Hog's Breath Inn
Hog's Breath Inn
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Hog's Breath Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hogsbreathlaquinta.com/
  • Phone: 7605645556x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Chef KelLuigi Lemorrocco
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Offsite or onsite catering available. Please call 760.564.2400 for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: A private dining room awaits you above the streets of Old Town with panoramic vistas of the mountains.
  • Private Party Contact: Eric Morcus 7605642400x
  • Entertainment: Live music most days of the week. Please call for details, 760-564-5556.
  • Special Events: Private Dining Room available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Desert Club
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking all around in Old Town
A word from Hog's Breath Inn
HOG´S BREATH INN LA QUINTA



Serving American bistro fare, steaks, chops, stone hearth pizzas, pasta, seafood. Award-Winning! With Clint Eastwood influences, this will "make your day!"







The Legend of Carmel Continues at The Desert Hog.







A younger offshoot of the famous Carmel restaurant, the Desert Hog in Old Town La Quinta offers indoor and outdoor dining with unmatched second-story views of the nearby Santa Rosa Mountains. The lively Saloon is a popular gathering spot with a great Happy Hour.
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Hog's Breath Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Poor
    Goodbye
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    When I booked online I followed up with a call. I was unable to get my time I wanted which was 12 so I accepted 11:00 online. When I arrived the receptionist was rude and I felt like she didn't want to give me the time of day. When I told her I tried to get 12:00 a clock and was surprised that the place was vacant she told me I could leave and come back as 12:00. I learned later from the waitress that the place was closing down and today was their last day. I felt bad for the workers, I always loved Hogs Breath, I just wished I was told this when I booked my Easter Lunch with the family, you don’t get many of those in life.
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  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    The meal, service and location are fabulous. Antonio kur server was excellent. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Miss you
    MRiley
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Found out that this is your last week, hope you relocate nearby. We will miss you.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Greeted with a smile
    WWCII
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Decided to partake in a a leisurely luncheon and The Hog's Breath Inn did not disappoint in satiating. The fish tacos I order were quite flavorful as was the Calamari appetizer. The service with the smile from both host and server was an added bonus. Thank you
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs a kick start
    ScottyP69VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Everything was fine, service really good!! Needs more detail put into table setting, sadly, the entrees need work. The duck was very dry and the mahi mahi had too much going on...wasabi mash, with ginger on top, fish was tasty but the crab topping lacked flavor and was dry. Good luck...oh, the view of old town La Quinta was nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relaxing
    Nanna
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Our dining experience was wonderful at Hog's Breath Inn. Our waiter was knew what he was talking about. Our mahi mahi was cooked to perfection. The resturant had great vegetables cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Went for dinner after my husband played in a golf tournament. He and I both had read the reviews and knew it would bed pretty decent, but it was fantastic ! My husband is a very picky eater and he absolutely lived it as did I. He had the peppercorn steAk and I had the wine sauce with flat steak with mashed potatoes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Everything was great they sat us early from our reservation and got a patio table with a good view. 6:30 was a good time as the sun went behind the mountains. Appetizer was great, house beer was good. And the Dirty Harry Dinner was awesome, cook just the way I asked. Not a fan of red cabbage but overall great dinning night. Also had a bottle of there house red wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were celebrating a birthday.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday. Had a party of six. Everything, including making the reservation, was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food -- poor public relations
    Dottie
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Food was excellent. Service was very good - just slow in getting back to us (14) with receipts/change. I would recommend HB for lunch - yes . . but very disappointed that we could not be seated in front tables on the patio - especially since no one else used those tables the two hours we were there! Should be first come - and not saving tables for other potential guests. Money is money.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    DesertLocalVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Inattentive service. Long lapses in time between visits from wait staff wether it be ordering, refilling glasses, clearing of dishes and getting the check. Dirty dinner plates remained on the table even as we got up to leave. Boring food. Our table ordered 4 seafood dishes and a plate of ribs. The ribs are the notable exception here as the meat fell off the bone. No one who ordered the Sole, Salmon or Mahi Mahi would order the dish again. Value. So many other options at this price point where the value would be better. Hog's Breath has been in the valley a long time and there are plenty of new comers. Seems that Hog's Breath is just mailing it in at this point.
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  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    A very enjoyable evening with friends - great food, greta service. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We ate here for dinner, 4
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    We ate here for dinner, 4 adults and 2 kids. For adults wanting conversation, it was probably a little loud; but with kids, it was fine. We sat in the dining area (not bar area), and having already looked at the menus on-line, the kids wanted food off of the bar menu, which apparently cannot be done (not even for the kids); they must choose off the kids menu. None of our food was bad and the service was very good; but all of the food was just OK. We are "value shoppers," and for the price (which was on the higher side... $170 all-in, with no alcohol), there are several place with better food within a few miles of this place. As an aside... happy hour and the bar menu looks like a much better deal, and we'll return to try it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Time & Very Pleased!
    Shari
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    We were celebrating our anniversary and we were very pleased with our dinner! Loved the atmosphere and knowing that it is Clint Eastwood's restaurant gave me confidence that it would be unique and of quality. I was right. We enjoyed the 'Sunset Dinner' which is 3 courses - all great and a great value at $20/each. My artichoke soup was fantastic. My husband's pea soup was fantastic. My wild caught Miso Salmon was perfectly cooked and flavorful. He enjoyed his flat iron steak. Lastly, dessert was a choice of ice cream or sorbet. We had chocolate ice cream and a wonderful sorbet called Blackberry Cabernet, which was SO GOOD. I want to go back!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    Mae1
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We enjoyed dinner on the patio this week. Started off great, as the wine was all 50% off. Service was good, had a great table on the patio. Everyone enjoyed their dinner, my only comment would be that the basmati rice served with the salmon was pretty bland. It could have been "zipped" up a bit. Desserts were all good as well. It was a very nice evening. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • highly recommend the patio
