Solterra Winery and Kitchen

4.4
409 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Solterra offers delicious mediterranean style tapas and entrees that pair well with the wines that we produce. We crush about 70 tons of grapes every harvest on premise and have and diners on the weekends can dine amongst the barrels.

We source grapes from Sonoma county, Lake County, Paso Robles, San Diego County, and Baja Mexico. The wines have garnered Golds and 6 Best of Class awards at top competitions . We can accommodate large private events in our Barrel Room, Bocce Ball court, and Main Room. For Inquires please email events@solterrawinery.com. We look forward to your visit. Cheers!
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KD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff and great food!!

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PO
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Relaxing venue, great food, top chef, talented musicians on weekends, warm staff.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have had date nights, special occasions, friend’s get togethers and every day dining at Solterra and it’s always a treat. It’s intimate with wonderful service, delicious wine and food. We joined their wine club and it’s a favorite place that we love to go and always a great value if you love great wine and great food!

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S
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Solterra- great vibe, amazing wine and delicious food with great presentation.

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

The worst service I have ever had at a restaurant. My friends and I decided on Solterra for a girls get together weekend. We made a reservation and when we arrived for our reserved timeslot we were told that the kitchen was backed up. They did offer to give our party of 11 each a glass of wine along with bread and olives but by the time we were seated about 45 minutes after our reservation was booked for, and we were told that we would not be able to put our dinner orders in for over an hour because the kitchen was backed up. Ultimately we decided to leave because we were a group of 11 very hungry women But still, I have never been forced to leave a restaurant due to their lack of addition sees and kitchen support for Saturday night. Read the reviews for this restaurant, they are 100% accurate. This restaurant is not ready to be in business beyond making or serving wine.

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JS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Underwhelmed. We had been looking forward to this place but found everything to be slightly less than what we would have hoped. They have all the elements of a great place, but it’s clear they still have some work to do.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fun atmosphere and fabulous wine! Perfect for a Sunday afternoon lunch on a bright sunny day.

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JT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love Solterra! Great ambiance, super tasty food, fabulous wine and friendly wait staff! We highly recommend! it is the epitome of Leucadia/Encinitas - fabulous and low-key, super cool people!

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MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food, wine, music, and ambiance were all outstanding. We loved our waiter.

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SH
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Menu lacks variety and is quite overpriced for what is served. The food took an inordinately long time and the chicken arrived raw at the bone. The coffee, a french press, was lukewarm but the best value. A beautiful space though.

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DQ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brett Pierce provided excellent service! Food and wine were exceptional. Fun crowd of friendly people.

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HM
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. Great food and presentation. Wine made on site.

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c
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We had high hopes for Solterra. My wife was there the week before, and was very pleased. We arrived and the place was not busy. We were seated at a nice, quiet table. So far, so good. The wine was good, the salad was very good. The anticipated octopus was NOT good. Very chewy. not hot. not delectable. It was sent back. The cauliflower arrived almost raw. We thought it was supposed to be roasted? That was sent back and replaced with more tender, edible cauliflower. The fish arrived and was fine, although not hot!
Anyway, not a wonderful experience. the octopus was removed from the bill. thankfully.

Unfortunately, that was the draw for us. We love octopus. and were looking forward to the other items prepared, appropriately.

Won't be hurrying back

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c
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a pleasure, the staff, the wine, the food and friends equals a great evening!

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M
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Love love love the wine at this place! We are members so we go frequently. The wine is outstanding! Prices on the charcuterie trays could be a little better or there could be more on the plate for the cost. We really do enjoy going here!

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F
San Diego
68 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I’m glad we returned to Solterra. We’ve had very hit and miss meals and we were reluctant to try it again. Menu is really limited, and we have struggled in the past. Further, inexplicably, the white wine options in the past have been really meager.
I’m happy to say that the wine selection was delicious. The service was fantastic. The meal was a pleasant surprise. We enjoyed ourselves so much that I recommended that my husband and I go again this week. I hope we are not disappointed!

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j
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting wine list, good food menu and relaxing atmosphere.

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AS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere, wine and food! Such a great, fun find. Great for tow people or a big group. Food was delectable. Best Brussels sprouts ever. The wine was delicious, so we tried a few different bottles. The barrels smell so good.

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AM
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was definitely off tonight.

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S
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

My husband and I and our two teenage daughters came here for dinner on a Sunday evening in winter during a holiday weekend to celebrate my birthday. Where we were seated, a cold draft was hitting me from where the garage-door closure didn't meet the wall. We found the menu limited and pricy. My daughter ordered the duck wings tapa as her main course, and about 20 minutes after we ordered, our waiter came over and said they were out of duck wings, did she want to order something else? After decided on the octopus tapa, we waited another 10-15 minutes for our food. Three of our dinners arrived, but not my daughter's octopus, which the server assured us would be right out. We waited another 10 minutes, during which time our waiter noticed we were still missing the octopus and said he was just going to bring it out. It took another five minutes for that to happen, as the rest of our dinners got cold. He apologized for the wait. The food was OK, nothing special. We looked over the dessert menu and decided to skip it. Our waiter didn't offer to bring us dessert on the house. I doubt we'll be back.

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DR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh tasty wine, nice customer service, hostess was fantastic and so was the server. Delicious artfully prepared charcuterrie.

