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442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463
+1 805-688-8857
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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    Excellent
  • 35
    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
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An unexpected delight -- fresh ingredients and appealing menu choices in a charming, slightly out-of-the-way corner of Solvang.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Los Angeles
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 21 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 9 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 

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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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46 reviews
23 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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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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 

Oregon
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

And so glad we did. We were looking for reasonably priced (at least semi) healthy and tasty food and drink. We had not had much luck in the past 2 days finding it on our own and were in fact standing outside another highly rated allegedly reasonably priced restaurant when we ran into 3 local ladies who looked at the... More 

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

Thanks for following the locals' lead! I'm glad you could find healthy, affordable, and tasty food with us. The three local ladies seemed to have steered you in the right direction. We loved having you here from "hello" to "goodbye!" I'm so thankful that we could be a good spot for you on your vacation. All the best, Aric C. More 

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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Friendly wait staff. Good food. Can order full or 1/2 orders. Quick on bread to the table, which was nice. Bench style seating or tables, your choice. Open space. The passion fruit ice tea is yummy! The desserts looked awesome, but too full to eat anymore.

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

Unfortunately, you didn't make it to the desserts! Next time you'll have to save some room. I'm happy to hear that the service was speedy and the bread was delivered quickly. It's nice to know you enjoyed the open spaces. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Aric C. More 

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Additional Information about Fresco Valley Cafe

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

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?