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La Quinta Cliffhouse

4.6
2940 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily 4:00pm - 9:00pm Sunday-Thursday and 4:00pm - 9:30pm Friday - Saturday

Sunset Dinner Special: Daily 4:00-5:00pm

Bar: Opens at 3:30pm

Happy Hour: Every night 3:30pm-6:30pm, and all night Sunday
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Phone number
(760) 360-5991
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jorge Martinez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Washington Street
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Parking details
Both self-parking and valet offered.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

La Quinta Cliffhouse offers 4 distinct event venues to accommodate intimate dinners to large celebrations. So whether it is a rehearsal dinner, corporate event, private party or holiday celebration, La Quinta Cliffhouse’s striking ambiance and warm staff will make your event a memorable one.

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What 2940 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
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4.3
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5.0Dined a day ago

Had an amazing 60th birthday dinner, highly recommend The Cliff House restaurant!
Baked artichoke was da bomb, yummy wedge salad and scrumptious filet.
Hmm hmm good! Definitely will be back for their specials we learned about.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food and excellent service. Went for my wife’s birthday and can’t say enough for the way we were treated. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding food and service every time.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Have been many times and never once, have we been disappointed! Food is always perfect, environment friendly and upbeat, and ALWAYS, excellent service! (which why we continue to return!) This is one of our favorite spots for dining, and one of the best little gems in the Coachella Valley!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Cliff House never fails to perform. We were there for my wife’s birthday and the food and service were over the top excellent.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

It was my birthday and we were in town for golf. I did not realize that when they asked the occasion, I would be getting a large slice of mud pie. Our meal was fantastic. My husband had the rib eye and I tried the artichoke and prawns. However, I can't have sugar with my cancer. When they brought out the pie, I had to decline. Felt TERRIBLE. It did look yummy and celebratory.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great sunset dinner menu— great food— great atmosphere! We all love their signature salmon dish and it’s so nice to have that as an option on the sunset dinner.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We loved this restaurant! From the service to the food, I highly recommend it! We went on half price wine bottle night and we were thrilled :) A+ restaurant!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

85 th Birthday. The restaurant always makes it special by bringing out an ice cream cake. We love it!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Birtdhday - food was great and they gave us a complementary birthday dessert.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had the most amazing service and great food. We will be returning next time we are in the desert.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

1st visit traveling from Chicago area! Very large spread out venue with unique rooms and outdoor spaces. Very quick service. Shrimp cocktail very good quality! Beet salad refreshing! Prime rib delicious!! Chocolate mousse dessert delightful! Not overwhelming expensive for the quality! We would return if in the area!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Dined with friends on a Friday evening. We were a party of four and all were pleased with their meals. The Caesar salad and the wedge were crisp and tasty. The filet mignon was done medium as requested. Grilled shrimp excellent. Back ribs tasty too! We enjoyed dining on the outdoor patio. It is worth a drive from Palm Springs!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Awesome dinner and service. They made sure my fathers birthday was special and brought a lovely dessert!!! This is definitely one of our favorite places!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Superb. Food , helpful wait staff, best Salmon
Since I was in the Yukon, prompt Service and my favourite wedge Salad. My wife had Ribs-
A real delight!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Our waiter Marco was excellent, attentive and very helpful. The food was excellent and prepared exactly as requested. Marco's assistant Euardo was as all great as was the rest of the staff. The Calamari was one of the best I have ever had. I look forward to dining at The Cliffhouse when I return to the desert.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Need to make reservations well in advance in order to have prime seating with a view. Happy hour is the way to go, but need to get there early to ensure seat. We arrived to horrible sewer smell outside at entrance. We were seated inside with a very large and loud group. We were moved to outside with no view in the over flow patio area that had happy hour folks on it. Was a huge disappointment. We had brought our own wine and they waived the corkage, since they had to move us. The seating inside with a view or the other patio area's looked nice, but I think we had the pretty much worst seats in the house. We did make reservations the day before, so would try again with advance reservations and maybe give happy hour a try. What we did have, was very good. Portions are generous, so you can share and menu is interesting.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great evening

