Their daily fish specials
Their daily fish specials of halibut and sea bass were fantastic !!!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Again, Solano's has outdone
Again, Solano's has outdone itself. Always a delight to dine there. Host/hostess are great, owner's are attentive to all and the food is beyond compare. Chef Paco is truly a genius in the kitchen. this is a not to be missed place in La Quinta, CA...
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
"Food Critic" Relative
We had to pick a spot for dinner to take a relative who is quite a food critic, a daunting task. I mean, we enjoy good food but consider ourselves fairly easy to please, not a characteristic of this relative. Solano's immediately comes to our mind whenever we want to eat out, and we couldn't think of a better place to roll the dice on pleasing our relative. As usual, Solano's did not disappoint! Our party of five each received wonderfully tasty entrees and everything from the staff to the food was presented in such a pleasant manner the evening was a total success. The salad dressings, sauces and chutneys/salsas were all made from scratch and delicious! Our relative was hugely impressed and had a great time.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've been coming here over
We've been coming here over the past few years. Their shrimp and scallop entre served over parmesan risotto is perfection! Love it!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another wonderful dinner at
Another wonderful dinner at Solano's! Our favorite place in the valley!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
SOLANO'S Made My Day...
I'm brutally tough to please... especially at restaurants, but I have to tell you, the ambiance, service and food was outstanding. Salmon... amazing. Halibut... incredible. Even the salad and blueberry dressing... incredible. The only improvements I could suggest are: 1) Better bread 2) Remove the cloth covers from those chairs... uncomfortable because they bunch up under you 3) The gazpacho was amazing, but bland before I added fresh lime juice and cilantro. All in all, a very good experience. I'd return.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great relaxing place
Wonderful place just to hang out. We got the table by the fountain and sofa. Very relaxing and food was outstanding.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great La Quinta Old Town restaurant
We went for lunch and returned for dinner a few days later. Great location in Old Town LQ. Service was outstanding. Friendly and efficient. Food was great and priced right. Good menu and wine list. We will return.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Sea Bass ever
We have adopted this restaurant as one of our favorites. Thursday we had a party of 4 and all ordered the Sea Bass.
We all said the same thing- best ever!!!! Service was great, wines were great, and the food was excellent.
We even had some left over and had it for dinner the next night - just as good....
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are always pleased with our dining at Solano's. The food is exceptional and the service is always good.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We just love this place
My girlfriend and I found this place on yelp when it was smaller and located in a different part of the shopping center. It was perhaps a touch cozier then (albeit cramped), but we come here every year when we're in Palm Springs and it's always amazing. You won't be disappointed. The stuffed chicken breast is To. Die. For.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've loved Solano's from the day they opened. The food is always fresh and the servers are very warm and friendly. We eat there often because it is located conveniently close to our home. But if it were not we'd still make the trip. The chef always comes up with interesting and delicious combinations. The specials are great too.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
we will be regulars and have alread
we will be regulars have already made invites to friends
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Solanos. It is great
We love Solanos. It is great having such a nice restaurant in the neighborhood. There Chilean Sea bass is the best. I just wish they had it more often
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always go away for our anniversary, but this year, it was slightly delayed. So we went to a favorite restaurant for the evening, and we chose Solano's. A family restaurant for one of the best, if not the best, chefs in the Coachella Valley, this restaurant has it all.
The food is consistently very good. The short ribs are my favorite. The staff are quite attentive and charming. The atmosphere is an understated, but familiar, elegance.
Because I gave them a heads up on the OpenTable reservation, they made our celebration fun and memorable. Then they finished it off with a gift desert--a perfect lava cake and ice cream.
When you go with Solano's, you won't go wrong.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, attentive service
You know you're in a place that cares about food, when the owner explains how various dishes were prepared. Excellent wine selection as well.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
New to the area so I sought referrals for good restaurants and Solano's is acceptable. Have tried a few dishes that have been good but not exceptional. Liked the setting especially the local artist paintings. Services is attentive but not hovering.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find in the Desert!
