Mexican. Italian. Sushi. Asian. Chinese. American. Seafood. No matter what you may be craving, there is a restaurant in La Quinta that specializes in it. From fast-food restaurants to fine dining establishments and from drive-thru to linen-lined tables, La Quinta has it all.

Most offer patio dining where the Santa Rosa Mountains provide an inviting and relaxing setting that makes it hard to leave once your meal is done.

Here are just a few things to consider when choosing a place to dine:

Cunard’s The Sandbar

For more than 40 years, Robert Cunard has offered a menu of steaks, seafood, cocktails, and entertainment with three intimate dining rooms as well as an outdoor patio. Cunard purchased the Sandbar restaurant in 1982, making it one of the oldest operating restaurants in La Quinta today.

Cunard's The Sandbar

Al Fresco Dining

For those who enjoy sitting outside, spend an afternoon soaking up the views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and people-watching. Sip cocktails and dine on scrumptious meals at some of La Quinta’s most beautiful and iconic patios. And when it’s hot? Never fear. Al Fresco Dining offers a welcome reprieve from the elements, as most patios have misters and umbrellas that help keep the heat off.

Al Fresco Dining

Pet Friendly

Four-legged family members are welcome to enjoy dining out with you at many of La Quinta’s restaurants. Most locations with patio and outdoor dining welcome pups, but always call ahead to confirm.

Pet Friendly

La Quinta Resort & Club

This historic landmark first opened in December 1926 and became the inspiration for the City’s name when it was later incorporated in 1982. La Quinta Resort is home to four restaurants that are open to the public: Adobe Grill, Centre Court Café, Twenty 6, and Morgan’s in the Desert. From casual to fine dining, the resort offers a range of different — and equally delicious — dining options.

La Quinta Resort & Club

Arnold Palmers

Dine on some of the legendary golfer Arnold Palmer’s favorite dishes surrounded by one-of-a-kind memorabilia from his golfing days. Palmer, who lived part-time in the Coachella Valley, had five PGA Tour wins in the desert at the Bob Hope Classic, which today is The American Express played in La Quinta. He was also involved with designing the golf course at SilverRock.

Arnold Palmer’s Restaurant

Whether nationally known or uniquely local, La Quinta restaurants will serve you some of the best cuisine you have ever tasted!

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