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“Put El Solar on the top of your "To Do List"”
Review of El Solar Cafe

El Solar Cafe
Ranked #33 of 183 Restaurants in Newburgh
Price range: $9 - $25
Cuisines: Latin, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: A CHARMING LITTLE PLACE IN THE MIDDLE OF UPSTATE NEWBURGH NY OFFERS NOW A PERFECT COMBINATION OF ECLECTIC LATIN & MEDITERRANEAN DISHES AND ONE OF THE MUST DELICATE AMBIANCE IN TOWN, COME TO TASTE THE FLAVORS BLESSING FROM THE SUN, HERE IN THE PERFECT SPOT THAT WE CALL "EL SOLAR" WHICH MEANS "NUESTRA NOBLE CASA" OUR LOVELY HOUSE.
Georgetown, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Put El Solar on the top of your "To Do List"”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

You could easily drive by this wonderful spot and miss a fabulous meal. A friend & I made a point of going there today for lunch. A lovely & varied menu with many specials which made choosing very difficult. It has been very hot & humid here so when we were told about a salad with lobster & what sounded like a lovely light sauce made with a bit of mayo, yogurt & cilantro - we went for it and OH MY!! The greens were fresh from the garden, the lovely chunks of lobster were plentiful & succulent, the drizzled sauce - just a perfect consistency & amount. It was suggested we have a glass of Prosecco which was just the right compliment. We decided to check out the desserts as well and were told of a Spanish cake - it was light with a scrumptious icing. We shared that along with coconut gelato and great decaf Cappuccinos.We are already planning for a return. Don't let the area keep you away. We were two ladies and felt perfectly comfortable.

  • Visited July 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
New York
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“GO! First Class Food at a Bargain Price”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Right from the moment we opended the door, we felt the room invited us in by the nice decor, white tablecloths, shiny silverware, subdued lighiting, and tables with room to strech out. Service is more than friendly with Gisele running the front of the house and brother Marcel doing same in the kitchen. Menu offerings are a fusion of their native Ecuador with a Spanish twist as well as an array of pasta offerings should anyone be in the need of an Italina fix. It's all beautifully done, the service is first class. Both the food and the feeling of the place made us feel good. The prices are a notch below the going rate and well below the value of what's delivered.

As the other reviewers have written, this area on Broadway is not the first destination that would come to mind for this level of restaurant. But no worries, once you're there, "El Solar" is sure to leave great memories. After just one meal, it's easy to understand why others have called this a "hidden gem." We couldn't agree more.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank NYorkAl
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Frisco, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

El Solar is one of those places whose outward appearance and location would never pull you in off the street as you drove by. I trusted the tripadvisor reviews and gave it a try. Excellent all around! The menu lists only a few items, but the specials were extensive and varied. This place is "a keeper"!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Dan W
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Goshen, New York
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous, fresh fish!”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Wonderful gem of a restaraunt- don't let the location scare you. Very varied menu and a ton of specials every night. Highly recommend it.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank BLH1960
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Newburgh, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Couldn't be better!”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Was at El Solar yesterday evening after a movie with my son (18 years old). My salmon dish was unbelievably delicious. My son said that he thought that the best dish he had ever eaten was a salmon dish in Paris. He said this one was at least as good. His fish stew in a creamy tomato sauce was fresh and full of flavor. The calamari appetizer, cold, in a vinaigrette with arugula couldn't not have been more flavorful and satisfying. The food was obviously prepared with great care and creativity. I've rarely had a meal as delicious and as satisfying. The ambiance and service were both first rate. I enjoyed sitting on this particular block on Broadway in Newburgh and watching Newburgh life go by outside. I hope El Solar becomes a fixture in town. I'll be back regularly.

  • Visited June 2013
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