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“Piano Man”

Morgan's in the Desert
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Ranked #5 of 120 Restaurants in La Quinta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Morgan’s in the desert, by James Beard Award winning Chef Jimmy Schmidt, welcomes guests for dinner with Contemporary American Cuisine, boutique new world wines, crafted vintage cocktails, and live entertainment. Join us at the piano bar, in the hacienda dining room or on the fire-lit courtyard. Join us for a relaxed yet refined dining or cocktail experience.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Piano Man”
Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

I'm a retired hotel executive and have enjoyed the resort and Morgans often. A recent visit with a large group had me run into an old friend. Ron Pass who entertains on the piano is someone I met on a cruise and in Puerto Vallarta. My group had a wonderful time singing songs and watching Ron entertain us.
Best time in years. Your going to be busy. What a find.
I will be back soon.

Visited December 2013
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Calgary, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant”
Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

Over the past few years we have dined at Morgan's generally for only special occasions. We, as a couple, celebrated a birthday on Friday evening. After our cocktails, we had delicious seafood soup, followed by salmon and Alaskan black cod. Both entrees were excellent accompanied with Justin chardonnay wine. The server, Jose, was very attentive and provided excellent service. We would definitely return.

Visited December 2013
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Maumelle, Arkansas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Piano player Ron Pass”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

We went to Morgan's to see Ron Pass on the piano....He is incredible! What a great time! We definitely will return...Don't miss him if you are in the area...

Visited November 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A wonderful anniversary!”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

It's a great resort but Morgan's was a fantastic experience. Ron Pass at the piano bar was a real treat. We had seen him on the Carnival Splendor and he rocks! So much fun and it was great to enjoy dinner while listening to him. This is no ordinary dining experience. You get a great meal for the money, good wine list with unique cocktails and a rocking good time! No one is a stranger in Ron's bar. We live in Las Vegas and made the 5 1/2 hour drive and will do so again in January. I'm ready for some more fun! My highest recommendation!

  • Visited November 2013
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Pasadena, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Just popped in for drinks”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

Drinks were quite pricy and service was a tad slow.
The best part of the experience was in the Piano Bar with a wonderful entertainer.
Ron Pass, was everything I expect from an entertainer.

Music was a little hard to hear when we were first seated around the corner from the piano, but after we moved it was great. Not only could we hear much better, we got to have visual contact with the entertainer, which is very important in such a venue.

Just sorry I could get back to see him after that night as he was off on Monday and Tuesday. Hopefully, he will still be playing when I go back in a month.

  • Visited December 2013
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