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Cunard's Sandbar

78120 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92253-2900
+1 760-564-3660
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lemon tart” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, American
$$ - $$$
78120 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92253-2900
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

We've been coming to the Sandbar since the '70s and watched it grow and keep pace with the times. Originally more of a "locals" spot, it now also attracts visitors to the valley. The menu is varied and offers something for everyone...with decent quality. The...More

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 10 January 2017

A group of six of us had dinner here on January 6th. It is very expensive and the food was basically uneatable. The salads that came with the entries had very little lettuce, was covered with mounds of red onions and was drowned with a...More

Thank KimSanFrancisco
Reviewed 5 January 2017

A group of 4 of us came in for dinner this week and had the best time! The restaurant is classy yet cozy and they were playing live music which made it really fun. We had requested to be seated in the bar area but...More

1  Thank zoe6282
Reviewed 20 November 2016

A small restaurant with great food and service. Bill Baker on piano and locals get up to sing with him. Last night there was a trumpet player as well. I had the Osso bucco, it was wonderful and plentiful. My husband had the pork chop....More

Thank Maureen O
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We always enjoy the Sandbar. It is like stepping back in time. We make a point of sitting in the bar area...great bartender, excellent service and the entertainer, Bill Baker, draws everyone in and engages the entire room. The owner is generally there to welcome...More

Thank Izopop
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Had drinks and appetizers with my girlfriends on the Patio. It was a great spot for people watching. The table outside is a large "share" table that seats 12 or so. Service was great and the food really hit the spot. Food and drinks are...More

Thank Mickele C
Reviewed 2 November 2016

My wife and I have been guests at the Sandbar for over 20 years. Bob Cunard owns and operates the Sandbar and is on the premises each and every night it is open. The food is excellent, the wait staff professional and the bartender knows...More

Thank PeterJ3330
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Service was excellent, food was not. Wife had chicken marsala that was overcooked and tough. I ordered "calamari steak prepared abalone style" - NOT. All abalone I have had has been lightly breaded and sauteed in butter. The calamari "Steak" was about one and a...More

1  Thank Tomt8t
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
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.

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1 February 2015|
Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
Steaks, Seafood, Pasta. They have a great calamari steak if you like calamari. Actually there menu is pretty well rounded. hope you go and enjoy it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78120 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92253-2900
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-564-3660
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