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Solano's Bistro in Old Town La Quinta

4.4
655 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (1125)
  • Fit for Foodies (810)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (652)

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About

Solano's Bistro is known as "the neighborhood gem of La Quinta". Owner and chef Francisco "Paco" Solano uses fresh ingredients found in the Pacific Northwest and combines them with a unique Baja style flavor to create the unique dishes on the menu. The combination of a casual atmosphere and the delicious cuisine make Solano's Bistro popular with both tourists and residents of the desert. Enjoy lunch, dinner or even Sunday brunch in the comfortable dining room or outdoor patio.

With a menu that features dishes like gazpacho, white bean and arugula salad and Thai Salmon, it is no wonder Solano's Bistro was a Diner's Choice award winner. Daily specials like Wine Wednesday, which features bottles of wine at fifty percent off, are just another reason customers flock to Solano's Bistro.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Californian
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Hours of operation
We will re-open for lunch starting October 1st!

New Hours for Season:
Open Monday through Sunday
Lunch: 11 am - 3 pm
Happy Hour: 3 pm - 6 pm (Bar only, Monday through Friday)
Dinner: 5 pm -9 pm
Sunday Brunch: 10 am - 2 pm

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Phone number
(760) 771-6655
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Cross street: Desert Club & Avenida Bermudas
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4.4
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4.5
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
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Folate (Palm Springs)
4.0
Dined on February 28, 2016

My wife and I visited Solano's to celebrate a birthday. We sat inside and were served by a very friendly and professional waiter. He explained the specials and answered general questions. We started the meal with a side order of Ceasar salad, a nice crispy lettuce with cheese etc. Our main course dishes arrived after a little delay but were both excellent. Both fish dishes were nicely prepared and tasted great. We had a very nice bottle of Russian River Chardonnay with the meal.
The restaurant patio was busy as usual but the main dining room where we had a nice window table was only moderately busy with diners.
We plan to return on another visit to the attractive town of La Quinta.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0
Dined on February 27, 2016

Took Great friends here, sat outside, food & service were Outstanding.
Just one of those nights when everything clicked. Definitely heading back soon.
Love it !!

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Judetoo (Seattle)
4.0
Dined on February 24, 2016

We absolutely love Solano's. The food is almost always excellent and the servers are attentive and try hard to please. I feel the food is very high quality and they profess organic when possible so I appreciate that. The brunch is excellent!

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LTLAQuinta (Palm Springs)
5.0
Dined on February 23, 2016

Seamless from making the reservation to our evening for our dinner with
visiting family… Totally recommend this neighbored gem !
Thank You Solano for being consistent, serving good food and your servers
make you feel like family.

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mikrhans (Palm Springs)
5.0
Dined on February 22, 2016

They prepare all kinds of fish as well as any place I go here or in the Puget Sound area. And I am particular about fish.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
4.0
Dined on February 21, 2016

Second time here, and we'll go back. We were six and the food came out hot and promptly. The outdoor area is just OK, but the service and food are worth the trouble to go there.

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Wysong (St. Louis)
5.0
Dined on February 21, 2016

This is a great little place for a quiet evening dinner.

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vipkareninsky (Vancouver)
5.0
Dined on February 9, 2016

Always come back to this old town favourite as its never a disappointment
The food ambiance and setting is great

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HappyDiners (Vancouver)
2.0
Dined on February 8, 2016

Our food was certainly adequate and the portions generous. The pork chop was cooked nicely but the broccolini was overcooked and wilted. I'd give the butter lettuce salad a pass if we were to return.

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vipsally (Phoenix)
4.0
Dined on February 6, 2016

Great service, delicious fish and very enjoyable evening

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Californian
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Hours of operation
We will re-open for lunch starting October 1st!

New Hours for Season:
Open Monday through Sunday
Lunch: 11 am - 3 pm
Happy Hour: 3 pm - 6 pm (Bar only, Monday through Friday)
Dinner: 5 pm -9 pm
Sunday Brunch: 10 am - 2 pm

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Cross street
Desert Club & Avenida Bermudas
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(760) 771-6655
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Executive chef
Francisco "Paco" Solano
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Private party facilities
We have several areas available for private parties, including our bar, patio, and main dining room. Each area can be bought out separately or the entire restaurant. In our main dining room and patio, we can also accommodate parties of 15 or more.
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Private party contact
Emma Seitz: (760) 771-6655
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine