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Sol y Sombra's signature Paella - Sol Y Sombra, Cathedral City, CA
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Sol Y Sombra

4.4
4.4
167 Reviews
$31 to $50
Traditional Spanish
Palm Springs’ iconic restaurateur, Chad Gardner, created Sol y Sombra restaurant to offer up a true taste of the desert! Located inside The NEW Paloma Resort's historic Adobe, Chef Gardner has developed a tapas-style menu that celebrates the Coachella Valley’s agricultural roots, lacing Spanish-inspired dishes with citrus, dates, chilies and other locally-grown ingredients. Paella fans can sample several versions of the signature Spanish dish, ranging from traditional to vegetarian.

Cocktail aficionados will love the tableside Bar Cart, where the team's mixologists create custom drinks with the freshest ingredients and top-shelf spirits. Rounding out the beverage offerings is an excellent selection of Spanish and Californias wines -- plus, one of the desert's best tequila lists!

To make the most of your dining experience, come hungry and bring friends so you can try everything!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Traditional Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Speakeasy

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 864-1177

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Felix

  • Neighborhood

    Cathedral City

  • Cross street

    Cree Road and Carrey Road

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Public Transportation Line #1

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Collective Soul - Prix-Fixe Dinner

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jan 28, 2023 only
    We’re excited to share this special prix-fixe dinner for our private pool party on January 28! Curated by Chef Daniel, this four course dinner is available to reserve for $125. Dine with us and you’ll get exclusive access to the private poolside performance with Collective Soul's lead singer, Ed Roland & guitarist, Jesse Triplett. There is only 1 seating time, which is after the performance. Doors open at 1 pm, music at 4 pm and dinner to follow after the show! We are only able to offer this special to 100 guests - reserve now! Must-Know Details: Doors Open - 1 PM Music Starts - 4 PM Dinner Seating - After the performance

What 167 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Surrounded by a cute hotel. Service was good and the food was good. I think the price point for the quality of food is too high.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and amazing food!
  3. EH

    EveH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I love it there, my 4th time. Only 2 slight complaints. We were indoors and the heaters were on full force. Other people mentioned how hot it was, but I took it to another level and complained to staff, it was turned down. Service was very slow at beginning, me asking 3 times when someone would come to our table after being seated for 10 minutes? Afterwards the service was excellent and your staff perfect. Guess I was very hungry and had not had any sleep night before, as I am never so merciless. Thank you.
  4. AS

    ArtS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    Paella dry and salty. Service was good. Not a great value. Very noisy in a small room with lots of people.
  5. SE

    StacyE

    Key West

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time with friends/family. It was our guests’ favorite meal throughout their stay. It was our second meal there and it didn’t disappoint. We’ll be back soon! Cheers!
  6. j

    jdub

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved the resort and its restaurant. Attentive, friendly servers and hostess. Non-pretentious. Beautiful atmosphere by fireplace. Food was very tasty. A small bit of bread to soak up the delicious sauces on our tapas would have been a nice touch. We said that still water would be fine—very surprised to be charged $12 x 2 on our bill for bottled water!! Ouch! Portions were decent sized and there were some wines priced reasonably by the glass. I will be back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food in a cozy atmosphere with attentive service. Terrific addition to the community.
  8. MF

    MrsF

    Manitoba

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at the restaurant. It was a little difficult to find but well worth the effort. The Tapas were fabulous! The cocktails were very enjoyable.
  9. L

    Lovesfoodandwine

    New Orleans

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rainy night, busy but the staff was very accommodating. Mix up with hostess, quickly resolved but not without attitude. Food, drink, service and ambiance all excellent. Would recommend this hidden gem in Cat City.
  10. FR

    FarleyR

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took a friend there for the first time and we had a wonderful meal. Great food, excellent service, and the ambiance was very nice. I will definitely go again. The only problem is that we had a table close by that had 3 people that talked and laughed so loudly that it was hard to hear each other talking.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome dinner, food is so good!!!!!
  12. BK

    BernadetteK

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food wAs very good, and loved the ambiance. Enjoyed the paella. B
  13. BM

    BrianM

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and will definitely be back. The seafood paella was amazing as well as the 6 tapas we tried. All great flavors and delicious. Their craft cocktails are very good as well. There are several seating areas inside and out. We are in the small dining room with a fireplace which was perfect on a chilly night. Highly recommend..!
  14. MP

    MaryannP

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    My husbands food never came and then we ended up being charged for another person’s bill in a party that only had two bills. Staff did not have tend to our table very well. Not impressed.
  15. D

    Donghia

    Palm Springs

    120 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful first time experience: ambiance and decor is great, food was excellent and different, service attentive and friendly. We will happily return. A bit pricey maybe but the value is there.
  16. SL

    SandyL

    Milwaukee

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great food, The Seafood Paella had great flavor but was missing the crisp bottom on the pan. The appetizer and wine was lovely. Very romantic spot.
  17. CO

    CarolO

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Would definitely go back.
  18. PS

