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Kiki's La Quinta, La Quinta, CA

Kiki's La Quinta

4.5
4.5
255 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Our restaurant prides its self in excellent food, wine, cocktails & experiences! Our Michelin trained chef has curated an amazing menu of modern Italian food, using quality ingredients you simply can't find in the valley!
We can not wait to welcome you into our version of a New York Italian restaurant, brought to you from native New Yorker Italians!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Wed 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (760) 777-8008
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 255 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

255 Reviews
  1. James

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful dinner. The salads, pizza, the pork and hands down my favorite Negroni. Highly recommend.

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  2. DebbieH

    Palm Springs

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first timing dining at Kiki’s and we can’t wait to go back. Everything from the drinks to the service (Julia was the best) and dinner was outstanding!

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  3. DonR

    Pittsburgh

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pizza was excellent. Great service and really good value.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Will start with the positive. Our food, beet salad , César salad with white anchovies, linguini & clams and Margherita pizza were some of most delectable preparations we’ve enjoyed in the valley in a long time. Kudos to the Chef and all of the kitchen staff for obtaining the freshest vegetables and then turning them into a feast for the eyes and palate. The bar staff (we ate at the bar) were friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable as to the menu’s offerings. Unfortunately we almost left upon checking in slightly early for our 5:45 reservation made nearly two weeks in advance. The two young women, who do not deserve to be referred to as hostesses, were ill mannered. No greeting, no smile , and chose to seat us directly behind the hostess stand. We requested another table for 2 and were denied as the seating was assigned to accommodate the servers. All good and well accept the lady checking in prior to us had no reservation and we waited over 5 minutes for her and her not arrived guest to be accommodated. We chose to dine at the bar. At which time I noticed there were several 2 seating high tops in the bar area, one that had reserved sign on it . Is there a special code or handshake to obtain this seating on top of a reservation made weeks in advance? Adding insult to injury a couple was seated in a corner booth followed by another couple being seated at a table for 4 within minutes after us !?!? . As we departed my husband who was in the hospitality business for 34 yrs and ran a very successful Inn of 32 rooms , a restaurant accommodating 300 and a bar that seated 80 stopped by the hostess stand to politely provide some constructive feedback to the hostesses and was approached by a young man who appeared to be ? Not quite sure what as he had been walking the restaurant and kitchen but not taking orders . This young man told my husband to set away from his conversation with the hostesses. Kiki’s appears to be quite successful and we wish them well .

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  5. JohnD

    Sacramento

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service . . . .they are really trying at Kiki’s . . .wonderful waitress, Julia . . And the food was very good . . .

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect spot for a business lunch with an out of town client. Stayed for over 3 hours enjoying our meal and catching up- never once felt rushed.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a last minute reservation and we couldn’t have picked a better restaurant. Place was busy but the staff was very attentive. Everything we ordered was delicious- meatballs, Caesar salad, bolognese, pepperoni pizza. Would go back!

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  8. JonathanWK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    All of our entrees were fine but paled in comparison to the appetizers, salad, and dessert, which were excellent. We had the arancini, Peruvian scallop, beet salad, and budino. We have reserved inside because the ambiance seemed nice from online pictures, but the people at our table stayed for a long time. So we were seated outside with the expectation that we'd be moved inside later, but they weren't able to do so. When I reminded them of this on the way out they said they'd give us their best table next time and make up for it. The time between getting our salad and our entrees was noticeably long, but otherwise service was very good. We will definitely be returning to try more of the food and drinks.

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  9. Barb

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the restaurant. The wait people are excellent. Very nice

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately, the front end staff got our dinner started off on the wrong foot. We had a 445 reservation and they wanted us to sit outside. I told him it was too cold and we wanted to be sitting inside the restaurant. They had about 80% of the tables open since we had such an early reservation. We were told the only table we could have was the one directly by the hostess and right in front of the front doors. I have no idea why we were told that or why that was our only option. It’s unfortunate because it set off the tone on the wrong foot for what actually was a nice dinner.
    Kiki's La QuintaResponded 4 days ago
    Hi, I’m going to give an in-depth answer to explain. Our room is plotted days in advance as most people make reservations at least one week in advance for indoors. People may request specific tables, they may want a specific server, they may like the middle of the room or they want to booth, etc.… We also have large parties that come in throughout the evening. We need to be able to combine tables and have them set by the time each reservation arrives. The table that we block inside is the table by the host stand just in case someone doesn’t want to sit outside. Although you came at 4:45 we know what’s coming in after, and we know what we have to set up for the evening. We always want to accommodate, but we usually require requests in advance! I hope that makes a bit of sense!!!

