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Fresco Valley Cafe

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442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463
+1 805-688-8857
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Fresco Valley Cafe places an emphasis on organic & natural ingredients...
Fresco Valley Cafe places an emphasis on organic & natural ingredients with much of the menu items made from scratch. We proudly offer regional, local beer and wine with a variety of microbrews. Join us at Fresco Valley Cafe and experience the difference. Your table is waiting!
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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    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
Sandwiches were great! Bruschetta tasty too!

I asked an employee at one of the bakeries nearby, what is their favorite place to grab lunch. A cashier girl recommended Fresco. I checked it out on TA. SOLD. Figured we'd give it a try. SO glad we did! I got the grinder sandwich (I was only able to finish half, but they do sell it as a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Orange County, CA
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Orange County, CA
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I asked an employee at one of the bakeries nearby, what is their favorite place to grab lunch. A cashier girl recommended Fresco. I checked it out on TA. SOLD. Figured we'd give it a try. SO glad we did! I got the grinder sandwich (I was only able to finish half, but they do sell it as a half... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The café experience was excellent. Three of us had the Oriental Chicken Salad and one had the fish and chips. The food was well presented and very good. The service was impeccable and our waiter attended to all of our needs. We ate outside as it was a pleasant night and we will eat there again soon.

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Aric C, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Darrell, the oriental chicken salad must have been a hit with your table -- you all seemed to enjoy it! We're so happy you had a fun night with us. It would be fantastic to have you back again sometime. Cheers, Mathew and Aric More 

Los Angeles
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

An unexpected delight -- fresh ingredients and appealing menu choices in a charming, slightly out-of-the-way corner of Solvang.

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Aric C, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

It's always a pleasure to pique the palate! Thanks so much for dropping in and giving us a try. We'd love to have you back again sometime soon. Cheers, Mathew and Aric More 

Las Cruces, New Mexico
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Came here for lunch between tastings in the area and the food was good and plentiful. We made the mistake of ordering the antipasto plate along with entrees, which was way too much food for two. Our bad. The blackened salmon Caesar was excellent as was the BBQ chicken wrap. The Greek salad was a bit strange, with no actual... More 

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Aric C, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

It sounds like next time, we'll need to explain the dishes a little better. We're glad that the food was tasty for you, but sorry that the Greek salad wasn't exactly up your alley. We'll relay your message to the kitchen. Hope all is well with you. Please come see us again sometime. Cheers, Mathew and Aric More 

Torrance, California
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was my first time at the Fresco Valley Café and it was great. The French dip sandwich I had and fries were so good. The fries crispy and fresh. The beef savory and the beer very cold which is always a good thing. The prices as reasonable and the staff friendly. It is order and then you are served.... More 

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Aric C, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for trying us out, Becky! We're so glad that you had a delicious french dip sandwich and a tasty cool beer. We make sure that our prices are reasonable -- we wouldn't want to break the bank! Come back anytime. Cheer, Mathew and Aric More 

San Bernardino, California
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great food (tri-tip sandwich), excellent service, OK prices, in a lovely building in Atterdag Square, just off Copenhagen Dr. Lots of choices, and open in the evening.

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Aric C, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

I'm so glad that the tri-tip sandwich was delicious for you! Thanks for giving us a try. Also, I'm happy that you like our atmosphere and location -- it's wonderful to be here in beautiful Solvang! Cheers, Aric C. More 

Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Food was great and service was excellent. The BF had a burger. The meat patty to the lettuce, tomato and pickle - everything was fresh. I had a calzone that was good. My only complaint (which was my fault) is that it had too much meat. I usually don't have meat in my calzones and if I do i only... More 

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Aric C, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us this great feedback! I couldn't be happier to hear how much you and your boyfriend both enjoyed your meal with us. Please be sure to mention any preferences you have next time around, and we'll do our best to accommodate. We can't wait to hear what you think of the pasta plates!... More 

Seattle, Washington
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We showed up on a Tuesday afternoon and found that many of the restaurants were closed! We did find a jewel of a place to have lunch. Fresco. The price is average and the food exceptional.

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Aric C, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

I'm so glad you stopped by! Nothing beats knowing you considered our food to be exceptional -- please, do, return sometime soon! Kind regards, Aric C. More 

Calabasas, California, United States
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stopped here for lunch on our way to San Simeon based on other TripAdvisor reviews and were very happy we did! You order at the counter and they bring the food to you. The staff is super friendly and the food is fantastic! I had the special turkey burger and a macadamia nut cookie and was very pleased with... More 

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Aric C, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Michelle, thanks for giving us a shot! Nothing beats knowing we met, if not exceeded, your expectations! I'm so pleased you went with our recommendation, and enjoyed a great class of wine with your meal. Thank you so much for reaching out, and I sure hope to welcome you back one day. Warm regards, Aric C. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch in solvang. The grilled shrimp salad was delicious and the tuna club as well. Food was fresh and healthy with large portions.

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Aric C, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by, Amy. The grilled shrimp is definitely a favorite, and I always love when people appreciate large portions. Stop back anytime, and thanks again! Take care, Aric C. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-8857

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Fresco Valley Cafe places an emphasis on organic & natural ingredients with much of the menu items made from scratch. We proudly offer regional, local beer and wine with a variety of microbrews. Join us at Fresco Valley Cafe and experience the difference. Your table is waiting!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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