    PSJeff

    Palm Springs

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Dinner was just ok, nothing outstanding. We had empanadas to start which were very good. The wedge salad had very little dressing and was bitter. The paella was beautifully served, it was so salty that it was not enjoyable.
  19. JG

    JosephG

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We Loved The Atmosphere, Service & Incredible Food!
  20. RE

    RickE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Charming venue good food and service. However the open table reservation was not showing at their desk
  21. L

    Laurie

    Tahoe

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent brunch at Sol y Sombra at the Paloma Resort on Sunday. The property has a very lovely, serene atmosphere. The mountain views are gorgeous and the decor is clever and "Palm Springsy" The food is great...the Spanish menu is creative and well executed. The staff was charming and helpful. Sol Y Sambra is a fun, YUMMY experience! We can't wait to go back.
  22. EM

    ElenaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful! Great service , delicious food and perfect ambiance. We came as a large group and had a delightful time. Our favorite tapas were the brussel sprouts with chorizo and the ham and cheese croquettes! We will definitely be back.
  23. M

    Michael

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this Restaurant --- and the Paella is the best
  24. SG

    SteveG

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upon vacationing in Palm Springs we came across this magnificent restaurant. Bring from the Food Capitol of the USA. Portland, Oregon, it takes a fantastic restaurant to register on our meter. OMG everything was FANTASTIC! The ambience was delightful, it wax quiet, the food was amazing and the value exceptional for everything listed above. Do me a favor and move to Portland. What a great restaurant. A delightful evening.
  25. DL

    DawnL

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We shared the Caesar Salad and Seafood Paella. Both were exceptional! The ambiance was very nice sitting next to a fireplace. We will be back!
  26. C

    Croc

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Most good tasty. Very slow and uneven service. Long wait for items including drinks and water refill. Waiter disappearing. Assistants walking by but not paying attention. Lots of personnel telling me I'll be helped soon and asking if I'm ok. Wrong appetizer and dinner items delivered to table. On Nye very disappointing to have such poor spotty service.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. A GREAT experience for a New Years Eve. It was not the usual chaos of most restaurants on this night. Everything was spot on!
  28. DA

    DeniseA

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fabulous food, good service, nice setting. Due to the weather, it was a little chilly even inside. We will definitely be going again.
  29. KL

    KarenL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! We wanted to try everything
  30. O

    Oasis

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Chaotic service… lengthy delays. Staff overwhelmed
  31. T

    Terrilm

    Palm Springs

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was so happy to discover. Had been here in the 80s, when it was called the Adobe. This is a historic adobe built in 1919 that now has a cool resort called Paloma around it. Love the Spanish cuisine...Came for brunch Christmas Day. Great service, cuisine and drinks! Will be back for dinner for sure.
  32. T

    Traveller

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    The tapas and paella didn’t look and taste like the one in Spain. Nothing to do, and the flavors were off.
  33. JW

    JosephW

    San Francisco

    89 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great flavors, just over priced
  34. M

    Michael

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. The food is fantasic as is the service
  35. h

    heidi

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, and even better food! The paella was amazing!
  36. JE

    JimE

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We dined here as a couple, and enjoyed a shared selection of delicious tapas, and a single, generous serve of paella. We found the service attentive, helpful, and friendly. The outdoor experience, with space heaters was enjoyable with a nice soft ambiance. One table with eight people. The table next to us was unnecessarily loud at times, but this can happen at any restaurant. Overall we found it very professional and enjoyable, and would recommend it.
  37. KL

    KLEXworld

    Portland

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding traditional Spanish meal with a modern twist! The ambiance is great for this hidden gem. We hope it stays that way.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our signature drinks “purple hat” at the pool bar living room! We were then seated at their outdoor patio dining which was quiet with great ambience. We enjoyed the cucumber salad and all three paella’s! Everything was excellent and we will return!
  39. G

    Giraffe

    Seattle

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had dinner for two at this stylish and interesting restaurant situated in a 100+ year old adobe building surrounded by a mid century designer small hotel. It was cold so we sat inside. The restaurant was busy. We were offered a choice of a table in the dining room; which was lively (i.e. loud) or the lounge; which was quiet. The dining room was too pretty to pass up so we went with the louder option; which is an exception for us. The ambiance is fun. The service is good. The main point is of course the food. Oh wow! We shared the cucumber salad and four vegan tapas. Most of the menu is not vegan and I can't wait to try the rest of the paella and tapas; but since one of us is vegan, we stuck with vegan options this time. We were not disappointed. In fact the food is delicious. The place is moderately priced, smart casual, stylish, and the food is wonderful. Recommended!
  40. A

    Acetheamazingcat

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal, the patio seating was warm and pleasant and our service couldn’t have been better. Definitely plan on coming back for dinner with friends. Hidden gem, but it won’t stay hidden long…

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sol Y Sombra is rated 4.4 stars by 167 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Sol Y Sombra

67670 Carey Rd, Cathedral City, CA 92234-6405

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cree Road and Carrey Road

  • Neighborhood

    Cathedral City

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Traditional Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Speakeasy

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Public Transportation Line #1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Felix

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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