The Pink Cabana - Sands Hotel & Spa

4.7
548 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
We are open with outdoor seating at this time. In order to limit touch points, we are not accepting cash as a form of payment.

The Pink Cabana is an ingredient-driven restaurant featuring Mediterranean cuisine with a Moroccan influence. Chef Jason Niederkorn has received world renowned accolades from Condé Nast Traveler, LA Times and Forbes, amongst others. Designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard, the Pink Cabana is designed to be a fresh modern take on the great tennis and racquet clubs of the 50’s and 60’s in Palm Springs.

The Pink Cabana also specializes in elevated libations. Featuring unique wines from Mediterranean climates designed to pair with all of our culinary offerings. We also feature a variety of complex seasonal cocktails influenced by the Great Spice Route. With a wide range of specialty aperitifs and digestifs, the Pink Cabana is a highly curated wine and spirit destination.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 26, 2020

The Pink Cabana is offering a Fall Price-Fix menu this year for Thanksgiving, please see our website for more details. We look forward to celebrating with you!

What 548 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the vibe and food. Everything was excellent!

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vipMaryKayM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun and glam! Loved it....

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vipadavis065
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best!!! We loved Sarah, our waitress, the food, and the ambiance! Can't wait to come back!

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VinceC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great patio and setting for dinner. They are known for cocktails and the Negroni and safe margarita were average. The food was average although we were disappointed in the chicken as it was dry and overcooked.

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vipKellyD
Palm Springs
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around!

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vipNYCJack
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A small beautiful oasis. Fantastic cocktails. Best misto I have ever had. Friendly professional service.

Relaxing. Elegant with a quiet sophistication.

We can’t wait to be back.

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NoelP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Same great experience. Will def be coming back to enjoy another evening.

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vipJape
Portland
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Even making allowances for Covid, this was a poor experience. We ordered cocktails which took nearly 15 minutes to arrive, despite the fact there were few other tables seated Our appetizer was served well before then the cocktails. We ordered a bottle of wine to go with our dinner but had not received it by the time we were more than halfway through our main course. At that point the server approached to ask if we wanted another cocktail; we reminded her of the wine order and asked that it be canceled.
The food itself was very good, though the portions were extremely small for the price.

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NoelP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great, very clean and inviting. Dining room area/bar is amazing. Server was great assisted us throughout the night with our dinner. Highly recommend.

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vipDonnaK
London
48 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Still favorite place in the desert even without the lamb tegine ! Service was outstanding ambiance safe and perfect setting. Mussels and frites and drinks were fabulous.

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vipSheilaA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and excellent lunch and service.
We would return.

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marcoman
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant and tasty dining experience. New takes on existing dishes with great new flavours

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vipSophiej
Palm Springs
25 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining here. Food is consistent, excellent service and gorgeous ambience. Perfect for any occasion.

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vipjuliei
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, I was concerned because of the Covid but they did a wonderful job. Look forward to returning.

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Myko
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I noted that I have a Birthday when booked dinner in the restaurant but didn’t get any complimentary drink or dessert, or anything else which is unusual for a restaurant.
Overall the meal itself was pretty good, but as for the service level, it could be better for the price.

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IvyShmivy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place. Service was excellent and food was great.

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viplkrj
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During these COVID times, many restaurants are suffering - if nothing else, because they don't have an adequate or even pleasant outside dining area. Fortunately for The Pink Cabana, it is located in the Sands Hotel & Spa, which provides them with a wonderful, intimate outdoor dining space. It's romantic and quiet. But then there's the food. Everything my wife and I had was delicious - some more so. We started off with a moist and delightful yogurt naan and the red kuri (not curry) squash soup that had some unbelievable flavors. My wife had the harissa chicken, which was superb, while I went with the tagliatelle pasta, which at first struck me as out of place here. But it wasn't. Very Mediterranean. It was not your typical pasta, with mushrooms, squash and other items that made for a unique and tasty dish. They also had some wonderful wines from Northern CA vintners that had suffered damage in the recent fires - so good wine and a good cause. All in all, it was one of our more pleasant dining experiences in the desert. Highly recommended.

