We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Solano's

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
78075 Main Street, La Quinta, CA 92253 (Desert Club & Avenida Bermudas)
+1 760-771-6655
Website
Today
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

187 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 184: English reviews
Level Contributor
176 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

The decor is wonderful. The staff friendly and welcoming. The food is out of this world! Great for a special occasion. Be sure to make reservations. We love coming here to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries and they never disappoint!

Helpful?
Thank Dotty M
La Quinta, California
Level Contributor
37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

A very popular restaurant in Old Town La Quinta. They have a wonderful Sunday Brunch as well as a very popular Happy Hour. They have some very unique recipes for lunch and dinner. Visit this place for its outdoor dining.

Helpful?
Thank Carole Y
leamington spa
Level Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

We ate here twice.Once in the restaurant and the second time in the bar area. I preferred the bar. Service was good and the staff were friendly and helpful. The quality of the food was very good for the price.

Helpful?
Thank ginaerquy
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Margaritas made with fresh lime juice were superb. Food was very good. White bean and arugula salad to die for Chicken pappardelle pesto pasta was very good. Definitely recommend this place.

Helpful?
Thank GFE1234
Level Contributor
25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

My husband and I liked the look of the patio, and the food was a nice as the setting! We had gazpacho which hit the spot on a 90 degree day, and then a chicken topped salad and a steak topped salad, both tasty and delicious . Our Arnold Palmers were kept topped off, which was very welcome on a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Huskym
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
222 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

An enjoyable evening. Though I had a reservation for 6, our table was not properly prepared, and it was an afterthought of staff to attempt to seat my party. I rejected the table settings (10 chairs around the table for six settings, no wine glasses, no napkins). Finally, 5 minutes later, the table was properly set, so we all sat... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lawrence C
Boerne, Texas
Level Contributor
224 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

My friend and I stopped here for lunch after a busy day shopping in Old Town La Quinta. It was a beautiful day so we chose to sit out on the patio, which was lovely with fragrant flowers in bloom and a light breeze blowing. That alone would have been enjoyable. But the food here was surprisingly good. My friend... More 

Helpful?
Thank hillcntrytraveler
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

From Sunday Brunch to Happy Hour this place was wonderful with great service and food . Also had music which was great.

Helpful?
Thank Chris J
Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
Level Contributor
179 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

A group decided to try a new restaurant for the evening. The place was packed and the food was very good. The dining room was loud and crowded but it sort of supported the vibe of the place. Drinks and wine were moderately priced and the food was very good.

Helpful?
Thank Jimmi13
Boise, Idaho, United States
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

My husband & I ate there on Valentine's Day & the service was friendly & the food was excellent. Six of us went here 3 nights later & it was not so great. They tried to seat us at a table for 4 which we refused. Our waiter was most unfriendly. The food, however, was good.

Helpful?
Thank gramaof10

Travelers who viewed Solano's also viewed

La Quinta, California Desert
La Quinta, California Desert
 
La Quinta, California Desert
 

Been to Solano's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$29 - $40
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78075 Main Street, La Quinta, CA 92253
    (Desert Club & Avenida Bermudas)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-771-6655
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Solano's and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
San Francisco
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Solano's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?