We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice view, great breakfast buffet but only mediocre dinner!”
Review of Cava Restaurant

Cava Restaurant
Reserve with OpenTable
Cava Restaurant is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #9 of 24 Restaurants in Indian Wells
Price range: US$ 30 - US$ 30
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hwy 111
Reviewed 19 March 2012

The view from the outdoor dining area is lovely, and the breakfast buffet is great. The breakfast buffet is fresh and offers many great choices (including make-your-own juice bar!).

The dinner leaves a lot to be desired. The sundried tomato butter that is provided with the bread basket is too strong for the olive rolls that have a wonderful flavor all their own. The kids pasta with butter had no butter to speak of. When we asked why it was taking so long for our son's milk to be served, a heavily accented waitress told us that they were "still making it". We're they milking the cow?! The food was only fair but pricey. Cava is an ok option if you have to stay at the hotel, but I would recommend getting out and enjoying the many other great restaurants in the area!

Thank PhotoGalVA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (104)
There are newer reviews for Cava Restaurant
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

95 - 99 of 104 reviews

Reviewed 16 February 2012

Can sit outside with amazing view. Service is excellent and food is good. High price for what you get, but worth it in this case.

Thank Florencia49
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 February 2012

Food fantastic, very good place in the middle of the city center. We had an excellent time and the service was as good as the food.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank McNikols
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 January 2012

We stayed for one night at the Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells on our Christmas Holiday road trip, and ate a dinner when we arrived and then breakfast the next morning at Cava Restaurant.

The dinner was very good. We were surprised that here, in the desert, the salad bar ingredients were very fresh and green, and were told they were very local - grown in Indian Wells itself. My wife ordered the evening Prix Fixe dinner with salmon on cous cous, and found it pretty good and an excellent value (only $14.95 for 3 courses). I ordered the "Wild Sea Bass" and it was considerably more ($26) but excellent. We were on the AAA "Kid's eat free" rate for the hotel, so our son got a large bowl of pasta with marinara sauce. He liked it so much, he asked for a 2nd bowl - and finished that as well (and yes, it was free too).

Breakfast in the morning had an extensive buffet, with fruit, breads, pastries, cheeses, and the usual hot items. It wasn't cheap, however - $14 for a Continental buffet, $22 for the full buffet. I went for the Continental, and it was all very fresh and good. My wife just ordered French Toast a la carte, and our son had some berries and a bowl of cereal.

So, overall, not super cheap, but very good food, and certainly worth what we paid for it.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Frank S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 November 2011

I have also mentioned Cava in my review of the Rennaissance Esmerelda resort in which it is located. Cava is adjacent to the pool complex which is beautifully lit at night and buzzing with a pleasant pool scene during the day. We ate several meals in Cava during our stay and enjoyed them thoroughly. We must especially compliment the waitors who made us feel totally at home. The mushroom soup is excellent. As an East Coaster raised on fresh salmon I can assure you the salmon we ate was wild caught and fresh. The chicken fried cornish hen was under seasoned and slightly undercooked (the accompanying mashed potatoes, gravy and veg were excellent.) The steak Oscar was delicious but we felt it lacked a carbohydrate. A roll or a potato would compliment it. Our little one had pasta with meat sauce. I tasted the sauce and it was delicious and well seasoned (I could taste notes of fennel). The cocktails are very good. I suggest you order the garnet mojito. And then three more.

Thank Andrea_027
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Cava Restaurant also viewed

Indian Wells, Greater Palm Springs
La Quinta, Greater Palm Springs
 
Indian Wells, Greater Palm Springs
Indian Wells, Greater Palm Springs
 
Indian Wells, Greater Palm Springs
Indian Wells, Greater Palm Springs
 

Been to Cava Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing