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Solano's Bistro

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American, Contemporary
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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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Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    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
Great choice if you visit La Quinta California

Good ambience, good value, and good service! Love the 50% off on all wines!!! We ordered a beautiful Pinot noir from Santa Lucia highlands . Food was good. Other than The raspberry/ Brie cheese quesadilla, which in my opinion, flavors clash and the risotto being a bit bland, the rest of the food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Indian Wells, California
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Indian Wells, California
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Good ambience, good value, and good service! Love the 50% off on all wines!!! We ordered a beautiful Pinot noir from Santa Lucia highlands . Food was good. Other than The raspberry/ Brie cheese quesadilla, which in my opinion, flavors clash and the risotto being a bit bland, the rest of the food was great.

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Sagle, ID
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a fave. It manages to strike that right balance between too casual and high end. Always comfortable and relaxed but, make no mistake, this is a foodies place with exceptional cuisine, wine selection and full bar. If you want to go out for an upbeat, upscale meal with truly warm service and ambiance, this is your spot. (Note... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We really enjoyed the vibe of Solano's. They have a unique, artsy feel, and the cuisine is similarly unique and fun. The food was pretty darn good, but we were a little disappointed that the lunch we enjoyed during the week wasn't available during weekend brunch.

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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This place has been in the village for quite some time because of the service and food I was a customer at the old location one street over and i am still a customer at the new location Do try it if you go to the Village

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riverside
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We enjoy Solano's Bistro very much. We prefer to eat in the bar area and snack from the happy hour menu.

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Simi Valley, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My wife pre-booked a reservation at Solano's Bistro after reading several positive reviews. I must say that our dining experience was ambient, inviting, accompanied with exceptional food. It isn't an extensive menu, but what Solano's offers is unique and sumptuous. I discovered a dish called Veggie Pesto Pasta which was excellent in every respect. The dish was served with Quinoa... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We love this place! The food is so fresh and made so well! Light and delicious. The service is excellent. The decor and ambience so nice. You can actually carry on a conversation. The food presentation is wonderful. I would highly recommend!

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Indio, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Salmon on top of white bean salad was delicious, pasta was yummy and chocolate ice cream cake is not too miss. Staff is warm and friendly during busy weekend.

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portland
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Our friend recommended Solano's to us. We had eaten there on a previous visit, and liked it, so we looked forward to lunch on the patio. The quinoa salad was fresh but under seasoned, the grilled salmon salad was excellent, the the halibut fish tacos were good, but the panko crusted fish was dry, but tasty. We all had sodas,... More 

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Anacortes, Washington
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

A local recommended this Old Town restaurant. We made reservations and before being seated on the patio, checked out the inside dining. A few people sat in the large dining room, and the adjoining bar was busy. We relaxed on the patio next to a tinkling wall fountain and enjoyed a glass of wine before dinner. Almost every table was... More 

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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  >  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

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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?