Solano's Bistro in Old Town La Quinta
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.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother wonderful dinner atAnother wonderful dinner at Solano's! Our favorite place in the valley!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been coming here overWe've been coming here over the past few years. Their shrimp and scallop entre served over parmesan risotto is perfection! Love it!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM"Food Critic" RelativeWe 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.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAgain, Solano's has outdoneAgain, 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...4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMTheir daily fish specialsTheir daily fish specials of halibut and sea bass were fantastic !!!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPERFECT SATURDAY NIGHTPerfect, as always in every way !
After dinner music in the bar was so much fun. Alex, you go girl :)
Jo Ann & Mike4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice restrrant - ateVery nice restrrant - ate at Morgans and the food was as good or better at Solanas and the price was more reasonable.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Our FavoritesSolanos is one our favorites in the Valley
Always worth the visit!
Food choices that we like, consistently good include the salads, salmon and halibut.
This visit was no exception. Also, they are always accomodating about substituting vegetables for starch.
Good service without hovering.
Our guests ordered the vegetable lasagna and prawns/scallops. Both were good!
Thanks once again to you Alex and Paco!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSolanos is too noisy to qualifySolanos is too noisy to qualify for a special occasion or romantic dinner. It may be quieter outside or on a less busy night. We will definitely go back
And ask for a quieter table or outside dining.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great, exceptEverything was great, except for the noise. Tough place to carry on a conversation.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot for couples and friends!This is a wonderful restaurant for adults, but not really a kid friendly kind of place. Perfect for a nice romantic dinner, or a place for a table of couples or friends. The ambiance is more of an adult atmosphere, which is a nice change.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!Our server was knowledgable and friendly. The service was prompt. The ambiance was unique and romantic. The food was prepared perfectly and we both enjoyed our entrees. The wine was excellent. We would definitely go back. We are on vacation and have tried a lot of La Quinta restaurants - this is my favorite!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food but under staffed.Great food but under staffed. Allowed dogs on patio but didn't advise patron to restrain the animal. Wandered under our table...barked. Inappropriate for this type of restaurant.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was outstanding. The nightIt was outstanding. The night was beautiful and our experience was amazing. All the food was well done and the wine and cocktails were excellent. All around a great night.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food and service.Outstanding food and service. The sea bass on risotto was the best I've ever had!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dinner at Solano's wasOur dinner at Solano's was fabulous! The food was delectable, the presentation was amazing and the service was beyond compare! A wonderful dining experience!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always the service andAs always the service and food are excellent at Solano's.3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved this place. GreatWe loved this place. Great food, nice vibe, perfect service and the drinks were delicious too!1/1/0001 4:00:00 PMGreat bar and food selection.Great bar and food selection. Food was served at correct temperature and fast. Staff was very friendly. A good experience in dining.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM