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“Good food and Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Fresco Valley Cafe

Fresco Valley Cafe
Ranked #12 of 69 Restaurants in Solvang
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Pizza, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Serving Breakfast & Lunch 7 days a week in a casual atmosphere, Fresco Valley Cafe places an emphasis on organic & natural ingredients with many light, healthy options to get you through the day. Proudly offering regional, local wine with a variety of microbrews our outdoor patio is a great way to enjoy the beautfiul California sunshine.Our patio is pet friendly, we even have a dog menu!
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“Good food and Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2011

Fresco Valley Cafe has good food and a nice outside patio. What I don't like about this restaurant is that you have to stand in line to order your food; whether you eat there or take it to go. It would be nice to have the option to sit down and get served.

One time, I decided to get coffee after my meal. Oh no, time to get in line again. The line was very long and I dreaded having to get in line for a cup of coffee. I asked and was able to get help from a friendly staff member who assisted me at my table. It's nice to know that they are flexible and welcoming with their customers.

I have been to this Fresco four times and will return again.

  • Visited August 2011
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Buellton, California
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“Delicious, reasonably priced, kid friendly, and warm & inviting atmoshpere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2011

Awe have been to freso in Santa Berbara & Goleta so we knew it would be good, but the Solvang Location seems even better! The owner (or manager?) Makes a point to come greet us every time we go. We can't afford to eat out very often, so having a great place like this where every thing we have ever ordered has been delicious keeps is coming back time & again. Plus they have a great kids menu, fireplace and live music from time to time. Parking is Very convenient too which is a huge plius in Solvang. A family favorite AND can be a romantic dinner for 2 as well.

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Santa Ynez, CA
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“Best place for lunch in Solvang”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

Good sandwiches and salads and a pleasant outdoor patio to share a lunch with friends. The desserts are to die for. Solvang is short on good restaurants but Fresco is a nice place for a leisurely lunch. Only downside is that it is a bit pricey for a place without full table service. But I can overlook that one failing given the lack of decent places for lunch in Solvang, the good food and the great setting.

  • Visited July 2011
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“Freshest salad ever!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2011

Got to solvang and needed a healthy salad and a good place for the kids to run around, hard to find both at times, weep we did! Got a great table outside, kids had the lawn area to run around. We ordered from the specials and pizza for the kids, all was great, price was perfect! Downside was service was a little slow and communication about what were actually charged and the prices on the menu was also off, we voiced out complaint and it was fixed for the most part. we would totally eat here again and make sure the price and what we were getting was understood upfront. we purchased some of the house citrus dressing to take home with us even our two year old could not get enough salad. Cheers!

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“Never again”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2011

Hard to do bad salad but they did it.
Had to serve myself. 2 ic tea,2 cob $35.48

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