It's not too easy to find a restaurant open on Mondays/Tuesdays in the off season in the Desert...but we found Solano's and it was excellent!! And several others did too, there were several other tables filled and a very friendly atmosphere. The service was prompt and excellent and we enjoyed having the owner/manager Fernando visit with us after our meal. I started with the Caesar salad,...and asked for a little extra dressing on the side which turned into a wonderful dipping sauce for the bread!!! I'm sure it was home made. For dinner I had the shrimp scampi over pasta with artichokes-and again it was excellent. We will make this one of our "regular" places and look forward to our next visit!!!
7/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enjoyed our dining experience.
Enjoyed our dining experience. Summer specials were well-priced and delicious. We had the sea bass and risotto - it was excellent. Would definitely come back and try other things.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always are pleased with the food and service at Solano's.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fernando our waiter is the
Fernando our waiter is the best, I always ask for him. He is so accommodating and so sincere. Chef is very good, the fish items are the best and the specials I try most of the time. Chef will also change something in the entree to your specifications and/or dietary needs.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
enjoyment here in la quinta
the food was very good and well prepared. the staff friendly and we will be back...
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot in Old Town!
Great food. Great location in the center of Old Town. Gret bar menu at night. Terrific location to eat on the patio....especially for lunch on Art Under the Umbrellas days!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solano's is sooooo tasty!
We took our friends here for an evening of great food and conversation in a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere, and Solano's provided a wonderful experience on Friday evening. Two of us had the Sea Bass special, and enjoyed the bass cooked to perfection accompanied by a creamy parmesan risotto and healthy broccolini. One of the men had the short ribs, and he pronounced them "delicious" from the first bite! I tasted my husband's shrimp scampi, and I definitely would order it the next time I go. The shrimp was so fresh and plentiful. All the service people were friendly without being intrusive. I can't wait to go back! Alex and Chef Paco are the best!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Scattered reviews from the group
The seafood group loved their dishes, i.e., scampi, sand dabs. The turf couple would not order them again,i.e., short ribs, stuffed chicken. Besides that, we enjoyed our evening.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary celebration-two couples
We went to Solano's after my sister recommended it. We all had fish and it was cooked to perfection. Everything about it was outstanding with the exception of the booth in which we were sitting. The couple we were celebrating with had a bad glare in their eyes (6 p.m.) and there were no blinds/shades to adjust to prevent it. We will go back, though, and choose a different booth or table.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old Town La Quinta Gem
A great neighborhood restaurant located in Old Town La Quinta. Food quality is always excellent & consistent. The restaurant and bar lounge have both been re-decorated and look very good. I would highly recommend either the restaurant or bar.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We introduced our friends to Solano's. They loved it. The food is always consistent and the ambiance is quite lovely.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time visit
We decided to have happy hour drinks and food in the bar for my birthday. The week night specials were great. 50% off wine Monday was amazing. Wiley took great care of us. Thank you! Had some wine and several menu items from the bar menu. Next time will be full on dinner menu. So many things looked, and were, delicious.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best in palm desert
Solano's is an excellent restaurant and although maybe less well known than many of the restaurants in the area, it rises to the challenge with great food and service.
Not a huge menu but what is there is excellent....among the wonderful dishes were the Sand dabs and the butter lettuce wedge.
We'll be back for sure.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friends night out
We had a great time, food was fantastic and our waiter William was great. New favorite place
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solano's is one of the best restaurant in La Quinta. From their happy hour to their full dinner to their great friendly service, you are never disappointed. Their food is always good. We go there often and will continue to frequent their restaurant and bar for a long time to come. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solano's is always good. The
Solano's is always good. The food and service are always consistant. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
enjoyable dining experience
Always enjoy Solano's. The people are nice and the food is good.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food & Service was very good.
Food & Service was very good. Pricing of their meals is also very reasonable. An overall good experience.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Fish Dishes!
