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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our second night in the area and again on recommendation we choose to eat here, Good decision. We all enjoyed more than the previous evening. Good service. Excellent food. I picked a 70s favourite prawn cocktail, what came was a de constructed version very good. Then a lobster ravioli. We liked this venue and would recommend. Mondays and Wednesday live... More 

Thank aholyman
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had Fish tacos(little kick to them), salmon sandwich w/sweet potato fries(they forgot to salt them), turkey bacon club w/soup and we ate every bite. good crunchy pickles, quick courteous service but I think $15 for any glass of wine is crazy.

Thank joyce s
Portland, Oregon
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really liked this place. The Happy Hour is actually a few hours, and includes way more menu variety than most happy hours. We tried the halibut fish tacos and the nightly flatbread special along witht he $5 glasses of house wine.

Thank Nancy F
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104 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sat on the patio. A great spot to people watch. There was a family festival in progress which made it better. The brunch menu was extensive. Chef Paco knows his way around fish. The halibut lettuce wraps were perfectly cooked and the breakfast sandwich was quite good. A decent place to spend some time.

Thank reptilevancouver
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each year when we visit we always go back to Solano's. (Even though it is far from where we stay.) We love Old La Quinta. The old buildings, the quiet street. We always sit outside. The Raspberry Brie tortilla is our very favourite appetizer. Service is excellent and the food great!

Thank northsue
Huntington Beach, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visit La Quinta often and am always on the lookout for a new restaurant. Sadly, this was a huge disappointment. Other restaurants in the Old Town area were very busy, so when our group arrived we noticed that Solano's was rather empty...not a good sign. We should have gone with our "gut feeling" and kept walking. The service was... More 

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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176 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

On Saturday morning, they were able to seat our party of seven immediately. Breakfast price between $10-$15, but they do offer a senior menu under $10. Eggs and pancakes that I ordered was very good.

Thank Larry R
La Quinta, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This restaurant offers some favorite dishes and some unique dishes for the adventurer. Very romantic for lunch or dinner.

Thank Tbaire
La Quinta, California
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We were doing the wine/beer pub crawl in old town during the Labor Day Block Party in Old Town La Quinta and ended our evening here. After good and bad experiences at other places, we were thankful to find a table to rest, eat and drink our last drinks before calling it a night. It was VERY crowded in Old... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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188 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Invited to friend's favorite restaurant in La Quinta. Comfortable setting. We went on Thursday and took advantage of the Special. Seafood was fresh and very tasty. Steak was also well done. Service very personal.

Thank Soup8

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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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?