Solterra Winery and Kitchen

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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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4.3
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capr
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, as a wine member and a diner, it hits all the marks!

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jamesd
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent vibe — outstanding waitress. Wine and food were very tasty.
Would return tomorrow !

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AllieD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was delicious although very expensive for not that large of portions. Our waitress did not check on us during the meal and we had to ask someone walking by for more water. Second time I've dined here in the past couple of years and had a very similar experience the first time. One other thing is that the restaurant was so noisy I had to lean in at our table to hear the gal I was with talking with even though we were seated in the corner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with a friend I hadn’t seen in many years. Service was great and they left us alone to talk. We were never rushed and enjoyed great food and wine. Will definitely go back.

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MikeN
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. Really good food and wine

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

One of the worst dining experiences, definitely do not recommend. They put us in front of the ear splitting speakers and wouldn't let us move. Given we were a group of five during at a sizeable table, no conversation could be had during the meal. They served all our appetizers and entrees within 2 minutes of each other and then when we asked for a little more spacing since we were eating family style were told we would get refires of the mains (which did not happen, just lukewarm mushy paella, dried shellfish and fish). Our waitress was hard to find and never offered us more service including wine. All this on a night we were trying to celebrate a birthday (which we included in our reservation booking) The food used to be pretty awesome and worth the high price, now it's just mediocre as well and the service has drastically gone down hill.

Solterra Winery and Kitchen
Responded on March 12, 2020

We apologize that you did not have a good experience with us on your last visit. Our reviews have been predominately 4 and 5 stars for the past 6 months which does not necessarily jibe with this theory that we are declining. I had a chance to talk to the manager, according to him there was no mention on all the table touches of any dissatisfaction. We would have loved to have tried to turn the situation around with some comps but there was no feedback whatsoever. Apologies again, Chris

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not great for kids, wouldn’t accommodate anything for them. The hostess wasn’t very kind but our server tried.

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TerriS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was amazing! The meal of veggie paella , beet and blood orange salad, followed by the most decadent flourless cake made it to our top 5 best meals of all time. Ian, our server was very knowledgeable about the wines and gave us outstanding service. If you have never been here,you are missing out. The wines, food and service is 5 stars! Thank you Solterra winery for giving us a great evening! Tom and Terri Strathairn

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CarolynW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

We had reservations but we could not be seated in the dining room so they put us in the wine barrel room. It was so cold in that room. I had to eat dinner with my jacket on. They probably gave my table to someone else. Not happy about that. I had a fish fish with a crab cake over the fish. It was very good.

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vipHalsey
Central Coast
45 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mussels and Brussels sprouts are amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Server, Ian, was very knowledgeable about the wine and gave great recommendations. And had enough vegan food options to fill us up. We’ll definitely be back!

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MarianneM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience1

We are wine club members and have been for years! Their wine club member parties are always excellent with exceptional food, wine, music and great people! We had never attended a NYE party so we thought we would give it a try this year, 2020!!! We had a 9:30 booking so it took awhile to be seated because guests at the earlier booking were occupying tables. Once we were seated, we waited a long time to get our first entree, but once it arrived, we did enjoy it. The waitress was awesome but it was apparent, they were struggling to get the meals out in a timely manner. They ran out of one of the main entrees which was ok because hubby and I ordered the filet mignon and lobster mashed potatoes. Honestly, I have eaten at so many upscale restaurants but never have I had such an excellent cut of meat and the potatoes were outstanding as well. The dessert was average but the main entree made up for it!!! The restaurant was not decorated for NYE so that was disappointing and the music was pretty awful.
Will I spend NYE at Solterra next year??? Probably not, due to slooooow service and lack of a party atmosphere but I will continue to be a member because I like their wine and I will definitely be back for the filet mignon and lobster potatoes!!!

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vipGiege
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We went to Solterra for New Years, reserved a table for four. When we got there 5 minutes before our reservation, the lady on check in said there wasn’t a table available for us. Obviously we weren’t happy and after waiting 15 minutes we were seated in a dark corner outside. Food was just OK, the appetizers we wanted were sold out. Service wasn’t very good either. Overall our night was not what we expected and all four of us felt our New Years Eve was ruined by going to Solterra.

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SUSANH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our experience at Solterra... Looking for a place for good wine and Gluten Free Menu...We discovered this treasure! We were staying in Oceanside, but were happy to take the drive twice while in California. Personal Service, fresh/delicious food. Kudos to the chef for some of the best Paella I've had.

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PhilP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine, food and staff! Parking can be tough but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The wine is subpar, pricy and reminds me of a $10 bottle at Walmart but marked up at $50-$70. The food is advertised as shareable but it’s really not much of a good variety just plain veggies and sides nothing crazy. Large plates are just personal meals, very awkward to share with a group of 4. Food is subpar as well, really plain low flavor and kind of weak ingredients. Weak meaning nothing stood out and just reminded me of those “here are the chicken tenders but I added the parsley for the experience” Also if you are here for passport do not order apps as an entree they won’t let you use the card saying it “has to be a large plate not small plate” I’ve had this card for three years went to almost every restaurant in SD with this card and I order an app as an entree every time because I don’t eat that much and it gets comped with the passport dining card. It was ridiculous and will not be coming back, this place is honestly not worth it, so many great places in this area worth the value, this place is not.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great! Food and wine paired was amazing. Definitely coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Very slow and poor service. Server kept complaining about how busy it was and was overwhelmed.

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ValerieG
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Requested dining room table and ended up in the bar - practically yelling down the table to hear each other. Service was very good but food was nothing anyone in our group felt matched the hype. We were underwhelmed overall.

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BarbaraB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our server and the music! We come every couple of months and like the food changes. Makes it interesting!

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vipVacationer
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Our server Cindy was wonderful, but the food was not. I hate to even write a review because our server was so nice, but the food was not good at all. What was described as flatbread tasted and looked exactly like Pillsbury’s pizza dough. I know because I have made it for my kids. My husband’s crab cake tasted as if it was bought from a grocery store and the wine was just ok. I hope improvements can be made. $60 is a lot of money for a bad lunch.

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kotelqtr
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good but portions were extremely small and not a good value for the price. The people were very nice but even sitting in the far corner, the noise level was so high we could barely converse. I really wanted to like the place as it is very cute and funky, but no, we will not go back.

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MikeK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great crab cake, seviche and mushroom flat bread

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vipRondaV
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

We went there, party of 4. Ordered the flatbread , alright. Another member of our table got the lamb burger, it was ok too. And we also go the cheese board fair tasting. The restaurant didn’t acknowledge that it was a birthday for my daughter we were celebrating. Anyways, overall the restaurant was good. Great service though, we had a very nice waiter.

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vipDavethediner
Perth / WA
196 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice dinner - love their lamb burgers and Brussels sprouts

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AmandaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation and checked to make sure they were open, everything was ready to go! Show up to the establishment to meet my friend and the place was completely closed except for one table of a small group of people inside. Seems like it was a private event or something. Just really wish they would have notified me or prohibited me from making a reservation if they were going to have the place closed. My friend and I drove from equally long distances to figure out our dinner was not going to happen. Pretty disappointed is an understatement.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyable evening of wine, food....

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Honestly I thought the food was not nearly as good as it was this time last year. The tomato basil soup was too salty and rather uninteresting in flavor. The beet salad was not as tasty as it was last year -- not as diverse with the ingredients

Perhaps you have another chef compared with a year ago?

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Sarre9
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyday is a special occasion when we dine with friends. This time we headed to Solterra for happy hour dinner (a.k.a. Old Peoples 5:00pm dinner special). The food was very good including the Cornish game hens. We had some wine because this is a working winery. We also ordered the platter, a mix of olives, dips, breads, veggies and meats. The board has become a standard when we dine here.
All good.

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vipHonestfeedback
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

One of our favorite spots unfortunately on this visit service was none attentive at best. Off day? We’ll be back

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful time tonight !! My friend and I meet here as an in between for Carlsbad and Cardiff. The wine and food are divine. We loved our server Gabby and of course we we are always over the top welcomed by Andrea !! This establishment hits all the right notes - delicious food, amazing food, and relaxing vibe. Thank you Solterra !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service was great! Got there just as they opened. Our server, he was very attentive ) We sat outside, it was nice but there were quite a few flies, not the restaurant’s fault, but be forewarned if that’s something that really “bugs” you...lol, ha, get it? Sorry, had 3 glasses of sav blanc. Anyway, friendly staff, good food & wine, nice location, plenty of parking across the street, I’ll come here again for my ladies lunch. :)

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vipDesi
Tahoe
37 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious! What a great chef. Great selections of wines and just a fun place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
29 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The staff is so lovely! Which is so important. I did appreciate the half-glass wine options so you could try a few different wines. I didn’t love the wines I had, and I’d say I picked bad - but I asked the server to pick the best options for the types of wine I like....
the food - we had the mixed plate cheese board which was beautiful ... the shrimp cocktail was beyond boring. It wasn’t a terrible experience but I don’t think we will go back.....

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vipYUMMY
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We sat on the patio and they had a large speaker playing the performers music from inside the restaurant extremely loud. We were trying to have a dinner conversation with our friends and it was like we were in a very loud bar. We are at dinner and not in a bar. We asked for management to turn the music down 3 times and they did nothing. The food was overpriced for what it was.

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vipJack
Palm Springs
27 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

SAT OUTSIDE, VERY LARGE DOG, BLOCKING ISLE AND WAITRESSES. LARGE OWL OF WATER SPLASHING ALL OVER. BUT EVERYBODY INCLUDING WAITRESSES STOPPED TO PET DOG.
VERY CROWDED SO CAN NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT SERVICE.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great but busy so service was just ok

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NancyG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We completely enjoyed the paella and salads. We did feel like we would have wanted more rice in the paella. Our guest was from Barcelona and he commented on the small amount of rice which is the inexpensive part of the dish. We had creme brûlée and it was excellent. We of course, enjoyed the music of Sprague and Patton.

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BobB
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating another year of my wife being cancer free’n

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Land and Sea was amazing, sweet scallops cooked perfectly, and beef cheek braised to moist perfection
The chocolate cake and French press coffee was the choice finale to a terrific meal!

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Solterra Winery and Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 230-2970.

Solterra Winery and Kitchen is rated 4.3 stars by 486 OpenTable diners.

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