Second time in a week--sat in the bar and the six of us all ordered a fish dish...girls loving the Thai Salmon over soba noodles but asked for spinach in place of noodles. Great choice. The steak fries are delicious too but the highlight was the melt in your mouth sea bass!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the new decor
First time back to this local gem since they renovated. While the food was always extraordinarily good, it is now matched by the new decor. We all had fresh seafood dishes cooked to perfection, paired with wine from their great wine list....it was a perfect "welcome back to the desert" evening.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
old town charmer in La Quinta
Solano's Bistro has that wonderful combination of comfy ambience and great quality cuisine. A wonderfully balanced menu - not too meaty, but certainly with enough great options for the true carnivore - offers plenty of options for diverse tastes and appetittes. Servers are welcoming and knowledgeable. The wine list is interesting and the bar is great. I look forward to going back.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not to be missed . . .
Solano's is a great find! We were visiting from San Diego and Solano's was just down the street from our hotel. The restaurant has a very chill vibe and great atmosphere. Our waitress was excellent and though she was incredibly busy taking care of a large party of 15 to 20 guests and several other tables as well as ours we never were without anything and she always found the time to check on us. We had great drinks . . . our favorite was The Velvet which is a fruity martini made with blackberry puree and vodka. Our pastas were excellent as well as was our dessert. If we lived in the neighboorhood this would quickly become one of my favorite places to go for dinner. If you haven't been you should check out Solano's!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVE THE NEW DECOR
EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY :)
SEE YOU AGAIN SOON.
JO ANN & MIKE TURNEY
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is excellent. One of my favorite restaurants.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Pasta and Greater Cocktails
I tend not to eat pasta at places that are not strictly Italian because they usually disappoint. Every now and then I take a gamble though, and I am glad I did. The pasta was the perfect balance of weight and airiness and the flavors were complex and write a delight to eat. The star of my visit however has to be the cocktails. The bartender mixed them perfectly and the unique tweaks they put on a couple classic mixes as well as their unique combinations were amazing. If it wasn't so far away from me I'd make it a frequent stop for drinks.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Choice in Old Town
We had a very enjoyable dinner at Solano's last week. It was a Wednesday and bottles of wine were half price, and we thought their regular prices were quite reasonable. We loved the Sand Dabs, Scallops and Shrimp, and the Salmon. All were delish! The service was good. We ate outdoors, and the ambience was ok but so quiet on the streets that night. Indoor ambience was nicer, but we love sitting outdoors and it was fine. Our guests loved their meal and we will continue to come back.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would go back...
Solano's has a nice atmosphere and pretty outdoor dining area. The food is very good, service was good and prices were reasonable. The sand dabs were very moist and tasty. The short ribs were extremely tender and the accompanying sauce was very good without being overpowering.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Attentive service, on street
Attentive service, on street patio was very comfortable on a cool evening with heaters all working. Dishes were nicely presented. Salads were interesting and tasty. Sand dabs were delicious
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, another fabulous
As always, another fabulous meal at Solano's Bistro! The new décor adds a wonderful ambience. Best restaurant in the valley!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time to this restaurant. Excellent food and service in a very comfortable setting!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first time here while on vacation. Our server Fernando was very friendly and offered his recommendations on menu items that were spot on. I started with the Beef barley soup, which was hearty and very tasty. My husband had the Autumn salad which was a wonderful mix of local farm to table items. For dinner I had the crab cakes which were more crab than bread which is always a good thing! and my husband had the Vegetable Lasagna which was one of the best he has had. We will definitely be back when we return to the area.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food - great environment
great food - great environment - outstanding service
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bring a guest!
We have been enjoying Solano's since the early days in the tiny storefront around the corner. Paco and Alex have always presented excellence in both the food preparation and the dining experience. We were reminded of this again the other night. Our guests cleaned their plates and raved all the way home. The entrees are always cooked to perfection and arrive at the table blazingly hot. The tastes are always fresh and unique. Bring a friend. You won't regret it.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM