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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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78075 Main St, Suite 105, La Quinta, CA 92253-8961 (Desert Club & Avenida Bermudas)
+1 760-771-6655
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Brentwood, California
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141 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We truly enjoyed a nice and leisurely lunch here at Solanos. Service is very friendly, professional and spot on. I drink a lot of iced tea and my glass was always refilled! We ordered: Grilled artichoke Autumn Salad Chopped Salad Iced Tea $ 40.xx plus tip We would definitely return here and try out their happy hour!

Thank tiglao
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Solano's was not my first choice for my birthday dinner but I was pleasantly surprised. They have updated the menu since I had been there and we each found something delicious. I started with the heirloom tomato bruchetta with a balsamic reduction followed by a pasta dish with chicken and pesto, truly the best I've had in years! My dinner... More 

Thank LQDebi
Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First, the food is excellent. That is not my problem with Solano's. I gave it a great review last year, and I could have written another glowing review last week. We had a lovely evening there last week, arriving with our small elderly dog for Happy Hour. With a dog, we were of course seated outside. Solano's always asks if... More 

Thank Nancy F
Blind Bay, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped in Old Town La Quinta and were looking for a place for lunch. The outside seating of the restaurant looked appealing, we checked the menu and decided to stay. The food was great, the service superb and the premises very inviting. We'll return.

Leaburg, Oregon, United States
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the favorite restaurants in the area of one of the local couples we dined with, so we had high expectations. There was good and bad: The good: nice location in old town La Quinta, beautiful architecture. We sat on the outside patio on a lovely night. My wife and I had the sea bass and enjoyed... More 

Thank Greg S
Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Solano's. It is one of our go to restaurants. The food is always great. Outside seating is nice but also inside seating is not too loud. Solano's takes reservations which is a must with restaurants in the desert especially in high season.

Thank lenihanm
Edmonton, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With no reservations anywhere on a busy evening for all of the restaurants in this area we were very fortunate to come across Solano's. We were able to have a table on the patio where we enjoyed watching people strolling by. The table next to us was a lovely couple from Houston Texas and their 2 dogs who were very... More 

Thank WLTH
Irvine, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This family owned restaurant is wonderful...had several meals here and not been disappointed..make a reservation as it gets busy

Thank jimwgauss
Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice patio to sit and watch the world go by. Food is wonderful. IPA (beer) is so yummy. I will be coming back.

Thank bissehk
Redmond, Oregon
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a good find. I think this must be relatively new as I don't remember it being there last year. They have interesting small plates . I had the Scottish salmon, and my partner had the blackened shrimp. Nice presentation and beautifully cooked. Service was a little slow but would definitely go back .

Thank Annie2B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$40
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78075 Main St, Suite 105, La Quinta, CA 92253-8961
    (Desert Club & Avenida Bermudas)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-771-6655
Solano's Bistro is chef owned and operated on Main Street of Old Town La Quinta. Dine inside or outside on our patio, browse beautiful pieces of art from local artists, and feel like family while enjoying the delicious flavors created by Executive Chef Francisco Solano.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?