A quick 30-minute drive from downtown Palm Springs, The Pink Cabana draws in diners from across the Coachella Valley. Located in the resort town of Indian Wells, The Pink Cabana is situated within Sands Hotel & Spa near the hotel's charming pool. Inspired by the tennis and racquet clubs popular throughout Palm Springs in the 50s and 60s, the space was artfully designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard with large doses of pinks, greens, and brass. The menu leans Mediterranean with a Moroccan influence, featuring housemade yogurt naan, harissa chicken, lamb shank tagine, and a must-try mezze plate.
Fancy a drink? The cocktail and wine lists shouldn't be overlooked. You'll find a wide wine selection from across the Mediterranean region alongside refreshing cocktails that focus on ingredients from the Great Spice Route (order the pink lemonade with vodka, a drink made with Herbes de Provence, Lillet Rose, and pink sea salt). End the meal with a Turkish coffee or a pink hot cocoa bomb for dessert (it will literally melt in your mouth).
Thanks to its girly-chic vibe, the restaurant is a magnet for girls' nights out, drawing in large crowds in celebratory moods (take note: parties of eight or more people are required to order from a prix fixe menu). Throw on your retro shades and a silk scarf to match the setting, and don’t forget to make an advance reservation — this place is pretty and popular, so it’s best to plan ahead.