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SP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Have been going to Solterra since it opened...used to go 3-4 times per month...but the quality of the food is not what it used to be and the prices are steep for what you get. Case in point...ordered Lobster Paella the other night. The dish was not Paella but simply cooked rice with chorizo and topped with seafood. The piece of lobster was ridiculously small, the two scallops while nice in size were not hot and had no flavor...they would have been better if seared. We have ordered the Paella many many times in the past and it has often been served at their pick-up parties, but this was very very disappointing because it was NOT Paella, but rice topped with seafood! The waiter told us it would have a crunchy bottom...which it did not...but was sitting on some type of a tangy sauce instead!

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TP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing. It just keeps getting better and better. A hidden gem of north county San Diego!

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t
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this was our first time at solterra winery and kitchen. we took out of town guests there and will bring other out of town guests there in the future. our waitress, gabby, was exceptional and made sure we were well taken care of. she helped pick out the wine, which was excellent. the presentaion of the food was wonderful and tasted very good. the cook is very talented. we live down the road from solterra and will make this one of our stopping places for wine.

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K
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nick was fabulous as was the Merlot. I would’ve preferred more choices on the menu but we managed to find something that worked for us. I wish I would have had time to get information on the wine club.

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LL
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

Everything was grest except the lamb burgers one was raw in the middle two had bones, gristle and was tough. Server said changed vendor I highly recommend finding a better vendor.

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S
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had another nice nite at Solterra Winery. This time we had the Brussels sprouts (Very good) and cheese plate (so good I had to resist more). For dinner we had the Lamb Burger (VG) (That’s very good not Vegan)) and the Oyster dish with a white sauce (also VG).

This review may be biased as we are wine club members.

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W
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid spot as always.

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister was visiting from Chicago and we decide to go for dinner. It was great, the service was beyond wonderful and food and wine were delicious! Definitely will go back!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came here to enjoy our Friday evening. We ordered 2 glasses of wine each, the meat and cheese plate and the lamb stew (which was out of this world delish!) And the total bill was under 100.00!
The bartender was amazing. Really nice and knowledgeable. He also proposed tastes of wine that he thought we might enjoy more than our first selection.
I enjoyed the ambiance and the interactions with the other people at the bar. Definitely coming back!

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, great food, and great service make this the perfect date spot! Will be back soon.

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DA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Prefix for New Year’s Eve. The worst food we have had in a long while. Paella was just sticky rice and a few clams and mussels. Everything else looked and tasted like it had been setting around for hours.Only the flatbread was edible. We all went home hungry. Live music stopped right as we arrived for our reservation at 9 and there was no other decorations or New Years festivities. Dessert was not included in this menu so adding a single glass of wine and tip this meal topped out at almost $80 per person. Definitely a misrepresented and poorly executed New Years event and a complete waste of money.

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M
San Diego
56 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for the NY Eve prix fixe meal. All items were delicious EXCEPT the paella, which was very "gummy". i.e. the rice was glommed together and not "grain separate" as usually prepared. We arrived a few minutes early so our table was not ready and we sat at the bar, where we decided to stay (our hostess was fine with this). All and all a fun evening....festive, celebratory, staff attentive, interesting conversations with our fellow bar guests.

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C
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Their wine on tap was excellent. Really enjoyed the Pinot and Syrah! Our server Corbin was really great as well. The menu is limited, but the food is excellent. Had the cheese plate with our wine and the lamb burger was excellent with the patatas bravas!

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KW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good, but the service is always hit or miss.

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D
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solterra is one of my favorite restaurants in North County based on their consistent focus on excellence - food, wine, service and ambiance. I love that their menu continues to be inventive and evolving, and I truly appreciate that the entire dining experience is 5 stars.

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PA
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What is not to like about Solterra? Good food, great wine, friendly staff and a chance to enjoy in a working winery! No place like it in Southern California.
We have visited before and were happy to see the lamb burger and patatas bravas are back on the menu. Always our favorite.
The staff is very friendly, great help with wine selection to match our food. They make it fun and know the wines well since they are made on site.
We enjoyed the merlot and petite sirah. Both award winners for us.
Can't wait for our next visit, which will be soon!

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ZA
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Made a reservation but they overbooked and we were seated at a communal table with other folks for about 10-15 minutes and we were able to order while we waited. Food was great, wine was excellent

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SD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

We dined here 6-9 months ago and food was delicious. We returned for some paella. There's a new cheap looking menu and no paella. Most of the month watering dishes were gone too. Patatas were bland and not even similar to the ones you get in Spain. My friend ordered the $36 cod fish that came with a ridiculously small piece of fish. The $38 NY strip was chewy and fatty. Don't waste your time and money here. We won't be going back.

Solterra Winery and Kitchen
Responded on December 28, 2018

My sincerest apologies that you did not enjoy your meal with us. We tried more of "fine dining" concept during the Fall and after hearing feedback from our regulars, we made some big changes almost 3 weeks ago. We are g back to doing more of what we have always done and are going to improve some aspects of it. The patatas, lamb burger and cauliflower are back on the menu and the flatbreads and paella will be on next week. I hope that you will give us another shot. Chris

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SS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food in a one of a kind setting here in San Diego. I was really surprised about the quality of the wines as well being that they produce them onsite. TIP- park in back as they had a lot of spaces (we drove around quite a bit before we figured this out...)

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