Wally's Desert Turtle

Wally's Desert Turtle

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Wally's Desert Turtle

Wally’s Desert Turtle in Rancho Mirage, California, a Desert icon for over thirty-eight years, was established in 1978 by Mr. Wally Botello, the founder of the famed fine-dining Velvet Turtle chain. Now owned and operated by his son Michael, and his wife Nicole, the extensive menu serves contemporary Californian cuisine, prepared by classically trained Executive Chef Pascal Lallemand.
The expert fine linen heavy silver service, combines to enhance the extensive wine list and the quality of the menu. In the main dining room, with interiors by famed designers Steve Chase and Randy Patton, the warm and elegant ambiance of the beveled mirrored ceilings, sparkling chandeliers, ancient Peruvian artifacts, and hand-painted murals combine for a sublime experience. The live nightly musical entertainment in the Sahara Lounge makes for a sparkling and special evening out in the Desert. Family owned and operated since 1978. A California dining destination and local landmark, Wally’s Desert Turtle continues its reputation of providing the perfect dining out experience; a mix of modern California cuisine, impeccable service, and exceptional surroundings. Promoting sustainable seafood and naturally raised meats; menu highlights include: Sauteed Dover Sole, Superior Farms Rack of Lamb, Shelton Farm Free Range Chicken, Scottish Salmon, and nightly Chef Specials such as Abalone. Proud to be rated 4.5+ stars across major social media sites. A trip to the desert would not be complete without a visit to Wally's


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Wally's Desert Turtle
71-775 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage
United States


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