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  11. IraS

    Palm Springs

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very attentive service Good portion sizes Way to noisy to talk to others at table

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  12. GregA

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time as always at KiKi's. A gem for the folks in La Quinta. Keep it going!!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful. Caesar salad, linguine and clams, arroncini, great.

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  14. LAAZ

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First visit and really enjoyed it! The decor was very clever and refreshing in the desert. We started with the focaccia…it was freshly toasted and served with olive oil…and balsamic upon request. Next up was the heirloom beet salad…mmm! The mix of burrata, berries and beets was fantastic! For an entree we had the chicken piccata and the chicken parmesan. Each was a very large portion!!! The chicken parm was saucy and cheesy! The chicken piccata…could have used some extra sauce…which I requested. I’d like to try a pasta dish next time.

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  15. pattiK

    Palm Springs

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant, friendly staff, outstanding food and bar. River is the exceptionally talented at creating special drinks that compliment your dinner. Ruben is a delightful and attentive waiter, polite, takes exceptionally good care of his clients. The beet salad is outstanding as is the fish dish. This restaurant will impress you in both food and service.

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  16. Dawn

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very impressed with Kiki's! The cocktails are fabulous and the ambiance and decor are lovely as well. There aren't many great restaurant options in La Quinta, so we are happy to have Kiki's as our new go to.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh great tasting food and drinks, amazing service with an uplifting atmosphere.

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  18. TANDT

    Palm Springs

    72 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Our server JR did a nice job, but it took a very long time to get the entrees. The food was fair to good. The pasta was definitely undercooked. It wasn't al dente. It way too tough. No one at the table could believe that we couldn't a side of pasta in an Italian restaurant. Prices were too high for the food that was served, especially the salads and wine. The wine list was very limited and overpriced. $18.00 for a glass of room temperature very mediocre rose? $20.00 for a Caesar Salad with no protein? The Barramundi was excellent, but that was the only thing that was great. All in all a total rip off. We won't return.

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  19. Yolanda

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great servers and food! Indoor environment not conducive to intimate conversation when full, but fun and vibrant.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is wonderful. The service is great and I really appreciate the quality and sourcing of your food. Thank you.

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  21. Suza

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a very casual, noisy place. Service was good, food was not bad . For a casual meal I would try, but I am not going back. Not bad, but not great. Friendly staff

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  22. Holly

    Key West

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My chicken piccata was breaded and deep fried! It is traditionally lightly floured and sautéed in butter and white wine then lemons and capers added at the finish. It was not edible. My husbands pizza was so sloppy that it could not be handheld but only the topping could be eaten with a fork and knife. Too much topping and cheeses. He ordered glasses of wine. They served it in a juice glass! Unexceptionable!

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  23. Foodie53

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    After trying three different areas to sit, we chose to sit outside. I am not a fan of patios located right by the parking lot but in this case the patio was fine. Nice heat lamps nice fountain very attentive service. We ordered cocktails first which were pretty good then we ordered salad which was a little overdressed for my taste but still good and then we ordered the pepperoni pizza and the margarita pizza. I ordered the pepperoni pizza and I thought it was really good and my friend ordered the margarita pizza and she was a little underwhelmed. All that being said I would go back again and try different options on the menu.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Place is fantastic, outstanding service, delicious food

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  25. SteveM

    Palm Springs

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Both my wife and I felt like it was 'just okay'. We are ambivalent on the notion of returning, though the atmosphere is nice.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was excellent, dessert choices were limited.

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  27. LeonardoP

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Don’t normally write reviews but the service and food was that good! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  28. LaureenB

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleasantly surprised by this strip mall restaurant. Had some of the best pizza in the dessert, focaccia that could be addictive and seriously good pasta. Our server was also excellent--pleasant, good-humored, and just attentive enough.

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  29. JoeH

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly solid service. Great food. Will definitely return.

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  30. Desert

    Los Angeles

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best pizza I’ve had in the valley. Incredible. I had the black truffle pizza and it was outstanding! My son had the rigatoni bolonaise and it was also amazing. Awesome craft cocktails, and outstanding service. The best crew and best ambiance. I can’t wait to go back again!

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  31. JANEH

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service was not great. One of our meals did not come and server did not note it until we said something. We finally got the pizza . No one came back to check on us if everything was ok. Other than that, the food was great , the ambiance was great. We will be back. Hopefully the service will be up to par. Thank You Jane

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  32. RichardH

    Palm Springs

    23 reviews

    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    This will be a one time only experience for us. Except for the pizza, our food was poorly prepared and over salted. The pesto sauce did not have a pesto flavor and the Caesar salad did not have a recognizable dressing. I appreciated that they served a mock cocktail but one ounce of liquid for $12 was excessive. Service was non-existent for the 30 minutes it took to get our main courses and no mention mention by anyone of the special occasion we were there for - one wonders why Open Table even asks for this info. Noise level was punishing. Decor/interior design was very attractive.

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  33. Views

    Palm Springs

    82 reviews

    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this new itslian restaurant. Grest yo have an authentic Italian restaurant in the desert. We loved it! Will definitely be back.

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  34. BeckyK

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great addition to the desert! Food is delicious, staff friendly and professional. It’s our new go to!

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  35. Mediaguy

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kiki's is a wonderful addition to La Quinta and the valley. This was our fifth trip there and all five trips have been outstanding. Had the short ribs last night and it was without question one of the best meals I've ever had in the valley. Everyone at the table got a bite and all raved

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed Kiki’s this is the third or fourth time we’ve been delicious food great atmosphere. the martinis a little small that were used to however I enjoyed it nevertheless

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  37. MattG

    Palm Springs

    129 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food ( chicken Parmesan, strip steak) and service by Nick.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun vibe, beautiful atmosphere and delicious food! Give it a try!!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff. Everything we tried was delicious and the drinks were perfect. Loved the DJ, definitely highly recommend!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Greatly promising and equally disappointing. The setting is beautiful starting with greeting fountain. This 113 seats inside, plus about 50 patio outdoor seemingly runs well in the front of the house. A person circulates just to fill in utensil with the changes of courses. Unused plates are smoothly removed as the meal progresses. Water glasses are filled, but watch out for the upsell glass of sparkling water which turns out to be a pricy bottle for the full table The kitchen and menu creations are uneven. The kitchen is a mixed experience and the restaurant has its own identity conflict trying to become a disco ballroom - literally disco ball hanging in the middle of the dining area — with super loud DJ just in time for dessert. The already hard surface high noise level became untalkable over dessert. Is this a good Italian restaurant or overly loud wannabe disco with no dance floor and split identity crisis? The pizza as a table appetizer was fabulous with thin crust, rounded chewy edges and excellent taste and mouth feel; the perfect beginning for a disappointing meal. The tricolor salad was an excellent service of chopped veggies generously served (enough to be an entree) with light sauce and excellent cheese. The perfect expectation for the entree downfall. The pesto pasta was inedible with no resemblance to pesto. The use of fusilli pasta would have been much better with capalini (angle hair). The nicely applied light sauce was unrecognizable in taste, most undesirable and no resemblance to the promised pesto (CO pesto pasta at Al dante in Palm Springs for how it should be done - consistently excellent). Server Cosmo was most professional and did nice substitution sell when a basic Pino wine not available. The already loud (deliberate hard surfaces with no sound absorbing amoung the open tables) became untalkable with the sound loud DJ. BTW: The preceded magic show at neighboring Marvyn’s Magic Theater was Vegas quality and worth trip.

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FAQs

Kiki's La Quinta is rated 4.5 stars by 255 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Kiki's La Quinta

46-660 Washington street suite 8, La Quinta, CA 92253

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Indian Wells
  • Hours of operation
    Wed 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
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