We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Cunard's Sandbar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
78120 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA 92253-2900
+1 760-564-3660
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Sun 16:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 87: English reviews
La Quinta, California
Level Contributor
38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great place to meet locals. It is a little old school. Service is excellent. The piano bar is a fun place to hang around

Thank Rich G
La Quinta, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Fun place for adults to listen to Bill Baker sing, play the piano, etc. Food is good, bartender good. Very friendly and fun evening. A nice local hangout I think has been around for awhile.

Thank obietigervp
La Quinta, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Traditional old time restaurant and bar with a piano player playing old time favorites. Wide variety of food choicest rom Italian, Steak and contemporary.

Thank brhdougie
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
94 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

This is one of those places that if you didn't know about it, and you drove by it, you would never stop in. BUT YOU SHOULD!!!! It's a cozy, three room, structure with wonderful, live entertainment and really good food! We had a blast! Reservations are a must and ask to be seated in the bar- that's where all the... More 

Thank Robyn f
Bakewell, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

What a super little gem in the desert. Wonderful dinner, and Bill on the piano, what more could you want. This was a big catch up night for us and we had a blast. We were only staying next door at the Embassy suites,but the staff at Cunnards plus Bill at the piano made our night VERY special. Thank you... More 

Level Contributor
51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

we went to enjoy happy hour as advertised on website 4-6pm. Not open until 5. need to change the website

Thank BYUlady
Indian Wells, California
Level Contributor
85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service, and fantastic ambience. I took my wife to celebrate her birthday on a Tuesday, and could not believe how packed this restaurant was! The bar was absolutely full. And the live entertainment was incredible . Every course was fantastic, particularly my ribeye and my wife's rack of lamb. The owners were there making sure everything was... More 

Thank MrSotomayor
Mead, Colorado
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

The evening started with the valet parking our car, entered the Sandbar to be greeted by the on-site owner and the hostess then escorted us to our seating. Hot bread was served to us while we waited for our cocktails all while enjoying upscale piano music accompanied by vocals. We all ordered different items from a very full menu, I... More 

Thank Gerry G
Penhook, Virginia
Level Contributor
215 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Had a BLAST with friends while dining, listening to music and also a little dancing. The welcome from the valet, to the hostess to the server is top notch. Get a table in the bar for the live entertainment. Sure it is a little noisy but what fun you will have. BTW if you want a quieter place to dine... More 

Thank boatdrinks011
Level Contributor
30 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent place to eat, have a drink, and just an overall great evening. It starts with Dean at the valet, goes to the great servers, to Mike the bartender. Great music by Bill Baker. The food is outstanding, and the service and atmosphere is great! You won't go wrong here. It is a very homey and welcoming... More 

Thank flyou

Travellers who viewed Cunard's Sandbar also viewed

La Quinta, California Desert
La Quinta, California Desert
La Quinta, California Desert
La Quinta, California Desert

Been to Cunard's Sandbar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78120 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA 92253-2900
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-564-3660

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cunard's Sandbar and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
La Junta, Colorado
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Cunard's Sandbar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?