La Quinta Cliffhouse

4.7
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$30 and under
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American
From the moment you approach the La Quinta Cliffhouse you are surrounded by the dramatic sights and sounds of this desert destination. Jutting from a massive rock outcropping above the desert floor the La Quinta Cliffhouse is renowned for its spectacular views across the valley and providing a lively, casual destination to enjoy a menu of American classics with innovative preparations focused on premium steaks and seafood at great prices. The menu highlights vibrant flavors from the valley along with a generous selection of fresh fish and seafood. The wine list has been thoughtfully chosen to complement the food and provide reasonably priced selections including rare and limited bottles. We DO NOT take reservations in the Bar area or for Happy Hour.

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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vipMary
San Diego
94 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant and food.Should request an outdoor table to be next to the cliff. We were indoors.

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BobG
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have not fined out very much during the pandemic. It is too hot to dine outside at this time of the year.
We were excited to be able to dine inside and enjoy our meals in comfort.
Our food was very good and our server was efficient and friendly.

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Sixty
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sea has was SO delicious great and so easy our server. We love the cliff patio Environment every time !!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was overcooked but ambience was cool, flavoring was mediocre along with drinks. Will not be coming back

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vipSharing
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine

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vipyummymommy
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Sadly this is a beautiful spot with gorgeous patios but the drinks were terrible, food pricey and everything just ok. It has gone downhill

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Sharon
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant - Staff extremely attentive. Great food!!!

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sandra
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

food is always good when restaurant is open....PATIO LEFT A LOT TO BE DESIRED
stark and unattractive.

had to request bread,,,

will come back when reopened for indoor business...this was a total disappointment

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NazihaB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Good service. I really enjoyed this place and I will return again

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YvonneE
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love to visit the Cliffhouse when we're in the desert.
All outside dining right now but lots of fans and misters to keep things cool. The staff are holding up very well during the heat and these covid times. The food is excellent as always..shrimp fettuccine is to die for!

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vipdinewithlove
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt safe and had a wonderful dinner. Great service and outdoor setting.

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vipEllen
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an awesome experience from beginning to end. Our food was perfectly prepared and the taste made you roll your eyes it was so good. I love that most entrees had an option for smaller or half size. This made choices more easy to enjoy eating all of it. Presentation was nice and the timing seemed perfect between courses. Loved it so much I am taking different guests there this week!

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CrystalB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were in town to relax for our anniversary and had a recommendation to eat here, it was very good and our family liked the food. The patio was pretty packed with some loud parties but the service was pretty quick considering the large parties and we all liked our dishes. I would definitely eat here again when we are in the desert! Definitely a place to celebrate a special event from small to large as there were several parties there!

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JayR
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating, great vibes, great service & food was terrific!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great outdoor dining. Fans and misters made it very comfortable, even at 106°.

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vipBrightonFoodLover
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my wife.

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rjmcmm
San Joaquin
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Infrequently are we treated to a scenic restaurant with equally amazing food. This is the place! And the final piece of the puzzle, consistently quality service from everyone at the restaurant.

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ChrisM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

with COVID-19, they did a great job handling guests and distancing tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food that made us want more! Great ambiance on the patio with personal and friendly service! We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
68 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great, the patio we were on is kind of remote and had. Table of 20 but they were pretty quiet.

Great service and food made reservations for next week requesting front patio.

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sharonS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I have been to the Cliff House many times but this time we were seated outside in the very back with a view of the stairs to the parking lot that had not been blown clean for awhile. If they want to put me back there again I will stay home, the service and food were good as usual, the seating area was terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a word Outstanding!

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vipTaravinny
Anchorage
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plenty of space for outdoor dining with social distancing. All servers were attentive, filling water, clearing old dishes and always were available to order more food and drinks. Great food choices, cheerful staff and beautiful facility. Kaylor, our server, was professional, prompt and helpful. Highly recommended!!

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SteveC
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service staff was very attentive, and the short ribs was excellent.

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vipOCdiner
Sacramento
33 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the Cliffhouse. It was thus far, the best overall dining experience we enjoyed in the Valley. Staff was professional, we were welcomed and appreciated. Our drinks were well made and our food was delicious and plentiful. Their signature bacon wrapped dates appetizer was amazing. Great happy hour and early dining specials.

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JackieO
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, ambience and drinks were excellent!
Would go back in a minute!

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Lovelalisa
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always good place to eat .. like sunset special !! Drink are always perfect nice bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Love the environment. Great food and drink. Brought out a special treat for our anniversaries. Great attention to the details and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. Love the half portion option for the main dishes!

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BrandyA
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual, especially during this “Covid” time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great patio area...3 of them and I remembered only one. Pleasant surprise. Service was great

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SinMaj
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting for an evening dinner -- the tables were well spaced for health and safety, and all of the staff took appropriate precautions. The steak was perfectly cooked, and the rest of the food was good quality. Definitely recommend if you are in the area.

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NancyF
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to relax with friends!! Food was excellent

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LisaB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to the Cliffhouse and, despite the 119-degree temperature outside, the evening was exceptionally pleasant! Upon arrival, you know you have come to a special place where waterfalls, beautiful atmosphere, and welcoming staff greet you. The service was spot-on and the food was delicious. We enjoyed relaxing with before-dinner drinks and did not feel hurried in any way. Warm sourdough bread and a mixed green salad with candied walnuts and crumbled bleu cheese, followed by succulent lobster tails were our dinner fare which we thoroughly enjoyed. Our 40th wedding anniversary dinner was capped off with a spectacular ice-cream cake covered with hot fudge, whipped cream and nuts, that didn't have a chance to melt! We left knowing this would be our new go-to place when visiting the desert.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific.

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KCDano
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here and we were celebrating a milestone birthday. Everything was top notch from the atmosphere, the device, the cocktails and the meal. Our server was friendly, professional and handled everything effortlessly. We look forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so impressed with La Quinta Cliffhouse, from the quaint cliff side location to the 5 star food menu. The cute patios with stringed lights made it feel like you were on a European vacation. The service was incredible, the manager came by a couple of times just to check in and make sure everything was good. I highly recommend this restaurant, great food and prices are very reasonable for the quality.

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LaborDayVacationeer
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have to be kidding me - absolutely phenomenal. I mean, it could not have been better. The food was off the charts excellent. We had a variety at the table - scallops, pork ribs, rib eye, ahi poke. Sensational. Heavy pours on my wife's drinks - heavy, but not stupid, generous but still maintaining the integrity of the drink. The ambiance was just first rate. Views of the western mountains, plenty of circulated air and misters - perfect sunset temperature.

Our server, Kaitlyn, was a pro. Asked the right questions to be able to suggest the right drinks, knew the menu forwards and backwards, pleasant personality, timely food delivery without rushing us.

I had my entire family - three kids under the age of 13, my wife and I. They just did such an incredible job of making us feel welcome and appreciated.

This is just such a wonderful restaurant. So often in life you build up expectations only to have your hopes dashed when you experience reality. To have had such an exceptional evening with my family just makes me love it all that much more. I promise you, having lived in the desert for a long time and having experienced every restaurant out there, Cliffhouse is the very best dining experience you will find.

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vipFoodies
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating. Appetizers, food and drinks were good. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location was stunning, and the prime rib was absolutely delicious.

FAQs

La Quinta Cliffhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 360-5991.

La Quinta Cliffhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 4515 OpenTable diners.

La Quinta Cliffhouse does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.laquintacliffhouse.com/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.