Hog's Breath Inn La Quinta
78065 Main St # 200
Old Town La Quinta
La Quinta, CA 92253-3409
California & Mediterranean Bistrot
Becoming as legendary as the Carmel original, Hog’s Breath Inn La Quinta is the quintessence of rustic yet contemporary Western charm. Its second-story balcony vista encompasses the rugged Santa Rosa Mountains and quaint Spanish-style village in the heart of Old Town La Quinta.
Kaiser Family of Restaurants owners Kaiser and Lee Morcus couldn’t resist the prime location or the hearty approval of their longtime friend, Clint Eastwood, to open the Desert Hog. The Kaiser group owns the Carmel restaurant formerly owned by the legendary actor, director, and producer.
Scenes from High Planes Drifter, Fistful of Dollars, The Unforgiven and Dirty Harry throughout the cozy, intimate restaurant are testament to the friendship. “Mr. E” gave the Morcus family carte blanche at Warner Bros studios for memorabilia and a WB set designer created two wall murals. Several menu items are named after Eastwood’s roles or movies. Menus reflect California regional trends with fresh and vibrant Mediterranean influences.
Neighborhood favorites like the Dirty Harry Dinner are made from Certified Angus Beef®. Chef ’s Favorites include Monterey Sand Dabs, Veal Scaloppini, and Fettuccine Alfredo, while Broiler Selections offer a Certified Angus Beef®, Korobuta pork, free range chicken and more.
The warm glow from four fireplaces, hardwood floor, brick walls, and Mexican tile lend a welcoming aura to the indoor/outdoor Saloon and dining areas.
The Hog’s authentic Saloon specializes in some of the desert’s best martinis and margaritas including the Dirty Harry Martini, Hogsmopolitan, Grey Hog, and the Hog’s Breath. Saloon Grub offers the Dirty Harry Burger Done Your Way, Hog’s Spare Ribs, Ahi Tuna Poki, and more. A selection of tequilas, margaritas, draft and bottled beers, and California wines complement the experience.
Warm, inviting, friendly and fun, The Desert Hog is an exceptional drinking, dining, and visual experience. Guests will do a double-take when “the man with no name” stops in to grab a bite.
“Rustic charm, weathered wood and Southwestern Hollywood flair has arrived in the Desert via Carmel.”
Text by Pamela Bieri
Price Range: $$$
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