Old Town La Quinta Dining
Credit: Larry Nelson
Old Town La Quinta Dining
Credit: Larry Nelson

A Dining Guide to Old Town La Quinta That’ll Make Your Mouth Water

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It may be quaint, but it’s always quality: start your Coachella Valley getaway with a kickoff meal in Old Town La Quinta, which is wall-to-wall with delicious dishes round the clock. Over 30 cafes, restaurants and shops are nestled in Old Town’s charming ambiance and architecture, offering mouthwatering cuisine of every kind. Instead of digging through never-ending food options popping up on your GPS, get a head start here and discover the local favorites of the desert area. Don’t wait until you’ve arrived hungry; we’re rounding up all the best breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between, so you can get straight to the sustenance.



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Running it back in an all-new location, RD RNNR will soon be located in a larger space on Main St in order to keep up with the constant customer love they’ve received throughout the years. Experience all of the same farm-fresh craft American fare you know and love in a brand new, even more detail-oriented space. Even through the expansion, they’re keeping the same motto: doing everything great. Come experience RD RNNR for yourself (coming soon)!


Yes Please

Old Town La Quinta Dining - Yes Please
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If there’s one thing that can revive us after a long night out, it’s vibrant hues and huevos. Get a dose of both at Yes Please, a charming new cafe in Old Town La Quinta that’s perfect for even the Sunday stragglers. Enjoy brunch served all day long with bubbly to savory—go for a mimosa kit to make ‘em just how you like ‘em. Can’t choose between the salted caramel French toast and the eggs hollandaise? We suggest a sweet and savory share.


TQLAS Agave Bar & Grill

Old Town La Quinta Dining - TQLAS Agave Bar & Grill
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Traditional Mexican culture and tasty cuisine come together at TQLAS Agave Bar and Grill, which offers among the largest selection of specialty tequilas, mezcals and signature margaritas in the La Quinta area. Match the desert heat with a sizzling platter of fajitas or fuel up with a classic California Burrito—whatever you choose, don’t forget to pair it with the perfect reposado or margarita. Feel like branching out a bit? Go for the choose-your-own flight of tequilas and mezcals–ask your server for the perfect pairing.


Arroyo’s Cafe, Deli & More

Old Town La Quinta Dining - Arroyo’s Cafe, Deli & More
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Got some daytime play on the agenda? Make it a day date and grab your lunch at Arroyo’s Cafe, Deli and More (emphasis on the more). Keep it light and fuel up on fruit with a bowl or get your greens with a pressed juice. There’s also classic breakfast and lunch sandwiches available along with Mexican staples: try the escamocha, a refreshing Mexican-style fruit salad or curb your hunger with the Mexican hot dog. Don’t let the modest exterior fool you: whatever mood you’re in, their extensive menu is sure to satisfy.


La Quinta Brewing Co.

Honor the beauty of the dry desert weather with a little bit of dry hops at La Quinta Brewing Co.! The Old Town tasting room is now serving a new menu, pairing their award-winning beer with pub favorites like BBQ cheeseburgers and Bavarian soft pretzels. It’s all your favorite taproom beer like the Heatwave Amber Ale and Poolside Blonde, with delicious food to boot! 


Main Street Coffee

Old Town La Quinta Dining - Main Street Coffee
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Get your buzz on at Main Street Coffee, Old Town La Quinta’s beloved coffee creators, opening bright and early seven days a week at 6:30 a.m. Proudly brewing up Coastal Roasters Coffee, they’re ready to be to be your morning’s main source of fuel, firing up everything from classic lattes to iced caramel macchiatos. Satisfy your sweet tooth with their selection of freshly made pastries like cinnamon rolls and gluten free muffins, or fuel up with a breakfast sandwich or slice of avocado toast.


Nitroinfusions Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

Ain’t no nightcap like a nitro-infused nightcap. Never heard of it? Time to expand your palette with a taste of Nitroinfusions’ liquid nitrogen ice cream, a unique dessert that’s equal parts delicious and discovery. The steaming liquid nitrogen allows the ice cream to freeze differently and deliver a smoother, creamier taste due to fewer ice particles and no air involved. Try over 30 homemade flavors from Chocolate Espresso to Banana Lavender, all made from fresh local ingredients without the use of preservatives or additives!


The Grill on Main

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If you’re used to grilling being a casual experience, think again. The Grill on Main in Old Town La Quinta brings a new approach to classic American fare, bringing forth inventive twists on classic dishes. Dine in for dinner and try the maple-glazed salmon or slow-cooked prime rib. You could also try the seared tuna tataki followed by one of their many fresh salads when you come in for lunch. Whichever hour you choose, a cocktail is in order: go for the Cucumber Refresh or opt for one of their rotating brews.


Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill

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Come starving, leave stuft. Staying true to its name, Stuft Pizza Bar and Grill offers pizza and so much more that will leave you satisfied; you’ll also find plenty of greens, classic burgers and sandwiches and even top-notch filet mignon at this Coachella Valley staple. Snag a table out on their patio and build your own pizza, or trust their tried-and-true fan-favorites from the menu. Play it safe with The Classic Stuft Special or branch out a bit and try the Everything but the Kitchen Sink—we’ll leave the ingredients to the imagination for now.


Old Town La Quinta
78100 Main St
La Quinta, CA 92253

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Jaclyn is a sunshine chasing San Diego native with an extensive writing background. When she isn’t word-smithing, you can find her playing beach volleyball, skating the boardwalk, or on a rooftop enjoying a drink in the sunshine with her pals.


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