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Solano's

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78075 Main Street, La Quinta, CA 92253 (Desert Club & Avenida Bermudas)
+1 760-771-6655
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: Solano's Bistro is chef owned and operated on Main Street of Old Town La...
Solano's Bistro is chef owned and operated on Main Street of Old Town La Quinta. Dine inside or outside on our patio, browse beautiful pieces of art from local artists, and feel like family while enjoying the delicious flavors created by Executive Chef Francisco Solano.
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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cozy but bar is best

Excellent guitar player the night we were there. Bar is very friendly but the dining room seems a little dated for some reason. Outside eating looked really well laid out

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
doug w
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun place. Quiet outside dining and great service. Inside dining was more lively with live music. Short ribs were excellent. Would return.

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Thank Suturedoc
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good fillet steak as was my wife's fish dish. Service was friendly and quick despite being quite busy on the night we visited. Shor walk from our hotel just over the road.

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Thank Peter B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent guitar player the night we were there. Bar is very friendly but the dining room seems a little dated for some reason. Outside eating looked really well laid out

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Thank doug w
La Quinta, California
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for dinner Monday night. Cocktails and wine in a relaxed atmosphere. Appetizers were cheese quesadillas and crab cakes, both very tasty. Dinner entrees were shrimp/scallops, chicken pasta and sea bass. All reported to be better than good. Lingered after dinner without being rushed away.

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Thank Shermyanne
Spokane, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went out for a rare dinner just by ourselves and Solano's did not disappoint. We get a little picky because we don't do it very often. We sat in the bar and ordered from the bar menu. The Thai Salmon was outstanding and our wait staff was very friendly and efficient. We are definitely going back.

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Thank Fritz1958
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 7:30 reservation. Despite there being several open tables we had to wait until being seated (at a table right in front of the door to the kitchen). The waiter never came to greet us or offer us anything so we finally left at 7:50. Definitely would not recommend this restaurant.

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Thank James C
Nevada
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115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

That should have been a clue, getting seated immediately at prime dinner hour on a Saturday night. We had tried to get in to the Grill on Main but they had a 45 minute wait, so we decided to go to Solano's. It was ok, nothing special and I probably won't go back. I had the Skewered Ahi and it... More 

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Thank JuneauGirlNevada
Montreal, Canada
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Had a business lunch here, while visiting the area and was very pleased with the calibre of food, and the pleasant service. Went back the next night for drinks and found the place pretty busy, with decent atmosphere and musical entertainment. Regretted not going on my follow-up trip and will plan to drop by again when in the area next!

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Thank EKJ06
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

A mixed group of two families and friends, spanning ages from grandmas to college students as well as carnivores, omnivores to vegans were able to have a nice meal. Good service and wine selection. The crab stuff salmon and arugula white bean salad were big hits. The desert choices were limited (might be due to New Year's Eve) and vegetarian/vegan... More 

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Thank Craig S
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This bistro place provides a relaxing cozy atmosphere in the heart of Old town La Quint CA. The art works give the place interest while you checkout the extensive innovative menu. The bar area is separated form the restaurant section and acts as a pre-dinner hangout or is good for bar food. We loved the food and found it to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 78075 Main Street, La Quinta, CA 92253
    (Desert Club & Avenida Bermudas)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-771-6655

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Solano's Bistro is chef owned and operated on Main Street of Old Town La Quinta. Dine inside or outside on our patio, browse beautiful pieces of art from local artists, and feel like family while enjoying the delicious flavors created by Executive Chef Francisco Solano.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?