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Palo Alto Sol Restaurant

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408 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
+1 650-328-8840
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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Surprise, Arizona
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96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When shopping downtown Palo Alto , this is a great place to stop by, relax and enjoy traditional Mexican food and drinks. There is no skimping here; plates are filled and oh so delicious.I enjoyed the servers and never ending chips and salsa.I had enchiladas and sampled other dishes and felt full

Thank Darshll
San Jose, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This location has less seating than the Mountain View location, slightly different menu items. Delicious. Three salsas and free chips great you upon sitting. Their margarita's are generous. Staff are friendly. Wish they had fried ice cream for dessert. Hard to find around here.

Thank SLynnShops
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464 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Went to Palo Alto Sol for lunch with my son and his family. The whole dining experience was excellent. The service was super and the venue really upbeat. My shrimp and rice meal was wonderful. The chips were accompanied by the different salsas with varying degrees of heat. Our group all enjoyed the food and drinks.

Thank ADolores
Goodyear, Arizona
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171 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Nice, open restaurant. Seated quickly, given menus and drinks. Order taken promptly. I had the best Chicken Rellenos ever! Everyone at our table was delighted with their meals. Prices are reasonable and service is excellent. There are lots of different restaurants in this area....but don't miss this one!

Thank Tom P
Palo Alto, California
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89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Solidly dependable Mexican food with good mole sauce. Prices are reasonable. Restaurant can get quite loud. Good salsa.

Thank califbikegal
Kaysville, Utah
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Delicious Mexican food! One of our favorite eats in Palo Alto, even my 86 year old mother enjoyed the level of spice in the dishes. Wonderful chips and 3 different salsas with a heat level for every palate.

Thank brnfowler
Palo Alto, California
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Not your typical taco and burrito joint. Higher end food. Usually very busy, so be prepared to wait. Has both indoor and outdoor dining (with heaters).

Thank Brenton h
SE Virginia
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Visited Sol with colleagues who recommended anything with the mole. I ended up with a mole enchilada dish with rice and beans, along with two margaritas. Fantastic meal. The service was better than average. The chips and selection of salsas on the table were delicious. Atmosphere was pleasant and intimate. Good place for a date night, I suppose. Did I... More 

Thank lonegunkim
East Wenatchee, Washington
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112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Looked this up on trip advisor and dorve here for dinner. California Ave here is about four blocks long with nothing but shops and restaurants. Very small town walkway feeling. I wanted Mexican Food for Dinner, and many of the stores offered outside seating. It opens at 5 PM and I got there about 10 til, but the outside tables... More 

Thank Curt L
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

This family-owned gem is not to be missed, if you're looking for authentic Mexican cuisine. The Guajillo Enchiladas is a long-time favorite, as is the Milanesa--particularly good when accompanied by the Chipotle sauce--you have to ask for a side of the sauce. The salsas are heavenly and sassy, and even the salad dressing is delectable. Did I mention they're impressive... More 

Thank Sheryl C

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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 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-328-8840

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