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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 events@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:
Bryan Rhoees

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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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
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Notable Wine List (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Tapas (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Fun (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Romantic (3)
Cozy (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Business Meals (1)
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Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

A bit noisy from the street traffic to the occasional train blowing by, but still a fun spot to meet a date or for some afternoon/evening wine and small plates.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Casual
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great house Cabernet. Food was very good. The Brussel sprouts were over the top! 3 main dining areas, the bar was very loud, but the barrel side was quiet. Outside by the fireplace looked like a good date spot. Servers were knowledgeable and friendly. The person at the front was not very friendly.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went there for New Year's Eve Had the mushroom soup that didn't taste like mushrooms The filet tartar was decent The main course selections were pretty lame I had the pot roast which was very fatty I'm willing to give them a try again their menu looked interesting

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The menu on New Year's Eve was lacking, and definitely not worth the price. I was looking very much to trying this place, as I have just moved back into the area, and am always trying new places. I would have a difficult time recommending this restaurant to others after my experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My wife and I like to come here a couple of times per month and have always had a good experience. This particular night there was a wedding party onsite and they were sold out of the Hanger Steak at 7:30? The team made it right for us and made my wife happy, which is the hopeful end result of any night out! The server was less informative and attentive than we are used to, but average. We will definitely be back and chalk this one up to an off night.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was either a new menu or chef, but the food was definitely better than 6 months ago.
The paella had a nice combination of flavors and the hanger steak had good flavor but lacked something on presentation.
I do wish they paid a little more attention to having a gluten free menu.
Glad to say we'll be back again soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food - it seemed like they had an off night on this visit however. The server was MIA for 15 plus minutes at a time ( initial greet after seating , then after food delivery, and then after plates cleared 15 minutes for check) even though the restaurant was very slow. We are usually VIP status there as I know the owner very well -perhaps the night before they were slammed with holiday rush, but definitely everything was not up to its usual standard. The food was still good but the service and lack of overall attitude kinda ruined it on this visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Solterra is definitely our favorite restaurant in Leucadia. It has a unique, warm and friendly ambience, a great menu that changes just often enough to avoid repetition, an excellent wine selection and a very professional staff. The winery is a nice bonus.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The wine cellar is a warehouse and would be good for groups who like wine.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We ordered the octopus, the asparagus flatbread a d cauliflower. Each meal came out burnt. I had to check to see if my mom was doing the cooking. It was quite bad, the octopus took charred to a new level and the flatbread smelled like burnt bread before even tasting it. Hands down the worst meal of 2017. The wine was decent, but I would pass on this place.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Very nice overall.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good food and great wine but wait staff is spread way too thin. We waited 1/2 hour after we finished appetizers to place entree order. And, one of the appetizers arrived after the entrees.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

GREAT Happy hour. Wonderful wines and a terrificly friendly place to just hang out!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 16, 2017

love sitting at the bar here. the wines are all really good and the staff is quite knowledgable.

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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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 (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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