Happy Hour Tuesday: The Cliffhouse
Indio, California: I hope you don't
mind another snow-capped mountain photo.
You would not believe how fast the white stuff is
disappearing. Melting so fast.
Dave and I had a visit from our friend, Tim. Tim and I volunteered at the
Oregon Zoo in the 1990's together (when it was still called the Portland
Zoo). We raised thousands of dollars to resuscitate the elephant program and
Me, Tim, Diane and Dave
Tim was in town to attend the famed Palm Springs film
festival. He brought his friend, Diane, over for a tour of our little
"trailer park". We cruised around the resort on our golf cart - flutes of
champagne in hand - and had luncheon at our clubhouse. They were impressed.
Only week three of our Happy Hour Tuesday Club and we are
already re-thinking. Seems many many restaurants in the desert feature "Taco
Tuesday"... so we may have to venture out on different nights to taste-test
our way through area restaurants - even though y'all know we love tacos.
Tonight we tried
in La Quinta. It is really close to our campsite and we have dined there a
few times before, but have never been in the bar and never for Happy Hour.
The restaurant has a beautiful setting, somehow built into a jagged rocky
mountain, with views out to the valley. Lush landscaping and water features
add to the tropical atmosphere.
We walked in at 5p to find the bar completely packed, the outdoor (heated)
patio completely packed and a line of patrons waiting for tables. Goodness,
this place must be good! I queried a woman standing next to me about the
crowd and she explained about "Taco Tuesday": two chicken or fish tacos for
$8. That didn't seem like such a steal-of-a-deal to me. (Tacos at Tacos
Gonzalez are only $1.79 each.)
The tacos at The Cliffhouse are very good and very huge. Loaded with pico de
gallo and cabbage and served on a table laid with white linens. We had fun, but
were not seated in the bar. We were farmed-out to "over-flow seating" in a
We really need to step-up our Happy Hour game. Do more research.
Ask more friends about their recommendations. Go with friends. Go earlier. We
will definitely return to The Cliffhouse to test Happy Hour on another day of
At Historic Point Happy in La Quinta
78250 Highway 111
La Quinta, CA 92253
Happy Hour: 3:30-6:30p. Parking on site, valet parking, outdoor seating
Until my next update, I remain, your thumbs-up correspondent.
RV PARK: The
Motorcoach Country Club
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