    maggie218
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Hogs Breath Inn has been one of our favorite restaurant for years.Always consistent but this time our waiter Jesus was exceptional. Made this visit much more special. Thank you for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful meal
    Hazer
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Really enjoyed our meal and surroundings. Good service and so nice to sit outdoors. We had an early dinner and were able to enjoy the sunset dinner. Such great value and delicious. We usually attend the happy hour but will definitely return for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lenten disappointment
    Mac12
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I went to the restaurant for their Lobster roll on Friday during lent. The server told me they had sold 35 and were sold out. It sounded delicious - but I didn't get to find out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • first time for dinner
    oregonVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    This was our first time for dinner. We were here for lunch several years back and it was good. Dinner and service was very good and worth it. Definitely need a reservation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • The waiter we had was not
    CarrieVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    The waiter we had was not friendly and seemed preoccupied.
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  • Excellent Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Staying in one of the resorts we decided to venture out and find something new. After reviewing a number of menus on-line and not finding anything that inspired us, we decided to try the Hogs Breath as a local attraction. We were pleasantly surprised by the high quality of food and service. It far surpassed our expectations. Don't be put off by the 'celebrity' of the venue - this is a great restaurant with an excellent selection to suit any appetite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Lives up to hype
    pjkdenverVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Clint Eastwoods place lives up to the hype. Our food was excellent and we really enjoyed sitting on the patio overlooking La Quinta and the mountains.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The staff let us sit and talk
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    The staff let us sit and talk which was very much appreciated!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 70th Birthday Dinner
    Mauigirl
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Everything was awesome. The service was wonderful as always and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed with food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Never disappointed with food or service. Wide selection on menu is a plus. A "go-to" stand-by restaurant for an enjoyable dinner outing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • St Patricks day 2014
    Carol
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Although my burger was overdone, all other diners were very pleased with their meals. Sitting on the porch was lovely and it was a great evening!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Patio dining
    regular
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    We enjoy dining here but only on the patio as inside is too noisy and not condusive for conversation
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Kathy
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We dine here often, and had a wonderful time as always. Outstanding service - we arrived 45 minutes before our reservation and offered to wait in the bar, but they seated us immediately at the table we had requested in our reservation. The fiord was great and ory server was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pizza-Perfect!!
    eby3VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We truly enjoyed the restaurant , the food and the wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing bad but nothing good
    Family7
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Just a ho hum dining experience.. No complaints but nothing exceptional. Perhaps dining outside is the attraction . It looked very pretty on the patio but there wasn't an open table at our reservation time
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always reliable
    MRiley
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Great casual neighborhood restaurant and bar. Nice covered patio. Our service was quick and efficient. All special request came without any problems. The food was just as described in menu., tasty and well prepared. Nice, moderately priced dinner. Limited wine list, but sufficient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very good off the
    Zteep
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Food was very good off the sunset menu, good value. Meal was hot when served. Excellent service staff. Will definitely return.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have been here many times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    We have been here many times before. This time we were seated in the front of the restaurant and the noise level was extremely loud. Food was good, service not so much. We ordered a glass of wine when entree was served which didn't show up until we were practically finished. We declined it at that time. Hope this was just an off night. We would think again before going for dinner as there are many many other places to choose from in the desert.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Happy Hour in the Desert
    Gina
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Everything about the Hog's Breath is wonderful. I req. seats with low sun light as we had a guest with eye issues. We were seated in the private dining room. What a grand evening. Everyone was delighted with their meal. The wine list was presented with a 50% discount on a bottle. The meal includes soup/salad, entree and desert. Can't say anything but good things about this restaurant. We have had lunch on the outdoor patio and that is also a wonderful treat.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking for a great local
    McQuay
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Looking for a great local resturant. We come into town every year for the tennis tournament & found this great spot not far from our resort. Had a great time & the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a surprise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I generally discount restaurants that are associated with movie stars (Clint Eastwood, in this case) as likely to serve average food at higher prices. In this case, I was pleasantly surprised to find that all four in our group really enjoyed their meals. I had the pork chop on whipped sweet potatoes. Pork was juicy and particularly good when dipped in the sweet potatoes. Other entrees included sea bass, duck, and rib eye. No leftovers for any of us. Sides were good and I ate every bit of my brownie a la mode. The restaurant isn't inexpensive, but it's in La Quinta, so I wasn't expecting a bargain.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    ViewsVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Food was just OK, service was a little slow and very low energy.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bland food
    Marie
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    My husband and I were looking forward to a nice dinner. We didn't even have time to eat the appetizer when the main course arrived. The ribs were tender but tasteless. The green beans were sparse and had allot of oil on them. MY husbands meal was no better. Last time for Hogsbreath.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have been here several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We have been here several times and have enjoyed the great service and delicious food!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not a good place - food was
    davidfVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    not a good place - food was tasteless and pricey - menu items were not as listed on website. management did not care
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic