing in the outdoor area.

Thank mrsgrig
San Diego, California
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The bottom line: I went to bed after eating here truly expecting to wake up in the middle of the night vomiting due to food poisoning. It was that bad. Happily, I didn't contract food poisoning, but that's about the best thing I can say about my visit. Specifically: I ordered some sort of Southwestern-y type of salad. It sounded... More 

Thank MollyMcLolly
Chicago, Illinois
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180 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is a very cool, laid back spot in a unique polo-grounds environment. The place has polo stuff on the walls and lots of TV's. The staff is fun and really good at their jobs. Many of us had the ribs at the suggestion of our server and she was correct....excellent. This place is unusual, casual and fun.

Thank Alan S
Indio, California
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378 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Stopped for a snack and a drink. The regular and bar menus have been really expanded. This makes for a really great place to stop for a bar menu-happy hour deal. The staff has changed for the better. Good service. Still lots of TV's for sports. The only drawback is that it has a high level of noise. Hard to... More 

Thank Jim K
Oswego, New York
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99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Nice rustic setting with a few saddles on the tops of the bar stools. A really friendly crowd with a nice selection of draft beers. Not fancy, but comfortable. They have a large outside seating are and live music...I'll be back for that.

Thank cfpatty
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

This a great place to visit! Great food and a great recommendations too. My husband and I come to hang out after making our rounds checking out farms and going to see the Salton sea. While we are here we check out the horses in the barn right there by the restaurant and if we can check out a couple... More 

Thank Kirsten W
La Quinta, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Really cool restaurant. Located amidst the famous Indio Polo grounds, this informal local favorite is a fun place to bring visitors. Some seats are stools with saddle seats. The food is excellent and the bar is great. Wander around outside and catch a polo match (January-April) or see the rose garden.

Thank Jill M
Calgary, Canada
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116 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

The Tack Room is located in the Empire Polo Grounds on Monroe & 51st in Indio. On Wednesday our group of four went there for Happy Hour arriving at 4:30.... the place was full by 5:00PM.There were several large screen TVs located throughout the tavern. Prices were very good.... J. Lohr Chardonnay was "on sale" for $24/bottle.... all of our... More 

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Oak Park, California
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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We were two couples and decided on hamburgers for dinner. We had potato skins, traditional 'Wedge Salad,' 'Kobe' Style hamburgers, chicken fingers and onion rings. The Tack Room Tavern's food was great! The service was also good, our waiter was very professional. There was a bar and a few TVs with all the football games on. Good times for all.

Thank Bobbyoyo
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We were in town for a sports tournament at the Polo Grounds with a team of twenty 16 year-old girls (and parents / coaches) and looking for an alternative to fast-food without breaking the bank. The Tack Room delivered. It is super-convenient to the Polo Club, right on the same grounds; and the Tack Room team could not have been... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81-800 Avenue 51, Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA 92201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Indio
  • Phone Number: 760-342-2762

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