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vipGaydoo
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Pink Cabana has adapted brilliantly to the COVID 19 rules by moving tables to the secluded, quiet, & beautiful outdoor garden usually used for weddings. The Sands Hotel itself is just a kick to visit, with all its black & white striped cabanas and splashes of hot pink everywhere, it’s Mad-Men-Rat-Pack era decor, and it’s Moroccan influences everywhere.
Food was interesting, varied, unique, and very good. I had the mussels with fries, my husband had the filet. Both were perfectly prepared and delicious. Don’t miss the small plate Frito Misto: a fun combo of artichoke hearts, calamari, and olives—-yum! The chocolate soufflé was the perfect sweet ending. Also, my Aperol Spritz was as good as any in Venice. So I had two. Our server, Christy, was top-notch, friendly, knowledgeable, and genuine: there when we needed her but not hovering or phony (my pet peeve).
All in all, a lovely, quiet place to enjoy some Mediterranean-style food in a beautiful atmosphere.

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debbie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love it there!! So old school Palm Springs!

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TammyC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good potential but they have some service issues to work out. Food was tasty but needs to be served on hotter plates. They were out of wine glasses and had to reuse our glasses for a different wine. Cocktails was delicious. Tried to give them the benefit of the doubt during these times but they need to make some major adjustments because the prices are high.

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Love2dineandwine
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a girls lunch for a b day!

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Ceets
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was lovely EXCEPT for the music. It was not conducive to conversation. Im pretty sure we won’t be returning. Our waiter was outstanding.

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BrendaI
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were all so lovely, the ambiance was amazing, and the food was delicious! Perfectly prepared and presented, we ate every last bite.

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TaliaM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! I would definitely want to go back!

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emilieA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

It was a good one time experience for the food and ambiance. If someone loves to take pictures this would be a great place to visit.

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NicoletteV
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely experience! Very Beverly Hills Hotel meets Morocco.

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vipEsdosbourn
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was great, ambience is hip and cool. There were long waits between our courses. My daughter ordered a 2nd drink halfway through entree. After our food was cleared, she flagged hostess down and said to cancel drink. Waiter brought drink a few minutes later and said they would comp her drink. Bill came and drink was still on bill. We asked and they did remove it. Overall, I would probably go back - food was good and ambience was fun. Could be a new server who is still learning or it was disorganization in back. He was very nice.

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Silvie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was amazzzzzzzing:)! Love the decor.... service kind and friendly.

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vipKitt
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What is not to love about a place called the Pink Cabana. The food, atmosphere and staff are all top notch. I have had the salmon, harissa chicken, fish special along with trying some of the filet. All of them are amazing! I love their house salad as well. On this last visit to the Pink Cabana, our table was next to a delightful gentleman who struck up a conversation with me. Come to find out, he designed the kitchen for the restaurant. The decor of the restaurant and hotel are very cool and chic. I highly recommend!

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vipJoanneD
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Our meals were wonderful however, the service was very poor. We’ve dined here before and never experienced such poor service.

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HeatherL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of my absolute favorite places to go in the desert. Beautiful, great service and fun vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

It was possibly the worst service I’ve had in years. Our server said close to ten words to us all evening. Brought wine to the table in silence, opened it, poured it without asking if we cared to taste, and walked away. The menu is limited and execution of the dishes poor. Frito misto was very greasy and calamari was terrible. Would never return and never reccomend.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had the best experience!! food was so yummy and the staff was incredibly nice and so accommodating plus it’s just an adorably hip place— we loved it!!

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viplovetodine
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing find! Great food and ambiance. Really fun atmosphere. Loved it.

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vipCetts
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful special place! We are visiting from NJ and this is our second time back this week! This is such a special place. We love the food, cocktails and the service!

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vipCetts
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Pink Cabana experience! It’s as pretty in person as it is in pictures! And everyone is so nice. Great hostess and server. Food was excellent. I am definitely coming back!

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JohnC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

love every thing about this restaurant. the food is the best in the valley.

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TrustMe
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great vibe even with SD...would no doubt be even better with a full bar and more action...food was good and service was great...

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vipVicki
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great for lunch, dinner or happy hour. No breakfast dishes on the brunch menu.

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ElizabethC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch here with a great server. The fish sandwich was wonderful, and the mezze plate was good as well.

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The Pink Cabana - Sands Hotel & Spa is rated 4.7 stars by 548 OpenTable diners.

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.