Adobe Grill
Adobe Grill
  • Address:
    Waldorf Astoria Laquinta Resort & Spa
    49-499 Eisenhower Dr.
    La Quinta, CA 92253
    Neighborhood:
    La Quinta
  • Cuisine:
    Mexican
    Price: $30 and under

Adobe Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.laquintaresort.com/
  • Phone: 7605644111x5725
  • Hours of Operation:
    Happy Hour: Nightly from 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Lunch: beginning October 2, 2014 Thursday - Sunday 11:30AM - 3PM

    Dinner: Beginning October 1, 2014 open nightly from 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Bar: Nightly: 4:00pm - 10pm Weekdays.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, Comfort Food, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Stephen Strrickland
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Personal wines welcome, View, Wine
  • Entertainment: Inka Kings Friday's & Saturdays 7pm to 10pm (Peruvian Music)
  • Special Events: Please contact Michele Frechette
    Direct: 760.777.5821
    Email: mfrechette@laquintaresort.com

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Self Parking or Valet
A word from Adobe Grill
Famed for its award-winning tamales, housemade tortillas and selection of artisan tequila; Adobe Grill is an authentic regional Mexican dining experience located at La Quinta Resort & Club in the Palm Springs area. Adobe Grill is decorated in a traditional Oaxacan motif, highlighted by a ten foot tequila display, a double sided fireplace with a mosaic finish. Sliding patio doors allow the dining room and outdoor patio to become one. Let our master tequilero create a signature margarita from one of more than 100 tequilas. On weekends, we feature live music on the open air plaza in the heart of La Quinta Resort; come relax and take pleasure in the one of a kind surroundings.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Adobe Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (26)good for groups (26)kid-friendly (15)special occasion (15)romantic (8)scenic view (7)late-night find (6)neighborhood gem (6)hot spot (5)great for lunch (5)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (2)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • Great location. Excellent
    Plaza1974VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2009
    Great location. Excellent view and food. Good service too. Check if there is live music before you book!!! Music can be very loud if you sit on the terrace and band is right out front!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great music and dancing outdoors
    FunfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2009
    great music and dancing outdoors - good for kids - outdoor fireplace, fountain,
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My family and I love Adobe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/9/2009
    My family and I love Adobe Grill. Option to dine indoors or on outdoor patio with great view while enjoying local music groups. Service is exceptional and always with a smile, margaritas are exceptional. Would recommend classic guacamole served tableside, seared salmon, adobe grill combo and flan! Recently took the mothers in the family to Adobe Grill for Mother's Day. It was a great time/great meal had by all! Family favorite!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was amazing especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/9/2009
    The food was amazing especially the jumbo prawns and the tortilla soup. The service was prompt and friendly. The restaurant is located inside the beautiful La Quinta resort, so arrive early if you like and take some time to see the resort grounds and shops.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was a little skeptical since
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/2/2009
    I was a little skeptical since it's a resort restaurant (captive audience), but I left pleasantly surprised. The food was very good and the service was outstanding. It's a little more casual than I expected, but it was perfect for what we were looking for.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went to Adobe Grill to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/19/2009
    We went to Adobe Grill to celebrate my 50th birthday, as it's always been my favorite romantic place in the desert. It started out as a nice dinner, until the women at next table (who brought young kids) let them start running around and socializing with another table of young men nearby and were shouting back and forth. It got VERY loud. It turned a what started out as a beautiful romantic evening at a nice restaurant into something that seemed more like dinner at Chuck e Cheese.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The setting is fabulous, the
    WaltonVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2009
    The setting is fabulous, the food is ok, but the service is consistently horrible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant was overbooked...we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/11/2009
    The restaurant was overbooked...we ordered a combination appetizer platter. Most of the food on the platter(chicken flautas & empandanas) was burnt.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall, we had a great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/21/2009
