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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 - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, 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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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
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  • 0
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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
Gotta eat the fish tacos

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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riverside
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riverside
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10 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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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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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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La Quinta, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Good food fish tacos are a must!had a taste of the short ribs also very good. Service was ok but not great but the biggest disappointment was the wine list might of been the worst one I've seen! Considering the area they are in.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

LOVED this wonderful place I found online. WE got amazing fish tacos and really enjoyed the ambiance and art.......a place to get to in La Quinta, the gps has it one road over, I think they moved so keep looking and asking it's behind where it used to be I think...............worth the look!! ENJOY

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Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Four of us visited for lunch. We were able to get an outside table so could watch the people walking along Old Town Main Street. The diners are provided cloth napkins - that tells you something. The menu for lunch is somewhat limited, but still offers lots of selection. The choices are creative and somewhat different from ordinary lunch selections.... More 

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Covina, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Great short ribs and steaks. Good bang for your buck. Really good menu and good sized drinks *****************

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Additional Information about Solano's Bistro

Address: 78075 Main Street Suite 105, La Quinta, CA 92253
Phone Number: +1 760-771-6655
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
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
Average Prices: USD 29 - 40
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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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?