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Solano's Bistro

78075 Main Street Suite 105, La Quinta, CA 92253
+1 760-771-6655
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Ranked #8 of 98 Restaurants in La Quinta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $29 - $31
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Desert Club & Avenida Bermudas
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.
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English first
San Diego
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Enjoyed a great dinner here to start our Labor Day escape to La Quinta. It was very close to the La Quinta Spa and Resort where we staid so that was another bonus. Great atmosphere. Has outdoor seating but even at 7:30pm it was still too hot to eat outside. My wife ordered the halibut and I had the scallops... More

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Los Angeles, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We go here for lunch every time we are in La Quinta. Great (small) outdoor seating, friendly service, and the fish tacos are excellent.

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Los Angeles
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92 reviews 92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We came to this restaurant by recommendation of our B&B in La Quinta since is one of the owner's favorite places in town and we were not disappointed since the food is excellent and the service superb; we were in town for the restaurant week and ordered with their prefix menu that included a glass of wine with our choices... More

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San Jose CA
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We were in LQ for Mother's Day. We were desperate to find a place to eat after church. We went to Solano's Bistro. Great brunch. Fun farmer's market on Sunday.

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Desert, Ca
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Last night we dined at Solano's Bistro based on recommendations of friends who had been there previously. I ordered the vegetable lasagna which was supposed to have zucchini, eggplant, yellow squash, onion, spinach, ricotta and mozzarella cheese. What I was served was layers of lasagna noodles smothered with mozzarella cheese in a very sweet tasting pale red sauce. I peeled... More

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Made an open table reservation & were seated Immediately. Had read Yelp reviews & decided to try it. My wife had Beet salad & enjoyed it, my Ceaser salad was only adequate. My wife had Sea Bass & had to send it back to be fired some more. Once it was cooked she said it was good. I had the... More

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Fallbrook, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

We had our first visit there. Made reservations through Open Table. Got there a little early and were seated immediately. Friendly wait staff, great atmosphere, and excellent food. The decor was really nice ...almost like a private dining room. The wait staff were all dressed very nicely and classy. The food was prepared so well. I had the crab cakes... More

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Sun Valley, Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I've had brunch here the last two Sundays. The Farmers' Market salad with shrimp was outstanding as were the chipotle chilequiles. I would go back to eat both dishes again. The service is a little spotty but OK. Overall, terrific experiences!

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Medicine Hat
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Service was friendly but so run of the mill don't bother for a nice lunch. Had the fish tacos and they were okay. Husband had the halibut and didn't like it as he said it was tasteless. Am having a hard time finding any restaurant in la Quinta that is really good.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We went here recently for a wonderful dinner with new friends from La Quinta. First, we were amazed at how friendly and welcoming the staff were and this was followed by outstanding service. We appreciate the fact that Solano's Bistro uses fresh and local seasonal ingredients. I had the citrus topped salmon which was moist and delicious and was topped... More

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