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Whether You’re in the Mood for Fajitas or Fried Chicken, the La Quinta Food Scene Is Serving Up Your Ideal Date Night

Written By: Ashlee Polarek
Photographed By: Kambria Fischer La Quinta Date Night

La Quinta is perfect for date night. With golf courses, hiking trails and public art, it is truly the “Gem of the Desert.” However, your perfect date has to include food, and luckily La Quinta is home to a thriving food scene. So wear your best date night outfit, because these are some of the best date night restaurants around town.

La Quinta Date Night

Must Order: Fajitas

Casa Mendoza


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The fajitas at Casa Mendoza hit the table piping hot and sizzling away. Tomatoes, peppers, and onions are served with guacamole, a dollop of sour cream and your choice of protein. Try one of their margaritas, made with Casa Mendoza’s homemade mix!

78110 Calle Estado
La Quinta, CA 92253

La Quinta Date Night

Must Order: Fish Tacos

Chúla Artisan Eatery


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At Chúla food is locally sourced, farm-to-table and scratch-made deliciousness. For a dish that’s truly delectable try the fish tacos. Served on homemade tortillas topped with pickled cabbage, garlic crema, jalapeño jam and an exquisite pineapple salsa, these tacos are perfect for Taco Tuesday.  

47150 Washington St, Ste B
La Quinta, CA 92253

La Quinta Date Night

Must Order: Fried Chicken Biscuits and Gravy

Fortun’s Kitchen + Bar

For a date that loves home cooking try the Fried Chicken Biscuits and Gravy from Fortun’s Kitchen + Bar. The chefs start with homemade buttermilk biscuits and top them with country fried chicken, a creamy sausage gravy and a perfectly fried egg.

78085 Avenida La Fonda
La Quinta, CA 92253

Must Order: Tasmanian Ocean Trout



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The view is just an added bonus when it comes to meals at Mélange, located in The Chateau at Lake La Quinta. Wow your date as you enjoy the Tasmanian Ocean Trout, served with baby vegetables and a wild mushroom risotto. When it’s chillier, ask to be seated on the patio by the fire pits!

78120 Caleo Bay Dr
La Quinta, CA 92253


Must Order: Ernie’s Signature Kobe Burger

Ernie’s Bar & Grill


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Inside the Tournament Clubhouse at Waldorf Astoria’s La Quinta Resort & Club, you’ll find the delicious, Signature Kobe Burger. Served on a ciabatta bun and topped with tomato marmalade and arugula, this killer Kobe burger is a must.

56-150 PGA Blvd
La Quinta, CA 92253

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