    Overall, we had a great time & would go back. Our waiter was lacking & had we more time, we would have talked to the manager. Our issue with him was that he was constantly trying to "up sell" us to increase his tip. It was really obnoxious. He told us that the "house margaritas" were watered down & awful & that we needed to order the cadilac ones. We might have ordered the cadilac margaritas had he not said that, so, we tied to order wine. We had to choose a few bottles before we found one that the resturant had in stock. Please don't offer a choice if there really isn't one! That aside, the food was great!!! Especially the Carne Asada! The ambiance was really pleasant which almost makes up for the poor waiter. I would go back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A pleasant find in a unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/10/2009
    A pleasant find in a unique area. The green enchiladas were excellent and all 4 in our group thought their meals were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Mexican restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/5/2009
    Lovely Mexican restaurant located in a spectacular resort. Good outdoor dining experience, made even more comfortable by heat lamps to keep the March chill out of the evening's air. Guacamole was excellent, as was the rest of the meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but as with most
    roysVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2009
    Great food but as with most good mex food you get killed on the cost of margaritas. Resort setting is nice with outdoor entertainment. For the cost of the margaritas I could have had a good red elswhere. Suggest go for lunch and don't drink if possible.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We liked this restaurant more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2009
    We liked this restaurant more when we were here two years ago. We requested the patio, but were seated indoors. The margaritas were very bland and the food had little flavor either. It was okay, but nothing I'd recommend. The best part of this restaurant is that is located inside the historic La Quinta Hotel, and that is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We really enjoyed our drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/15/2009
    We really enjoyed our drinks and dinner at the Adobe Grill. Bartender, Gabriel made special Margaritas that fit my required diet, and waiter Juan suggested menu items that were absoultely fantastic! We had dinner out 12 nights over our 14 day stay and would rate the Adobe at the top of our dining expenrineces in the Palm Springs area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good service, nice ambiance,
    Marsjack
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    Good service, nice ambiance, pretty good food. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Authentic-like "gourmet"
    weezer7612VIP
    Dined on 2/13/2009
    Great Authentic-like "gourmet" Mexican food...warning:food is very "heavy"...so if you like to eat light/healthy this isnt the place for you! Great Mexican ambiance in resteraunt... great outdoor patio for dining...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • thought the food was poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/7/2009
    thought the food was poor and I ordered a Mexican dish, which you would have thought would have been great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Mexican food we've had
    shoemavenVIP
    Dined on 1/27/2009
    Best Mexican food we've had in the Palm Springs area. Beautiful setting and dining room. Service was friendly and efficient. The food was amazing. I felt as if I were dining in someones home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is our favorite Mexican
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2009
    This is our favorite Mexican restaurant in La Quinta. We visit it every time we're in town. Tableside guacamole, amazing salads, great atmosphere, and a wonderful live band Thursdays thru Sundays.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was absolutely good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/2/2009
    The food was absolutely good! I order the carne asada with cheese enchiladas. As soon as we were seated the chips and salsa were served immediately. Our waitress came to our table to take our order 5 minutes later. Our main entree came 40 minutes after the order was placed. We didn't want to eat only chips because we wanted to finish our dinner. I would go back again but be prepared for a long night. Our reservation was at 6:30 and didn't leave till 8:30 without ordering dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent however
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/26/2008
    The food was excellent however the service was poor. We waited along time for our drinks (a beer and water)and she was supposed to bring us refills and never came back so my husband went to the bar. She didn't bring the bill or desert, my husband finally got aggrevated and asked for the bill.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Fish Tacos. Incredibly
    Newyorkstandard
    Dined on 12/5/2008
    Great Fish Tacos. Incredibly fresh and delicious food! Sit outdoors. Weekends they have a live band that can be heard. A great atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was very disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/9/2008
    This was very disappointing after the wonderful meal we'd had a day earlier in the resort's Twenty6 restaurant right below Adobe Grill. The food was too heavily fried, the meat tough, and the overall quality just not up to the standards of the rest of La Quinta
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  • I was not very impressed with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/4/2008
    I was not very impressed with the flavor of the food and the margaritas were bland. Definitely not the best in the region as they bill themselves. The service was very unenthusiastic.
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  • Probably the worst Mexican
    RJHill
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    Probably the worst Mexican food I have ever had since ultra expensive for tortillas and cheese. Food was cold, dry. Absolutely tasted like it came off a steam table. $30 added insult to injury. Felt like the server was only there to SELL, leverage the check total.
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  • THE SERVICE WAS LACKING, FOOD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    THE SERVICE WAS LACKING, FOOD TOOK ALMOST AN HOUR TO ARRIVE, MY CHICKEN ENCHILLADAS WERE COLD AND THE DINNER SIZE SALADS WERE MORE LIKE SIDE SALADS AND MY GUESTS COMMENTED THAT THEY WERE NOT THAT GOOD, ENCHILLADAS WOULD HAVE BEEN EXCELLANT IF THEY HAD BEEN HOT. THE GRANDE MARGARITA WAS EXCELLANT. PROBABLY WOULD NOT RETURN EVEN IF STAYING AT LA QUINTA SINCE NONE OF THE DINNERS WERE OUTSTANDING. THE ATMOSPHERE FOR THE OUTDOOR BAR/DINING AREA WERE GREAT WITH LIVE BAND BUT EVEN THOUGH WE HAD THE RESERVATION WE WOULD HAVE HAD TO WAIT 30-40 MINUTES FOR A TABLE OUTDOORS, SO CHOSE INDOOR DINING WHICH WAS EMPTY (AND MAY EXPLAIN THE LACK OF SERVICE)
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  • We like the setting of Adobe
    nativeangelinoVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    We like the setting of Adobe Grill, with the outdoor patio and pleasant music. However, the menu has been "slimmed down" for the summer, dropping off several dishes (such as lamb and halibut) that were really good. The guacamole is great, as are the magaritas. I had beef/chicken/shrimp fajitas, which were OK (tortillas were fresh, but the fajitas were not served on a hot platter, but on a regular plate, which was disappointing). There were no specials, in fact it seemed like the chef was going through the motions instead of really putting an effort into the food. This place is just good, not great, and at $50 per person, it should be much better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were seated a full hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    We were seated a full hour AFTER our reservation time. The food was average. our waitress was overworked and unfriendly. Very expensive $17 for a margarita!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were expecting spicy and
    teresahsVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2008
    We were expecting spicy and savory Mexican food. What we got was bland and tepid. Even the margaritas were tasteless. Although, the service was very good and the atmosphere was perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We took my parents to celebrate
    Frito
    Dined on 4/20/2008
    We took my parents to celebrate their 70th Birthdays. We had an excellent time. This is our second time dining at Adobe, and will make a point of going again next time we are in Palm Springs.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We love Adobe Grill and eat
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2008
    We love Adobe Grill and eat there every time we visit the desert. The patio dining is the best and the Inka Kings play there Wed thru Sun each week. Our kids love it, our friends love it, good food and huge margueritas. Very fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprisingly poor quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    Surprisingly poor quality food and service; very slow and forgetful staff. Had to ask the hostess to find our waitress twice. Food arrived and was luke-warm. Generally unpleasant experience (my wife and joked that we would have gotten a better meal at Taco Bell and could have pocketed the difference). We are foodies and used to staying in upscale places like La Quinta, and this restaurant didn't measure up.
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  • I can't emphasize enough what
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    I can't emphasize enough what a bad experience this was. First, the restaurant claimed to not have our reservation, even though I had an OpenTable confirmation. They also claimed they only had a table available inside, which, given that the outdoor seating is the restaurant's best feature, was horrible. Service was very slow and food was poor. Everyone in our party, including my 86-year-old mother, was disappointed. For Mexican in the desert, we're sticking to Don Diego's.
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  • Must cater to an expense account
    BuzzerVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2007
    Must cater to an expense account clientele. Drinks were small and weak. Food was fair, but expensive. Service was horrible. This place is resting on its laurels from the past
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lousy food stupid services incomp
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/1/2006
    lousy food stupid services incompetent management forget this restaurant!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate