Solterra Winery and Kitchen
We can accommodate large private events in our Barrel Room, Bocce Ball court, and Main Room. For Inquires please email email@example.com
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
Dinner served from 5:00-10:00pm DAILY
Live Entertainment Thursday/Friday/Sunday @ 7:00
We had a table by the windows in the front of the bar area. Our expectation was to be able to enjoy a tapas experience. We did. We ordered the mixed board of salumi, nuts and cheeses and shared two orders of the paella. Everything was good. I did expect a bit more saffron in the rice of the paella but it was a good shareable portion and tasty. The cheese and salumi board was perfect to share with others while enjoying a glass of wine. The bill at the end of the meal was a bit more than expected but not outrageous. Overall we enjoyed it and we would come back.
Fun time with good live music and great service. The food was beautifully presented. The salads, my wife’s scallops and the creme brûlée were delicious. The chicken paella was a little too salty and just okay in my opinion. The server recommended a good wine too. I loved the atmosphere and the live music.
My husband and I ordered beer, white wine and bubbles. My husband did not care for his beer and I disliked my 2 selections. Both were very sweet—Torantas (off dry) and Rose bubbles were the house wine label. The Bravas potatoes were excellent but the hummus, octopus salad, and bread salad were not too good. The service was great. Maybe we just ordered the wrong things but it was not a good wine/dining experience.
Loved our first time here! As an avid wine lover, I was very impressed with the quality and wide variety of wines here. So conveniently located in encinitas that becoming members makes so much sense! The food was great, looking forward to trying tapas for happy hour next time. Service was great, Nick really knew his wines!
Solterra is always great. Very good service and enjoyed band!
We went there for a pre-birthday party (mine). Solterra is one of our favorite spots. The entire staff was outstanding. The band Boat Rockers played all my favorites and even sang happy birthday. My wife who is a vegetarian enjoyed the paella and I had the chicken. The wine was outstanding but tonight it was all about the service.
Small menu but excellent entrees. Customer service is very friendly and attentive. Sitting outside is lovely despite the honking trains across the street. Good wine selection as well.
Dinner for 6, including two kids, went well. We were seated immediately, we had a reservation. Server approached in a reasonable time. Some adults had wine and we ordered right away. Food was a little slow coming out of the kitchen but server kept us apprised of when we could expect it. Food was tasty and served at the proper temperature. Everyone enjoyed the meal and the evening.
Food was amazing, service great and wine right on point!
We went for lunch and it’s happy hour until 6pm! The service was impeccable, very knowledgeable about the wines and his recommendations were spot on. Had the mixed meat and cheese plate, delicious! Will come again.
Really really enjoyed the wine! Full bodied with a lot of flavor! Bartender was fabulous! Food prices were a bit high for what you got. Margarita pizza was good, but small! It was supposed to be a happy hour, so I expected food prices to be a deal! That being said, we did thoroughly enjoy ourselves and even joined the wine club there! We will Return!
This was my 1st visit to Solterra and loved it. Sat outside. The wine and food were both great.
We have become regulars here and love it. Now looking at becoming wine club members
Since Solterra offers their wines only, they are very limited in selection
Had well prepared tapas with a glass of Solterra white wine which complemented the artichoke/crab flatbread. Waiter was excellent Looking forward to next meal here
This neighborhood gem is a great place to gather during the summer months - drink locally produced wine, share tapas and be able to have a conversation in a casual setting.
Seriously - the most awful food ever experienced in the US. Paella only by name ... rice chunky and massively over cooked, unknown mixture on top. Hummous so bad no one in our party had a second serving. Really wonder if chef has any real cooking experience of any kind ... service was really charming and nice - feel bad for the staff
Great fun, i always enjoy Solterra and the sparkling rose is perfect in this heat
This is our second time and we were excited to bring our daughter to try the wines. The atmosphere is great and the wines are really good although I wish we could get flights to try several wines side by side. In any case, the food and the wines are great but our waiter was not. He did not acknowledge us at all when he approached our table and seemed generally put out to be waiting on us. When we asked him to describe some of the wines, all he said was, they are good. How does that help us choose which we would like? This happened every time we wanted to order a new wine, not just once. I happen to know quite a lot about wine and was hoping he could give us some help on the taste profile of the wines like most wineries are happy to do. . He was cold and distant and did not smile once. In contrast, he was super nice to the couple next to us who were becoming Wine club members. Not sure what we could have done to deserve the cold shoulder but it definitely affected our whole experience. A lovely place like this should have nicer servers who are happy to help you select a wine you will love.
Nice place, train track can get noisy. Date liked her wine, but a bit much for four drinks.
My friends and I enjoyed our dinner date at the Solterra Winery. Food and service were great; my only disappointment was that the singer scheduled for the evening had been double booked by mistake and did not perform.
Great great great experience
My son took me here for my fatherday/birthday and it was well worth it. Coming back to listen to music on July 26.
Sat outside on the 101, which is always nice. However service was incredibly slow and we didn't get our food until we had been there owe 1 1/2 hours (& the server didn't tell us it would be a while or update us at all). The cauliflower appetizer is incredible, but not a large portion. The paella was tasty but the portions were small, especially on the veggie paella which was definitely not worth the price paid. The lamb burger was delicious but the bun was burnt and I asked for the sauce to be on the side of the fries - but it wasn't. We were celebrating a birthday and they offered a complimentary dessert but then charged us for it so we had to wait even longer for them to correct the bill. The food was good but the service was not and the meal took entirely too long! Disappointing!!
The food was delicious, the service was among the best service I've ever had, and we were enjoying our meal in a partially open patio on a lovely June night. What could be better? Everyone loved their food and said they'd go back in a heartbeat.
Rude waiter. When I asked him what beer they had on tap, he replied “you can read the list over your shoulder over there.” All downhill from there. Chocolate decadent cake was burned. The Calamari was cold and soggy- our waiter obviously didn’t pick it up when it was done. Ring ring you moron. Oh, and he forgot to put in one of our orders. Oh, and we saw our waiter stirring my beer trying to foam it up cause again he left it there and then The bartender brought it over.
Girlfriends from around the country in for a reunion. Great food and our waitress was fabulous!!
The wine is good at this local winery that sources grapes from vineyards up and down the West coast. The food is exceptional. Far exceeded our expectations for a local winery. We highly recommend you give it a try.
Service was a touch slow, but was made up for by quality food, friendly service, and superb wine. We will be returning soon.
So here's the thing... the ambiance was fabulous, right in the heart of a room full of wine barrels. The live music and patio style lighting was charming. The damp smell of a barrel room added to the overall vibe and smells. The food was really good, and the wine was terrific. However, they didn't seem to have any clue regarding how to pair that amazing food and amazing wine. What?!?! I would think a winery based restaurant would have a sommelier on retainer to at least post a pairing option on the menu...but no. The first two wines they tried to pair with the beautiful sweet scallops were a disaster! Only when I finally asked for a chenin blanc with bright citrus and light minerality did the whole thing come together. Enjoy the evening, but be prepared to pick your own vintage.
I’ve driven past this establishment many times and saw that it had many stars so wanted to try it. We sat out side, which was very nice. Arrived driving happy hour, we were never given a happy hour menu. The waiter came over and all he told us about wines that were $25 per glass. We were in a time restraint so I order d the artichoke flat bread and my husband was hungry and loves scallops. I love garlic and that’s what all the flatbread tasted like , the scallops were ok not great. Unfortunately I think we got a snob of a waiter, behind us a couple came in and got a wonderful explanation of their offerings! I was asked my the establishment how our meal was and basically got told I have bad tastes! There are so many better restaurants in the area, I did enjoy my glass of wine but should have left when all the waiter was pushing very expensive wines! So very disappointed ! We definitely struck out !
We are members of this winery and love what a fun local hangout it is!
A really pleasant surprise. We enjoyed some delicious wine and a meal in a room filled with barrels of wine. We were treated to some live music which created a lovely atmosphere. The food is good with some creative options, however, there is room to push the envelope a bit.
We have been wine club members at Solterra for a year and a half. Their wine maker is outstanding. We have never had a disappointing wine there with many being excellent. The food is top notch. Service, particularly with Ian is outstanding. Solterra is a little jewel on the PCH.
I went with a friend for lunch and wine tasting. I wasn't super impressed by my chicken sandwich, but a fun place to hang out and sip wine. Inside seating, standing tables or outside seating watching the 101 and trains go by.
Very disappointed. They didn’t have record of our reservation. I texted a screenshot of the reservation to my friend, who arrived before me. Solterra did not take accountability for this oversight and accommodate us, but instead they gave us the option of sitting outside against the building under the heat lamp. In most circumstances this would’ve been fine, however, it was raining!!!
I’ve been to Solterra several times. Food...great. Atmosphere...great. Wine...great. Staff...a bit prickly. So if I were to ever recommend Solterra to anyone, it would be with this warning!!
The food was good although both and wine overpriced! The waiter was terrible. Didn’t even say hi or introduce himself. When we asked him questions he acted like we were annoying him.
We made a reservation for a table in the dining room. We found out that they had some type of event and the choice was either the patio or the bar area. We choose the bar area. The noise was not too bad since we sat the corner. Food was good and the wine was surprising good. Will return again.
We had read reviews saying the food was good, but they may have been written by bots. We ordered the meat and cheese plate. It was primarily salty prosciutto with a few slices of salami. The cheese "assortment" included 2 cheeses and a dab of one other. Greasy, salty almonds and some olives rounded out this "feast". The fried cauliflower and calamari were almost inedible as the oil was obviously past it's expiry date. My non-alcohol drinking companions were offered --- water. That was the only option. Skip this pretentious, miserly place.
Great food and cool atmosphere. The appetizers were delicious and the wine was good. Went twice in one week. We will be back.