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Fabulous service and dinner!
We waited a short while for service and when the hostess realized we had waited too long she immediately took our drink order and sent a complimentary appetizer
And took our dinner order
They could not do enough for us to rectify their mistake ........complimentary drinks,appetizers & dessert!
Always an awesome place for dinner, highly recommend!!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great presentation. Delicious food. Interesting wine list. Superb service by Matt.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Everything was excellent as usual.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Overall excellent, but pricey.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Loved our meal - waiter was very good. The short ribs were really good but really appreciated the chef putting in mac and cheese instead of garlic mashed potatoes... (allergic to garlic - Damn)

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great dinner. We have not been here in 5 plus years. Great improvements made in food and deco. Well put together. Great service this visit.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fabulous food! I had the most amazing tender filet mignon, garlic mash potatoes and asparagus. The butter sauce was delicious and generous. I definitely will go back. My husband loved the special which was Halibut and muscles.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

With friends

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Service was poor-ish. We were served our appetizers, and then sat there for quite a bit of time. Then they showed up with entree dishes.... having not cleared the appetizers dishes first. There was a lot of juggling going on at that point. Drink refills were slow. Not a horrible experience. Definitely not great. Food was better than mediocre, but not memorable. Nobody at our table of 5 said anything about the food - good or bad.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great view and location!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Always great food and service!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Everything was fantastic and exceeded expectations.
We arrived a bit late for our reservation and they made us feel welcome and comfortable
Hostess was very accommodating with table selection
Our server was knowledgeable friendly and professional
We ordered wine and when it arrived the person described it and we realized it wasn’t for us. She had other recommendations which we ordered and was a very good choice
The presentation and flavours of our food were excellent
We were celebrating our anniversary and never felt rushed and really enjoyed our evening.
We can’t wait to return

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Outstanding service and food!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was our first time at The Cliff House. We didn’t know what to expect. The views were amazing and so was the food. Our waiter was amazing. Very friendly and helpful. The assistant general manager was very nice. They both went above and beyond to assure we had a great dining experience. We appreciate all they’ve done. Totally amazing!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Extremely nice place. I wish I had gotten there earlier to enjoy the view. Waitstaff was very professional. I had the gnocchi for my entree and the portion was very generous. The Cliff House ice cream pie is to die for. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Outstanding service, food, and ambiance! My server Marco notified me that the prime rib would not be available (as it had sold out) and made an excellent suggestion to try one of two other selections. I chose the rib eye and it was THE best I have ever had! I made reservations based on Open Table and Trip Advisor suggestions and it was an experience that was second to none. I will return to see you Marco, and Cliffhouse!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had the most wonderful dining experience thanks to our waitress Lisa! We have lived in the Desert for 15 years and we dine our often, Lisa was by far the sweetest most thoughtful waitress. Not only was Lisa helpful with our food choices but her knowledge on wine was fantastic. The Cliffhouse is so lucky to have this girl, we can’t wait to get back to The Cliffhouse!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Excellent overall experience, from the moment we stepped inside until we departed. Our server was Lisa and she was nothing short of fantastic. We had the meatball as an appetizer and found it to be excellent. For entrees we had the sugar spiced salmon and it was great. We also had the crab cakes appetizer as a second entree, tomato relish with the crab cakes was great. A great dining experiencec

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We had two waiters, both were fantastic. I had the prawn cocktail which was delicious. The cocktail was very spicy, and that’s how I like it. Then I had the filet. The steak was good but a bit under cooked, potatoes and asparagus were lovely. I didn’t care for the gravy.

My daughter loved the bread, and her fettuccine. There was a lot of pasta. The dessert we took to go. I can’t remember the name, but it was dark chocolate custard with white chocolate mousse on top, and English toffee on top—YUM!

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We all had the seafood stew but were disappointed they had raised the price.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Wonderful waiter. Great location with a beautiful view!!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Love Cliffhouse we eat there regularly great food and ambiance. Outdoor dining is fabulous.

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