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About Solterra Winery and Kitchen

Solterra Owner and Winemaker Chris Van Alyea grew up in Sonoma County and has been making wine for the last 15 years from grapes sourced from Sonoma county, Lake County, Paso Robles, San Diego County, and Baja Mexico. The wines have garnered Golds and Best of Class at top competitions in California. Chris, his wife Audrey and the Solterra staff look forward to your visit. Cheers!
We can accommodate large private events in our Barrel Room, Bocce Ball court, and Main Room. Inquires email cpowell@solterrawinery.com

934 North Coast Hwy 101
Leucadia, CA 92024
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Open 7 days a week

Happy Hour is everyday starting at 3:00-6:00pm
Happy Hour is ALL DAY MONDAY
Extended to 7:30pm for Lady's night on Wednesday
TASTING ROOM OPEN THURSDAY-SUNDAY:12-5:00pm

Lunch:Saturday-Sunday: Noon-5:00pm

Dinner served from 5:00-10:00pm DAILY

Live Entertainment Thursday/Friday/Sunday @ 7:00

Cross Street:
Leucadia Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 230-2970

Website:
http://www.solterrawinery.com/index.php

Entertainment:
Thursdays/Sundays @ 6:30

Parking Details:
Ample parking across the street along with 7 spaces behind the building.

Executive Chef:
Chris Powell

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We have many types of events including Wine Club parties, movie nights, and Prix Fixe dinners.




Solterra Winery and Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
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Notable Wine List (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Tapas (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Music (3)
People Watching (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Cozy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 14 hours ago

Went to hear a musical performance - Peter Sprague - awesome. Had the hanger steak, which was excellent, as were their wines. A great night!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

11 of us met for lunch when they first opened, it was delightful, everyone seemed to enjoy their lunch. Service was excellent and our hostess/server was friendly and accommodating, moving tables at the last minute to accommodate our larger group.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We made a reservation and we were seated in the Wine Barrel storage room, rather than the bustling bar room. Perhaps this more desirable to some ( I was somewhat disappointed)... I just recommend noting to the restaurant where you want the be seated. I had just selected standard versus outside, which made me think we would be in the vibrant bar atmosphere. Outside has heat-lamps, so i suppose that would be preferred if they do not take reservations in the bar. The wine storage room is pretty much just a small warehouse with tables. Much quieter and much less ambiance of an actual restaurant.

Tags: Tapas, Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good date night spot

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great wine bar and restaurant. Found this place using the Passport card I received as a gift. All the wines we tried were excellent, food we ordered was great, as was everyone else's we saw. The ambiance is casual and comfortable and the staff was very friendly. We joined the wine club and cannot wait to make this our local place to go for a glass of wine. We belong to some wineries in Napa/Sonoma but cannot get there frequently enough for local events. This will be much easier. Very excited to have this in our backyard!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Second time here and quickly becoming a favorite. Good server with plenty of recommendations- we love the Verdelho and bought a bottle to take home. I’m sure we’ll be back soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Nice place for impromptu gathering. An order of lamb burger was sent back bc it was cold. It was returned very quickly but suspected it was just microwaved even though I asked server and he replied no. Burger was ordered medium rare..came back well done. Wish it was made to order again. Dessert was comped but feel it could have been handled better.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We were seated outside by the fire pit, which was nice. The outside area is quite cozy. The concept of a winery away from the vineyards is interesting and we could see the wine barrel storage area from the outside. We didn't go inside so we didn't see the inside of the restaurant.

the outside patio is very small. There was a live musician which we didn't enjoy - he was way too loud for the space, so it impacted our conversation making it difficult to hear each other (and we didn't particularly care for the music - personal preference).

The wait staff were very attentive and friendly.
Of five plates, the bolognese and the steak were good. The starters (papas brava and croquettas) and the main course paella were mediocre.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The staff is very knowledgeable about their crafted wines. It is on highway 101 with large open seating areas and windows !

Tags: Live Music, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Absolutely love this place! Every time we come to SoCal we stop here! Service, food, wine is always right on par! They are ama I got!!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We were pleased and happy we gave this wonderful establishment a try. We will return💕

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Tapas, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Good food and wine in a warm ambiance.Amazing as usual

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We just discovered this place although it's been here for a couple of years? Went there for casual dinner and wine the other night. Pleasantly surprised because North Count San Diego food is generally exceptionally mediocre and expensive (with a few exceptions). The taps menu is creative (the aparagus and cheese flatbread, pork belly, and beet salad were quite good). Nice selection of inexpensive wines and unusually, give you an option for 1/2 glass so you can try a couple and still drive. Manager came over to talk and was a really nice, well-traveled guy. Can sit outside near or by a nice fire pit but not much of a view except for coast highway, or inside by bar. Not 5 star because we only give 5 stars to our favorite restaurants in the world (and we travel a lot). But very good and highly recommend this place for a light meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Petite Syrah was excellent and the rosemary almonds were addictive.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We had a "girls night out" and had a blast ... our waiter was excellent. The ambiance is very fun and lively and the wine paired well with the appetizers we ordered. A definite gem in Leucadia/Encinita's!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 9, 2017

we were pleasantly surprised by the food / full of flavors and so many choices. nice active vibe and cool building. service was pleasant but slow - although the food made up for it

Tags: Tapas, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 5, 2017

It was a lovely evening to sit out and dine CASUALLY with friends. We sat out front which is literally on the sidewalk with the trains and traffic going by. We brought friends who had not been to Solterra and really liked it enough to join their wine club. After filling out the membership application, Solterra promptly lost the detailed application, leaving the couple distressed.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 14, 2017

I am a many time repeat customer at Solterra Winery as they have great food, their staff are friendly and helpful, and their locally produced wines are excellent. Combine all that with their cozy and inviting seating, and you have a winning combination.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I have been driving past Solterra for some time now and always thought it looked cute. My parents were in town to visit so we decided to give it a try and it did not disappoint. We loved the indoor/outdoor feel of the dining room and the rustic modern ambiance was lovely. And the food was fantastic. We ordered several tapas: cauliflower, scallop risotto, patatas, flatbread, and then finished with the seafood paella. We loved them all and I cannot wait to go back to try more. The wine was also good. It's very interesting that they make it all themselves and use grapes from three different regions. So a fun tasting experience as well. Highly recommend!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Awesome! We went for lunch with a baby and the service was great and the wines were very good.

Tags: Organic, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Thank you for the special evening. Great bar tender and wonderful wine & pialla!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Excellent casual vibes and live music enjoy the outside patio and DEVVLoV music

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Very noisy. Service was inadequate. Waiter was arrogant and for the most part invisible. In fairness to him I did not pay attention to see if they were adequately staffed- regardless his attitude was unnecessary. Food was very good but main entrees were pricey for the portion size. Might be a good location for lunch but if you are looking for a nice place to have dinner and a good conversation with friends (and not yell to be heard) this is not the place.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Wine was great, apps were great, entrees need work! Fish was a bit overcooked and veggie paella was way too oily. Great service!! I'm going back for wine and cheese.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Crowded but lively atmosphere. Server was very polite and attentive. Food was good. Will bring friends next time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Perth / WA)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Nice dinner - salami appetizer was good as was salad - flatbread is always good - wine was great

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Always a pleasure, always fun, great menu and great service!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Tapas are stellar--especially the Brussels sprouts and patatas--but large entrees...not so much. I ordered the lamb burger medium, but it arrived raw in the middle. Sent back. It came back still not cooked. One in our party ordered the risotto special, which was too wet. Another ordered roast chicken, but it was a tiny breast section and dry. If you go, stick to the tapas

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Montana)·Dined on July 2, 2017

I went to Solterra twice on a recent visit to leucadia. The bar outside was nice the first visit, and the food was mostly very good, and wine selections unique and delicious. The food the second visit wasn't quite as good, and the service both times was underwhelming. The live music (organ/ singing guy) was not to my liking, and when I mentioned this to the host and said I'd like to be seated away from him, , she told me it was great music...sorry, but you don't argue with someone's taste, just honor the request. But, considering the limited restaurant choices within walking distance, and the fact that the food and wine were for the most part very good, Id go again and recommend. They have a cool wine room space which would be fun for a group. Try their wine special selections, both were great! Also, for whoever books the music, the girl playing at the ice cream place down the street on july 2nd was awesome, see if you can book her to play! :-)

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I'll preface this by saying we really wanted to like this place. My husband and I go out for date night's maybe once or twice a month, so we want them to be memorable experiences. I made a reservation for this restaurant a few days prior to our night out. When we arrived we got seated right away and were super disappointed to find out that our table was located basically on the sidewalk away from the crowd and zero ambiance. The waiter was nice and the wine was good. However, the appetizers were mediocre at best. But, this is where it gets weird. We ordered the paella to share. When the dish came we started to eat it and found a nickel stuck inside the rice. We showed the waiter and he was very apologetic and surprised. We didn't make a big deal of it and just wanted the dish taken off the bill. The waiter apologized again and did just that. As we were getting ready to leave they brought out another paella dish in a to go box. I thought that was a really nice gesture and left it at that. The next day my husband ate it for lunch a found a penny in it! WTH? It's so bizarre that I can't even comprehend it. Were we being messed with? Anyway...I'm over it. We'll never go back to this restaurant again or recommend it.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 21, 2017

WE PREVIOUSLY LOVED SOLTERRA FOR ITS SERVICE, FOOD, AND WINE. SINCE A CHANGE IN THE CHEF, IT SEEMS THE PORTIONS ARE SMALLER AND THE PRESENTATION AND SIZE OF THE BRICK CHICKEN WAS UNINSPIRING. THIS, AFTER WE INFORMED THE SERVER OF OUR CONCERNS.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We celebrated Fathers Day at Solterra and got seated in the Barrel Room which was great. We went mid afternoon and had the room to ourselves (there were 10 of us). We did wine tasting, had some cheese plates, sandwiches and dessert. Our waitress did a good job handling so many of us at once. The wines were very good with great selections for the tastings. We plan to come back and bring friends. We are happy to have a fun place like this in our neighborhood.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We came here for lunch once and we liked it so went back again for dinner with friends. They have good food and excellent service! I recommend this place.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 16, 2017

We came for a work lunch unfortunately despite booking 3 days in advance they were really unprepared to service a large party no fault of the bartender who seemed to be doing everything solo the food was great but really not the experience we were hoping for

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great food. Good service. Just a tiny bit noisy.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Good location with great selection of wines by the glass & good, attentive service. Both times I've been I've had the paella, both with different fresh fishes and it was outstanding both times. Must try it!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Some of the wine choices are very good, especially pinot noir gold medal 2014. Tapas are poor quality and way overpriced.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Nicest people working there. Thanks for a great experience!

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We celebrated our daughter and son in law to be getting engaged!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Wines are just ok. Server seemed new and not writing anything down, kept forgetting what we ordered for an appetizer.
On a date but one male patron came over to the table and hit on me in front of my date.
Wouldn't return any time soon.
Nice ambiance tho.

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