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Vicky's of Santa Fe

45-100 Club Dr (Hwy. 111) Send to Phone
760-345-9770 | Menu
Reasonably priced seafood, steaks and chops in a warm, colorful Southwestern-style setting.
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Dinner Wed.-Sun. (closed for summer)
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Dining room at Vicky's of Santa Fe, Indian Wells, CA

Vicky's of Santa Fe Restaurant Review

: It's easy to spot Vicky's of Santa Fe as you're motoring down Highway 111 --- simply look for the fleet of luminarias that line its flat rooftop. A favorite dining destination since 1989, this eatery manages to maintain a contemporary feel. The warm, colorful restaurant features adobe architecture and Native American accents and art. The straightforward menu includes steaks, chops and fish, all in more than ample portions. Reservations are recommended, but you can take your chances and wait in the bar if nothing is immediately available. The food is less than gourmet, but the fish tends to be reliable and quite reasonably priced. As for other entrées, simple dishes such as chicken potpie are more consistent than some of the ambitious offerings. The ahi stack is listed as a starter, but could easily be an entrée for those with a smaller appetite. Songstresses such as Debby Boone and Sally Kellerman stop by to perform during Vicky's Jazz Dinner Concert series. Otherwise, you can always enjoy the live pianist while sipping and supping.

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Vicky's Of Santa Fe
by orbits on Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:27 pm
 
Vicky's Of Santa Fe, which is located in Indian Wells California just west of Palm Springs, certainly belongs in the desert, it is nothing more than a big mirage. When you visit their web site you are greeted with soft music from the ivory keys, a calm relaxing atmosphere is what one is expected to embrace. However in reality it is a loud, noisy clattering of dishes and glasses along with servers, bus persons and patrons coming and going by your table as if you were in Grand Central Station. The next misconception is their menu. For some strange reason over the years they have built a reputation of having huge portions at reasonable prices. Well maybe that was the case 20 years ago when they first opened but certainly not now. I recently visited Vicky's in 2009 and ordered the rib steak, my wife ordered the scallops. Her scallops at $24.00 were not jumbo but rather medium at best which came with the added bonus of tasting frozen not fresh, bland tasting, and what seemed to be boiled not grilled which looked nothing like the pictures in their website. Now I have been to ala cart restaurants many times and expect prime beef to come by itself on a plate garnished only with a sprinkling of parsley. However I didn’t expect the portions to be miniscule but Vicky's came through again with another mirage. In reality their 20 ounce rib steak at $32.00 cooked in garlic butter which is how they advertise it, is 12 ounces at best not cooked in garlic butter but charred to a near burnt like perfection. Of course if they advertised it (on their paper place mat of a menu sitting on an unclothed table) the way it is actually prepared no one would order it. This restaurant is located in one of the wealthiest cities in America so I guess their patrons don’t mind being ripped off. I guess they are too rich to care. If you do decide to go (you will be disappointed though) one word of advice, when you enter the front doors, which are actually located in back of the restaurant, you will be smack dab in the bar. Don’t worry though the restaurant is about 40 feet to the right, it took me around 5 minutes to realize this. Be honest Vicky's with your menu and advertising that’s all I ask.
 
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