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Solano's Bistro

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78075 Main Street Suite 105, La Quinta, CA 92253 (Desert Club & Avenida Bermudas)
+1 760-771-6655
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Most recent review
Disappointed

Solanos has been a go to restaurant, last night was a real disappointment. Our table was not ready at reserved time, we waited for half an hour for the table to clear with no explination. Once ready the management offered a free appetizer to the table, nice gesture. Our server was great, timely... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Marla77733
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Jefferson City
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Jefferson City
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Solanos has been a go to restaurant, last night was a real disappointment. Our table was not ready at reserved time, we waited for half an hour for the table to clear with no explination. Once ready the management offered a free appetizer to the table, nice gesture. Our server was great, timely service, easily handled special request. The problem... More 

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had been to this restaurant once before and had an enjoyable evening. On the second occasion we were kept waiting nearly 20 minutes despite having a reservation. The food wasn't as enjoyable as on the first occasion, although I accept that may have been because of the choices we made. I would not recommend people avoid this place and... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

....and the service on the patio left a lot to be desired. Our waitress was average at best, very disappointing. Good buzz, but there are other restaurants in La Quinta which have good food and service.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Nice atmosphere, reasonably priced. Good food, attentive service In Old Town, La Quinta. Definitely an experience to repeat.

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Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We dined there on a Tuesday Night and sat on the Patio. Not too crowded. Service and Food was Wonderful!! Came back on Friday Night and were unable to be seated on the patio, so sat inside. Totally different experience. Very crowded and noisey!! Food was dull, and Service was slow!!

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Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The arugula and white bean salad was fabulous. The salad was truly filled with arugula, not just topped with a few arugula pieces on a bed of iceberg. The flatbread of the day was pepperoni, and it had a sweet sauce and thin raised crust reminiscent of a medium quality frozen pizza. I would skip the flatbread and go straight... More 

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Crystal Lake, IL
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had eaten here a few years ago and decided to return for dinner with family while vacationing in Rancho Mirage. We weren't disappointed. Food was as good as we had remembered it in the past and service was outstanding. We also enjoyed dining outside on the patio. Returned a couple of days later for lunch.

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Westlake Village, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Nice lunch with friends during the La Quinta Art Festival. Good food and portions. We got there early and sat outside....very nice midday lunch.

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Nipomo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We love Solano's! It is our most favorite restaurant in the entire desert! The dishes are delicious and arrive beautifully plated! Their pasta selections are excellent! We have been fortunate to have Gregoria as our server--she totally adds to the ambience of the dining experience! We have taken many of our guests here, and all we get are rave reviews!... More 

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La Quinta, California
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

One of LaQuinta's favorite restaurants for locals and visitors. Food is thoughtfully prepared and seasoned just right. I like their seafood entrees and I have never been disappointed. A must visit in LQ!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 78075 Main Street Suite 105, La Quinta, CA 92253
    (Desert Club & Avenida Bermudas)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-771-6655

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Solano's Bistro staff and past visitors.
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?