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Solterra Winery and Kitchen

4.4
312 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
Solterra Owner and Winemaker Chris Van Alyea grew up in Marin/Sonoma County and has been making wine for the last 18 years from grapes sourced from Sonoma county, Lake County, Paso Robles, San Diego County, and Baja Mexico. The wines have garnered Golds and 4 Best of Class awards at top competitions . We look forward to your visit. Cheers!
We can accommodate large private events in our Barrel Room, Bocce Ball court, and Main Room. For Inquires please email events@solterrawinery.com
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
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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
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Phone number
(760) 230-2970
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bryan Rhodes
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Leucadia Blvd. and Coast Hwy 101
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Parking details
Ample parking across the street along with 14 spaces behind the building along with parking behind the building just to the north of us.
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Entertainment
Thursdays/Sundays @ 6:30
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Special events & promotions
We have many types of events including Wine Club parties, movie nights, and Prix Fixe dinners.




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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
What 312 People Are Saying
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4.3
service
4.4
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4.0
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Love! It was a wonderful night!

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Unbeknownst to us it was Taste of Leucadia the night we came to Solterra. This was my second time in a month to Solterra, returning bc I loved the trout the first time. Very disappointed this time - it was ALL CAPERS - and of course much louder bc of the event. I plan to call and find out which trout was the "real" recipe bc the first time was absolutely fabulous! And one of the other guests found his beef burger overcooked.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great spot in Leucadia and very nice to have wines from the winery on site. The wine list is good and all of the food items I ever ordered there have been fantastic. Our server was superb as well.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The service was very good, and our servers were friendly; however, the noise level was so out of control that we couldn't even hear each other talk. And then when the live music started on top of that, it was extremely unpleasant. Also, there were a limited number of entrees, the prices were high, and the food was mediocre at best. I would not return to this restaurant, even if I had a gift certificate.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Solterra offers a really varied menu, so it is great for a family reunion, or for any group who like to share plates/tastes. We like to start with mixed salume and cheese, olive platter to share. The entree items are easy to share also, and very flavorful! The wine list is amazing, with many unusual varieties made right there, from grapes grown in various regions. I tried their Petit Syrah and really enjoyed it with a filet of beef.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was great and the service was good. The restaurant was very busy the entire time we were there. We have been there before but didn't remember how noisy it is. Based on our last experience its not great for a 1-1 date when you want to have a conversation at a normal level. Not necessarily a drawback but be aware the restaurant portion of the establishment is small and combined with the bar area.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Good food, good wine and friendly service. Appreciate that they acknowledged the birthday we were celebrating upon arrival and with delicious complementary dessert.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We had an absolutely terrific evening and dinner at Solterra the other night.
Everything was perfect.
We enjoyed the duck breast and the trout and a glass of a wonderful Pinot Noir.
Our server Gabby was fantastic - upbeat - friendly -attentive — excellent
We really enjoyed the atmosphere too!
Can’t wait to return !!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Trout excellent! Wine also great.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We've been several times to Solterra and had very good food and wine. Unfortunately, this was not one of those times. The paella was changed to basically shredded crab and about 8 shrimp on a risotto base that tasted more like corn. The flavor was bland. Although, my wife did enjoy hers.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Everything was Fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Fabulous service. Good food and wine. Will return again.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The cauliflower tapa and the Brussels sprouts tapa were very tasty, crunchy and came in no time.
The biggest steak on the menu was a wonderful surprise served with excellent sides. We highly recommend this experience to anyone looking for a good evening.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Really enjoyed the farm salad and vegetable paella! My date had fantastic meatballs paired with an excellent red wine. The staff were super friendly. Looking forward to coming back!

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2.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Very underwhelmed given the reputation and it usually being busy. Had seafood paella that tasted like mush since it seemed that all the ingredients were put in at the same time and over cooked making things like the prawns tough and bland. Good paella needs to have the more delicate ingredients added later to bring out their flavor.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Much to loud for and cold but service and wine ere great.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Aniversario

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Disappointing food quality and service for a Valentine’s dinner. Maybe better if they did not do buffet but service also was weak and wines not impressive. Also advertised dinner at $45 per person on their website but charged $55 without a word of explanation. No where near $55 value for dinner. Half glass pour both miserly and over-priced. When we were done, we just wished we had chosen somewhere else.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We spent our Valentine’s Day together there and it was amazing. We loved the food, the service and the overall atmosphere. We definitely plan on attending. You must get the paella!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

A lively venue with great food and service and great wines that are made on the premises.
We really enjoyed our dinner there. They even had live music.

Brian, our server was fantastic! The best service!

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3.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Must have been an off night for the kitchen. Burger was burned. Steak for two was oddly over cooked (but still ok) but cold with the accompanying bread mostly burned. Chicken jidory got a negative review from our party. Service was good, and they were gracious enough to remove the burger from the bill. First bottle of wine wasnt great and we ditched it after a couple glasses, but the second was much better.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was delicious! Super fresh ingredients, well prepared, beautifully presented. Will absolutely go back. Loved the wines too.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Solterra is always a stop when I visit family in Encinitas. The menu changes, so there are always new items--along with the favorites: charcuterie, olives, patatas bravas. The fish sandwich is outstanding, as is the beet salad.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Great atmosphere1 Food was delicious so was the wine. Service was perfect!

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

We usually get the tapas but this time tried the burger & salmon, we enjoyed our dinners very much :)

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3.0Dined on January 22, 2018

I was not happy with Solterra this time. They had LIVE Music and it was so loud that i could barely here my friend who was sitting across the table from me. Also the cheese plate was bad.
stale yucky cheese. there are many better places in SD and in Encinitas

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Wonderful wine bar! Knowledgable staff and great wine club. ask for Nick... He is the best!!!!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

My birthday

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

First time visit. Great place. Never had the wines so went with recommendations. Pretty good wine. I want to go back and try some other varieties. Liked the charcuterie but wished they had more meats/cheeses and less onions. Definitely a parking challenged place. Ended up in dirt across the street and no cross walk to cross over. But other then that, really looking forward to next visit.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 5, 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.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 30, 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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4.0Dined on December 30, 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.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 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.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 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.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

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

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1.0Dined on December 17, 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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