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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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78075 Main St, La Quinta, CA 92253-8961 (Desert Club & Avenida Bermudas)
+1 760-771-6655
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Palm Desert, California
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Invited to friend's favorite restaurant in La Quinta. Comfortable setting. We went on Thursday and took advantage of the Special. Seafood was fresh and very tasty. Steak was also well done. Service very personal.

Thank Soup8
Nettlebed, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In amongst the tourist places, this seemed like a restaurant that was trying to retain custom. Food was good, not overpriced, and the atmosphere was related.

Thank EJGulland
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just as good as last year, friendly staff and good quality food. Add to that half price wine on wine Wednesday and what's not to like? Will be going again before we set off back to sample something else from the delicious menu......highly recommended.....

Thank Graham H
Palm Desert, California
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were taken there by friends who discovered it a few weeks ago. They liked it so much they have been there once a week for the past 5 weeks! We can certainly see why. Good prices and great choices. Not as crowded as other places but get there before 5 if you have 6 or more people. Old Town... More 

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125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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!

Thank Dotty M
La Quinta, California
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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.

Thank Carole Y
leamington spa
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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.

Thank ginaerquy
Calgary, Canada
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49 reviews
33 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.

Thank GFE1234
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24 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 

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San Diego, California
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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 

Thank Lawrence C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $40
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78075 Main St, La Quinta, CA 92253-8961
    (Desert Club & Avenida Bermudas)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-771-6655
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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